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The mission of Trade Show Executive magazine isto provide news, views and toolsto the managers of shows large and small,in every industry from automotive to medical to woodworking,so that show executives can turn innovative ideas into a competitive edge.We aim to help show managers stimulate growth, profits and customer satisfactionso that their show, organization and the trade show industry can prosper.

Trade Show Executive

 •  February 20

BANGKOK — Messe Frankfurt acquired ownership of a pair of construction sector exhibitions in Thailand it has helped manage for the past three years and will add them to their Light + Building portfolio. The Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd. division of Messe Frankfurt acquired the co-located Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building...

Trade Show Executive

 •  February 15

CHICAGO — The spring deadline is approaching for nominations for Trade Show Executive’s first annual Trailblazers Awards, which will be presented to the most distinguished of the next generation of exhibitions leaders at the upcoming TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit June 13-15 at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency. The deadline has been extended to March 16,...

Trade Show Executive

 •  February 14

ANAHEIM, Calif. — To put it in music terms, the 2018 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show was a chart-topping hit. The four-day show Jan. 24-27, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center drew the largest crowds in the show’s 117-year history — more than 115,000 people. That’s a 7.6% increase over last year’s attendance, and a 13.1%...

Trade Show Executive

 •  February 9

LAS VEGAS — Solid international growth helped GES boost revenues 6.8% in the Fourth Quarter of 2017 and 7.4% on the full year, parent company Viad Corp. announced in February. Revenues totaled $16.8 million in Q4, a 6.8% increase over Q4 2016. The full year tallied $78.4 million in revenues, a 7.4% increase over 2016. Organic revenue in the U.S....

Trade Show Executive

 •  February 8

PARIS — The good times in the trade show industry will continue to roll this year with a large majority of organizers anticipating revenue growth in 2018, according to the latest UFI Global Barometer. The 20th edition of the survey included input from a record 290 exhibitions organizers from around the world. The results found that 44% of companies...

Trade Show Executive

 •  February 8

NEW YORK— UBM plc and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (MBCC) in Las Vegas partnered to co-develop a new LED lighting system which will debut at MAGIC, a semi-annual apparel, footwear, and accessories trade show, next week. The multi-million-dollar investment includes the replacement of more than 1,000 light fixtures with new LED lights which...

Trade Show Executive

 •  January 30

News of a megadeal to combine two of the world’s largest exhibition companies broke early Tuesday. Board members of UK-based UBM accepted an offer from Informa for a reported 3.8 billion pounds ($5.4 billion). The UBM board will recommend the transaction to its shareholders. If approved, both companies will move forward to create a giant...

Trade Show Executive

 •  January 29

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International announced that it will cut commissions paid to third-party booking firms as of March 31. The cuts will reduce the commissions from 10% to 7% and apply to group business booked at all U.S. and Canadian properties. The move will impact all but the four largest third-party companies that book group business with...

Trade Show Executive

 •  January 29

Cleveland — The International Exposition (I-X) Center near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is among the Top 10 convention centers in the U.S. in terms of space with 1,050,000 square feet of prime exhibit space, 51,900 square feet of meeting space and 26 breakout rooms along with an onsite full-serve decorating department. Yet it has...

Trade Show Executive

 •  January 26

Denver — The revamped winter edition of Outdoor Retailer made its Denver debut with a sold-out exhibit floor and an enthusiastic crowd of buyers and sellers from the snow sports industry. Emerald Expositions did not just move the winter edition of its semi-annual Outdoor Retailer from its longtime home in Salt Lake City to the Mile High City but...