MONTRÉAL, March 5, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montréal National Home Show and the Montréal HomeExpo will now be part of the same family. Donald Cantin, President of ExpoPromotion Inc. and Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events, announced today the purchase of the Montréal HomeExpo and Fall HomeExpo by Marketplace Events, the largest home show producer in North America.
"These are both quality events that we are excited to add to our portfolio," said CEO Tom Baugh. "We are honored to have the opportunity to build upon the success of ExpoPromotion and to continue to grow these important community events. In order to give exhibitors and the public outstanding service and to continue to identify the innovations and new developments that will appeal to our visitors the Montréal company Expo Media will be responsible for producing these new acquisitions. Expo Media already produces on our behalf the Montreal National Home Show as well as three shows in Ottawa and we have been working together for many years," continues Baugh.
"We are very proud of what we have achieved over 14 years, and it is a great joy for us to hand the reins over to an industry leader like Marketplace Events that has the deep knowledge of a large producer and will be able to grow both our shows, while maintaining the local quality of our events that pleases our visitors so much," explains Donald Cantin.
"My team and I are very grateful for the confidence that Marketplace Events is placing in us by entrusting us with the production of the HomeExpo shows. We have proven our know-how in the housing industry by producing the Montreal National Home Show for 15 years, in addition to three other shows in the Ottawa region," explains Sylvie Munroe, President of Expo Media. "In order to increase our activities and maintain the distinction of the three events, we will build on the elements that make them stand out and continue to feature niche products, which increasingly interest our clientele," she concludes.
While the 13th Montréal HomeExpo was held in February at the Olympic Stadium, the 5th Fall HomeExpo is on the agenda from October 18 to 21 in the same place. The Montreal National Home Show will be held from March 9 to 18 at Place Bonaventure.
About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 38 consumer home shows in the US, 16 in Canada, and nine holiday shows. The 63 combined events, in 28 markets, attract 20,000 exhibitors, 1.8 million attendees and another 2.8 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 150-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years. www.marketplaceevents.com
About Expo Media
Founded in 2006, EXPO MEDIA is a Montréal company specialized in organizing consumer shows. EXPO MEDIA owns and produces the International Tourism and Travel Show in addition to managing the Montréal National Home Show, the Ottawa Home and Garden Show, the Ottawa Fall Home Show, the Ottawa Home and Remodelling Show, the Montréal HomeExpo and the Fall HomeExpo properties of Marketplace Events.
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