Reed Exhibitions Announces Acquisition of India BIG7

Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX, has announced the acquisition of India BIG7. Launched in 1993, the annual, Mumbai-based event is India’s largest trade event for Gifts, Stationery, Writing Instruments, Office Supplies, Gadgets, Houseware, Kitchenware and Home Décor.

With this acquisition, Reed Exhibitions welcomes BIG7 into its portfolio of more than 500 events across 30 countries. As a global leader in the business of face-to-face events, Reed Exhibitions will bring its expertise, global reach and resources to the benefit of BIG7 brand, its customers and the event team.

Gregory Zaraisky, CEO, Reed Exhibitions, India, states; “Having known Jivesh Sachdev and his flagship event India BIG7 for more than two years, we have been very impressed by the team’s continuous drive to innovate, keep the event on-trend while focusing on the customers’ needs today and in the future. By joining forces, we can increase customer value and help accelerate the transformation of the industries which urgently need investment, innovation and new technologies.”

Jivesh Sachdev, Managing Director, Introduction Trade Shows, said: “I firmly believe India BIG7 will attain phenomenal growth & enrich its global presence with the world-class management & operational excellence of Reed Exhibitions. The organisation’s experience in delivering customer value and investment in technology will benefit our customers and BIG7’s future development tremendously.”

Gregory Zaraisky said, “We are delighted to have successfully completed this acquisition and look forward to welcoming the BIG7 event team to Reed Exhibitions, India.”

BIG7 joins a growing portfolio of Reed Exhibitions gift shows in Germany, Japan, Australia and China. The next edition of India BIG7, held in the Bombay Exhibition Centre, will take place 21 – 24 August 2019.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events organiser, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, Reed Exhibitions brought together more than 7m event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed Exhibitions’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £33.3bn, €38.8bn, $44.1bn.

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