Sep 11, 2011

The 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards (T-awards) three-day weekend will kick off Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel and, besides a C-level conference and a gala awards dinner, the first ever “Best of Show” award will be presented! The deadline for the awards has been extended until Sept. 23.

Also, early registration for the awards has been extended until Sept. 23. Please register at T-awards.

For the “Best of Show” award we are leaving it up to YOU to tell us why you… more

Sep 09, 2011

Just a mere 30 years ago, Cancun – on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico -  was an area of virgin forests with few inhabitants, but now, it’s not only been transformed into one of the biggest resort cities in the country, it’s also on the cusp of becoming a go-to place for trade shows.

In order to highlight what Cancun - primarily known for its corporate, meeting and incentive business - has to offer the exhibition market, MTO Signature Tours, a division of Tarsus Advon, recently arranged for a group of show organizers to visit the thriving city.… more

Sep 06, 2011

Trade Show News Network, a division of Tarsus Advon, is pleased to announce the Top 40 Fastest-growing Trade Shows in Attendance and Net Square Footage Growth that will be honored during the 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

"These trade shows have been selected for grow and innovation by demonstrating an ability to excel beyond the standards of the marketplace,” said Stephen Nold, president of Tarsus Advon. “I am excited to celebrate with the winners as we recognize their achievements.… more

Aug 22, 2011

Private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has acquired George Little Management for $173 million from the Daily Mail and General Trust, parent company of dmg world media.

The acquisition will be made through a new holding company headed by Charles G. McCurdy, who previously was CEO of Canon Communications.

The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. handled the sale for DMGT, and the sale is expected to close by the end of September, pending customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

“GLM has a proven track record in exceeding the expectations of… more

Aug 19, 2011

For the “Best of Show” award we are leaving it up to you to tell us why you think your show is the BEST. This is the first year for this special award that will debut at the 2011 TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

There is no specific criterion for the award. Be creative!

  • What made your event so outstanding?
  • Did an exhibitor at your show break a record and obtain the most leads ever?
  • Did you have the best sessions, games, music, food or… more
Aug 10, 2011

This year’s Society of Independent Show Organizers’ Executive Conference - “Digital Declaration” - wrapped up Aug. 11 after not only covering various aspects of technology impacting the trade show industry, but also drawing more attendees.

In all, 180 show organizers and suppliers came to the event held at Philadelphia’s newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center, compared with 150 attendees at last year’s conference in Boston.

The event kicked off Tuesday night with a reception at the Franklin Institute, and Jack Ferguson,… more

Aug 07, 2011

The American Society of Association Executives’ Annual Meeting & Exposition, on tap Aug. 6-9 in St. Louis, attracted 5,400 total participants, which was slightly more than the 5,270 participants that came to last year’s event in Los Angeles.

“We surpassed Los Angeles last year, and we’re really excited about that,” said Kathleen “Kitty” Ratcliffe, president of the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, at a press conference on the meeting’s third day.

There also were 672 booths and 400 companies on the… more

Jul 28, 2011

The first half of this year started off on a high note for U.K.-based Tarsus Group and looks to be even better going into the second half with the recent release of the company’s Interim Results ending June 30.

Overall revenue was $32 million, a 14-percent increase, compared with $28 million in 2010. Like-for-like revenues also were up 7 percent, compared with 2010, and adjusted pre-tax profits were $987,000, down from $1.8 million during the same period last year.

The company attributed the drop to increased interest costs in the period before receipt of proceeds… more

Jul 28, 2011

U.K.-based United Business Media bought International Business Events, the owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business, for an initial cash payment of $51 million followed by another $33 million payable during the next 12 months.

UBM acquired the business on behalf of its UBM Built Environment division, according to company officials. Ecobuild’s CEO David Wood will remain with the business until mid-2012.

Ecobuild, an exhibition for sustainable building products, was launched in 2004 and is held annually at ExCeL London.

 “Ecobuild is a great show that complements… more

Jun 20, 2011

Dallas-based Freeman bought all three companies owned by San Francisco-based Wheelhouse Solutions – Champion Exposition Services, George Fern Exposition & Services and Immersa Marketing – for an undisclosed sum. The transaction closes June 21.

Joe Popolo, CEO of Freeman, said the company always is looking to expand its business, and acquiring all three companies is not only a strategic fit, but also a cultural fit.

“Champion is known for great… more