Comexposium to acquire the group MFV which includes Leading Franchise Events in the US, Mexico, and the UK

Press Release: Comexposium Group today announces the entry into an agreement to acquire the group MFV which includes major Franchise trade shows and conferences in the United States (International Franchise Expo in New York, Franchise Expo West in Los Angeles, Franchise Expo South in Dallas); Franquicias Feria International, the leading annual event in Mexico and The Franchise Show in London. A portfolio of developmental events in Latin America and Europe also are part of the acquisition.

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MCH Group acquires MC2, a leading event marketing service provider in the U.S.

Press Release: MCH Group, a globally leading live marketing company with its head office in Basel (Switzerland) has acquired a 100% holding in MC2 (“MC-squared”), a recognized leader in the and event marketing industry in the U.S. This is by far the biggest acquisition in the 100-year history of MCH Group and a key strategic expansion. “The acquisition of MC2 marks a tremendous step forward in the implementation of our corporate strategy, which we have been pursuing since 2005”, explains René Kamm, CEO of MCH Group. “With MC2, we will be greatly boosting our international presence and activities, as well as expanding our range of services in the live marketing field.”

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Emerald Expositions Acquires InterDrone Conference & Exposition

Press Release: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – March 13, 2017 – Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald”), a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show and conference producer, today announced its acquisition of the International Drone Conference and Exposition (“InterDrone”), the largest commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) trade show and conference in North America, from BZ Media LLC.

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Clarion Events Asia Announce the Acquisition of RetailEX ASEAN

Press Release: SINGAPORE, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Network/ — Clarion Events Asia today announced that they have acquired RetailEX ASEAN, a fast growing trade exhibition serving retailers in the ASEAN region. Co-organising the event with IMPACT, the premium venue in Thailand, Clarion Events look to enhance its offering to the retail industry in Asia.

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Infopro Digital challenges EasyFairs market dominance with Beauteam acquisition

Infopro Digital has announced the acquisition of communications and events specialist Beauteam, a move which will boost the group’s presence in the B2B events market, challenging the likes of EasyFairs. Multi-media specialist and organiser of Luxe Pack Monaco, Shanghai and New York, Infopro Digital will expand its presence in the cosmetics events world with the Beauteam acquisition, with the smaller events company organising the successful MakeUp In events across Europe, New York, Seoul, Sao Paulo and Los Angeles.

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Haymarket Media Group forms joint venture with Comexposium

Press Release: Haymarket Media Group today announces a new joint venture with Comexposium, one of the world’s leading event organisers.

The new partnership with Comexposium includes Haymarket’s Cereals and Fruit Focus exhibitions, the UK’s leading technical events for the arable farming and fruit industries respectively

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Emerald Expositions Acquires ACRE

Press Release: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – Emerald Expositions, LLC, announced its acquisition of the American Craft Retailers Expo (“ACRE”) from IndieMe, Inc. Founded in 2006, ACRE consists of two shows that take place annually in Las Vegas, NV and Philadelphia, PA. The events connect wholesale American and Canadian makers of handmade products with national and international buyers from art and fine craft galleries, modern gift and home stores, independent retailers, guilds & arts institutions, e-retailers, national retail chains, museums and other influencers in the home, gift and lifestyle marketplace.

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Allworld deal isn’t quite all it seems

Allworld has plenty to recommend it. It’s focused on some of the most exciting markets in Asia, from Singapore and Malaysia to Thailand and Indonesia. But takeovers reliant on boosts to sales are much harder to pull off than those based on cost savings

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