United News and Media acquires Miller Freeman Publications, a producer of tradeshows, trade books and business magazines
Miller Freeman Publication merges with Gralla Publications (owner of Outdoor Retailer) to create Miller Freeman, Inc.
Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen (“VNU”) acquires Bill Communications, which includes the Military and Hospitality Design tradeshows
Miller Freeman, Inc. acquires the Interbike tradeshow business and related publication
Miller Freeman, Inc. acquires (ASD/AMD) tradeshows owned by Walter Fletcher Inc.
VNU acquires Medtrade and Shore Varrone, which includes GlobalShop as well as Display and Design magazine
VNU acquires Miller Freeman’s U.S. portfolio, including Sports, Apparel, General Merchandise, Jewelry, and Kitchen and Bath Business
VNU is acquired by a consortium of private equity firms and rebranded The Nielsen Company
Nielsen Expositions acquires the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) tradeshow and related publication and digital products
Nielsen Expositions acquires the Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show
Onex Corporation (“Onex”) acquires Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V. to create Emerald Expositions
Emerald Expositions acquires GLM, a company with 15 leading expositions, from Providence Equity Partners, making it the largest trade show operator in the U.S.
Emerald Expositions completes 4 acquisitions: Healthcare Design Conference (HCD), Pizza Expo, HOW Design Live and Fastener Expo.