Informa – exhibition & conference specialist – is getting bigger & better

Informa’s parent company, Informa plc, just acquired Hanley Wood Exhibitions, the premier producer of residential, commercial design and construction industry events in the U.S. With a portfolio of 17 major shows serving these markets, Hanley Wood manages such high-profile events as World of Concrete, Greenbuild Conference & Expo, the Surfaces and Tile Expo shows, International Roofing Exposition, Construct, the Remodelling Show, DeckExpo, International Pool Spa and Patio Expo, JLC Live and the American Institute of Architects’ annual Conference and Expo.

The acquisition of this high-quality exposition and conference portfolio will offer some unparalleled new opportunities for the tens of thousands of exhibitors, architects, builders, contractors, engineers and specifiers who attend Informa’s Canadian events serving this industry sector – including The Building Show in Toronto; the Buildex shows in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton; the Contech shows in Montreal, Quebec City and across the Province of Quebec; and Rooftech.

By integrating Canada’s largest producer of expositions, networking and educational events for the built environment – from design, construction and renovation to real-estate investment, development and management – with the Hanley Wood events, geo-cloning opportunities and synergies will emerge for the benefit of suppliers and organizations across North America.

Informa anticipates leveraging its new American partners to enhance all of its shows and conferences across Canada – including Buildex, The Building Show in 2015 and beyond including Construct Canada, PM Expo, IIDEXCanada, Concrete Canada, Homebuilder & Renovator Expo, Construct International, and The Real Estate Forums.

As a reminder, Informa’s Toronto office is working on the final details of next week’s events including The Buildings Show and the related real-estate conferences on Dec. 2-5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Thousands of attendees and exhibitors from across Canada and around the world will have a unique and unparalleled opportunity for education, networking, and leading-edge programming.

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