Emerald’s Unique Position

We are creators, connectors, and consultants who partner with our customers to empower them to think ahead, know more, collaborate better, and forge lasting bonds with their communities. Serving as true partners, we apply creativity, innovation, and service to meet your unique requirements … and deliver breakthrough results.

United by Purpose

While we work across geographies, events, and a variety of live and on-demand platforms, we are One Emerald. Energized by change and action, we are united by a quest to help our customers break through obstacles and achieve success. We value transparency, trust, and integrity—working closely to support the communities in which we live and work, and sharing a deep commitment to sustainability.

Emerald's Values


We strive for excellence in all we do—leading with courage and integrity—and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where team members can grow and reach their highest potential


We constantly challenge ourselves to improve and innovate, creating new opportunities and ways of working that delight our customers and grow our skills


We distinguish ourselves through the outcomes we deliver, the goals we hold ourselves responsible for, and the accountability we demonstrate towards our customers and each other

Inclusion & Diversity Mission Statement

At Emerald, we seek to create environments where everyone is valued and respected, we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture that nurtures talent, encourages self-expression, and celebrates the diversity of our employees and clients.

We also know that we are on a journey of self-reflection and learning, as we strive to do better, every day. It is this commitment and purpose that fuels our innovation, drives our collaboration, strengthens our connections, and supports the communities in which we live and work.

United by purpose and energized by change, we at Emerald will ensure that inclusion and diversity are at the forefront of everything we do.

Our Commitment to Supporting an Inclusive Culture Where Every Voice is Heard

Inclusion & Diversity is one of Emerald’s core values and represents our commitment to ensuring everyone is valued, and respected. An extension of this value is represented in our strategic partnerships with suppliers as they help us build connected communities, real-time knowledge sharing, and productive collaborations that endure.

We are committed to growing Emerald’s alliances with diverse and small business suppliers as they symbolize the evolution of our culture and ethos; we want every voice to be heard and every innovative idea explored.

We invite small and diverse business suppliers looking to innovate, grow, and do business with Emerald to register in our supplier portal.


Our History


United News and Media acquires Miller Freeman Publications, a producer of trade shows, trade books, and business magazines.


Miller Freeman Publications merges with Gralla Publications (owner of Outdoor Retailer) to create Miller Freeman, Inc.


Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen (“VNU”) acquires Bill Communications, which includes the Military and Hospitality Design trade shows.


Miller Freeman, Inc. Acquires the Interbike trade show business and related publication Mill Freeman Inc. acquires (ASD/AMD) trade shows owned by Walter Fletcher Inc.


VNU acquires Medtrade and Shore Varrone, which includes GlobalShop as well as Display and Design magazine.


VNU acquires Miller Freeman’s U.S. portfolio, including Sports, Apparel, General Merchandise, Jewelry, and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show


VNU is acquired by a consortium of private equity firms and rebranded The Nielsen Company


Nielsen Expositions acquires the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) trade show and related publication and digital products


Nielsen Expositions acquires the Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show


Onex Partners (“Onex”) acquires Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., to create Emerald Expositions


Emerald Expositions acquires GLM; including NY NOW, Surf Expo, IRCE, and ICFF


Emerald Expositions acquires Pizza Expo, Healthcare Design, HOW Design Live, and Fastener Expo


Emerald Expositions acquires IGES, Collective Shows, Digital Dealer, National Pavement Expo, RFID Journal LIVE!, and ACRE


Emerald Expositions acquires CEDIA Expo, InterDrone, SIA Snow Show, and Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). The company starts trading publicly on the NYSE under the ticker symbol EEX


Emerald Expositions announces the acquisition of a leading technology event and group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media; CE Pro, Commercial Integrator, Security & Sales Integration, Campus Safety, and Total Tech Summit.

Emerald Expositions also acquires Boutique Design New York (“BDNY”) and related assets from ST Media Group International and Hospitality Media Group.


Emerald Expositions acquires G3 Communications, producers of the B2B Marketing Exchange event series and a top innovator in custom content and lead generation services.


Emerald Expositions officially changes name to Emerald and launches new brand identity, vision, and corporate website.

Emerald acquires Atlantic Bakery Expo, the largest bakery event in the Eastern United States, and rebrands the event to Artisan Bakery Expo.


Emerald acquires PlumRiver, the company behind Elastic Suite, a digital B2B platform that streamlines the wholesale buying process for both brands and retail buyers, creating a digital year-round transactional platform.


Emerald acquires MJBiz, the leading event producer and content platform serving the wide range of companies operating in the large and rapidly growing cannabis industry including, MJBizCon, the oldest and leading B2B cannabis trade show in America, the Emerald Conference and related media brands including MJBizDaily, Hemp Industry Daily and MJBiz Magazine.

Emerald acquires Advertising Week global B2B event and thought leadership platform in the advertising, marketing, media and technology sectors.

Emerald, the owner and organizer of NY NOW®, the wholesale market for retail, acquires Bulletin Inc, a wholesale marketplace connecting over 3,000 independent brands with over 26,000+ retailers.


Emerald acquired Lodestone Events, producers of the successful Overland Expo series of vehicle-based, adventure travel consumer shows.

Emerald acquires Cosina Sabrosa Food & Beverage Trade Expo to create first US-Based National Latin Food and Beverage Industry Event.


Emerald acquires Hotel Interactive (HI), a diversified B2B digital media platform renowned for producing premier hosted-buyer events in the hospitality and senior living sectors.