Informa Middle East acquires Channels Exhibitions

Informa Middle East has acquired Channels Exhibitions. Informa will use its market standing, resources and experience to further broaden Channels’ show offerings to its international customer base, and help expand the event brands into other regional markets.

Channels has a portfolio of four major trade shows and conferences in the UAE - Gifts and Premiums Dubai; Middle East Exclusive; Photo World Dubai and Private Label Middle East.

"The acquisition of Channels will generate significant value for our customers and partners by driving further product innovation and deeper engagement in these specific markets. Informa has the resources as a global company to grow these shows not only strategically, but organically, in Dubai and further into other Middle East markets," said Nicky Mason, Chief Operating Officer, Informa Middle East.

Meanwhile, Justin Boutros, CEO, Channels Exhibitions, said, “I have every confidence that both my team, and the team at Informa Middle East, will work cohesively to drive these shows upwards and further out in to the Middle East market.”

Using the global customer base and resources of Informa, the events will be enhanced to better serve the market, with a decisive focus on creating a synergistic alignment with the Future Retail Summit, Informa’s leading Middle East exhibition and conference brand within this market sector.

The acquisition will enhance Informa Middle East’s platform offering in commercial retail, one of the Middle East’s fastest growing multi-billion dollar industries.

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