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Clarion Relaunches the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

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 Resort in Orlando. After canceling the September 2021 show, Rita

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Trade Show Industry Icon Jim Bracken Passes Away

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 1984 after completing 26 years in the Marines, retiring as

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Former UFI Managing Director Paul Woodward Joins MBB-Consulting Partners

LONDON — Former UFI Managing Director Paul Woodward has joined the MBB-Consulting Partner Group alongside its founder partners Matthias Tesi Baur (MBB), Chris Meyer (Chris Meyer Global), Tony Calanca (Calanca & Associates LLC) and Andrew Furness (Exhibition Strategy Consultant). The consultancy was created in late 2021 to help exhibition businesses emerge

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PCMA’s Gamble Pays Off in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – PCMA took a stand and went ahead with its Convening Leaders (CL22) conference — held January 9-12 at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas — with much success. Health and safety was at the forefront, but as with any large gathering breakthrough cases are a reality. The organization

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RX Acquires Big Data LDN

LONDON — Trade show giant RX is the new owner of the UK’s biggest free-attendance data and analytics exhibition, Big Data LDN, upon its acquisition of 3rd Street Group Ltd. The popular show, to be held this autumn at Olympia London, brings together 130 leading technology vendors and consultants on

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CES 2022 Marches On Amid Omicron, Shows the World How It is Done

LAS VEGAS – More than 2,300 exhibitors converged on Las Vegas, including 800 startups from 19 countries Jan 5-7. In total, 160 countries were represented at CES 2022. “We know that this CES is going to be different,” Gary Shapiro, President of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), said during a

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Informa Acquires Premiere Show Group

MIAMI — Informa Markets’ South Florida Ventures portfolio has added a feather to its cap of luxury lifestyle brands by acquiring Premiere Orlando, the largest beauty show in the U.S., and its sister shows, Premiere Birmingham and Premiere Columbus. The Orlando show, which has made the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 12 times

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The Show Must Go On: Many Early 2022 Shows Moving Forward

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, others moving their dates to the spring and a few

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