Dec 11, 2018
Freeman has expanded its offerings to clients even more by acquiring mdg, a full-service event marketing and public relations agency. The acquisition enhances the Freeman spectrum of services from pre-event marketing and on-site user experience to post-show communications based on data-informed insights. “The events business is undergoing a significant transformation - one that requires a sophisticated degree of integration around the convergence of brand strategy, data and content,” said Bob Priest-Heck, president and CEO, Freeman. He added, “Our ability to translate strategy and data… more
Dec 10, 2018
The Exhibition Services & Contractors Association Extended its management agreement with Augusta Group Management through 2023.  “The Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) is pleased to extend the management agreement with Augusta Group Management (AGM). Executive Director Larry Arnaudet and his team have proven value year after year with membership growth and support as well as executing the most successful conferences in the association’s history, said Rich Curran, ESCA president. He added, “We have been extremely happy with the success of the Worker Identification… more
Dec 07, 2018
Emerald Expositions has canceled next year’s Interbike International Expo that was scheduled to run Sept. 18-20 in Reno, Nev. Instead, the company says it will research alternative plans for 2020 and beyond, including the opportunity to launch events featuring bicycling and bike-related components within or alongside its various multi-sport trade show franchises. “The past four years have been difficult for the U.S. bicycle market,” said Darrell Denny, executive vice president of Emerald Expositions’ Sports Group. He added, “The substantial increase in tariffs on bike related imports… more
Dec 07, 2018
It’s no wonder that Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition is considered the “show for shows.”  This annual trade show for trade show professionals draws in upwards of 2,500 exhibition professionals – 60 percent exhibition organizers and 40 percent suppliers – to engage with one another, learn about the latest industry trends and technology, and push the events industry forward. Taking place Dec. 11-13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, the event offers a plethora of cutting-edge education (a whopping 142 education sessions on and off the showfloor!); 289… more
Dec 04, 2018
By Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO 2018 has become a memorable year for the exhibition and business events industry around the world – with much of the attention on M&A, on changing event formats or “festivalisation”, and on a changing global landscape. As every year, the UFI team has used our association’s Global Congress as well as many separate conversations all around the world to isolate and identify the core themes that we feel will impact the global exhibition industry in 2019. So today, let me share with you “UFI’s 5 trends to watch in 2019”: Shifting trade patterns and a jittery… more
Dec 04, 2018
Diversified Communications has added Digital Construction Week to its building, construction and technology portfolio of events.  Known as the U.K.’s leading trade show dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing and operation, Digital Construction Week complements Diversified’s event portfolio with market reach across four countries, including GEO Business in London; Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Amsterdam; DesignBUILD in Sydney and in the U.S.: AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference and SPAR 3D in Anaheim, CA; International LiDAR Mapping Forum in Denver and… more
Dec 03, 2018
U.K.-based Tarsus Group has promoted Tarsus Media President Rachel Wimberly to EVP of Business Development, Tarsus US.   As part of her new role, Wimberly will oversee mergers and acquisitions in the Tarsus U.S. trade show division. “Tarsus has expanded rapidly in the Americas in the last few years with the addition of connect, EJ Krause Mexico, Expo Restaurante and ETourism,” said Tarsus Group Managing Director Douglas Emslie. He added, “We have plans to continue to add to Tarsus’s largest geographic division and have appointed Rachel Wimberly to lead the charge. As well as continuing as… more
Nov 29, 2018
In a significant mergers and acquisitions deal on the supplier side of the trade show industry, Personify, a provider of technology solutions for associations and non-profit organizations, has acquired a2z, Inc., an award-winning events management and optimization platform for event planners and show organizers. The acquisition provides Personify and a2z clients with an enhanced constituent experience, improved productivity in back office processes and increased connectivity with their members, donors and event attendees, according to company officials. “I am delighted to have a2z join… more
Nov 29, 2018
Reed Exhibitions (RX) has postponed its Agenda Winter Long Beach trade show and will transform the event into a consumer experience. Originally scheduled for Jan. 3-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Ca., Agenda Long Beach has been considered one of the preeminent B2B events in the action sports and streetwear industries for more than 15 years, according to RX officials. Announced last month, the decision to postpone and reimagine the show was made after careful consideration and feedback from the show’s exhibiting brands, retailers and media, according to Ron Walden, RX… more
Nov 28, 2018
Hannover, Germany-based mega-show CEBIT, which was focused on computers and in its height attracted up to 1 million attendees, will no longer exist as a standalone event, according to Deutsche Messe officials. Deutsche Messe is streamlining its event portfolio and will integrate CEBIT's industry-related topics into the HANNOVER MESSE event, while also developing additional CEBIT topics into specialist events for decision-makers from vertical industries. Deutsche Messe will cancel CEBIT 2019 because of declining visitor numbers and a continuing reduction in exhibitor bookings. The event… more