Emerald Expositions

Timeline

1985

United News and Media acquires Miller Freeman Publications, a producer of tradeshows, trade books and business magazines

1991

Miller Freeman Publication merges with Gralla Publications (owner of Outdoor Retailer) to create Miller Freeman, Inc.

1994

Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen (“VNU”) acquires Bill Communications, which includes the Military and Hospitality Design tradeshows

1995

Miller Freeman, Inc. Acquires the Interbike trade show business and related publication Miller Freeman, Inc. acquires (ASD/AMD) trade shows owned by Walter Fletcher Inc.

1998

VNU acquires Medtrade and Shore Varrone, which includes GlobalShop as well as Display and Design magazine

2000

VNU acquires Miller Freeman’s U.S. portfolio, including Sports, Apparel, General Merchandise, Jewelry, and Kitchen and Bath industry show

2006

VNU is acquired by a consortium of private equity firms and rebranded The Nielsen Company

2010

Nielsen Expositions acquires the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) trade show and related publication and digital products

2012

Nielsen Expositions acquires the Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show

2013

Onex Corporation (“Onex”) acquires Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V. to create Emerald Expositions

2014

Emerald Expositions acquires GLM; including NY NOW, Surf Expo, IRCE, and ICFF

2015-2016

Emerald Expositions completes 4 acquisitions: Healthcare Design Conference (HCD), Pizza Expo, HOW Design Live and Fastener Expo.