After months of speculation as to its fate, Tradeshow Week magazine closed its doors April 16. Tradeshow Week was one of about 25 publications shuttered by parent company Reed Business Information-US (RBI-US).
According to the Tradeshow Week Web site, “No additional print issues will be published, and this Web site will close on April 30, 2010.”
Tradeshow Week was a leading news-focused publication serving the exhibition industry worldwide for 40 years. Published weekly, Tradeshow Week had 2,000 paid subscribers and claimed an overall audience of 8,000. Besides the weekly four-color magazine, Tradeshow Week also published a variety of directories and research publications, including Tradeshow Week 200 Annual Directory, Major Exhibit Hall Annual Directory, Tradeshow Week Annual Directory, Tradeshow Week Research, Tradeshow Week Fastest 50 and Tradeshow Week Conferences.
The fate of its staff is unknown as representatives of Reed Business Information failed to respond to our request for information by press time. Phones at Tradeshow Week are no longer connected.
Reed Business Information-US is a unit of Reed Business, the business division of Reed Elsevier. Last July, Reed Elsevier announced that the publisher’s controlled circulation magazines and certain other print titles were to be divested if not sold. Several RBI-US publications did sell, but Tradeshow Week was not among them.
The company’s other publications ceasing publication include Building Design+Construction, Chain Leader, Construction Bulletin, Construction Equipment, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Control Engineering, Converting, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, Graphic Arts Blue Book, Graphic Arts Monthly, HOTELS, Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Purchasing, Restaurants & Institutions, Semiconductor International, Spec Check, Supply Chain and Management Review.
Reed Business Information is a leading business-to-business publisher and produces market-leading print publications, Web sites, newsletters, directories, data services and lead generation services.