Diversified Communications Acquires Digital Construction Week

December 4, 2018

Diversified Communications has added Digital Construction Week to its building, construction and technology portfolio of events. 

Known as the U.K.’s leading trade show dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing and operation, Digital Construction Week complements Diversified’s event portfolio with market reach across four countries, including GEO Business in London; Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Amsterdam; DesignBUILD in Sydney and in the U.S.: AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference and SPAR 3D in Anaheim, CA; International LiDAR Mapping Forum in Denver and Commercial UAV Expo Americas in Las Vegas.

“These synergies, in addition to our shared values and commitment to our customers through a long-term vision and industry expertise, make this a perfect fit,” explained Theodore Wirth, president and CEO of Diversified, known as a leading international media company boasting a robust portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. 

He continued, “We are very pleased to welcome the event’s co-founders Luke Collings and Oliver Hughes and their talented show team to our growing UK division, under Managing Director Carsten Holm.”

A growing event, Digital Construction Week is known for its comprehensive seminar and conference program and qualified attendees who return year after year, according to Diversified officials.  

The latest and fourth edition of the show, which was held Oct. 16-17 at ExCeL London was the most successful to date, with double its 2017 attendance at 6,500 visitors, as well as 200 exhibitors and 250 speakers presenting across six stages with a dedicated conference stream.

“Having watched the evolving success of Digital Construction Week ever since Luke and Ollie launched it in 2015, we are proud to bring it into Diversified, and we are excited to provide the additional resources and support that will allow the team to continue to expand the event to further support the professionals and businesses within this growing and evolving industry,” Holm said.

Recent acquisitions such as Digital Construction Week along with a series of new launches has continued to strengthen Diversified’s position as one of the most successful trade show organizers in the UK, according to company officials.

Digital Construction Week will return to ExCeL London Oct. 17-18.


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