Emerald's business is to build your business. See how Emerald’s leadership and people are delivering on this promise.

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


Excellence in creating break-through results for our customers


Mindfulness and presence


Empowerment for ourselves and others to grow


Recognition of others who contribute to our success


Agility in how we think and act


Leadership with courage and integrity

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion where everyone is included, valued and respected

Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement

At Emerald, we actively engage with our employees and communities to ensure diversity and inclusion is part of our DNA. Together, we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture that nurtures talent, encourages self-expression, and celebrates the diversity of our employees. United by purpose and energized by change, we at Emerald strive to create environments where everyone is valued and respected. 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.

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, Heathcare 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.