Diversified Communications UK is delighted to announce the acquisition of Digital Construction Week – the UK’s leading trade show dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation.
Digital Construction Week (DCW), which has grown rapidly since its launch event in 2015, has become known for its comprehensive, high-quality seminar and conference programme and for the seniority of delegates who annually attend. The latest edition, held at ExCeL London on 17-18 October, was its most successful to date, with over 6,500 visitors, 200 exhibitors, around 250 speakers presenting across six stages, and dedicated thought leadership conference stream.
The event complements Diversified’s industry leading, international event portfolio, which already includes: GEO Business in London; Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Amsterdam; DesignBUILD in Sydney; AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference and SPAR 3D in Anaheim, California; International LiDAR Mapping Forum in Denver, Colorado; and Commercial UAV Expo Americas in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Commenting on the news, Diversified UK’s MD Carsten Holm says: “It’s great to be welcoming Digital Construction Week, together with its co-founders Luke Collings and Oliver Hughes, to Diversified Communications. We have been watching the growing success of the event ever since Luke and Ollie launched it not so very long ago, and feel that their personal approach, customer focus, long-term vision and attention to detail is very similar to our own way of doing things. It’s also a great fit for our other successful events in this space, with real synergies across the shows, which will result in tangible benefits for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors across all events.
“With the same team in place and a shared vision, and with the added resources of Diversified, I know the industry will continue enjoying working with Luke and Oliver as much as they have in the past. It already feels like a perfect fit for our business and is an important development for Diversified’s UK division.”
Oliver Hughes and Luke Collings, co-founders of DCW, agree: “We are so proud of what we have achieved over the last few years. We saw a very clear niche for the event, and the sector has really embraced our vision, investment and focus. We’re incredibly grateful for the support we have received from so many people who shared our vision and wanted to see the event succeed.
“More than anything we’re excited to continue growing DCW and playing our part in helping shape and transform one of the most important industries in the world.
“We’re delighted to have found a company in Diversified who not only share our culture, work ethos and ways of doing things but that can provide the support, structure and stability we need to continue to grow DCW in the years to come. Being part of Diversified Communications will give us scale and support, which we need to continue to grow the DCW, and to fulfil the real potential for the event, its exhibitors and of course, visitors.
“The reputation which the Diversified team have as an entrepreneurial, innovating company in the sector, and their passion for branding, marketing and above all customer experience, is well known. This will be a really exciting journey and is great news for our market.”
Including recent acquisitions and a series of new launches, Diversified UK continues to strengthen its position as one of the most successful tradeshow organisers in the UK. The award-winning UK division of Diversified Communications now employs over 110 staff and has more than doubled in size over the past three years.
The next Digital Construction Week takes place at ExCeL London on 16-17 October 2019 (www.digitalconstructionweek.com).
The next GEO Business takes place at the Business Design Centre in London on 21-22 May 2019 (www.geobusinessshow.com).
Diversified Communications UK (Diversified UK) is a fast-growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, Nailsworth and London. Diversified UK’s portfolio includes GEO Business; Ocean Business; MARELEC; Natural & Organic Products Europe; Nordic Organic Food Fair & Natural Products Scandinavia in Malmö, Sweden; Organic Food Iberia in Madrid, Spain (new for 2019); Natural and Organic Awards; Natural Products News; NaturalProductsGlobal.com; Casual Dining; Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards; lunch!; Commercial Kitchen; Accountex; Accountex Summit North; Accounting Insight News; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; SITS Insight; Euro Bus Expo; Coach & Bus UK; routeone magazine; routeone Awards; British Tourism & Travel Show; British Coach Tourism Awards; CDC News; miniplus; CDC Tourism Yearbook; and London Design Fair. For more information, visit: www.divcom.co.uk.
Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com.