Reed Exhibitions, is the world’s leading events organiser, with a growing portfolio of more than 440 events in 36 countries and with a staff of over 2,500 exhibition specialists.
Our events serve 44 key industry sectors, and in 2009 we brought together over 6 million active event participants worldwide.
We have over 50 years unrivalled experience in developing, marketing, selling and organising exhibitions and events. We excel in creating brand leading, highly targeted events where people from around the world can come together to do business, network and learn.
History of Reed Exhibitions
The origins of Reed Exhibitions can be traced back to 1966 when IPC purchased a stake in US Cahners Publishing and its exhibition portfolio. IPC was acquired by Reed International in 1970 and over the next 15 years, Reed and Cahners continued to grow their exhibition business in the US, Asia and Europe through acquisition and merger, becoming Reed Exhibition Companies in 1986.
With the purchase of Miller Freeman Europe in 2000, Reed Exhibitions became the world’s largest exhibition organiser. In the decade since, there has been a strategic shift in emphasis towards the growth markets of China, Latin America, Russia and the Middle East, fuelled by joint venture partnerships and the leveraging of market-leading Reed brands.
Reed’s first major presence in China (Reed Huayin) was established in 2003, followed by Reed Sinopharm in 2005 and Reed Huabo in 2007. In 2007 Reed also acquired Alcantara Machado in Brazil, making it the Number 1 organiser in Latin America.
RX is seeking to increase the proportion of the portfolio in Asia and emerging markets from 24% to 35%.
Reed Exhibitions Today
With a unique network of offices and international sales promoters in 93 countries, our market reach is extensive: in 2009 over six million participants attended our events.
We have a growing portfolio of more than 440 events in 36 countries, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings, ranging across 44 industry sectors – from aerospace and aviation to beauty and cosmetics to sports and recreation.
Our vision is to deliver contacts, content and communities with the power to transform your business.
We are the world’s premier exhibition organiser, with a network of 35 offices worldwide, and a rapidly growing portfolio of events and partners in the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and the Middle East. This global perspective enables us to share local knowledge and world-leading expertise and resources for the benefit of our customers worldwide.
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