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Oct 03, 2019
Tarsus Group has added Tarsus Egypt to its global network – the group’s newest division has been formed as a joint-venture partnership with Amr Shawki, a leading figure in the Egyptian exhibition industry and Chairman of local organiser, Egytec. Tarsus Egypt will create a new B2B events platform for local and international customers to build valuable partnerships in the dynamic Egyptian and North African markets. “Egypt has a population of 105 million and the fastest economic growth of all African countries,” said Tarsus Group CEO Douglas Emslie. He added, “Its geographic, political and… more
Oct 02, 2019
Freeman, a provider of live events and brand experiences, has acquired Convention Data Services (CDS), an event registration, business intelligence and lead management company.  Combined with its acquisition of Info Salons in 2018, Freeman significantly has added to its global event registration and digital services offerings.  “Show organizers are asking for simple, unified and effective ways to create a better experience for their teams and attendees around the world,” said Bob Priest-Heck, CEO of Freeman. He added, “The addition of CDS to Freeman’s suite of digital tools and services… more
Oct 02, 2019
If you’re well-versed with sustainable trade shows, you’ve heard of Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. As the world’s largest sustainable event for the green building industry, the 17-year-old trade show and conference has become one of the most pace-setting events in the sustainable show universe. Behind the curtain is a team of passionate individuals building upon the show’s sustainability prowess, including Senior Show Manager Rachel Motekaitis, who has been with the show since 2013. TSNN sat down with her to learn how Greenbuild works, as well as what’s in store for its 2019… more
Oct 01, 2019
Venue management companies AEG Facilities and SMG have completed their merger to create ASM Global, a new, stand-alone global facility management and venue services company that now operates more than 300 arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performing arts centers across five continents. The completion of this transaction comes eight months after the companies announced the proposed merger. Onex, of which SMG is a portfolio company, and AEG’s subsidiary are now equal co-owners of ASM, according to ASM officials. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with key operations based in the… more
Sep 30, 2019
A conference with several thousand people sounds like an unlikely place to zen out. Yet the organizers of IMEX America and one major hotel company, understanding the immense benefits of meditation, helped conference goers do exactly that at this year’s event, held Sept. 10-12 in Las Vegas. The IMEX Be Well Lounge The event organizers behind IMEX America chose Las Vegas-based Lee Papa as the wellness expert to lead the mindfulness exercises inside its Be Well Lounge. Throughout four days (including Smart Monday), she led 25 guided meditations, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes each. It was a… more
Sep 27, 2019
While things are starting to cool off in some areas of North America, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the trade show industry. This fall is a busy one — check out all these trade show and event service providers forging new deals and renewing existing partnerships. NTP Events The Air Force Association has extended its contract with NTP Events through 2021. Under the terms of the deal, NTP will manage booth sales, exhibitor marketing and exhibitor operations for the association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference, known as a leading event for defense and aerospace professionals.  “We’… more
Sep 27, 2019
Technology, diversity, the economy and customer expectations (among other factors) are pushing members of the trade show industry to be more proficient, creative and open-minded than in the past. Join our next #Expochat on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. ET, when moderator Michelle Bruno will help us explore what workers in the exhibition industry need to know and how the industry can build a future-proof workforce. Here are some questions we’ll be addressing: 1.     What are the biggest issues impacting exhibition industry workers today? 2.     What do exhibition workers need to know today… more
Sep 25, 2019
International Association of Exhibitions and Events is heading to the Middle East. The world’s leading trade association for exhibitions management announced this week that it will launch Expo! Expo! MENA in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in fall 2020. "By bringing the IAEE Expo! Expo! brand to the MENA region, we are filling a much-needed gap in this region by providing a trade show and conference that brings buyers and sellers together to conduct business and learn best practices in exhibition management," said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois. MENA, which will build off the Expo! Expo! IAEE annual… more
Sep 24, 2019
The Events Industry Council continues its commitment to greening the global events industry with the launch of the EIC Centre for Sustainable Events, unveiled Sept. 10 at IMEX America in Las Vegas. The new Centre will provide resources to increase industry-wide sustainable practices adoption and support a stronger alignment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  The virtual hub will offer online reference materials, on-demand education via EIC’s new learning management system, monthly webinars and access to education from 33 member organizations, according to EIC officials… more
Sep 24, 2019
Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has completed the acquisition of 70 percent of the Shenzhen Zhong Xin Cai Exhibition Company; owner and organizer of Touch China & 3D Glass Expo, strengthening the Group’s presence in its Shenzhen, China, hub. The acquisition represents the Group’s first move into the fast-growing and strategically important electronics sector in Shenzhen. It also marks the first acquisition under Tarsus’ new Charterhouse Capital Partners ownership. “We are delighted to have completed our first investment under our new owners, Charterhouse Capital Partners,” said… more