i2i Events Acquires Organiser with Two Asian Events
i2i Events Group, formerly Emap Connect, announced the acquisition of the Coil Winding, Insulation and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibitions (CWIEME) portfoliofrom private owners Timothy and Joanne House. This is i2i’s first acquisition since its re-branding. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The CWIEME portfolio consists of exhibitions in Germany, China, India and the U.S. – as well as the Inductica Conferences. CWIEME exhibitions serve the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers.
The annual CWIEME Berlinshow was first launched in 1996 and became the world’s largest international exhibition in its category. CWIEME Chicagowas added in 2008 and takes place biennially. This was followed by CWIEME in Indiain 2009 which moved from Mumbai to Bangalore in 2012. CWIEME Shenzhenis the latest addition which was launched as a joint venture with VNU Exhibitionsin 2012.
Mark Shashoua, Chief Executive of i2i Events Group, said: “This is our first acquisition and marks the beginning of an exciting period of international development at i2i. Over the past 16 years, Tim (CWIEME Managing Director and founder) has built CWIEME into the most successful exhibitions and conferences in their sector and we are delighted to welcome them to the i2i portfolio of global events. We are excited at the prospect of working with customers to build on the success of existing events through excellent content and targeted marketing, and to launch new events where the market needs them most.”