Hot Off the Trade Show Executive News Ticker for July

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation inked a renewal deal with ConvExx  to manage the SHOT Show through 2018. The 3-year pact also increases ConvExx’s involvement in other NSSF events such as Exhibitor Academy and retailer compliance seminars…..

UBM’s is shutting down three of its Medtec events in Europe in order to focus its energy on the brand’s flagship show in Germany. Medtec UK, France and Italy will be discontinued, which UBM says will boost Medtec Europe in Stuttgart. Medtec Ireland will continue to run…..

The Baltimore Convention Center is adopting the ESCA Worker Identification System ID badge for show labor effective August 10. Baltimore is the 14th convention center to implement the WIS. ESCA reps will meet with contractors July 30-31 to assist with registration…..

Penton is launching Waste360 Recycling Summit, a conference for the recycling industry, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago this Fall. The event debuts September 9-11 with about 50 exhibitors and two educational tracks. Penton also produces the annual Waste Expo trade show…..

UBM Canon and UBM Mexico team up for next year’s launch of Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AME) Mexico at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. The first AME Mexico show will run November 15-17, 2016.  About 250 equipment and processing companies are expected to exhibit……

Diversified Communications will launch the Commercial Kitchen show in the UK next year for the catering and commercial food industry. Commercial Kitchen will debut June 7-8 in Birmingham with about 100 exhibitors. It’s Diversified’s second show in that sector in Britain……

The San Diego Convention Center says Comic-Con International extended its stay in San Diego by two years through 2018. The annual science-fiction fan event draws 130,000 attendees and was being aggressively courted by Los Angeles and Anaheim……

Margaret Ma was promoted to vice president of UBM Asia. She had been managing director of UBM China (Shanghai) since 2009. Ma helped launch the child products show CBME China and was recently put in charge of UBM’s eMedia Asia unit……

Former CCTB President & CEO Jerry Roper Died Sunday at Age 74 After Fighting a Long Battle with Prostate Cancer……

PACK EXPO Mexico had a record run in Mexico City, spanning 204,500 nsf and drawing more than 25,000 attendees.  PMMI has a new schedule for its two Mexico shows. PACK EXPO Mexico and PACK EXPO Guadalajara will run in alternate years starting in 2017……