Easyfairs has announced it is acquiring Futurebuild Events, a London-based independent events company. The two organisers will collaborate to deliver a portfolio of events dedicated to the needs of the market, whilst retaining the Futurebuild Events management and staff.
Martin Hurn, managing director of Futurebuild Events said: “We’re very excited about this new chapter for Futurebuild. Our ongoing focus is to deliver a must-attend event that truly acts as a catalyst for change and brings together innovators and influencers to share the latest ideas and knowledge. Partnering with Easyfairs will enable us to continue to develop this inspirational event, staying true to our vision, while benefiting from ongoing investment and world-class event technology, systems and processes.”
Futurebuild takes place on the 3-5 March 2020 at ExCeL London, it aims to connect brands with over 27,000 attendees who shape and influence the industry. The event hopes to be a catalyst for change with a focus on innovation by combining a program of content with over 400 exhibitors.
Futurebuild will become a part of Easyfairs’ European portfolio of building & construction exhibitions, which currently spans Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark. This includes their flagship event, Building Holland, which takes place annually in the RAI Amsterdam and shares a similar mission statement to Futurebuild.
Matt Benyon, CEO of Easyfairs UK & Global, commented on the acquisition: “This is an exciting development for both parties. For Easyfairs it builds on our strong existing portfolio, establishing a presence in the UK and also internationally in this sector, and for Futurebuild it can only strengthen the great work the team has already done to build an event with and for the built environment community. Our mission as a company is to give communities a vision of their future and to deliver value for those communities, which is what Martin and his team have worked so hard to do over the last few years. It is impressive to see the commitment of this experienced team of event professionals who know the built environment and its many industries and are passionate about its communities! I look forward to working closely with Martin and this community to deliver the best possible event for the industry.”
Hurn also remarked: “There is a great cultural synergy between the two businesses. Easyfairs shares our values as an independent company that is committed to exceptional customer service and delivering a memorable and inspirational event experience, and we’re very much looking forward to working together.”
For more information, please visit www.futurebuild.co.uk