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SIAL America Adds New Pavilion to Promote U.S. Exports

LAS VEGAS — SIAL America made headlines last March when it debuted in Las Vegas as the United States’ first-ever cross-category food and beverage trade show and conference. It attracted 4,600 industry professionals from both the U.S. and 60 countries—a mix of domestic and international exhibitors, key importers, food service

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NSSF’s 45th SHOT Show Biggest Ever; Breaks Exhibit Space Records

LAS VEGAS — The 45th SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show), produced by the NSSF — The Firearm Industry Trade Association, took place Jan. 17-20 in Las Vegas, saw strong attendance and sprawled the Venetian Expo and Convention Center and Caesars Forum, breaking its exhibit space record.  The

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ASM Global Acquires Talent-buying Firm Madison Entertainment

Los Angeles – ASM Global has purchased talent-buying agency Madison Entertainment. Founded by industry veteran Roger LeBlanc, Madison Entertainment books a wide array of acts from all genres into concert venues, festivals, fairs, music cruises and private events and has been doing so for over two decades.  This deal will result

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Emerald Acquires Lodestone Events as it Expands into the B2C Event Space

NEW YORK CITY — Emerald Holding, Inc. announced the acquisition of Lodestone Events, the producer of the Overland Expo series. The acquisition represents Emerald’s expansion into the B2C event space and its positioning of itself in high-growth markets.  “Lodestone team’s expertise in staging first-class consumer events and its deep connection

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Industry Mourns Trade Show Leader, Skip Farber

Skip Farber, a beloved trade show industry leader with more than three decades in the industry, passed away on Jan. 4, 2023. He was 70.  Farber’s career included time with Reed Exhibitions, Advanstar Communications, Security World Publishing, and Cahners Exhibition Group, but he is best known for leading the World

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