Informa Exhibitions Acquires Miami-based FIME Exhibition & Congress
The Miami-based FIME Exhibition & Congress, consistently ranked the No. 1 medical trade show in the United States, was bought by U.K.-based Informa Exhibitions as part of its Life Sciences portfolio.
As tracked by the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association, FIME attracts more than 57,000 attendees to its annual event.
FIME complements the Group’s existing collection of 22 exhibitions and in excess of 100 conferences across the EMEA and APAC Life Science markets.
“The acquisition of FIME will generate substantial value for our customers and partners by driving further product innovation and deeper engagement in these specific markets,” said Charlie McCurdy, CEO of Informa’s Global Exhibitions Division.
He added,”Informa has the resources as a global company to grow the show on a strategic level, and we anticipate the show will become a key component of our Global Exhibitions Division.”
Now in its 25th year, FIME serves the communities of North and South America, with a primary focus on medical technology, medical products & supplies, medical services, and medical equipment.
Under Informa,, FIME will continue to offer a multi-specialty conference program in line with Informa’s motto of ‘Exhibition with Education’.
Their goal is to “provide an unrivalled knowledge-sharing and business networking platform for healthcare trade professionals in the region,” according to company officials,
According to Simon Page, Managing Director, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions: “Informa has a long-term strategic vision to continue to expand the Life Sciences’ exhibition business into the American markets.”
He added, “The recent acquisition of FIME fits in firmly with our goal of expanding our international trade show operations in the region and with our existing portfolio of life sciences events across the globe.”