Here is a recap of news in May.
The International Roofing Expo allocated 78% of 2014 exhibit floor at early space draw — 275 companies were assigned 814 booths……. Millions of dollars of funding for the San Diego Tourism Authority will now be released by Mayor Bob Filner. Dispute threatened 85 jobs at the CVB……British show organizers release G-Guide, a handbook of guidelines to protect health and safety of exhibition workers and attendees…….Reed’s JCK Events unit acquired the 25,000-nsf GLDA Tucson Show. It will be rebranded as JCK Tucson and continue as part of Tucson Jewelry Weeks…. Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council form a strategic partnership and plan to position the brand globally. But wait, there’s more: The even bigger news is that Hanley Wood acquired USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo which spans 171,000 nsf and draws 30,000….GLM acquired Pier Antiques Show and Antiques at the Armory Show from Stella Show Management. GLM is now the largest producer of indoor antique shows…… Meg Ellacott, managing director of MATSO, releases her new true-crime book, Ultimate Betrayal…. Experient puts founder Bruce Harris on its company Wall of Recognition. Longtime industry leader saluted for his ethical and professional standards……. LIGHTFAIR International set attendance and exhibit space records in Philly last month with 26,026 attendees and 233,850 nsf of exhibit space…. Deutsche Messe promotes Marius Felzmann SVP in charge of Germany’s CeBIT show. Felzmann has been part of CeBIT management since 2008….. Britain’s i2i Events acquired Educar/Educador from Futuros Eventos. The Sao Paulo event is 6,600 sm (71,042 sf) and reportedly draws 15,000…. The Boston redevelopment agency approved construction of two hotels totaling 510 rooms on a site next to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center…. Global Experience Specialists (GES) was named to World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies list by Advertising Age for the 4th year in a row…. Chicago will create an entertainment district around McCormick Place with a new event center, restaurants, and 1,200-room hotel…..