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Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX, has announced the acquisition of India BIG7.

Launched in 1993, the annual, Mumbai-based event is India’s largest trade event for Gifts, Stationery, Writing Instruments, Office Supplies, Gadgets, Houseware, Kitchenware and Home Décor.

With this acquisition, Reed Exhibitions welcomes BIG7 into its portfolio of more than 500 events across 30 countries.

As a global leader in the business of face-to-face events, Reed Exhibitions will bring its expertise, global reach and resources to the benefit of BIG7 brand, its customers and the event team.

Gregory Zaraisky, CEO, Reed Exhibitions, India, says, “Having known Jivesh Sachdev and his flagship event India BIG7 for more than two years, we have been very impressed by the team’s continuous drive to innovate, keep the event on-trend while focusing on the customers’ needs today and in the future. By joining forces, we can increase customer value and help accelerate the transformation of the industries which urgently need investment, innovation and new technologies.”

Jivesh Sachdev, managing director, Introduction Trade Shows, says, “I firmly believe India BIG7 will attain phenomenal growth & enrich its global presence with the world-class management & operational excellence of Reed Exhibitions.  The organisation’s experience in delivering customer value and investment in technology will benefit our customers and BIG7’s future development tremendously.”

Zaraisky said, “We are delighted to have successfully completed this acquisition and look forward to welcoming the BIG7 event team to Reed Exhibitions, India.”

BIG7 joins a growing portfolio of Reed Exhibitions gift shows in Germany, Japan, Australia and China. The next edition of India BIG7, held in the Bombay Exhibition Centre, will take place Aug. 21-24.


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