Comexposium Buys MFV’s Portfolio of Franchise Shows

July 18, 2017

Paris-based Comexposium has acquired MFV, which includes franchise trade shows and conferences in the United States (International Franchise Expo in New York, Franchise Expo West in Los Angeles, Franchise Expo South in Dallas); Franquicias Feria International, the leading annual event in Mexico; and The Franchise Show in London.

A portfolio of developmental events in Latin America and Europe also are part of the acquisition.

“We are delighted to welcome the Franchise events to Comexposium’s growing North & Latin American footprint,” said Steve Corrick, CEO of Comexposium Americas

He added, “They have established themselves as market leaders in their field by remaining dynamic, and responsive to the needs of attendees and exhibitors. The shows and related media are a critical component for an industry that plays such a significant role in the economies of the United States and Mexico, and has a massive impact on States, Cities and local communities by creating millions of jobs. We look forward to continued success and welcome the MFV Franchise team to the Comexposium Group.”

These additions to Comexposium’s event portfolio will strengthen its position in the franchise/retail sectors and expands its presence in the American and Latin American markets, according to Comexposium officials.

Tom Portesy, CEO of the U.S. Franchise events, and Jude Garcia, CEO of the Mexican activities, will report to Corrick.

MFV’s next show up in the U.S. is Franchise Expo West Nov. 2-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, followed by the International Franchise Expo May 31-June 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York.

Comexposium has more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport.

MFV was represented by The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc., a New York City based investment bank that specializes in the media, information, marketing services and related technology industries.

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