This week I spoke with exhibition industry veteran Phil Soar, who has built an empire of successful shows over the last 30 years and is the Chairman of b2b events organisers, CloserStill Media & Nineteen Group.

Discussion includes;

  • The pace of the recovery of the global trade show & exhibition industry post pandemic, including a discussion on the key findings of the Association of Venues, 2022 "size and scale index report" for the UK exhibition industry.
  • The recent merger and acquisition activity in the events & exhibitions sector, namely Informa's $940m acquisition of Tarsus, Providence's proposed takeover of Hyve Group Plc, and Blackstone's acquisition of Cvent.
  • Deglobalisation as being the next major threat to the trade show & exhibition industry.

Listen to the full conversation

Watch Part 1

Watch Part 2

The Dan Assor Show official venue sponsor is carbon neutral conference and exhibition centre, BDC London, who are currently setting their sights on reaching net zero before 2030.

The Dan Assor Show supporters:

Tarsus Group

Nineteen Group



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