Easyfairs has strengthened its construction, installation and property portfolio with the acquisition of Building Holland from Dutch organiser Duurzaam Gebouwd.
Easyfairs currently organises several events in the Netherlands in these industries with the brands Bouw Compleet, Schilder, Glas en Afbouw Vakdagen, Klimaatvak, Installatie Vakbeurs and Elektro Vakbeurs.
Easyfairs Netherlands CEO Jeroen van Hooff commented: “The building, installation and property sector is strategically important for Easyfairs. It’s a sector that’s had to endure a lot during the recession, but it’s precisely for this reason that we have to catch up so much in the area of construction and renovation. If you consider the current government policy of investing so much in green energy and sustainability, the future looks extremely positive.
“Building Holland allows us to serve the full scope of the construction and property community.”
Building Holland founders Richard Klein and Wietse Walinga will remain involved with the event; Klein as event director and Walinga at Duurzaam Gebouwd, which has entered into a long-term partnership with the event.
Klein said: “Easyfairs and Building Holland both endeavour to put the community at the centre of things and to meet the needs of both exhibitors and visitors. Easyfairs is one of the market leaders in the Netherlands and has an outstanding reputation. We’re looking forward to combining the two companies’ forces.”