Leading events and meetings industry trade publisher Mash Media Group, the new owners of the Event Production Show, will team up with organiser Expo Management for both the 2013 and 2014 editions.
Expo Management’s events team has been providing outsourced support to exhibition organisers for many years, most notably for more than 10 years on the Scotland and London Bike shows with Bauer (formerly Emap).
The partnership sees Luke Galliana, previously sales manager for the show when it was owned by Ocean Media, back on-board and driving the sales effort. Galliana moved to Expo Management in February after Ocean Media expressed its intention to sell the show.
Mash Media managing director Julian Agostini was looking forward to working with Expo Management’s managing director Mark Griffin.
“Mark and I have known each other for many years; share a similar philosophy and have a great deal of respect for each other’s businesses,” said Agostini.
“The opportunity to collaborate on the Event Production Show is an exciting development and gives our exhibitors and visitors the confidence that we are completely committed to taking this event forward.”
The Event Production Show will be held at Olympia on 5 and 6 February 2013.
Last year’s edition attracted more than 200 leading suppliers of innovative event products and services as well as 4,000 of the industry’s key organisers to meet new suppliers, network with colleagues, discover new technologies and gather information at the workshops and seminars.
“We are delighted to be working with the team from Mash on the delivery of the Event Production Show,” said Griffin. “I believe this partnership approach will become the way forward for many organisers and publishers as they seek to maximise resources and build their brands at key times of the year.
“Julian and his team have identified a number of exciting opportunities to develop this as a key show for the industry.
“I’m sure the combination of Mash’s infectious enthusiasm and wide product portfolio coupled with our long history in event management will be a recipe for success and create an event over the coming years that the event industry can be justifiably be proud of.”
Pictured: Expo management’s Luke Galliana (left) with Mash Media MD Julian Agostini.
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