Continental Exhibitions Acquires TechDay Events
Continental Exhibitions, a leading trade show and conference management company with headquarters in New York City, officially has acquired TechDay, a growing series of tech conferences with annual events in New York City, Los Angeles and London.
“I’m very excited to bring my 30+ years of experience within the exhibition and tradeshow space to help serve the needs of this dynamic marketplace,” said Walter Charnizon, president of Continental Exhibitions.
He added, “The tech industry is quickly evolving and I look forward to building events that keep pace with these changes.”
TechDay is a single-day expo style event geared towards connecting tech start-ups to all the resources they need to grow. It is the largest start-up event series in the United States.
The TechDay executive team, including COO Sharon Lieberman, will stay on board and will continue to manage the events.
“This acquisition presents an opportunity to maximize the value of taking part in TechDay,” said Alec Hartman, TechDay’s founder and former CEO.
He added. “With Walter’s proven track record in the exhibition space, TechDay is certain to bring the highest quality experience and resources to all upcoming events.”
“I’m proud to see what the event has grown into since I launched it six years ago and am confident in its continued development under Walter’s leadership,” Hartman said. “I look forward to remaining involved in an advisory capacity to help TechDay reach its full potential.”
Continental Exhibitions has been a leading producer of business-to-business events, including tradeshows, conferences and webinars since 1984.
The company has produced market leading events in a number of industries and verticals including ergonomics, workplace health and safety, electrical construction, do-it-yourself hardware, supermarket non-food products and more.
Until recently, the opportunity to have a celebrity attend an event, attach themselves to a name-brand or endorse a certain product or idea was untouchable. The thought of paying a person to promote a product was seen as something only Fortune 500 companies could afford. Social media has changed all that with brands and businesses utilizing celebrity influencers to connect directly with their demographics and increase sales and profits.