Emerald Acquires Fast-Growing National Pavement Expo

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR

San Juan Capistrano, CA – National Pavement Expo (NPE), which experienced double-digit growth in exhibit space and attendance this year, has been acquired by Emerald Expositions from AC Business Media for an undisclosed sum.

Emerald will add the show to its Design group, which will be rebranded Design & Construction to reflect the newly acquired show. The Design & Construction group also includes the Construction Super Conference and other construction-related trade shows, such as the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the Hospitality Design Expo.

“NPE has grown strongly under AC Business Media’s entrepreneurial management,” said Joe Randall, Executive Vice President – Design, Military, Healthcare, & Food. “We’re excited to add the event to our portfolio and will enhance the NPE experience for both attendees and exhibitors by applying our own event experience, scale benefits and best practices.”

AC will hold onto Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine and other pavement-related publications. Corporate Solutions of Westport, Connecticut was the exclusive advisor in arranging, structuring and negotiating this transaction.

The next NPE takes place February 1-4 in Nashville, Tenn.
Reach Joe Randall at (770) 291-5454 or joe.randall@emeraldexpo.com; Amy Schwandt, Show Manager, at (800) 538-5544, x1243 or aschwandt@acbusinessmedia.com.