Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX, has announced the acquisition of India BIG7. Launched in 1993, the annual, Mumbai-based event is India’s largest trade event for gifts, stationery, writing instruments, office supplies, gadgets, houseware and home décor.
Gregory Zaraisky, CEO, Reed Exhibitions, India, said: “Having known Jivesh Sachdev and his flagship event India BIG7 for more than two years, we have been very impressed by the team’s continuous drive to innovate, keep the event on-trend while focusing on the customers’ needs. By joining forces, we can increase customer value and help accelerate the transformation of the industries which urgently need investment, innovation and new technologies.”
Sachdev, Managing Director, Introduction Trade Shows, said: “I firmly believe India BIG7 will attain phenomenal growth and enrich its global presence with the world-class management and operational excellence of Reed Exhibitions. The organisation’s experience in delivering customer value and investment in technology will benefit our customers and BIG7’s future development tremendously.”
BIG7 joins a growing portfolio of Reed Exhibitions gift shows in Germany, Japan, Australia and China. The next edition of India BIG7, held in the Bombay Exhibition Centre, will take place 21–24 August 2019.
Reed Exhibitions organises more than 500 events in 30 countries and serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.