Industry News

Honoring TSE’s Regina McGee

CHICAGO — A beloved former member of the Trade Show Executive team and familiar face in the business events industry for more than 30 years, Regina McGee passed away on June 3 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Regina started her journey at Trade Show Executive as Editor-at-Large

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Caesars and MPI Show How It Is Done

LAS VEGAS – The overwhelming sentiment at Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress (MPI WEC), held June 15-17, 2021, was gratitude for the opportunity to meet in person. The three-day gathering, dubbed Make the Future, attracted 1,229 in-person attendees with an additional 568 who tuned in remotely. “Last year the

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Trade Show Executive Launches Inclusion and Diversity Task Force

CHICAGO — Trade Show Executive (TSE) is launching an Inclusion and Diversity Task Force. Coming from the go-to resource for U.S. trade show executives and coupled with a strong editorial board, the task force will be well-positioned to seek out experts in the field, cultivate content and develop initiatives that will

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Despite Pervasive Shutdowns, Tokyo Pet Show Patters On

TOKYO – After a COVID-caused hiatus in 2020, Interpets Asia Pacific – the international fair for a better life with pets – almost didn’t make it to the show floor in 2021. In early January, the Japanese government declared a one-month state of emergency that was extended until March 21. Happily, this show did return for its 10th year from April 1-4, 2021

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Reed Exhibitions Is Now RX 

LONDON — Reed Exhibitions has unveiled a refreshed brand identity, RX, that reflects how the company has evolved — and its direction for the future. “We have become a more unified, nimble, diverse and innovative company than we ever would have imagined just a year ago,” said Fernando Fischer, RX President, Americas. “We want our brand identity

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ESCA Campaign Showcases the Many Ways Our Industry is ALL IN

DALLAS — A picture might say a thousand words — but a video is even better. That was the thinking behind a new campaign hosted by The Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA), ALL IN.  The campaign’s mission was twofold. First, ESCA put out a call to member exhibition services companies and contractors to create original videos about how they are

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Long-time Trade Show Exec David Loechner Joins Investment Bank

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 Founder and CEO of DLJ Events, a media and events

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UFI Elects Informa’s Michael Duck as its Next President

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 Lee-Müller, Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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