RX Acquires Big Data LDN

FRANCES FERRANTE, SENIOR EDITOR
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LONDON — Trade show giant RX is the new owner of the UK’s biggest free-attendance data and analytics exhibition, Big Data LDN, upon its acquisition of 3rd Street Group Ltd.

The popular show, to be held this autumn at Olympia London, brings together 130 leading technology vendors and consultants on the show floor, 180 speakers in eight technical and business conference theaters, and a free on-site data consultancy. It is known for its end-user-led program with evening attendee meetups.

Big Data LDN will join the RX portfolio in the UK, and founder Bill Hammond will continue as its event director. Hammond believes the big data and business analytics sector will only continue to grow. “A key issue within big data remains security and privacy and I look forward to working with RX UK’s existing Infosecurity brand to deliver even more value to our customers,” Hammond said. “It’s going to be an exciting growth period for us and we can’t wait to get started.”

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The RX portfolio includes more than 490 events in 43 business sectors, held both online and in person in 22 countries, and CEO Hugh Jones expects additional acquisitions. “Despite the impact that the pandemic has had on the events industry, we continue our longstanding tradition of acquiring key events in growth sectors and markets,” Jones said. “Big Data LDN is a perfect fit for our portfolio, and I am delighted that Bill and his team will be joining RX to develop Big Data LDN even further. Their professionalism, knowledge and dedication are astonishing, and I’m excited to work with them to grow this event in the coming years.”

Reach Bill Hammond at +44 (0) 20 3291 4014; Hugh Jones at +44 20 8271 2134 or hjones@reedexpo.com