Diversified Communications UK has announced the acquisition of Digital Construction Week – the trade show dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation.
Digital Construction Week (DCW) has grown rapidly since its launch event in 2015 and its latest edition welcomed over 6,500 visitors, 200 exhibitors and around 250 speakers presenting across six stages.
The event complements Diversified’s industry leading, international event portfolio, which 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.
Diversified UK’s MD Carsten Holm commented: “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, added: “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.”