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September 2021

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TSE Special Section: COVID-19

As news of the COVID-19 virus and its spread continues to develop, Trade Show Executive is monitoring and reporting on its impact and implications on the exhibition industry. Read our weekly reports and focused articles in this special section.
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WASHINGON, D.C. — Many trade shows rely on being able to roll out the welcome mat for international contingents, but COVID-19 travel restrictions have done the opposite, leading to mass cancellations and retracted revenue. That’s why trade show organizers rejoiced...
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Extraordinary times call for extraordinary efforts, and trade show organizers stepped it up in a big way as they pivoted to virtual, found new ways to collaborate, and discovered ways to engage attendees and deliver for...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Business travel and meetings have been slow to rebound from the COVID pandemic — much slower than leisure travel, which has already almost returned to 2019 levels. Group travel numbers are off 70% in 2021 and not...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s no question that indoor air quality is the next frontier for safety, not only in convention facilities but everywhere that people gather. This drove Events DC to install a building-wide microbial reduction system from Synexis BioDefense...
NEW ORLEANS — Less than two weeks after Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, La., the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is up and running, other than one isolated area with minor water and roof damage that is still...
Trade shows are on the comeback trail this fall, with more in-person events being announced seemingly daily. However, they may look and feel a bit different from the good old days of 2019, from socially distanced aisles to staffed buffets...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The upper echelon of executive independent trade show organizers doesn’t often have the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and share experiences and strategies for overcoming the challenges they face — and those challenges got bigger during the COVID-19...
MCLEAN, Va. — Hoteliers are usually on the other side of the planning process, but Hilton is drawing back the curtain with the latest addition to its EventReady Playbook. Called  “Diary of an Event Planner,” the new series is an...
LONDON — The force behind the Exhibition Think Tank Club, MBB-Consulting, has formed the MBB-Consulting Partner Group, with Tony Calanca; Chris Meyer, CEM, CMP; and Andrew Furness as founding members. The new group will assist clients with strategy, digital transformation,...
DALLAS – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has added two more case studies, on Access Intelligence and the 1st Arabia Tradeshow & Conferences, to its Global Virtual Event Trends series of success stories of in-person exhibitions that pivoted to virtual. They...
PARIS – The Net Zero Carbon Events initiative, hosted by the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), connects the events industry globally to the rapidly growing movement to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It builds on the work of a...
MIAMI — Miami couldn’t have a better booster than William Talbert III. A 50-year resident of the area, he has been with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) for 30 years, the last 20 in the role of...

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