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


We infuse authenticity and human interaction in an increasingly digital, message-saturated world to create meaningful collaboration.


We are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve, relentlessly focused on keeping up to date with emerging trends and changing dynamics.


Drawing from years of experience, we bring unmatched creativity and continually seek innovative approaches to deliver amazing experiences.


At a time in which performance is the baseline, Emerald clients unlock possibilities and achieve greatness across 142 events and 16 media platforms.

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.