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Reed Exhibitions Announces Eight US Launches for 2019
Reed Exhibitions (RX) announces eight event launches across six cities including Chicago, San Diego, Orlando, New York, Portland and Las Vegas. The events are a combination of B2B and B2C and include collaborations with leading media brands and associations, geo-clones of RX global brands and value chain extensions of existing RX events.
“Launch is an integral strategic pillar for business growth at RX. We launched eight events in 2018 that will continue in 2019. To date, RX-US has approved eight additional launches for 2019 with further launches expected for 2020,” says Hervé Sedky, President of Reed Exhibitions, Americas. RX is open to collaboration on new launches for 2020. Those interested may contact Marie Browne, Group Vice President of RX’s LaunchPad Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racquet & Paddle was held January 23-25, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando as a co-location to the PGA Merchandise Show. RX collaborated with the Tennis Industry Association to launch a multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event which featured hands-on product demos and an opening welcome party at the USTA National Center. The inaugural year was designed to be conference driven with plans for a large-scale event beginning in Y2. www.racquetpaddlesportsshow.com
Unbound Expo will be held May 22-31, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York as a co-location to Book Expo. UnBound, a collection of bookish goods, will present merchandise buyers from independent and chain bookstores, museum stores and specialty retailers a curated range of complementary products to their core book business to address the growing need to expand their sidelines offerings. bookexpoamerica.com/Events/UnBound/
Outside Experience will be held July 13-14, at McCormick Place in Chicago. RX is producing Outside Experience in collaboration with Outside, which reaches 8M active lifestyle participants per year. Event participants will check out the latest gear and adventure vehicles, paddle on Lake Michigan, demo mountain bikes on an indoor dirt trail and get inspired by new adventure films. www.outsideexperienceshow.com
ComplexCon Chicago will be held July 20-21, at McCormick Place in Chicago. ComplexCon is an expertly curated convention and festival bringing the world of Complex media to life in the areas of pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education. This is a geographic extension of the successful Long Beach event, which is entering its fourth edition in 2019 and attracts 60,000 fans. www.complexcon.com
Independent Home Improvement Show (IHIS) powered by NHS will be held August 13-15, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Entirely home improvement, exclusively independent. IHIS is uniquely designed to be the setting that connects independent retailers with leading manufacturers to create personalized, meaningful connections and develop strategic sourcing opportunities that are exclusively available to those retailers. www.ihishow.com
Functional Fabric Fair Portland powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS® will be held October 22-23, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. RX launched Functional Fabric Fair in July of 2018 in New York and is launching a second event on the West Coast to meet buyer demand. This new sourcing event will feature products and technologies to kick of the winter 2021 season. www.functionalfabricfair.com
JIS West Coast will be held November2-4, at the San Diego Convention Center. The Jewelers International Showcase is a trade-only jewelry "buying and selling" event brand in its fourth decade serving the industry. The flagship show takes place in Miami 3x per year to coincide with US and Latin American buying cycles. This new event will target the underserved West Coast buyers who do not as frequently travel to the East Coast. www.jisshow.com
Salon du Chocolat will be held November 15-17 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. RX was awarded a long-term license to run Salon du Chocolat in the US. The event connects cocoa producers, chocolatiers, pastry chefs and thousands of individuals who are passionate about chocolate. Salon du Chocolat NY will incorporate successful elements of the world renowned Salon du Chocolat in Paris (and from 32 cities around the world) including a chocolate fashion show as well as a full schedule of delicious demonstrations and hands-on workshops. www.salonduchocolatny.com
Looking ahead to 2020, there are multiple events in the pipeline. The first approved launch for 2020 is Equitana USA, which will be held October 2-4, 2020, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This event is a geo-clone of EQUITANA Essen, Germany one of the largest equestrian sports shows in the world. The event in Essen attracts over 200k visitors and 750 exhibitors over nine days. RX has entered into a collaboration with the Kentucky Horse Park, North America’s premier equestrian facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. In addition to serving as the host of this event, KHP will help RX to market and operate the event. www.equitanausa.com.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2018, 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
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