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