It has been announced that Mash Media, the organiser of Confex and The PA Show at Olympia, has acquired the office* show from Diversified Communications.
office*, which opened at ExCeL London yesterday, was launched by Diversified seven years ago and quickly established itself as the most important event of the year for PAs and Office Managers. The event has an unrivalled reputation for combining high-profile keynotes with a comprehensive seminar and education programme, as well as the centre piece exhibition, which regularly attracts more than 150 companies and is recognised as the most effective platform for companies wishing to meet the important PA and Office Manager community.
Commenting on the sale, Carsten Holm, Managing Director of Diversified says: “office* is a great event, which regularly attracts more than 4,000 PAs and Office Managers who come to network, learn and to talk to potential suppliers. Organising events has always been an important part of their job function, so we were not surprised when Mash launched The PA Show alongside Confex last year, as there is significant synergy between the two events. I’m really impressed with what Mash has done with Confex since taking it over a couple of years ago and I think that a co-locate between office* and Confex, in what will be a perfect date line, makes so much sense and will enable Mash to develop the show to its fullest potential.
“We are incredibly grateful for all the support we have had from partners, supporters, exhibitors and visitors over the years and look forward to seeing the show continuing to grow in importance under the guidance of the Mash Media team”, added Holm.
Julian Agostini, Managing Director of Mash Media, is delighted to add office* to Mash Media’s growing event portfolio. “We’ve worked hard to get Confex back to its best and I think anyone who visited the show this year would agree that Confex is once again an absolute must-attend industry event. Without doubt, office* adds another important dimension to the show, making it even more compelling for both exhibitors and the PA and Office Manager community to visit the show. We already know this community well and look forward to taking over office* and bringing it back to Olympia in a perfect dateline.”
office* 2016 is open at ExCeL London until 5pm today. Full details and registration can be found at officeshow.co.uk.