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Western Business Exhibitions adds Maintec & Facilities Management events to portfolio

04 May 2016

Western Business Exhibitions, publisher of Industrial Plant & Equipment (IP&E) and organiser of the Health & Safety exhibitions, has purchased two exhibitions from Easyfairs UK & Global, part of the Artexis Easyfairs group. The events are Maintec, for the maintenance engineering and asset management community; and Facilities Management, which is dedicated to facilities professionals in all sectors.

Western Business Exhibitions organises the Health & Safety Event, which is already a co-located event with Maintec and Facilities Management, as well as publishing the Maintec’s Official Publication, IP&E. Its existing portfolio, which also includes publications Controls, Drives & Automation, Cleaning Matters, Handling & Storage Solutions and Health & Safety Matters, demonstrates its strength in this market and the natural fit with the newly acquired shows.

The decision was made by Easyfairs to divest the events to concentrate its focus and resources on the rapid growth of its international portfolios in engineering, packaging, oil, petroleum & gas storage, and the laboratory, pharma and healthcare sectors.

Tim Else, Events Director for Western Business Exhibitions, commented: “We are delighted to bring these two strong events into our portfolio, as they have a natural synergy with our business. We have very much enjoyed partnering with Easyfairs over recent years on these shows, and look forward to taking them into their next period of growth.”

Matt Benyon, Managing Director of Easyfairs UK & Global, said: “We have worked closely with Western Business Exhibitions over the years, and I am therefore confident that it is ideally placed to manage the next phase of growth for the Maintec and Facilities Management events.”