Reed Exhibitions closes acquisition of Mack Brooks Exhibitions 12 March 2019

Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Mack Brooks Exhibitions – adding an outstanding line-up of industry leading brands to its global portfolio.

Mack Brooks Exhibitions was established in 1965 and features more than 30 business-to-business events in 14 countries, including Germany and the United Kingdom, serving nine industry sectors. Flagship brands include EuroBLECH (sheet metal working technology); inter airport (airport infrastructure and technology); Fastener Fair (fastener and fixing technology); Chemspec (fine and speciality chemicals); RAILTEX (rail infrastructure and technology); ICE Europe (paper, film and foil converting); CCE (manufacturing and converting corrugated and cartonboard); PSE Europe (plastics) and InPrint (print technology for industrial manufacturing). A broad programme of geo-cloning has successfully positioned many of these brands and related adjacencies outside Germany and the United Kingdom to include a presence today in countries including France, Italy, the United States, Mexico, China, Singapore, Thailand, India and Turkey.

The acquisition expands Reed Exhibitions‘ global portfolio delivering value for stakeholders, including customers and staff. Nicola Hamann will continue as managing director of Mack Brooks, and the company will continue to be based in St Albans, UK.

“Mack Brooks is an excellent fit with Reed Exhibitions’ existing portfolio and the combination of the two businesses will deliver value for all stakeholders, including customers and staff,” said Chet Burchett, CEO of Reed Exhibitions.

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events organiser, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. With 38 fully staffed offices, Reed Exhibitions 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.

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