Apr 21, 2015
At the 2015 Society of Independent Show Organizers’ 25th anniversary meeting, held April 13-16 at The Sanctuary on Kiawah, Island, S.C., the sessions tackled several heady subjects, including what keeps the CEOs of these for-profit trade show companies up at night? That question was the part of the first session that kicked off the annual event, which was led by Tarsus Group Managing Director Douglas Emslie and included Britton Jones, president and CEO of Business Journals, Inc.; Sally Shankland, CEO of UBM Americas; and Russell Wilcox, CEO of Clarion Group. In the room filled with not only… more
Apr 16, 2015
Meetings Mean Business (MMB) and other industry leaders brought together thousands at approximately 65 events April 16 for the first annual North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID). This nationwide day of advocacy spotlighted the substantial value derived from meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions. NAMID is an expansion of the successful efforts in Canada who have for 20 years held the annual Canadian National Meetings Industry Day. The MMB coalition members, in addition to industry leaders across in Canada and Mexico, hosted events in… more
Apr 02, 2015
Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. The full, searchable list, sponsored this year exclusively by Expocad, can be found HERE. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG snagged the No. 1 spot on the 2014 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List with a 2,356,711 net square foot showfloor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. There were 2,… more
May 01, 2012
Tarsus Group’s Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage.  The full list can be found at It likely comes as no surprise that the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG scored the top spot on the 2011 list, with a massive 2.4 million net square foot showfloor at the… more
Jan 10, 0018
On what was a packed day on the bustling CES showfloor, the massive consumer electronics show, a power blackout occurred at the Las Vegas Convention Center  impacting meeting rooms in the North and South Halls for approximately two hours.  "Today at approximately 11:15 AM (PST), the Central Hall and South Hall bridge meeting rooms at the Las Vegas Convention Center lost power. Power in the South Hall was restored within minutes, and power has now been fully restored to all areas. A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the… more
GES’ second-quarter revenues were up 12.2 percent to $320.1 million from $285.4 million during the same period the year before. “GES delivered second-quarter results that surpassed our prior guidance, with a revenue increase of 12 percent year-over-year and an adjusted segment EBITDA margin of 12.5 percent,” said Viad’s president and CEO Steve Moster. He added, “The upside to guidance was broad-based and fueled by industry growth, solid execution by the GES team and our efforts to position GES as the preferred global, full-service provider for live events with a comprehensive suite of… more
U.K.-based Informa is set to acquire U.S.-based Penton in a deal worth $1.56 billion from private equity owners MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co. The transaction is subject to approval by Informa shareholders and customary regulatory and closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016. "Today, we are announcing continued progress on our Growth Acceleration Plan with the proposed addition of Penton Information Services,” said Stephen A. Carter, Informa Group CEO.  “This combination will further strengthen our capabilities in Global Exhibitions… more
Mar 20, 2018
Organised by UBM Malaysia, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) featured 622 exhibitors, an increase of 13% over last year’s edition. Positioned as the largest international furniture fair in the Southeast Asia, MIFF 2018 took place from 8th to 11th March. The fair was held in two separate venues. It occupied a total of 18 halls in the new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and it also filled the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), covering a gross exhibition area of 100,000 m2. This year’s theme was “Design Connects People,” MIFF showcased new product… more
Mar 20, 2018
Media group and trade exhibition company, Diversified Communications, has announced changes and enhancements at its newly acquired luxury and experiential travel exhibition, Luxperience. Diversified promoted Michelle Papas to Event Director for Luxperience. Papas has been with Luxperience since its launch and she has extensive experienced in the travel industry. Diversified will also invest A$250,000 (US$197,000) into the 2018 edition of the event aiming to better serve the luxury travel sector. The upcoming edition of Luxperience will be held at a new location, the International Convention… more
Mar 20, 2018
Last week, VNU Exhibitions Asia and the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) agreed to form a new joint venture, Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions (EAGLE) in order to develop trade show businesses in both China and Italy. The new JV will develop IEG’s business interests in Asia particularly in the wellness, green technology, hospitality and tourism sectors; while VNU Exhibitions Asia will have additional opportunities to develop its commercial relationships with the leading companies in Asia under the terms of the JV. A meeting was held at the Italian General Consulate on 7th March in Shanghai… more