ATLANTA -Urban Expositions has acquired the Portland Gift & Accessories Show, San Francisco Cash & Carry Show, Seattle Cash & Carry Show and Portland Cash & Carry Show from Western Exhibitors.
The latest acquisitions are part of the continued western region growth strategy for Urban Expositions, which purchased the San Francisco International Gift Fair and Seattle Gift Show from dmg world media in 2009 and launched the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show in 2007.
Kelly McLoughlin, long-time manager for all four shows under Western Exhibitors' management, now joins Urban Expositions in the same role.
"With their product and target customer profiles, we felt these shows offered a great opportunity not only to strengthen our presence in the region, but to tap into cross-marketing strategies to further build and grow all of the events we now manage out west," said Doug Miller, president, Urban Expositions. "We look forward to building upon the quality customer service, friendly show atmosphere and long-