Hospitalar Americas

AMERICAS – UBM has announced the acquisition of Brazil–based healthcare trade show Hospitalar from SPFC Group. Hospitalar serves the country’s healthcare industry, showcasing products, equipment, serves and technology for hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies and health clinics. The show’s 22nd edition, held in Sao Paulo on 19-22 May, generated around US$10m revenue, and attracted 1250 exhibitors and 95,000 attendees. UBM officials did not disclose the purchase price,...

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US exhibition industry on a high Americas

AMERICAS – Trade exhibition growth in the United States has reached an eight-year high, despite severe winter weather that kept attendees indoors, a new industry report shows. The latest Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) index reveals North America’s exhibition industry grew 4.6 per cent year-on-year during the first quarter of 2015. The index tracks annual changes in four key metrics. The strongest growth was...

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Reed Exhibitions expands jewellery exhibition portfolio Americas

AMERICAS – Reed Exhibitions has added more sparkle to its jewellery event portfolio with the acquisition of Jewelers International Showcase (JIS). The showcase presents three trade events for jewellery retailers in January, April and October at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Reed Exhibitions officials said the JIS event cycle was timed to offer buyers the opportunity to place last-minute orders with about 700 exhibitors before...

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World Meetings Forum seeks to progress latin american events industry Americas

AMERICAS – The 2015 edition of Latin American MICE industry conference World Meetings Forum (WMF) kicked off in Cancun yesterday. The specialised meeting forum, organised by Mexican publisher and Mash Media media partner MasExpos, runs from 4-6 June at the Cancun Convention Centre, Mexico and brings together keynote speakers to discuss and analyse global trends in the business tourism and MICE industry. The event features...

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UBM Americas Chief joins education publisher Americas

AMERICAS – Outoing UBM Americas chief executive Sally Shankland has revealed she will join publisher McGraw-Hill Education in November. Shankland, who steps down at the end of June after resigning last month, will join the publisher as president of its higher education group. As previously reported in EW, UBM Americas is expected to appoint Shankland’s successor in-house. David Levin, McGraw-Hill Education president and chief executive,...

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