18 November 2014
18 November 2014
Rapid News Communications Group has concluded the purchase of Interplas from Reed Exhibitions UK.
Rapid News says Interplas has been under its management since 2011 and has undergone a remarkable turnaround with visitors, exhibitors and floor space all increasing during both the 2011 and recent 2014 editions.
Commenting on the acquisition by Rapid News Communications Group, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, said “Interplas now has a clear direction and confidence in the future. It is a further step in the process of making the UK a 'go to place' globally for plastics technology and products.”
Nigel Flowers, Chairman of the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA), said “From both the PMMDA and UK polymer industry viewpoint it is great news that Interplas has now found a permanent ‘home’ in the Rapid News portfolio. The market needs a showcase event, and this is found in Interplas. It has been especially encouraging to see Interplas flourish this year and we are confident that this success will continue under Rapid’s control.”
Duncan Wood, COO and Event Director at Rapid News Communications Group, commented “Interplas has continued its resurgence under our management this year and we are delighted now to formally announce the conclusion of the acquisition and officially add it to our already strong plastics portfolio, strengthening our commitment to the UK and wider European plastics industry. 2014 represented a second consecutive edition with solid growth on all the key metrics of number of visitors, exhibitors and space sold and we now have a fantastic foundation on which to build the event and we look forward to working with our partners, exhibitors and key associations such as the BPF and PMMDA to develop a world class showcase for the UK plastics industry in 2017."
Interplas 2017 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on 26th – 28th September, 2017.
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