Mar 05, 2012
London-listed media company, UBM, released its full-year results for the year ended 31st December 2011. UBM’s revenues were up 9.3 percent year-on-year from £889 million to £972 million. Adjusted group operating profits increased 18 percent from £172 million to £202 million. Revenues from the company’s events business, which accounted for more than 40 percent of overall revenue, were up 28% year-on-year at £397 million, compared with last year’s £310 million. Adjusted group operating profits increased from £93.5 million to £… more
Mar 04, 2012
The International Roofing Expo recently saw a 3-percent increase in attendees to 8,382 when it ran Feb. 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.   This year’s increase was the second one in a row for the show, which is owned by Hanley Wood Exhibitions and had an 18-percent increase for its 2011 event.   “We are very pleased that the show generated an increase in attendance for the second consecutive year,” said Lindsay Roberts, director of the International Roofing Expo.   She added, "The state-of-the-art products, the cutting-edge… more
Mar 01, 2012
Trade Show News Network is launching its 2012 FREE Webinar Series with “Virtual/Hybrid Events: What's Working and What's Not?” at 1pm EST March 15th. Click HERE to register for the free webinar. The webinar is courtesy of MarketArt & Onstream Media Corporation - Creators of Marketplace365 During the past few years, a number of trade associations and for-profit exhibition organizers have launched virtual and hybrid events. Some initiatives have been successful, others have been less than effective in reaching the organization's objectives. Join Michelle Bruno, as she moderates a… more
Feb 27, 2012
Trade association Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute has scored more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space and 1,300 exhibitors and their event still is nine months away. The biannual event for the packaging industry also is expecting 46,000 attendees to the show when its doors open Oct. 28-31 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. “Reaching this milestone this far out from the show makes a statement about the role PACK EXPO plays in the realm of processing and packaging,” said Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO of show owner/producer PMMI. He added, “But… more
Feb 27, 2012
UK-based UBM, through its UBM Asia division, has expanded even further in the Asia-Pacific Region, buying two trade shows and forming a joint venture to develop another one. Also, in the United States, UBM added onto its aviation division with another purchase. In China, UBM Asia formed a JV company, Shanghai UBM ShowStar Exhibition Co Ltd, with Shanghai ShowStar Exhibition Service Co Ltd, owner of the China International Exhibition & Symposium on Dental Equipment, Technology & Products, known as DenTech China. UBM acquired 70 percent of the JV company and will organize DenTech… more
Feb 27, 2012
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International has decided to extend its MEET brand to all of its 2012 events and will kick the series off with HSMAI’s MEET Mid-America April 3-4 at Navy Pier in Chicago. The keynote speaker for the event also was announced - body language expert Janine Driver. HSMAI’s MEET Mid-America brings a new name and offerings to attendees: HSMAI’s TEEM UP: HSMAI's reverse trade show buyer appointment expo, which adds to the opportunities to learn about new meeting facilities and suppliers during the traditional HSMAI's MEET… more
Feb 27, 2012
Rumors recently had been swirling about the fate of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association, but now the organization’s fate has been sealed with its board voting to transfer its members, intellectual assets and administrative management to the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association.  Pending final approval of this agreement by TSEA’s members, the organization will be dissolved and a newly named umbrella industry association will be formed under the leadership of EACA’s Executive Director Jim Wurm. "This is a tremendous opportunity for greater visibility and… more
Feb 27, 2012
This year has been a busy one so far for association staffing and executive-level changes, with several appointments being announced. National Association of Convenience Stores appointed Molly Hoyt its meetings coordinator. Prior to joining NACS, Hoyt worked at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, where she served as a meetings concierge and eventually assistant banquet manager, supervising all banquet functions at the hotel.   Destination Marketing Association International has named Cindy Kong, CMP, as its director of meetings effective Feb. 22.  Kong has more than 20 years of… more
Feb 26, 2012
Alan Steel, a 30-year veteran of the trade show industry, has been named president and CEO of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York. Steel is replacing Gerald T. McQueen, the center’s leader for the past 14 years, who resigned in October and stayed in his post until a successor was found. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with the various constituencies which interact with the Javits Center,” Steel said. He added, “It's obviously an interesting time here. My primary goals will be to make a real difference to the customer experience and… more
Feb 23, 2012
General service contractor Shepard Exposition Services has changed its ownership structure and now allows qualified employees to take part in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, known as an ESOP. In order to qualify, employees need to be full-time or part-time, working a minimum of 1.000 hours per year. Shepard has 438 qualified employees and offices that operate in 10 markets across the United States. By giving employees an opportunity to be a part of the ownership of the company, it leads to improved service, increases in revenue and company stability, according to Shepard officials.… more

Partner Voices

With more than 2,000 rooms being added to Dallas’ hotel inventory in the coming years, the city is experiencing the second-largest hotel boom in the nation. From top brands like Virgin Hotels to independent and interesting properties, like HALL Arts Hotel, Dallas boasts a hotel type and price point for every preference and budget.