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Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Acquires Matex
Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 ( #339 )
Exhibitions and Trade Fairs Pty Limited (ETF) and Exhibitions Pty Limited (EPL), a Sydney based exhibitions management company are pleased to announce that the Matex exhibition has been acquired by ETF.

The newly acquired exhibition is being held in April 2008 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush.  

According to ETF General Manager Matthew Walton, the acquisition of these exhibitions will continue the development of ETF’s diverse exhibition portfolio.

"We are very excited about the future prospects of the MATEX brand under ETF’s management and the synergies that can be created across other shows in our portfolio. We look forward to working with the current exhibitors and the industry to deliver a high quality event that exceeds the expectations of all the key stakeholders".

It will be business as usual for exhibitors, venues and key suppliers to MATEX under ETF ownership.  EPL’s Australian based team will be working with ETF in Sydney to manage these exhibitions and to ensure continuity and consistency of service delivery.

Nicholas Tossman of EPL, the Director of Exhibitions for MATEX for the last 19 years says "we are pleased with the outcome of ETF’s acquisition of MATEX as it points to a promising future growth of the event and allied events under ETF’s portfolio. ETF bring to MATEX a large and experienced team capable of further enhancing Australia’s premier event for the Materials Handling and Warehouse industry. I look forward to assisting the ETF team with the smooth transition of this event for 2008".

The acquisitions bring to 26 the number of trade shows and consumer exhibitions under ETF management. Others include The Australian International Motorshow, The Australian Motorcycle Expos (Melbourne, Brisbane), AUSPACK and the National Tradesman’s Expos.  ETF has also been re-appointed to manage the prestigious Liquefied Natural Gas exhibition in Algiers in 2010.

For more information, contact:

ETF:  Maria Benedetti (0418) 668 517 – Matthew Walton (0438) 695 215

EPL: Nicholas Tossman (0409) 609 062
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