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Marketplace Events Acquires Cincinnati Home & Garden Show

May 17, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio – May 18, 2017 – Marketplace Events, the largest producer of home and garden events in North America, announced today that it has acquired the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show from Hart Productions of Cincinnati, OH. Hart Productions will continue to operate six other annual events in the Greater Cincinnati market including shows in the holiday, boat, adventure sports, golf, baby, children and family industries.

Marketplace Events announces partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Jan 10, 2017
CLEVELAND, OH, (Jan. 10, 2017) -- Marketplace Events has announced its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, to assist in their mission to create a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live. Marketplace Events has committed to provide corporate financial support, product donations, contributions from attendees, advocacy and awareness building and on-site activation across 57 annual events in 25 markets.

Marketplace Events Acquires Five Home Shows and Country’s Largest Christmas Show from Southern Shows

Dec 21, 2016
CLEVELAND, Ohio – December 21, 2016 – It was announced today, by David J. Zimmerman, President of Southern Shows, Inc. and Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events, that Southern Shows has sold six of the 18 shows in its portfolio to Marketplace Events. All events in this transaction are located in North Carolina: two home shows in Raleigh, two in Charlotte and one in Greensboro along with the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte.

Marketplace Events acquires shows in Indianapolis, Richmond; Grows portfolio to 51 shows

Sep 27, 2016
CLEVELAND, Ohio – September 27, 2016 – Marketplace Events, North America's largest home show producer, announced today it has acquired two shows in Indianapolis, In. and three home shows in Richmond, Va., bringing its portfolio to 51 shows including 47 consumer home shows and four holiday shows.

Marketplace Events launches Marketing Services Division, Expands Holiday Events Adds industry veterans Frank J. Bird II, Jennifer Wallin to roster

Jul 25, 2016
CLEVELAND, Ohio – July 25 2016 – Marketplace Events, North America's largest home show producer, announced today it has hired Frank J. Bird II as president of a new marketing services division.

Marketplace Events adds seven shows to portfolio; Acquires Homexpo in Calgary and launches six others

Mar 31, 2016
CLEVELAND, Ohio – April 13, 2016 – Marketplace Events, North America's largest home show producer, announced today it has acquired the Calgary Homexpo from the nonprofit CHBA-UDI Calgary Region. The company also announced the launch of six new shows in the 2016-17 show season...

Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Marketplace Events

Jan 28, 2016
NEW YORK, January 28, 2016 – Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies at the lower end of the middle market, today announced the acquisition of Marketplace Events, the largest organizer of consumer home and garden shows in North America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

AIMExpo Acquired by Motorcycle Industry Council

Sep 09, 2015
IRVINE, Calif. --The Motorcycle Industry Council today announced it has acquired the Motorcycle Group business segment from Marketplace Events LLC. The acquisition includes the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), America's premier motorcycle and powersports show, and the only powersports event in North America that caters to trade, media and consumers all under one roof, timed to showcase the powersports industry's new model year product unveilings....

Marketplace Events Acquires Winnipeg Home Shows from Manitoba Home Builders’ Association

Sep 09, 2015
CLEVELAND, OHIO – September 9, 2015 – Marketplace Events, North America's largest home show producer, announced today it has purchased two consumer home shows held annually in Winnipeg, MB from the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association (MHBA), a non-profit trade association with more than 300 members....

Marketplace Events to Launch Additional Home Shows in Philadelphia and Des Moines

Mar 12, 2015
CLEVELAND, OHIO – March 10, 2015 – Marketplace Events, North America's largest home show producer, announced today that it has signed an initial three-year contract with the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA to produce the Philly Home + Garden Show at the suburban facility beginning in January 2016. ...

AIMExpo News: TSE Announces Fastest 50 Class of 2014

Feb 17, 2015
Oceanside, CA - A total of 91 dynamic trade shows earned a ranking on the just-released Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 list after growing by leaps and bounds last year. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Emerald Expositions produced the two exhibitions in 2014 that topped the list of the fastest-growing shows in the U.S., growing more than 50% from 2013 to 2014. ---...

Why One Consumer Show Organizer Profits From Technology

Jun 24, 2014
Marketplace Events became a standalone company in 2008, when its leadership bought out the consumer show division of DMG Shows. However, the company six years later bears little resemblance to that former entity....

Marketplace Events CEO Tom Baugh Named to 2014 Expo Elite Honoree

May 19, 2014
Celebrating the individuals who are pushing their companies, their associations and the industry forward by successfully integrating innovation into every phase of their operations. “The one thing they all have in common is the desire to look over the horizon, see what the next challenge is and work to accomplish it,” says Expo Executive Editor Michael Hart....

BILD acquires full ownership stake in Toronto Home Shows

May 01, 2014
GREATER TORONTO – May 1, 2014 – The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and Marketplace Events announced today that they have reached an agreement that would see BILD acquire 100 per cent ownership of the National Home Show, the Toronto Fall Home Show and the GTA Home Show....

Marketplace Events to Launch Three Additional Home Shows in Canada

Apr 08, 2014
Two events to be added in Ottawa, one in Edmonton CLEVELAND, OHIO — April 7, 2014 — Marketplace Events, North America's largest home show producer, has contracted with the E&Y Centre in Ottawa to produce two additional home shows there in 2015, 2016 and beyond. Additionally, the company will launch a fall home show at the Edmonton EXPO Centre, starting in 2015....

Introducing Expo’s Digital Stars

Mar 26, 2014
Expo’s Digital Excellence Awards, recognizing outstanding digital initiatives in the event and trade show industry. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 By Michael Hart...

Marketplace Events Acquires Edmonton Renovation Show

Mar 21, 2014
CLEVELAND, OHIO — March 21, 2014 — Marketplace Events, North America's largest home show producer, announced today it has purchased the Renovation Show in Edmonton, AB from Young Marketing Services Inc. The show is held annually in January at the Edmonton EXPO Centre at Northlands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This will be the company's second annual show operating in the Edmonton market. They also operate the Edmonton Home + Garden Show, which runs this month, March 20-23, in the same facility....

Marketplace Events Acquires Two Home Shows in Raleigh, N.C.

Mar 04, 2014
CLEVELAND -- March 4, 2014 -- Marketplace Events, North America's largest home show producer, announced today it has purchased two annual home shows in Raleigh, N.C. from American Consumer Shows (ACS). Both shows, one in the spring and the other in the fall, are held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

Expo Announces Digital Excellence Awards Finalists

Feb 05, 2014
Awards Luncheon To Celebrate Digital Innovators March 25 in Washington, D.C....


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