Urban Expositions acquires Portland Gift & Accessories Show, Cash & Carry shows
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, 1/3/2012 12:47:12 PM
ATLANTA — Urban Expositions, based here, has acquired the Portland Gift & Accessories Show, San Francisco Cash & Carry Show, Seattle Cash & Carry Show and Portland Cash & Carry Show from Western Exhibitors.
The acquisitions are part of Urban Expositions' continued western region growth strategy. Urban Expositions purchased the San Francisco International Gift Fair and Seattle Gift Show from DMG World Media in 2009 and launched the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show in 2007.
To ease the ownership transition, Kelly McLoughlin, long-time manager for all four shows under Western Exhibitors' management, now joins Urban Expositions in the same role.
"With their product and target customer profiles, we felt these shows offered a great opportunity not only to strengthen our presence in the region, but to tap into cross-marketing strategies to further build and grow all of the events we now manage out west," said Doug Miller, president, Urban Expositions. "We look forward to building upon the quality customer service, friendly show atmosphere and long-term business relationship traits that Western is known for as we take over the reins for these shows."
Effective immediately, Urban Expositions assumes management duties for all four shows, including sales, marketing, operations and other day-to-day activities, according to a press release. As part of the sales agreement, the Western Exhibitors management team will serve an advisory role throughout the transition process.
"Urban's hands-on management style and show service philosophy mirror ours, so we felt they were the ideal company to take these events forward," said Wendy Tonkin, president, Western Exhibitors. "We look forward to working with them to ensure a quick and easy management transition."
For exhibitor, buyer or other information on the Portland Gift & Accessories Show, San Francisco, Seattle or Portland Cash & Carry Shows, contact Urban Expositions at 800-318-2238 or 678-285-3976, or by email at email@example.com.
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