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  • AVIXA, organizer of InfoComm in Las Vegas, is teaming with InfoCommAsia to launch InfoComm Southeast Asia in Bangkok May 15-17, 2019.
  • Shomex Productions will partner in the Unmukt Festival, which will target the senior citizen market in India and launch in December.
  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
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May 2018
May 16, 2018

ITE to Acquire Ascential’s Trade Show Portfolio

Ascential plc has agreed to sell its trade show division to fellow U.K. organizer ITE Group in a deal worth 300 million pounds ($419,070,000) that is expected to close in July. The proposed sale would turn Ascential Events Limited, a division of Ascential plc, and its portfo…
May 16, 2018

AmericasMart and IMC to Join Forces

AmericasMart and International Market Centers (IMC) will merge in a deal to combine the two leading U.S. operators of showroom space for the furniture, fashion and gift sectors. IMC Chairman & CEO Robert Maricich will become CEO of both companies, which will combine unde…
May 11, 2018

Marketplace Events Acquires Semco’s Atlanta Shows

SOLON, Ohio-Business-to-consumer home show producer Marketplace Events has entered the Atlanta market with the acquisition of Semco Productions’ three events: The Spring Atlanta Home Show, the Fall Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo and The North Atlanta Home Show &…
May 11, 2018

TSE Writers Win National Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trade Show Executive magazine has won two prestigious national Azbee Awards of Excellence. Senior Editor Sandi Cain earned a silver award for news analysis, and Editor-at-Large Danica Tormohlen received a bronze award in the case history category. “Danica …
May 4, 2018

GES Names New North America President

LAS VEGAS ─ Live event marketing and support specialist GES is adding some muscle to its executive leadership team. On May 14, Jay Altizer will take the reins as GES’ President, North America to lead the exhibition and exhibit program business in the United States and Canada…
May 4, 2018

IAEE Honors Taffy Event Strategies’ Jennifer Hoff

WASHINGTON, D.C.  ─ Jennifer Hoff, CEM, President and Owner of Taffy Event Strategies in Arlington, Va., was presented with the 2018 IAEE Woman of Achievement Award during the annual Women’s Leadership Forum, hosted by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events …
April 2018
April 25, 2018

Core-apps Launches Registration Tool for Smaller Events

Technology supplier to the trade show industry Core-apps has launched Badger Event Registration, a service aimed at servicing mid-tier conference and small event organizersand their customers. “Not everybody can be the big trade show,” Core-apps CEO Jay Tokosch said. “Our br…
April 25, 2018

TSE Announces Trailblazers Award Winners

Trade Show Executive will honor four innovative up-and-comers in the industry’s nonexecutive ranks during its inaugural Trailblazers awards program at TSE’s Fastest 50 and Awards Summit June 13-15 in Chicago. Created by Trade Show Executive and sponsored by TSE partner Freem…
April 20, 2018

Freeman Acquisition of Info Salons Boosts Data Muscle

Freeman is expanding its event management offerings with the acquisition of Info Salons, an Australia-based provider of registration and attendee database management that was founded in 1990 by CEO Jo-Anne Kelleway, who will stay on at Freeman.
April 20, 2018

Event Recap: 2018 SISO CEO Summit Draws 300+ to Las Vegas

More than 300 industry professionals attended the 2018 Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) CEO Summit, with approximately 175 C-level show organizers, said David Audrain, Executive Director of SISO. The event kicked off with the SISO Women’s Executive Forum, a half…