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  • SISO Update

    30 Jul 2021
    As July comes to a close, the exhibition industry continues to ramp up around the globe. In recent weeks, safe and successful events — such as Sweets & Snacks Expo, Mobile World Congress, Nightclub & ...
  • SISO Update

    16 Jul 2021
    The restart of trade shows continues around the globe as COVID-19 restrictions ease and vaccinations rise. On June 28, Mobile World Congress (MWC) opened in Barcelona, becoming the first major event t ...
  • SISO Update

    18 Jun 2021
    Last week, all eyes were on Informa Markets as the company produced the World of Concrete (WOC) in Las Vegas. WOC was the first trade show at the new West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To a ...
  • SISO Update

    04 Jun 2021
    As June kicks off, cities and states across the U.S. continue to lift COVID restrictions and capacity limits. On June 1, Michigan began allowing 50% capacity indoors, and Atlantic City, NJ, returned t ...
  • SISO Update

    20 May 2021
    As summer nears, there are so many reasons to celebrate. The biggest news to impact the event industry in the last week: the CDC is now recommending that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to ...
  • SISO Update

    30 Apr 2021
    200+ trade show executives gather in Florida to network and exchange ideas After going more than one year without an in-person event, SISO hosted 200+ executives for the CEO Summit 2021, held April 12 ...
  • SISO Update

    29 Mar 2021
    As March comes to a close, SISO member Reed Exhibitions Americas produced its first U.S. trade show since the pandemic. Held March 22-24 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Jeweler's Internation ...
  • SISO Update

    12 Mar 2021
    As mid-March nears, it is hard to believe that it has been one year since the U.S. shutdown because of COVID-19. While the last year has been bleak in terms of live, in-person events, there is much to ...
  • SISO Update

    19 Feb 2021
    As we head into the last full week in February, the trade show industry has much to celebrate as governments across the U.S. begin to relax restrictions for gatherings. Last week, Informa Markets, Cla ...
  • SISO Update

    29 Jan 2021
    As January comes to a close, it's important to recognize the peaceful transition of power in the U.S. with the inauguration of the 46th U.S. president Joe Biden. On Jan. 20, American citizens celebrat ...
  • SISO Update

    15 Jan 2021
    Happy New Year from your friends at SISO! After closing the calendar year on the most challenging in the industry's history, there is much to be hopeful for in 2021. Last week, one of the first major ...
  • SISO Update

    11 Dec 2020
    Here we are, in December. Some days have felt months long and months years in length. We hope that despite the struggles, ups and downs, isolation, and other personal and professional ways you have be ...


  • “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