Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX, has announced the acquisition of PackPlus – a portfolio of leading trade fairs previously owned by Next Events, serving the Indian packaging industry. Launched in 2006, PackPlus, an annual event held in Delhi, has established itself as India’s largest dedicated gathering of trade professionals in the packaging industry. Building on this success the PackPlus portfolio has expanded and now includes PackPlus South (Bengaluru/Hyderabad) and the India Packaging Show in Mumbai.
With this acquisition, Reed Exhibitions further expands its presence in India and welcomes PackPlus into its portfolio of more than 500 events across 30 countries. As a leader in the business of face-to-face events, Reed Exhibitions will bring its expertise, global reach and resources to the benefit of the PackPlus brand, its customers and the event team. With the recent acquisitions of Big7 and Mack Brooks, Reed Exhibitions continues to strengthen its position as a leading, reliable, reputable and committed partner in India.
Gregory Zaraisky, CEO, Reed Exhibitions India, states: “For a long time we were intrigued by the evolution and progress of PackPlus, and we are delighted to take the baton and add our global experience, energy and resources to this exciting portfolio.”
Anil Arora, President of Next Events, said: “My wife Neetu and I are very proud of what we have developed and built. PackPlus was and remains our passion, and we are very happy to see the same passion in Reed Exhibitions. We feel confident and comfortable that the team, the events and the customers will further enrich their experiences from Reed Exhibitions’ global reach, commitment to customer value and investment in technology.”
Gregory Zaraisky said, “The acquisition of PackPlus marks our third deal in India this year and an important step in our strategy. We are extremely committed to the market and the industries we serve. We welcome the PackPlus team into our family and together we will write the next chapter in RX’s growth story in India.”
The next edition of PackPlus Delhi, held at Pragati Maidan, will take place on 28-31 August 2019.