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Jul 18, 2015
U.K.-based Tarsus Group reached an agreement to sell 100 percent of Tarsus France Holdings SAS to Magellan VI SAS for approximately £6.6 million ($10.3 million). The sale supersedes an earlier agreement, announced on Jan. 8, 2014, in which Tarsus sold 18 percent of the French business to CRG Consulting SAS. “Since 2010 we have reshaped the Group’s portfolio to target a greater exposure to the U.S. and emerging markets,” said Tarsus Group Managing Director Douglas Emslie. He added, “In 2009, 53 percent of the Group’s revenue was generated in these markets and we expect this to increase to 85… more
Jul 18, 2015
Event technology companies will once again vie for the top spot at this year’s Society of Independent Show Organizer’s Event Innovation Battlefield. The nominating committee chose four finalists from more than 50 organizations that applied, and the battlefield will feature four event technology companies. “Each year SISO is looking for breakthrough event technology or amazing new business models just before they are released publicly so that we may keep one step ahead in our ever changing industry,” said David Adler, one of the principal SISO members that developed the… more
Jul 18, 2015
Event technology companies will once again vie for the top spot at this year’s Society of Independent Show Organizer’s Event Innovation Battlefield. The nominating committee chose four finalists from more than 50 organizations that applied, and the battlefield will feature four event technology companies. “Each year SISO is looking for breakthrough event technology or amazing new business models just before they are released publicly so that we may keep one step ahead in our ever changing industry,” said David Adler, one of the principal SISO members that developed the… more
Jul 16, 2015
The Oregon Convention Center plant to install what is anticipated to be the largest solar array on a convention center in the U.S. More than 6,500 rooftop solar panels are expected to produce 25 percent of the facility’s electricity. Construction of the two megawatt project is scheduled to begin in August and the system is estimated to be in service this fall. “One of our core values is sustainability,” said Convention Center Executive Director Scott Cruickshank. “The rooftop solar installation will help us meet our carbon emission reduction goals, offset utility costs and provide an… more
Jul 14, 2015
Filling the gap after Total Pet Expo closed its doors in Chicago, Urban Expositions will launch a new pet industry show - P3 | Progressive Pet Products. The show will be held Aug. 24-26, 2016, at Chicago’s Navy Pier. "We have a long history in the B2B space and plan to create a whole new trade show experience for Midwest pet industry professionals," said Courtney Muller, executive vice president, Urban Expositions. She added, "By curating a product selection defined by new, emerging companies, showcasing it in Chicago's premier lakefront Navy Pier setting, and backing it with a festive, idea-… more
Jul 13, 2015
It may be summertime, but business still is happening with several companies signing, or adding onto, contracts with trade shows.   The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) has just signed a three-year contract with Convention Data Services (CDS) to provide full registration services, a customer service contact center, exhibitor services and onsite support for the CHA MEGA Show. Next year marks the 75th anniversary of the CHA MEGA Show, Jan. 7-12 in Anaheim, which is the largest global event for the craft and hobby industry. Thousands of buyers from more than 56 countries attend the MEGA… more
Jul 09, 2015
UBM Canon, which produces a series of medical design and manufacturing events, joins with UBM Mexico to announce the launch of a new trade show in Mexico. The first Advanced Manufacturing Expo Mexico will take place Nov. 15-17, 2016, at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City. UBM Canon will leverage its history of producing advanced manufacturing events, with collocated expos for powder and bulk solids, plastics, packaging, automation, design and manufacturing, and quality, in various venues across the United States and Canada. UBM Mexico will bring its experience in the… more
Jul 08, 2015
Due to increased exhibit space demand, ProWine China 2015 will occupy 2 exhibition halls, increasing the exhibition area by 20 percent, compared with the show’s last staging in 2014. This leading trade fair for wines and spirits in China will take place Nov. 11-13 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. France remains the largest participating country, followed by Italy, Spain and Argentina. The size of the Hungarian pavilion increased by 50 percent, compared with last year. This year, a group stand from Romania will debut at ProWine China. Since wine education is a main approach to… more
Jul 08, 2015
Trade Show News Network will celebrate Britton Jones, president and CEO of Business Journals Inc. (BJI), as the TSNN Industry Icon Award honoree at the 6th annual TSNN Awards Nov. 6-8 in Atlanta. “I am truly honored to be named TSNN’s 2015 Industry Icon Award honoree. I am tremendously blessed to work with incredibility insightful, talented and dedicated people,” Jones said. He added, “We work in an environment that fosters creativity and real innovation. To me, this award is wonderful recognition of the impact and significance of our collective efforts to move the events… more
Jul 08, 2015
UBM Asia promoted Margaret Ma to vice president of UBM Asia, starting July 1, and she will become a UBM Asia board member. Ma joined UBM Asia in April 2009 as managing director of UBM China (Shanghai). She started this subsidiary from scratch and developed it into a company, which will be generating US$65 million in revenue this year. She was the person who sourced and completed one of UBM Asia’s most successful acquisitions in the last 15 years, namely the Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China). To be held July 22-24, CBME China 2015 will cover all the… more