Industry News

Jun 27, 2012
For the second time in the past few years, ownership of the California Gift Show changed hands – this time from Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. to Urban Expositions. In 2009, as part of the slimming down of dmg world media’s gift show portfolio, the event was sold to MMPI. Urban Expositions will take over management of California Gift Show after the event’s July edition on tap at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  “We seized the opportunity to buy this show as we felt it could accelerate our efforts to rebuild the southern California gift market’s brand… more
Aug 06, 2012
The Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China) and NürnbergMesse China will debut the FISITA 2012 International Exhibition for Automotive Engineering and Manufacturing alongside the longstanding FISITA World Automotive Congress in Beijing. Both events will run Nov. 27-3,0 and the FISITA 2012 Exhibition is expected to draw 12,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors. Five exhibition segments provide global automotive players with an opportunity to present their services: Energy-efficient vehicles, Engine – Transmission – Powertrain, Car Body, Automotive Electronics and… more
Jun 24, 2012
The second edition of the Integration. Life. Society., International Trade and Event Fair for the Physically Challenged drew not only more than 3,100 attendees, but also exhibitors from around the world. During the three days of the trade fair, visitors who are physically challenged and their family members gathered information on support and care strategies, attended talks and played an active part in the cultural and sports programs.   “Enabling people with disabilities and special care needs to lead self-determined lives is a complex task and demands the commitment of society… more
Mar 19, 2012
U.K.-based Clarion Events’ recently opened U.S. division already is making its mark, with The Navy League of the United States awarding a management contract for its annual “Sea-Air-Space” Exposition to Clarion Events North America. The Navy League selected Clarion from several other companies after a six-month selection process. “Navy League made this important decision based on how we can best support our mission to advocate for the Sea Services,” said Dale Lumme, national executive director of the Navy League of the United States. He added, “Everyone… more
Jan 08, 2012
Tarsus Group has promoted Trade Show News Network Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly to president of the division, effective immediately. Wimberly will be taking over for Stephen Nold, who will be leaving TSNN and Tarsus Advon to pursue other business interests. Tarsus Group has best wishes to Stephen in his new endeavors. Wimberly joined TSNN in May 2010 after the closing of Reed Business Information’s Tradeshow Week magazine, which previously served the industry as the leading print trade show publication. At TSNN, Wimberly has been tasked with positioning the online publication… more
Jan 06, 2013
Trade Show News Network is pleased to announce submissions now are open for all U.S.-based trade shows for the 2012 TSNN Top 250 list. Please click HERE to access the form. Deadline is March 20 to submit. If your show is over 40,000 NSF there's a chance it might place - don't delay! The TSNN Top 250 trade show is the most comprehensive data representing the largest shows in the U.S. 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.   Last year, the Association of… more
Dec 31, 2012
When 637 executives recently gathered for the American Society of Association Executives Technology Conference & Expo in early December at the Walter E Washington (D.C.) Convention Center, they walked away knowing not only the latest technology showcased by more exhibitors, but also the latest trends to keep an eye on. “With the Technology Conference & Expo, association professionals are trying to stay on top of the trends impacting the community,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. He added, “Participants discussed new ways to connect with their… more
Apr 10, 2012
Tarsus Group’s Trade Show News Network is excited to announce the venues that will be hosting not only the Nov. 2-4 TSNN Awards guests for the weekend and Saturday night gala celebration and all day C-level executive conference in Louisville, Ky., but also the offsite venues chosen for the opening Friday night reception and closing Sunday brunch for this incredible three-day weekend event. The TSNN Awards will honor the 50 fastest-growing shows in attendance and in net square footage, as well as feature the “TSNN Best of Show”award and return of The Expo Group’s Show… more
Mar 22, 2012
When the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society recently wrapped up its annual meeting Feb. 20-24 at the Sand Expo & Convention Center, show officials had a lot to celebrate, with the show breaking previous attendance records. HIMSS12 reached 37,032 attendees, surpassing the HIMSS11 attendance figure of 31,500 attendees.   The four-day event featured sessions on stage 1 and stage 2, as well as events and happenings such as ICD-10, mobile health and mHIMSS. HIMSS12 also included HIT X.0 and Leading from the Future, two conferences within a conference that were… more
Feb 21, 2012
The New South Wales (NSW) Government has shortlisted three separate consortia for the contract bid to build the new 120,000 square metre Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour. The bidding consortia will reportedly include Australian and international players with backgrounds ranging from construction to event management. The three consortia named are: 1) ‘Destination Sydney’ – made up of AEG Ogden, Lend Lease Project Management and Construction, Spotless Facility Services, Lend Lease Developments, Capella Capital… more

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