Reed Exhibitions ISC Events Portfolio Expands to Include Leading Security and Safety Events in Mexico – Expo Seguridad Mexico and Mexico Safety Expo

January 17, 2012


Contact: Beth Blake

(NORWALK, CT USA Jan 17, 2012) - - - Expo Seguridad Mexico and Mexico Safety Expo, two leading security and safety events in Mexico, are the latest additions to Reed Exhibitions' industry-leading ISC Events portfolio, a growing family of US and global physical security events. The acquisition will allow Reed to expand value for customers with a robust platform that includes exhibitions in the United States, Mexico and Brazil.

Held in Mexico City at the Banamex Center, Expo Seguridad Mexico will take place April 24-26, 2012. Sponsored by the Latin American Security Association (ALAS), ESM is co-located with Mexico Fire Expo, Mexico Safety Expo and Facilities Mexico.

The annual Expo Seguridad Mexico and Mexico Safety Expo events feature more than 350 exhibitors and attracts close to 14,000 security and safety professionals. The 2012 Expo Seguridad Mexico event will mark its 10th anniversary, drawing participants from 18 countries, including many from Central America. Mexico Safety Expo attracts professionals involved in health and occupational safety.

Expo Seguridad Mexico, Mexico Safety Expo, ISC and ISC Brasil will collaborate on the development of world-class content and customer value for exhibitors and visitors by extending strong customer relationships across borders. Both Expo Seguridad Mexico's and Mexico Safety Expo's established strategic partnerships and knowledge of the Latin American marketplace will provide an additional gateway for North American, Central and South American physical security and safety sectors.

"We have always felt a strong responsibility to our loyal exhibitors and visitors to bring to them a world class event, and the decision to sell the events to Reed Exhibitions will enable us to continue doing so for the long term. We are very excited at the opportunity to continue working with Reed to bring the Mexican market what it deserves: "The best of the best," said Andrea Ferrando, Director of Marketing and Founder of ESM and MSE shows.

"We are truly excited about the addition of Expo Seguridad Mexico and Mexico Safety Expo into our global portfolio of ISC events and look forward to the co-location with ROC-NFPA's Mexico Fire Expo", said Ed Several, Senior Vice President & General Manager, ISC Events. "Together, we will leverage our mutual and combined strengths for this exciting and strategic opportunity to support Mexico's thriving security marketplace. We are well poised to help customers create an increased profile among international buyers and open new opportunities in this part of the world."

Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

ISC Events are part of Reed Exhibitions' 13 physical, safety and IT security events on five continents: Asia; Africa; Europe; N. America; S. America. The ISC portfolio consists of ISC West, an annual event, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA showcasing the newest products, technologies and solutions to a global audience of security professionals; ISC Solutions, offering the regional Northeast security marketplace with an educational and exhibition platform in New York; ISC Brasil, an annual event in São Paulo, showcasing physical security technologies and products for the South America marketplace and a portfolio of One2one Summits, high-level, exclusive meetings between buyers and sellers to solve specific security needs;

Globally, Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organizer, with more than 460 events in 36 countries held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 34 fully staffed offices.

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