ODP Completes Three Conference and Trade-Show Deals


ODP client Advertising Week, the premier global event and thought-leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology and culture, was sold to Emerald. The company’s award-winning global event franchise includes Advertising Week/New York (held in New York City), Advertising Week Europe (London), Advertising Week Asia (Tokyo), Advertising Week Latin America (Mexico City) and Advertising Week Asia Pacific (Sydney).ODP client Smart Energy Decisions was sold to Diversified Communications. Through its major annual events, including the NetZero Forum and the Renewable Energy Forum, Smart Energy Decisions supports the world’s largest consumers of electric power as they transition to renewables from fossil fuels. Smart Energy further supports its audience through ongoing webinars, publications and a vibrant online community.
ODP client Bonnier sold Seramount, one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) services, to EAB. Seramount partners with more than 450 of the world’s best-known brands, including half of the Fortune 100. A series of events, alongside its Diversity Best Practices membership and consulting services, form the core of Seramount’s unique offerings that set the standard for best practices.




The events industry has emerged from the pandemic with renewed energy and models that reflect the ways the world conducts business today. If you have a conference or trade-show company, please contact us for a confidential discussion about what interest there might be in your business and how much it could sell for.


The Rebound of the Global Events Industry

Trade shows and conferences suffered as much as any industry at the hands of Covid-19. Companies and staff faced challenges no one could plan for. Innovative organizers shifted resources online and reimagined their events for a virtual universe. Now the big test is dealing with the new normal: adapting events to a world that still loves gathering face-to-face but also embraces the practicalities of virtual meetings. As always, disruption means opportunity and strong valuations for inventive companies.


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