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June 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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LAS VEGAS — Informa Market’s World of Concrete (WOC), the U.S.’s first major trade show since COVID-19 brought the industry to a screeching halt, opened to much fanfare in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s (LVCC) new $1 billion West Hall....
PARIS — The Board of Directors of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has elected Michael Duck as its future president. He will take the lead for the 2022-2023 term, taking the place of 2021-2022 UFI President Monica...
NEW YORK — Trade show senior executive David Loechner has joined Independent mid-market investment bank Berkery Noyes as Managing Director. Loechner brings almost four decades of trade show and event experience to his new role. He most recently served as...

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NEW YORK — MAD Event Management, a New York-based full-service event planning and management company, just announced it has partnered with Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) to launch new events in Detroit. The concept came about through a development plan...
PARIS — Recognizing the important role trade shows play in driving economies throughout the world, UFI’s Global Exhibitions Day (GED) on June 2 was like no other. The exhibitions industry celebrated the launch of the first-of-its-kind global coalition, which is...
MADRID — Madrid’s FITUR (International Tourism Trade Fair), held May 19-23, was seen by many as a blueprint for other countries within Europe to prove their ability to hold large face-to-face events safely. Organized by IFEMA MADRID, this year’s event...
NEW YORK — After landing a record $138 million in funding late last year, Bizzabo, a data-driven event marketing technology (SaaS) for virtual, in-person and hybrid events, bought Whalebone, a Swedish technology that uses sensors and deep learning to replicate in-person audience...
SHENYANG, China — “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a truism that the Shenyang New World Expo has embraced. It was officially shut down by the Chinese Authority due to COVID, which forced three events scheduled...
SALT LAKE CITY — Breeze Airways, founded by David Neelman of JetBlue, was supposed to launch in 2020, but for obvious reasons, the timeline was pushed back. However, with the pandemic drifting into our tailwind, Breeze Airways flights went on...
LAS VEGAS — GES’s just-launched Plus Series is designed to simplify its ordering, rate structure and invoicing by packaging labor and materials. The initiative is the industry’s broadest simplification of multiple exhibitor services and product offerings, designed to end the...
CHICAGO — The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has opened registration for Convening EMEA, to be held October 17–19 against the backdrop of Lake Geneva and the Alps at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. The event, which will be...
Trade shows came to a screeching halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, and as many hit the restart button, health and safety are front and center. This adds yet another potential complication to already tricky contract issues. “The situation is rapidly...

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