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Trade Show Executive is committed to providing news, views and tools to the managers of shows large and small, in every industry from automotive to medical to woodworking, so that show executives can turn innovative ideas into competitive edge. We aim to help show managers stimulate growth, profits and customer satisfaction so that their show, organization and the trade show industry can prosper. The staff of Trade Show Executive practices the highest code of ethics and standards in journalism and business. We are driven to support the trade show industry through our volunteer work on industry committees, boards, meetings and events as well as with financial contributions to industry foundations and associations. We do this to ensure the vitality and success of the industry as a whole and the associations who are the lifeblood of our industry.

Trade Show Executive

 •  September 7

New York — Longtime trade show and events industry consultant Francis J. Friedman’s new book The Modern Digital Tradeshow is out this fall, and industry professionals can download a digital version for free. Subtitled “The Analog to Digital Industry Transformation for Revenue and Growth in the New Customer Experience Marketplace,” it covers a wide...

Trade Show Executive

 •  August 18

Dallas — As show organizers begin to ramp up plans for 2018 events, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has issued a report with insights about potential networking activities in common areas and a breakdown of the different ways they can be used. This report on Attendee Floor Engagement Tactics is the fifth in a series of eight. It...

Trade Show Executive

 •  July 13

Dallas — The corporate world firmly believes that the up-and-coming Millennial generation will continue looking for exciting experiences, and that events such as trade shows will play a major role in delivering them, survey results released in July by Freeman revealed. Freeman’s recent Brand Experience Survey found a high percentage of corporate...

Trade Show Executive

 •  June 16

Fort Myers, Fla. — Jack Chalden, whose esteemed trade show career stretched from SUPERCOMM to the dawn of the Big Data era, died May 19 at the age of 78. A funeral was held in Fort Myers, Fla., for the longtime show manager and former chairman of Major American Trade Show Organizers. “Jack was a mover in our industry,” said Cherif Moujabber, owner...

Las Vegas – Attendees at Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Global Direct will have the opportunity to collect credits toward their recertification as Certified Event Managers (CEM) during this Summer’s inaugural event at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) is teaming up with TSE to...

Trade Show Executive

 •  April 3

Atlanta -- Charlie McCurdy, CEO of Informa’s Global Exhibitions Division, this week was named the 2017 winner of the Robert L. Krakoff Industry Award of Excellence. The award, presented annually by the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), is given only to the most impactful leaders of for-profit businesses in the exhibition and event...

Trade Show Executive

 •  April 3

Dallas – The trade show industry’s growth rate is expected to rebound this year from the slight dip it experienced in 2016, according to the newly released 2017 CEIR Index Report released April 3 by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. The CEIR Index, which is available for download at www.ceir.org, projected the overall industry would grow...

Trade Show Executive

 •  March 28

Atlanta – On the heels of a successful half-day women’s forum, the Society for Independent Show Organizers’ SISO Women unveiled the results of their survey on gender disparity in the trade show industry during a panel discussion at the SISO CEO Summit on March 28. Findings revealed a distinct executive level gender imbalance in many trade...

Trade Show Executive

 •  March 24

Chicago, IL – A perfect Chicago afternoon of baseball under the sun, followed by classic cuisine in The Loop awaits the honorees at the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit this Spring. The Fastest 50 takes place April 19-21 at the downtown Hyatt Regency Chicago. It includes a packed agenda of education and awards for the...

Trade Show Executive

 •  March 24

Arlington, Va. – A new study released today at the Exhibit Sales Roundtable in Washington, D.C. indicates that sponsorship and exhibit space sales are still growing. In fact, the 2017 Benchmarks & Trends in Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales report reveals that 65% of organizers reported year over year growth in exhibit space sales while 61% reported...