History

Our History

Our history

The origins of Reed Exhibitions can be traced back to 1966 when IPC purchased a stake in US Cahners Publishing and its exhibition portfolio. IPC was acquired by Reed International in 1970 and over the next 15 years, Reed and Cahners continued to grow their exhibition business in the US, Asia and Europe through acquisition and merger, becoming Reed Exhibition Companies in 1986.

With the purchase of Miller Freeman Europe in 2000, Reed Exhibitions became the world’s largest exhibition organiser. In the decade since, there has been a strategic shift in emphasis towards the growth markets of China, Latin America, Russia and the Middle East, fuelled by joint venture partnerships and the leveraging of market-leading Reed brands.

Reed’s first major presence in China (Reed Huayin) was established in 2003, followed by Reed Sinopharm in 2005 and Reed Huabo in 2007. In 2007 Reed also acquired Alcantara Machado in Brazil, making it the Number 1 organiser in Latin America.

RX is seeking to increase the proportion of the portfolio in Asia and emerging markets from 24% to 35%.

Overview of Reed Exhibitions

Overview of Reed Exhibitions

We excel in creating brand leading events where people from around the world come together to do business, network and learn.
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Corporate Social Responsibilty

Corporate Social Responsibilty

We take responsibility for the social, ethical and environmental impact of our business, and give back to our local communities.
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Group structure

Group structure

Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier plc, a FTSE-100 company, and has its headquarters in Richmond upon Thames, UK.
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Management team

Management team

Our management team has many decades of experience developing, selling, marketing and organising events around the globe.
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