Marketplace Events produces 31 consumer shows in 21 markets across North America that collectively attract 14,000 exhibitors, 1 million attendees and over 1 million unique web visitors annually. Through our vibrant and inspirational shows, qualified audiences see and experience the latest trends and innovations, learn from experts, watch creative demonstrations, and shop, compare and save on products and services.
Marketplace Events was formed in July 2008 and formerly operated as London-based dmg world media North American home show division.
From 12 offices, the 100-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running home shows in the U.S. and Canada including Orlando, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, along with new shows in Dallas and Birmingham.
In addition to our core of home shows, our management team success and deep experience in launching new and innovative show concepts across different market segments - food, medical, power sports, advertising, craft and hobby and more is unmatched. Most recently, we have partnered with WIRED magazine to produce WIRED Live in Washington, D C in November 2012. A consumer technology exposition like none other, WIRED Live brings together companies and products from all aspects of life in an immersive, exciting show environment that allows early adapters and WIRED enthusiasts to see, try, buy and influence the future development of products that impact how we live, work and play.
Marketplace Events is the industry innovator. Fall shows, online ticketing, VIP premiums, video analysis, a national spokesperson, on‐site renewals, direct response marketing, guaranteeing attendee satisfaction even something as basic as payment by credit card all of these were introduced to the consumer show industry by our management team. We are pretty proud of that, but we are not sitting on our laurels. We are conceptualizing the next revolution of consumer show operations.
Our business has developed a leveragable infrastructure across North America that includes a highly capable management team, an integrated marketing capability, and state‐of‐the‐art operating systems. This infrastructure results in superior customer service and shows. Period.
During the worst economy and housing market since the Great Depression, our marketing team has increased paid attendance and our show teams have increased exhibit space sales for two consecutive years. When the going got tough, the tough got going. It paid off (and continues to) for our exhibitors, sponsors and visitors.
Our culture is to produce the market-leading event or not to produce the event at all. This is the Marketplace Events DNA.