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Trade Show Executive Launches Inclusion and Diversity Task Force

Judy Williams, Senior News Editor

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 inform the TSE community of best practices in this area. 

Board rooms around the world are reevaluating their organizational structures and reconsidering how and with whom they are doing business. Additionally, CEOs and executives are being called on by both prospective and current employees to create more diverse teams that also reflect the changing demographics of audiences and exhibitors everywhere. Discovering how leaders can effectively implement and facilitate this type of change in their team and work environment will be an imperative for the task force. 

“I am immensely proud to launch this initiative. We are forming this important TSE special task force to help us all meet in the moment and demonstrate our strength as an industry built on strong relationships. To be inclusive and have the support of our editorial board and brain trust of the group that will lead the initiative is profound. It sends the right message to people looking to be a part of our industry,” Gabrielle Weiss, Trade Show Executive’s Vice President and Editor-in-Chief said. 

The aim of the task force is two-fold. One, to identify the content areas that will help leaders move toward their diversity goals quickly and secondly, to foster conversations that illuminate the rich opportunities that diversity brings to the industry while shining a light on professionals from diverse backgrounds. 

“Together, we will work on identifying core components that will aid our readers in ushering in the era of inclusion and diversity,” Weiss said. “To announce the TSE Inclusion and Diversity Task Force on the first official Juneteenth federal holiday is thrilling, to say the least.” 

This TSE task force is primarily comprised and lead by members of our editorial board. The official list of leaders on the task force will be announced soon. However, ideas for content and feedback are welcomed, and anyone who would like to be considered for the task force should reach out to 



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