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May 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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ARLINGTON, Va. — CES, the giant technology event that had called Las Vegas home for more than 40 years before being disrupted by the pandemic, is heading back to Vegas January 5–8, 2022. The show, which was fully digital in...
ANAHEIM, Calif. — For most of the past year, the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) has been used as a COVID patient facility, for both testing and mass vaccinations. However, in addition to continuing as a vaccination site, signs of trade...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — mdg, a Freeman company, is expanding its offerings with a new advisory services strategy group designed to help clients develop the strategy solutions they need to meet the challenges of events in a post-pandemic world. “We’re making...

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In July, the Chicago Auto Show will wheel into McCormick Place, the first convention to gather there since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the news, predicting that this is the...
The theme this fall is reconnection, says Ken Holsinger, Freeman’s SVP of Data Solutions, and he is not shy in telling us it’s time to get our boats back in the water. “Frankly, we’re desperate to reconnect. Exhibitors are back....
WASHINGTON, D.C. — If your association feels like it needs a machete to cut through today’s virtual/hybrid events jungle, a new partnership from 360 Live Media and JUNO has launched what they believe to be just the blade you need...
The past year of pivoting to digital has taught many organizers that what they thought they should be doing with their online events was — in many cases — off the mark. During the April 29 webinar, “How to Create...
LAS VEGAS – It’s not a singer, magician or showgirl that is in the longest-running show in Las Vegas. It is the Mattox Vegas TCCACS (Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Surgery) team, and it seems apropos this was the first sizeable conference...
LONDON and NEW YORK — Explori and Evolio Marketing have joined forces through a North American strategic partnership that will expand their extensive expo and corporate event measurement services. Each company brings its own brand of expertise to the mix....
SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio, Texas, is bringing on a heavy hitter to be the new President and CEO of its destination marketing organization. Marc Anderson, who will join Visit San Antonio on June 1, has 29 years of experience...
French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview on “Face the Nation” on April 18 that his country is finalizing plans to welcome U.S. citizens — provided they have received their COVID-19 vaccines. France’s borders are currently closed to travelers...
DALLAS — All signs point to success for the first event of the summer at the Dallas Market Center, the summer edition of the Total Home & Gift Market, to be held June 23–29. New buyer applications and registration is up more...

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