About

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

People

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

Commerce

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

Inspiration

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

Clients

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

1985

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

1991

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

1994

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

1995

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.

1998

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

2000

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

2006

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

2010

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

2012

Nielsen Expositions acquires the Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show

2013

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

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

2018

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.

2019

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

2020

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