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  • SISO Update

    20 May 2022
    As the end of May nears, we are happy to report the industry is in full swing. SISO member Diversified Communications reported that attendance for Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona exceeded 2019 number ...
  • SISO Update

    29 Apr 2022
    As April comes to a close, we are happy to report that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has stopped mask enforcement on planes, trains and other transportation after a federal judge str ...
  • SISO Update

    15 Apr 2022
    As we reach mid-April, we are happy to report that mask and vaccination mandates have been lifted in cities, counties and states across the U.S. On the international front, Covid restrictions have bee ...
  • SISO Update

    28 Feb 2022
    As February comes to a close, Covid cases are declining rapidly in the U.S. Good news on the international front: Australia opened its borders to business travelers and tourists for the first time sin ...
  • SISO Update

    11 Feb 2022
    As February gets underway and the Omicron variant recedes, indoor mask mandates have been dropped in many states, like California, New York and Nevada — to name a few. Beyond the U.S., the world conti ...
  • SISO Update

    21 Jan 2022
    As we ring in the new year, many U.S. trade and consumer shows are going forward in this new environment as we move beyond the pandemic to endemic. Most Q1 shows are expected to perform better than 20 ...
  • SISO Update

    17 Dec 2021
    As 2021 comes to a close, we are grateful to see cities and states across the U.S. continuing to stay open as the pandemic lingers. Q4 has been a busy period as the exhibition industry continues to ra ...
  • SISO Update

    19 Nov 2021
    November has been a busy month as the exhibition industry ramps up the return to live, in-person events. On Nov. 8, the U.S. borders reopened to international travel after a 19-month closure. In recen ...
  • SISO Update

    29 Oct 2021
    As October comes to a close, show organizers are eagerly awaiting the reopening of the U.S. borders to international travel on Nov. 8 after a 19-month closure. Around the globe, some countries, like T ...
  • SISO Update

    15 Oct 2021
    Joint Leadership Summit 2021 Recap: Strategic pilot event of global industry leaders in Singapore marks the reopening of the ASEAN market Four major global exhibition industry associations — including ...
  • SISO Update

    01 Oct 2021
    As October begins, the exhibition industry is celebrating the lifting of U.S. restrictions for international travel in November. In recent weeks, safe and successful events — such as the Utility Expo, ...
  • SISO Update

    10 Sep 2021
    SISO Summer Conference 2021 Recap: 150+ trade show executives gather in Louisville, KY, to network and exchange ideas After canceling last year's summer meeting due to Covid, SISO hosted 150+ executiv ...


  • “Without a doubt the most valuable three days of the year for networking, learning, and meeting colleagues.”
    Tony Calanca, Calanca & Associates LLC
  • “Two of the best acquisitions Access Intelligence had executed came directly from contacts and discussions held at the SISO CEO Summit. Beyond that important networking for transactions, I learn best practices from the best in the industry. The ROI for membership is immeasurable.”
    Don Pazour, CEO, Access Intelligence
  • “The impact of SISO is so much bigger than its size. It feels more like a global council of important tribes than a traditional trade association.”
    David Adler, CEO & Founder, Bizbash Media
  • “Our industry thrives on the personal relationships that face-to-face builds, and the CEO Summit is the ultimate place to build YOUR network!”
    Tom Mitchell, President, Messe Dusseldorf North America
  • “As busy, independent, for-profit organizer, SISO keeps our company connected to all the key players working in this industry and allows great relationships and ongoing learning of best practices from the best in the business. All invaluable assets to help move our business forward."
    Howard Hauben, CEO, H2 Events
  • “The SISO membership represents the entire for-profit tradeshow community and the annual SISO conferences are must-attend events for their educational and networking value.”
    Joel A. Davis, Founder & CEO, JD Events
  • Being a member of SISO has allowed me to navigate the dynamic landscape of our industry in the most effective way possible. Personally, it’s been a journey of continuous learning, networking, and collaboration that fosters deep relationships with industry leaders. Professionally, the insights I’ve gained, the resources I have accessed, and the collaborative initiatives and advocacy work have helped to take my organization to new heights. SISO, to me, is an indispensable asset for my career and business.
    Liz Irving, President, Clarion Events