Easyfairs has acquired UK Tech Events Ltd, organiser of Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest annual advanced engineering trade exhibition and conference. Plural supported Easyfairs with commercial due diligence.
Launched in 2009, Advanced Engineering has been a stand out performer in the UK exhibitions market, growing to over 700 exhibitors and over 12,000 visitors by its 2014 edition. With an engineering conference programme and innovation-driven exhibiting companies, Advanced Engineering attracts an audience from both the UK and abroad including Airbus, Aston Martin, BAE Systems, Bombardier, BMW Group, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce, Thales, and Williams F1 Engineering.
Jonny Baynes, head of Events at Plural commented: “This is one of the largest high-growth UK events to change hands in recent years, highlighting the fact that there are still highly attractive opportunities in the world’s more mature Events markets.”