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Reed Exhibitions Announces Seven US Launches for 2018
4/5/2018
Reed Exhibitions (RX) announces seven event launches in 2018 across five cities including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Orlando and Santa Monica. The events are a combination of B2B and B2C. Some are in collaboration with leading media brands, some are geo-clones of RX global brands and others are value chain extensions of existing RX events.

"Included in RX's strategy for 2018-2020 is organic growth via launch. I am pleased to announce our 2018 launches which leverage RX's existing sector experience but also provide RX entry into new growth areas says Hervé Sedky, President of Reed Exhibitions Americas. Marie Browne, GVP of RX's LaunchPad group adds, "Stay tuned for details on 2019 plans that are currently in the works." She encourages individuals, associations and other organizations to contact her if there is interest in collaborating with RX on an event launch.

POPSUGAR Play/Ground will be held June 9-10 at Pier 94 in New York City. Reed is producing Play/Ground in collaboration with powerhouse global lifestyle media company POPSUGAR. Festivalgoers will find their ultimate happy place at this one-of-a-kind interactive wonderland with programming and panel conversations featuring celebrities and influencers. The breakthrough festival will feature brand activations, an interactive shopping bazaar, Instagram-worthy art installations and much more. www.popsugarplayground.com

Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB) will be held June 12-13 at the Brooklyn Expo Center. An extension of RX's Bar Convent Berlin, BCB Brooklyn will provide bar and beverage professionals with opportunities to network with peers and learn about new trends, techniques and products in the domestic and international markets. Industry leaders Bacardi U.S.A., Campari America, Moët Hennessy and Pernod Ricard USA are Presenting Sponsors. www.barconventbrooklyn.com

Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS® will be held July 23-24 at the Javits Center in NYC. Functional Fabric Fair will be the sourcing event for high performance functional fabrics and accessories. It will be co-located with multiple fashion market events taking place at the Javits Center. The event will be produced in collaboration with PERFORMANCE DAYS®, the prominent functional fabrics fair produced by Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult (Germany). www.functionalfabricfair.com

Keystone Comic Con will be held September 14-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. This event will bring together an all-star line-up of comic and pop culture guests, engaging panels and best in class exhibitors. Keystone Comic Con will feature all the elements that fans have come to expect from ReedPOP's family of pop culture conventions, including New York Comic Con, C2E2, and Emerald City Comic Con, but with a local twist that will be unique to the Keystone State. www.keystonecomiccon.com

Vice Expo will be held October 6-7 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. The VICE Expo series will explore innovations and ideas around us that are impacting humanity in major ways. These ticketed experiences will include panels, speakers and performances curated by VICE channels, as well as brand booth exhibits and activations. RX is collaborating with Vice Media on this launch.

Unmanned Security & Safety Expo will be held November 14-15 at the Javits Center in NYC. This all-new event is focused on drones & robotics for commercial and government security and safety use-cases and drone detection/anti-drone solutions. The launch is an expansion of the success of the Unmanned Security segment at Reed Exhibitions' flagship ISC West this past April in Las Vegas. Unmanned Security & Safety Expo New York will be co-located with ISC East. www.unmannedsecurityexpo.com

FIBO Global Fitness USA will be held December 6-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orland, FL. An extension of RX's FIBO Cologne, FIBO USA will be an interactive event designed to showcase the people, products, trends, and concepts that are propelling the fitness industry forward. Comprehensive, inspirational, and high-energy, this best-in-class trade show, conference, and immersive fitness experience will be curated by and for individuals who have turned their passion for wellness and wellbeing into a profession. www.fibo-usa.com


About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of RELX Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. www.reedexpo.com


Contact:
afischer@reedexpo.com






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