by Michael C. Lowe | December 08, 2010

National Trade Productions has canceled TS2 2011, its annual event for exhibit and event professionals, but plans to bring the event back in 2012. According to Successful Meetings, M&C's sister publication, TS2 initiated a review of the trade show in July and subsequently decided that the event needed to be retooled in order to better align with the changing needs of attendees and exhibitors. Postponing next year's event until 2012, organizers say, will allow the show to "focus on new strategies that will bring meaningful interaction" between suppliers and buyers. The Trade Show Exhibitors Association, which has held its annual meeting in tandem with TS2 since 2004, will continue to offer its educational conferences and hosted-buyer programs; specific dates will be announced in January.