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Welcome to Exhibit City News (ECN), your premier news hub dedicated to the dynamic tradeshow, event, convention, and meeting industry. Embodying the essence of being “true to the trade,” ECN delivers daily news through our dynamic digital platform, visited by over 45,000 industry professionals per month. Additionally, our quarterly high-gloss print magazine, boasting 15,000 dedicated readers, sets the standard for in-depth coverage and insightful features.

Our broad-based readership includes CEOs, CFOs, VPs, managers, meeting planners, suppliers, facility personnel, account executives, show floor workers, and exhibitors—ensuring comprehensive coverage that resonates across all facets of the industry.


  • Premiere digital and print magazine serving over 1 million professionals orchestrating tradeshows and events annually.
  • Extensive network of advertisers spanning the entire tradeshow ecosystem.
  • Robust readership, with our digital platform reaching 45,000 visitors monthly, featuring the industry’s highest click rate, and our print magazine circulated to 15,000 readers.
  • Thirty years of unwavering commitment to being “True to the Trade.”
  • Daily news updates and feature articles keeping the industry informed.
  • Expert reporters contributing with over 100 years of combined experience in the tradeshow industry.
  • Comprehensive editorial coverage and event calendar.
  • Privately owned with customizable advertising packages to suit every client and budget.


  • Digital: Explore breaking news and industry insights at com.
  • Print: Immerse yourself in our high-gloss quarterly print magazine, Exhibit City News.
  • Print Inserts: Elevate your brand with impactful print inserts.
  • Advertorials: Engage your audience with compelling advertorials.
  • Tradeshow Job Board.com: Connect with top talent in the industry.
  • Awards: Participate in prestigious awards like ACE and 40 Under 40.
  • Branded City Event Sponsorships: Showcase your brand through exclusive sponsorships.
  • Trend Workshops: Stay ahead with our insightful trend workshops.


“true to the trade” signifies our unwavering dedication to delivering reliable information, inspiring growth, and shining a spotlight on the remarkable contributions and achievements of event professionals in this vibrant industry.


Born from the convention floors of Chicago, founder Donald Svehla recognized the industry’s need for a dedicated news source in 1993. With the support of industry friends, Svehla translated his tradeshow experience into the inaugural Exhibit City News, launched in June 1994 as a modest eight-page newsletter for Chicago’s tradeshow community. Over the past 30 years, ECN has transformed into an indispensable resource for industry news and information, celebrating the dynamic evolution of the tradeshow and event landscape.


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