Reed three event acquisition includes PCIA
Personal Care Ingredients Asia (PCIA) and two other exhibitions, Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi), and Cosmetic and Household Ingredients (CHi), have been acquired by Reed Exhibitions from Step Exhibitions.
The next PCIA takes place in Guangzhou on 13, 14 and 15 March 2007, the next PCHi is to be staged in Mumbai on 14 and 15 November 2006, and the next CHi will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 25 and 26 October 2006.
Reed Exhibitions states that the acquisition complements its existing European-based annual event for the personal care industry – in-cosmetics. The next in-cosmetics event will be held in Paris on 17,18, and 19 April 2007.
With recently established offices in Moscow, Delhi and Beijing, Reed Exhibitions says it is well positioned to develop the newly acquired events and provide customers with local and international support.
Bob Kyte, managing director of Step Exhibitions, commented: “Reed Exhibitions’ international network and its strong presence in Asia, China, India and Russia will provide greater opportunities for customers to reach an even wider audience and benefit from the business opportunities these regions have to offer. We have been delighted to have worked so closely with the market for so long and are very pleased to see opportunity for exhibitors to gain even greater benefit in the future.”
Richard Hesk, in-cosmetics exhibition director at Reed Exhibitions, said: “This is a very important acquisition for us and reflects our strategy to continue to develop our personal care portfolio. We have a wide global resource available to our customers and a global database of senior buyers from across the cosmetic manufacturing sector who will benefit from this new extended offering.
“The acquisition allows us to provide customers with a truly international offering in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry without competing against existing events. Bob Kyte and his team have been very successful and the team at Reed Exhibitions is looking forward to working closely with customers to build on this success.”