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Mar 05, 2024
U.S. trade show producer Emerald Holding, Inc. reported a 17.5% year-over-year revenue increase to $382.8 million in 2023, growth attributed to event expansion, new launches and acquisitions, according to its financial results for the fourth quarter (Q4) and full year of 2023 that were released on Feb. 29.  Despite this good news, the company reported a net loss of $8.2 million for the year, contrasting with 2022’s net income of $130.8 million. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) stood at $97.8 million for 2023, down from $239.6 million in 2022,… more
Mar 01, 2024
EXHIBITORLIVE 2024, an annual event for exhibitors produced by Exhibitor Group, reported a more than 20% bump in total attendance and 40% increase in buyers year over year, according to David DuBois, president and CEO of Exhibitor Group and publisher of EXHIBITOR magazine, who joined the privately held company in October after serving for 11 years as president and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). Related: David DuBois to Retire From IAEE at the End of 2023  Held Feb. 25-28 in Nashville, the event featured four days of education, networking opportunities… more
Feb 29, 2024
The Events Industry Council (EIC) awarded a water quality trade show and an events destination with its highest level of the Sustainable Event Standards for environmental and social responsibility within the global events industry. Created by the EIC Sustainability and Social Impact Committee in partnership with industry professionals and leading sustainability practitioners, the EIC Sustainable Event Standards are a collection of eight specific standards that assess events and industry suppliers on a wide range of sustainability criteria, including organizational management, marketing,… more
Feb 28, 2024
What experiences do event attendees value most? During the Women in Exhibitions Network North America session, “New Audience Insights From Freeman,” on Feb. 16, Freeman Senior Vice President of Strategy Ken Holsinger provided a deeper dive into the 2024 Attendee Intent and Behavior, which garnered 3,200 respondents across a blend of events. The one-hour online meeting covered the full report, but here are the top 11 things that attendees want from in-person events, according to the Freeman survey. When planning your event or exhibit and budgeting your spend, it’s helpful to know what… more
Feb 27, 2024
Pink is out, red is in. If that’s too bold, neutral “quiet luxury colors” are still going strong. Those were just some of the fashion trends featured at the apparel-focused trade shows MAGIC, Project and Sourcing at MAGIC that took place Feb. 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Days before the shows opened, Informa Markets Fashion, which owns and operates the events, announced the group’s brand transition to MMGNET Group and the launch of MMGNET (pronounced “magnet”), the new insights and resources-powered parent brand designed to support the wider fashion industry and connect the… more
Feb 23, 2024
B2B event producer, publisher and digital media business for the advanced manufacturing industry, Informa Markets Engineering, is launching a new event dedicated to showcasing the latest technologies, innovations and thought leadership for moving sustainable manufacturing processes forward. Set for Feb. 4-5, 2025, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Sustainable Manufacturing Expo will focus on the technologies and innovations that are mitigating carbon footprint, increasing energy conservation and driving operational efficiencies and productivity in manufacturing, from… more
Feb 22, 2024
Taking place each February, Black History Month is an ideal time to honor and celebrate the achievements of Black people in the events and trade show industry and renew our commitment to continue fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We want to recognize and highlight Black industry leaders and share their experiences. This week, we are featuring Marveen Hart, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Freeman, a full-service exhibitions, exhibits and events company with a 97-year legacy. She shares tips on how event professionals can champion DEI in the events industry and a… more
Feb 21, 2024
What’s the latest at UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry? On Feb. 14, we checked in with UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf and UFI North America Regional Director Martha Donato to get the inside scoop on UFI’s Global CEO Summit, held Jan. 31–Feb. 2 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the UFI Global Barometer, a biannual report that was released in January (our take on the data and a link to the full report is here).  Here are 11 takeaways from our conversation. Listen or watch the full interview here.   Recap of the UFI Global CEO Summit The vibe: “I think it's fair to say that… more
Feb 20, 2024
An event design and management company and a major trade show producer recently announced two executive promotions.   Clarion Events North America Greg Topalian is being elevated from CEO to chairman of Clarion Events North America. In his new role, Topalian will focus on acquisitions and business development and provide high-level strategic planning for Clarion globally while actively supporting North America presidents Liz Irving, president of Clarion Events North America, and Kelly Comboni, president of Quartz Network, Consero and LeftField Media, who will run the day-to-day strategy… more
Feb 16, 2024
Taking place each February, Black History Month is an ideal time to honor and celebrate the achievements of Black people in the events and trade show industry and renew our commitment to continue fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We want to recognize and highlight Black industry leaders and share their experiences. This week, we are featuring Ed Jeffry, business development manager for Gielissen, a Netherlands-based exhibitions, events, general contracting and interiors company with 11 locations across three continents. Find out who inspires him, what tips he can offer… more
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