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January 2022

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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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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Jim Bracken, the past Chairman of VNU Expositions and longtime industry leader, passed away at his home in Alexandria, Va., on Jan. 18, with his wife Judy at his side. Bracken joined the trade show industry in...
Click here to watch the video interviews. LAS VEGAS – Trade Show Executive covered the watershed moment when the mega CES 2022 used COVID mitigation tactics, rather than containment tactics to move the industry forward and gather in January, 2022. In...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The decision made by Destinations International, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and PCMA to bring four of their events together in one location could become a model for some show organizers. Known as Business...

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DALLAS — The first of six reports in the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Omnichannel Marketing Insight Series tells the story of how brand marketers have had to adjust their tactics in the midst of the COVID pandemic. One...
SHELTON, Conn. — Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) have announced the relaunch of the all-new Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show (FRLS), scheduled to be held November 1-4 at the Caribe Royale...
LAS VEGAS — Since the emergence of the Omicron variant, show organizers have been closely eyeing the early 2022 shows for indications of what’s to come. So far, the news is mostly positive, with some shows going on as planned,...
CHICAGO — The perspectives of trade show organizers vary widely when it comes to which trends they anticipate will dominate 2022. However, there are some recurring themes, quality over quantity, the ongoing employee shortage and safety issues among them. Here’s...
MARIETTA, Ga. – Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and Exposition Development Company Inc. (ExpoDevCo) have signed a three-year extension to the management services agreement currently in place. The new agreement runs through the end of 2024. “SISO is an...
PHILADELPHIA — The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) honored Jonathan “Skip” Cox with its 2021 Pinnacle Award at this year’s Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Philadelphia. The award, one of IAEE’s highest honors, was given to...
LAS VEGAS — With the Omicron wave expected to crest in the U.S. in January, all eyes are on CES 2022, which is coming to Las Vegas January 5-8 and is expected to attract more than 2,100 exhibitors and 149,000-170,000...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — December 9 and 10, 2021, were far from just another couple of days at work for Mike Wohlitz, Senior VP of Design Enablement at Freeman. These were the dates of what he called the most challenging event...
NEW YORK — Plant Based World (PBW) North America — a 100% plant-based–focused event for foodservice and retail professionals, distributors, investors and manufacturers — drew more than 200 exhibitors and 3,178 attendees to its 21,500-square-foot exhibit hall in New York City’s...

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