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December 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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WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is a race to understand the health impact and limit the impact of the latest COVID-19 variant, designated as B.1.1.529 or omicron. The variant, which was first detected in South Africa, has been identified in Europe, the...
PITTSBURGH — As reports of cases of the omicron variant emerge, industry experts are not surprised by this new variant. “There was a summer wave of cases with the main variant then being delta. The fall wave is omicron, and...
PARIS — The just-released second edition of the Industry Partners Benchmark Survey by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, reflects the negative impact the pandemic has had on the global trade show industry, but with a couple of...

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SHELTON, Conn. —. Clarion Events’ new partnership with Consero Group, which creates invitation-only programs through intimate in-person and virtual events and boardroom-style roundtables for senior executives, reinforces the company’s focus on connecting buyers and sellers through meaningful meetings. This move...
PARIS — Monica Lee-Müller stepped into her new role as President of UFI, the global association of the exhibitions industry, for the 2021-2022 term after the recent 87th Global Congress. She joined UFI’s 2021-2022 Presidential Trio, which also includes incumbent President...
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — For 30 years, Stan Einzig could be seen at trade shows all over the world, lugging his trademark 6-foot ladder on one shoulder with his cameras slung over the other. A friendly face as well as...
Paramus, N.J. — The newly combined forces of MetroMultiMedia and Sirk Productions will create a new model for conference and meeting production that includes live, virtual and hybrid elements. MMM has been in the live event production business since 2006. For...
ORLANDO/LAS VEGAS — Convention center expo halls in two of the biggest U.S. trade show destinations are once again ringing with buyer-seller activity as the busy fall trade show season gets underway 2021-style. The return to face-to-face shows is  welcome...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The new bipartisan infrastructure bill President Biden signed into law Nov. 15 earmarks $550 billion for transportation projects that will upgrade airports, roads, bridges, the railway system, mass transit and more. It will, U.S. Travel Association (USTA)...
LAS VEGAS – Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas was the site of a joyful reunion as IMEX America gathered for the largest global meetings industry trade show. After having to cancel last year’s show because of the...
FORT LAUDERDALE – This year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), held Oct. 27-31, was the best show yet, Andrew Doole, President of Informa’s U.S. Boat Shows, said. “From accessories to superyachts, an unprecedented amount of business was done,” Doole...
NEW YORK — What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, in the heart of the COVID-19  pandemic and the midst of record wildfires along the California coast and a record-breaking hurricane season, a team of business...

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