Shanghai, 9th November: France-based international exhibition organiser, Comexposium has acquired the China Stationery Fair in Shanghai. A joint venture company, Comexposium-CSF (Shanghai) Limited, was formed as a result of the deal. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
Positioned as the largest trade exhibition of its kind in Asia, the annual China Stationery Fair features some 1,000 exhibitors covering a wide range of stationery categories including writing instruments, office and school supplies and electronic-greeting cards amongst many others.
The event is supported by the China Commerce Association of General Merchandise (CCAGM). Approximately 30,000 visitors attend each edition of the event including distributors, retailers and departmental stores, wholesales, educational institutes, leading brands, and media & creative agencies.
Simon Foster, CEO Comexposium, commented on the acquisition, “The acquisition enables Comexposium to enter into a new albeit adjacent sector to our current portfolio of retail, advertising and marketing shows. The opportunity is to deepen and broaden our business with a strategically important Chinese association, the CCAGM. By entering into a long-term strategic cooperation agreement with the CCAGM, not only can we look to adding more value to our customers for our existing businesses including our flagship event SIAL China, we can also explore new events with CCAGM to better serve their members’ variegated needs.”
The next edition of the China Stationery Fair will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 27th to 29th June 2018.
Source: Comexposium press release