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Trade Shows: To Sell or Not Sell

June 22, 2018
By William Ehart

DHI’s trade show never fully recovered from the recession. The National Grocers Association show was going strong. The Clean Show, partly owned by TRSA, was losing its management company.

DHI (formerly the Door and Hardware Institute) sold its show outright. NGA sold a majority interest. TRSA (formerly the Textile Rental Services Association) and the four other associations that own The Clean Show are in advanced negotiations to sell.