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Korse and Shomer Acquire Abilities Expo from Questex


Santa Monica, CA – 5Net4 Productions, a new company formed by industry veterans David Korse and Lew Shomer, has purchased Abilities Expo, a series of three shows for people with disabilities; caregivers for the disabled; and corporate and HR managers that oversee ADA programs. The expo is a strategic fit with Shomex Production’s diversity career fairs. Shomer started with one event in 1984 and has since produced over 500 events.

Richard and Pat Wooten launched Abilities Expo in 1979 to improve the quality of life for those with disabilities by introducing products, services and information that were previously inaccessible to them.  Richard Wooten, who was paralyzed with polio when he was 15, said, “At Abilities Expo, you can turn someone’s life around in just a few days.”


Abilities Expo will be held in Minneapolis, September 12-14, 2008; Metro New York, April 17-19, 2009; and Southern California, May 29-31, 2009. Korse has plans to expand the franchise into other areas of the country. “With an aging population of seniors, returning veterans and the technology that prolongs people’s lives, we feel that Abilities Expo will provide the latest information on products and services that will enhance the quality of life for caregivers and people needing assistance with disabilities,” said David Korse, CEO of 5Net4.  “Shomex Productions will be instrumental in bringing career fairs and jobs to this  underserved community,” said Korse.

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