AC Business Media has acquired conNextions trade show from the Door & Hardware Institute. ConNextions is the leading trade show servicing the door, hardware, safety and security sectors in the non-residential construction industry. Exhibitors are manufacturers of doors, frames, hardware, electronic access control, software systems and equipment. ConNextions recently held its 40th annual event in Phoenix and it will be held in Baltimore in 2018. AC Business Media, with its existing strong brands and relationships in the construction market, will certainly be in a position to grow the show significantly by all measurements.
D2 Emerge, LLC has acquired SD Times from BZ Media. SD Times is the market leading trade publication in the software development industry available in print and digital. They also offer webinars, lead-generation programs using vendor white papers, banner advertising and direct e-mail list rental opportunities. SD Times has circulation of 75,000 and more than 170,000 total subscribers.
Emerald Expositions has acquired SIA Snow Show from SnowSports Industries America. The SIA Snow Showis the market leading trade show in the winter sports industry owned by the premiere industry association. The event is held annually at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The most recent event hosted 430 exhibitors, 2,400 booths, 240,000 net square feet of exhibit space and 15,000 attendees. In combination with Emerald’s Outdoor Retailer franchise, this event will grow significantly and further support the outdoor sports industry.
Emerald Expositions has acquired InterDrone from BZ Media. InterDrone is the market leading trade show in the commercial drone industry. This annual trade show is held annually at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 2017 edition is expected to host over 30,000 net square feet of exhibit space with 120+ highly respected educational sessions attracting 4,000 professional attendees. InterDrone has grown significantly since its inception just 2 ½ years ago, making it the largest commercial drone related event in the United States.
HMP Communicationshas acquired EMS World Expo, EMS World Magazine and EMSworld.com from SouthComm Business Media. EMS World Expo hosts over 80,000 net square feet of exhibit space with highly respected educational sessions that attracts over 5,000 professional attendees. EMS World Magazine has the majority market share and the clear leader in the industry with 50,000 readers.
Marketplace Eventshas acquired 6 consumer shows from Southern Shows including: Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, Southern Ideal Home Show (Charlotte), Southern Ideal Home Show (Greensboro), Southern Ideal Home Show (Spring – Raleigh), Southern Ideal Home Show (Fall – Raleigh) and Southern Christmas Show. These events host between 500 – 600 exhibits each. The Home & Garden show attracts 25,000 attendees and the Home Shows approximately 7,000 attendees. The Southern Christmas Show is the largest of its kind in the United States with 110,000 attendees over 12 days.
Emerald Expositions has acquired RFID Journal LIVE! and related regional trade shows from RFID Journal. RFID Journal LIVE! is the world’s largest and most important event focused on radio frequency identification (RFID) and related technologies, bringing together buyers, sellers, researchers, academics, consultants and others interested in using RFID technologies to identify, track and manage assets and inventories. The main annual event attracts 3,000 professional attendees and hosts over 300 exhibits.
Emerald Expositions has acquired the National Pavement Expo from AC Business Media. National Pavement Expo is the leading industry event for contractors in the asphalt, concrete paving, sealcoating, striping, sweeping crack sealing, pavement repair and snow removal industries. The event hosts over 500 exhibits each year with over 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space and attracts 3,600 professional attendees.
Emerald Expositions has acquired the Digital Dealer Conference & Expos and Dealer Magazine from Dealer Communications. These are the industry leading events for car dealerships and OEMs that are held twice per year. The events host about 500 exhibits each year with over 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Dealer Magazine is the #1 read and referenced magazine for franchised automotive dealership owners and General Managers from a small single point store to the largest multi-dealership groups and public companies.
Show Pros International has sold its Home Decorating & Remodeling Show held annually in Nashville to Chandler Venture Group. This is the largest home show in Tennessee with over 500 exhibits. Chandler Venture Group will apply its expertise from producing other home and pet shows that it owns, to grow the business that will surely result in being one of the largest home shows in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Townsquare Media has sold 11 events to American Consumer Shows in the Home and Women’s markets including: Fairfield County Home Show, Garden State Home Show, Ocean County Home Show, Atlantic City Home & Garden Show, South Jersey Home Show, Jersey Shore Home Show, New Jersey Flower & Garden Show, Connecticut Women’s Expo, Southern Connecticut Women’s Expo, Fairfield County Women’s Show and New Jersey Women’s Expo.
Vendome Group has acquired the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit from Operation UNITE. This annual event is the most important platform for mitigating the serious national epidemic in the prescription drug and heroin addiction industry. This event will compliment other existing conferences and trade publications owned by Vendome and they will surely be able to leverage the group with great success going forward.
Emerald Expositions has acquired the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo from Fastener Industry Shows, LLP. This is the largest trade show in the world for the fastener industry. The event is now in its 35th year held annually at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. It hosts over 630 exhibiting companies with 83,000 net square feet of exhibit space.
F+W Media has sold its HOW Design Live and HOW Interactive Design Trade Shows and Conferences to Emerald Expositions. These are the largest market leading events in the graphic design industry.
Scranton Gillette Communications has sold its Agriculture Group including: Lawn & Garden Retailer Magazine, Greenhouse Product News, Big Grower Executive Summit and Plant Health Management Conference to Great American Media Services.
Hamptons Expo Group has sold its 4 fine art fairs including: Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, ArtHamptons, ArtAspen and Houston Fine Art Fair to Clarion Events.
Bridal Fashion Debut has sold its 2 Bridal Expos (the largest bridal expos in the United States) to Townsquare Media.
Connecticut Expos sold the Fairfield County Home & Outdoor Living Expo, Fairfield County Women’s Expo, Connectict Women’s Expo and Southern Connecticut Women’s Expo to Townsquare Media.
Stagnito Business Information has acquired the Pharmacy, Convenience Store, Grocery Store, Petroleum, Foodservice, Coffee / Tea & Car Wash Groups from Fulcrum Media including 5 Trade Shows, 5 Publications, and related Websites.
Cygnus Business Media sold their Aviation, CPA, Automatic Merchandiser, Printing, Landscape & Facilities Groups to SouthComm including 10 Trade Shows, 10 Publications and 5 Websites.
Cygnus Business Media sold their EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, Security, Vehicle Repair & Mass Transit Groups to SouthComm including 11 Publications, 7 Trade Shows and 7 Websites.
Cygnus Business Media sold their Residential Construction Group including 4 Publications, Seminars and related Website Portal to Sola Group.
Cygnus Business Media sold their Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Media including 9 Publications, 1 trade show and related Website Portals.
TheTrainingCo, LLC sold Techno Security & Forensics Investigations Conference and Mobile Forensics World to COMEXPOSIUM.
Cygnus Business Media sold their Agriculture Group business to the American Farm Bureau Federation including 5 trade shows and 2 publications.
Green Festivals sold their 5 events to Messe Stuttgart in the green and sustainable living industry.
Show Initiative has sold its App Developers Conference to United Business Media (UBM).
Hotrod & Perfomance sold their Hotrod & Restoration Magazine and Trade Show to Bobit Business Media.
Target Communications sold their four consumer Deer & Turkey Expos to Bonnier Corporation.
E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. sold their Border Security Expo to Eagle Eye Expostions.
Shared Insights sold their 10 technology conferences, 5 managed communities and numerous related online products to Institute for International Research,a division of Informa plc.
dmg world media sold its Scottsdale Spring Home & Garden Show and Phoenix Home Improvement & Garden Show to Show Technology Productions.
dmg world media sold its Tulsa House Beautiful Show to Dolan Media Company.
dmg world media sold its Dayton Home & Garden Show to HSI Show Productions.
York Communications, JGK Ventures & MediaEdge Communications Westsold its 50 Trade Shows & Conferences to Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
dmg world media sold its Minneapolis Fall Home & Garden Show to Greenspring Media Group.
Apple Rock sold its 4 Recreational Vehicle (RV) Consumer Shows to AGI Events.
dmg world media sold its San Antonio Home & Garden Show to Show Technology Productions.
Austin Game Conference sold its 8 Video Game Trade Shows to CMP Media.
AmComm Holdings sold its SpeechTEK events and Speech Technology Magazine to Information Today.
Kelly Simon Productions sold its three Law Enforcement events in New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to E.J. Krause & Associates.
Plus Events Corporation sold 6 consumer shows in the Home & Sportsmen’s Industries to Affinity Group, Inc.
Royal Productions Inc. sold its 12 consumer shows in the Boat, Recreational Vehicles & Home industries to Affinity Group, Inc.
Petersen Events Corporation sold Off Road Expo to Advanstar Communications.
DCI / Shared Insights has sold its Help Desk & Government Customer Support Conferences to High Tech High Touch Solutions.
Flordia State Home Shows sold 3 consumer shows in the Home & Garden Industry to dmg world media.
Seascape Productions sold San Diego Interior Design & Landscape Expo to dmg world media. San Diego Interior Design & Landscape Expo is an annual consumer event that sells 120,000 square feet of exhibit space at the San Diego Convention Center.
Mindshare Ventures sold ShowBiz Expo to JD Events. ShowBiz is a trade show and conference in the film production and staging industry. This is the second time that Corporate Solutions sold this event, the first time was in December of 2000 – see listing below.
Proximus B2B, LLC acquired Retail Systems Conference & Expo from Retail Systems Alert Group. Retail Systems is the leading trade show in the retail IT industry. Corporate Solutions represented Proximus B2B, LLC as the buyer in this transaction. Retail Systems is a large annual event with over 300 exhibiting companies held at McCormick Place in Chicago. The transaction also includes related events in Asia and Europe.
HomeResourceGuide.com has sold its Connecticut Home Design Expo to Connecticut Expos.
Contact Exposition Management sold to Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo toMesse Frankfurt.
EGI Exhibitions, Inc. sold its two events Restoration & Renovation Expo and Conference to Restore Media, LLC. The events serve the commercial and residential markets for building restoration, remodeling, renovation and preservation.
Reed Exhibition Companies, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. sold its trade show and conference ShowBiz Expo to Phillips Business Information, Inc.ShowBiz Expo serves the film production and entertainment industry.
Reed Exhibition Companies, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. sold its trade show and conference Chicago Buildings & Real Estate Show to E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
Reed Exhibition Companies, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. sold its trade show Northeast Foodservice & Lodging Exposition & Conference to Diversified Business Communications, Inc.
pulver.com, Inc. sold its 6 Voice-on-the-Net (VON) events and 2 Session Initiation Protocol Summit (SIP) events to Key3Media Events, Inc. for $75 million. The VON events target the networking and Internet Protocol communications industry which focus on the convergence of the telecommunications and Internet industries. The SIP events focus on the signaling protocol for Internet conferencing, telephony, presence, and instant messaging. Specifically, the events are: Voice on the Net (VON) Spring, Voice on the Net (VON) Fall, Voice on the Net (VON) Europe, Voice on the Net (VON) Asia, VON Developers Conference Summer, VON Developers Conference Winter, SIP Summit Spring, and SIP Summit Fall.
Leisure and Entertainment Trade Show Joint Venture acquired Fun Expofrom Reed Exhibition Companies, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. Fun Expo is a trade show and conference in the amusement industry.
Comtek Expositions, Inc. sold its 10 Russian based trade shows to ITE Group, PLC. The shows included in the sale were Internetcom, COMTEK, Tele Radio Broadcast, World Food, World Food Technology, Catering & Restaurant, MODA Spring, MODA Fall, Consumer Electronics Moscow, Photo World Moscow. Based on the performance of the shows, the total purchase price will be approximately $20 million.
Center for Professional Education (CPCE) has sold its 30 technology training seminars to Productivity Point International.
Comtek Expositions, Inc. sold SpeechTEK to AmComm Expos. SpeechTEK is a trade show and conference in the speech technology industry.
CI Publishing, Inc. sold Speech Technology Magazine to AmComm Publishing Speech Technology Magazine is a trade publication serving the speech technology industry.
Full Circle Media Corporation has sold its portfolio of 35 trade shows and 4 trade publications to Ullo International.