A Permanent Address for Success.

Marketplace Events was formed in July 2008 and formerly operated as London-based DMG World Media’s North American home show division.

From multiple offices, the 180-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running home shows in the U.S. and Canada including Cleveland, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal.

In addition to our core of home shows, our management team’s success and deep experience in launching new and innovative show concepts across different market segments—food, medical, power sports, advertising, holiday, craft and hobby and more—is unmatched.

Marketplace Events is the industry innovator. Fall shows, online ticketing, VIP premiums, video analysis, a national spokesperson, on‐site renewals, direct response marketing, guaranteeing attendee satisfaction—even something as basic as payment by credit card—all of these were introduced to the consumer show industry by our management team. We’re pretty proud of that, but we’re not sitting on our laurels. We’re conceptualizing the next revolution of consumer show operations.

Our business has developed a leveragable infrastructure across North America that includes a highly capable management team, an integrated marketing capability, and state‐of‐the‐art operating systems. This infrastructure results in superior customer service and shows. Period.

During the worst economy—and housing market—since the Great Depression, our marketing team increased paid attendance and our show teams increased exhibit space sales. When the going got tough, the tough got going. It paid off (and continues to) for our exhibitors, sponsors and visitors.

Our culture is to produce the market-leading event… or not to produce the event at all. This is the Marketplace Events DNA.

Our Mission...

To create uniquely vibrant marketplaces that connect qualified enthusiasts with trusted companies.

Marketplace Events Core Values:

  1. We love what we do. We lead by example while striving to make a difference. We go the extra mile and have fun doing it.
  2. We are committed to our exhibitors and attendees, but also, to each other. We trust one another and trust our metrics.
  3. We aspire to deliver what we promise and hold ourselves accountable for our actions, individually and as a team.
  4. We share and communicate as much information as possible as soon as possible.
  5. We are supportive and work collaboratively in an environment where teamwork is valued. We build career opportunities by promoting from within whenever possible.
  6. We respect our colleagues at all times, especially when we disagree.
  7. We provide work environments that support our people’s collective and individual well-being.
Core Values

Marketing + Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact a Show Team

Sponsor a Show

Print our show calendar

Bizzabo Shares Marketing Insights on Events

Sep 23, 2019

Last year Bizzabo emailed over 400 mid- to senior-level marketers asking for their thoughts on the events industry. See the results.

Full story



Write Us:

31105 Bainbridge Road

Suite 3

Solon, Ohio 44139