Emerald Expositions in $2bn sale bid? Americas

Reuters has reported that Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, is exploring a sale that could value the company at close to $2bn, including debt.

Los Angeles Convention Center Americas

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) president & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. announced that Los Angeles welcomed 47.3m visitors in 2016, surpassing mid-year forecasts and breaking visitation records for the sixth consecutive year.

Tarsus acquires Connect Meetings Americas

Tarsus Group plc has acquired 80 per cent of the issued share capital of Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organiser, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board appoints senior director Americas

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has appointed Ashlee Ciora as senior director, tourism. Ciora will be responsible for overseeing strategy and programming for half of L.A. Tourism’s international markets in coordination with Stephanie Nakasone, who will continue to oversee the other half. Ciora will report to Kathy Smits, VP, Tourism. Most recently, Ciora served as vice president of Travel Industry Sales for the Greater...

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UBM powers up with Battery Show acquisition AmericasEurope

UBM has acquired The Battery Show North America from UK-based Smarter Shows. The acquisition further consolidates UBM’s position as the largest events organiser in the US and adds the energy storage vertical to its Advanced Manufacturing Group (AMG). The Battery Show comprises three co-located events that run annually each September in Novi, MI, a suburb of Detroit. These include, The Battery Show, Electric & Hybrid...

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