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CloserStill Media acquires leading e-commerce trade shows in Spain

29 Jul 2019

CloserStill Media acquires leading e-commerce trade shows in Spain

eCommerce Expo is delighted to announce that CloserStill Media, organisers of eCommerce Expo in the UK as well as eCommerce Expo Asia, has acquired two e-commerce events taking place in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain.

Please refer to the following press release format for further details and to disseminate to your own network(s):

(Barcelona & London, UK – July 8th, 2019) CLOSERSTILL MEDIA, the London-based exhibition and conference organiser, has acquired the annual eShows in Barcelona and Madrid from E World, for an undisclosed sum, marking its entry into the Spanish market.

The eShows are Spain’s leading conference and exhibition events for the e-commerce and online retailing sectors.  CloserStill operates its eCommerce Expo events in London and Singapore.

In addition to the eShows, CloserStill also acquired the 1-2-1 eForum events held each year in the Spring and Autumn which hosts Spain’s largest online retail buyers for two days.
 
The eShows in Spain become part of CloserStill’s rapidly expanding portfolio of enterprise technology events which includes events in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore and Hong Kong attended annually by more than 75,000 delegates with more than 1,200 speakers and 900 exhibitors.

The E World team, headed by Managing Director Agustin Torres, have joined CloserStill Media Tecnología in Barcelona.  CloserStill plans to expand its technology events portfolio in Spain with a roll-out of its international technology brands from 2020.

“We are excited about the opportunities in the Spanish marketplace.  The online retailing world is making great strides in Spain.   We are delighted to be working with Agustin and his team and look forward to investing with him to accelerate the growth and importance of the eShows to the e-commerce sector and to integrate them into our international technology and e-commerce network,” said Sophie Baker-Davis, head of CloserStill’s technology portfolio.
 
“This a very exciting moment for the eShows. This partnership with CloserStill empowers the eShows to connect to a broader, global community in new and exciting ways. We’ll be able to bring more international perspectives into the conversations we host and highlight solutions from all around the world that our online retail community can learn from. Connecting with the CloserStill technology network will enable our events in Spain to provide even more support to our delegates to grow in their professions and support their growth,” said Agustin Torres.

The next event for CloserStill Media Tecnología is eShow Madrid 2019 (October 29-30), which sees the introduction of a new VIP Concierge programme and takes place at IFEMA with over 10,500 delegates and 130 exhibitors expected.
 
ENDS.

For more information, contact:

Sophie Baker-Davis – CloserStill Media Technology Group. Tel: +44 (0) 207 348 4905
Email: s.baker-davis@closerstillmedia.com
Agustin Torres – CloserStill Media Tecnología Tel: +34 309 049 941
Email: agustin.torres@the-eworld.com or a new email form closer
Graeme Howe - CloserStill Media Technology Group. Tel: +44 (0) 203 696 0982
Email: graeme.howe@closerstillmedia.com



About CloserStill Media: 

CloserStill is a fast-growing exhibitions business, operating an award-winning portfolio of global brands in the technology, learning and healthcare sectors. Flagship events include the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Asia, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, Learning Technologies and The Dentistry Show. The company has achieved significant organic and inorganic growth, with eleven acquisitions completed in the last three years. Today, CloserStill has a team of over 270 employees across a global network of offices in London, Paris, New York, California, Berlin, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Founded in 2008, multi-award winning CloserStill operates more than 40 market-leading, content-led exhibitions and conferences in the technology, healthcare and learning sectors globally.  The B2B event portfolio includes The London and New York Vet Show, Cloud Expo and Data Centre World (Hong Kong, Singapore, Frankfurt, Paris and London), Learning Technologies (London, Paris, Berlin) and DevLearn (Las Vegas), plus a series of healthcare and medical events including The Dentistry Show and the Pharmacy Show.
 
Since running its first event in 2009 CloserStill has won far more Awards than any other Trade Show company. CloserStill has featured in The Sunday Times HSBC International FastTrack 200 for the last three consecutive years on the back of its international growth and is poised to accelerate its international expansion. At the 2018 Industry Awards Ceremonies, CloserStill won “Best Trade Show”, “Best Trade Show Launch”, “Best Trade Show Rising Star”, “Best Salesperson in the Exhibition Industry”, “Best Operations Team in the Industry” and “Best Marketing Team in the Industry“.

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