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Trade Show Icon William T. Glasgow, Sr., Passes Away

Glasgow was an icon in the trade show industry for more than 65 years. He began his career at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago.

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William T. Glasgow, Sr. (BG), known by many in the trade show industry, passed away peacefully in his home on Oct. 23rd. “BG” was an icon in the trade show industry for more than 65 years. He began his career at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago, while attending Loyola University. In 1967, he became director of sales for Hilton Catering at McCormick Place and later returned to McCormick Place as director of sales and marketing for Greyhound Food Management. In 1975, he was hired as show manager by the Electronic Industries Association to manage their winter and summer Consumer Electronics Shows. He was later promoted to vice president, where he remained in that capacity until he started his own business – W. T. Glasgow, Inc.
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