Trade show organiser easyFairs UK has reported that is in a phase of ‘exciting growth and acquisition’, despite filing accounts
showing net current liabilities of £3m.
Managing director Matthew Benyon said the UK arm of easyFairs NV, based in Belgium, had
the full support of its parent company, Artexis and Partners SA (owner of four European
exhibition centres). He added that the group as a whole, which has offices across
Europe, had increased revenue by 28 per cent to €35.7m in the 2010-11 financial
year and aimed to reach at least €50m in revenue by 2014.
“As a young company, we are going through an exciting growth
and acquisition phase and of course it goes without saying that our parent
company backs our plans and strategy fully,” he said.
“We project further growth, both as a UK company as
well as a group next year. easyFairs UK has a number of new show
launches planned for 2012 as well as being in advanced negotiations with one or
more potential acquisitions.”
New events in the UK include Lab Innovations, an exhibition
of laboratory technology, launching at Birmingham NEC in November 2012; while
Packaging Ireland is to be expanded in its third year to cover the whole supply
chain – packaging, processing and logistics. Other shows include Business North West; Business Midlands; and Irish food, retail and hospitality show IFEX.
Pictured: easyFairs’ Packaging Innovations show at Birmingham