SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – October 18, 2016 – Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald”), a leading business-to-business trade show and conference producer, today announced its acquisition of the National Pavement Expo (“NPE”) from AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
NPE is the largest trade show specifically designed for paving and pavement maintenance professionals, bringing vendors and suppliers together with contractors who make their living from asphalt and concrete paving, infrared pavement repair, sealcoating, striping, sweeping, crack repair, pavement repair and snow removal. The next NPE event will be held in Nashville, TN from February 1-4, 2017, providing four days of seminars and workshops, plus a new Leadership Boot Camp on January 31, in addition to access to more than 150 exhibitors profiling products and services on the expo floor.
AC Business Media has retained Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine, which will continue to be the official publishing partner of NPE and whose team will work closely with the Emerald team on marketing of the event and the development of conference content. This long-term strategic relationship will enable both organizations to focus their respective resources and expertise on their core competencies and apply best practices across each product line.
“NPE has a long and storied history in its over 30 years and we are glad that it will be in the capable hands of one of the top trade show operators in the world, providing many benefits to our loyal attendees and exhibitors,” said Carl Wistreich and Anil Narang, co-owners of AC Business Media.
Emerald has renamed its “Design” end market to “Design & Construction”, and Joe Randall, EVP, Emerald Expositions, will continue to oversee the portfolio of trade shows and conferences across this end market. “NPE has grown strongly under AC Business Media’s entrepreneurial management,” noted Randall. “We’re excited to add the event to our portfolio and will seek to enhance the NPE experience for both attendees and exhibitors by applying our deep event experience, scale benefits and industry-leading best practices.”
The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.