UBM Acquires MIREC Week and AIREC Week renewable energy exhibitions and conferences in Latin America
Integration of complementary businesses increases UBM’s scale in Latin America and the renewable energy sector
NEW YORK — UBM plc, the world’s largest pureplay business-to- business events organizer and marketing services organization, today announces that it has acquired MIREC (Mexico International Renewable Energy Congress) and AIREC (Argentinian International Renewable Energy Congress) from UK-based Green Power Global. Through this acquisition, UBM expands its presence in Latin America, launching its first event in Argentina, and further strengthens UBM’s events portfolio in the renewable energy sector.
MIREC, Mexico’s largest clean energy event, runs annually and is now in its seventh year. Known for connecting international equipment and service solution providers with power generation developers, MIREC is considered the must attend event for wind and solar farm developers, corporate and industrial consumers of electricity, utilities, government and service providers. The 2018 edition of MIREC will take place May 21-25 in Mexico City.
AIREC, Argentina’s leading annual clean energy congress and exhibition is now in its third year. At the forefront of Argentina’s renewable energy revolution, the event’s content covers the new regulatory environment in great detail and provides in-depth insight into legal and financing complexities. The 2018 edition of AIREC will take place October 22-25 in Buenos Aires.
“What is particularly exciting about the acquisition of MIREC and AIREC is that, in addition to building UBM’s presence in Latin America including our first event in Argentina, it helps establish the company in a space with so much promise—renewable energy. UBM is strengthening its commitment to the future of renewable energy and is focused on developing a global portfolio of events that serves and stimulates this exciting sector,” said Scott Schulman, CEO, UBM Americas.
Jaime Salazar Figueroa, Director General and Managing Director, UBM México, added, “Renewable energy in Latin America is an attractive new vertical for UBM Americas and we are excited to add the largest renewables events in Mexico and Argentina to our portfolio. AIREC and MIREC are highly complementary to UBM’s existing presence in renewable and energy-related markets, which currently includes the Renewable Energy India Expo, The Battery Show USA, which UBM acquired last year, and our renewable energy event series in Southeast Asia.”
Nadim Chaudhry, Founder and President of Green Power Global, commented, “MIREC and AIREC have been designed to help accelerate change in electricity markets and minimize the risk associated with strategic decision making. Both MIREC and AIREC are firmly focused on helping strategic decision makers identify opportunities in the transition to a clean, economical, flexible grid of distributed generation, energy storage and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This new partnership with UBM will allow the events to benefit from the strength of UBM’s existing global portfolio of clean energy events, like Renewable Energy Expo India and the Battery Show, and to grow their level international participation.”
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1. About UBM plc
UBM plc is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. In an increasingly digital world, the value of connecting on a meaningful, human level has never been more important. At UBM, our deep knowledge and passion for the industry sectors we serve allow us to create valuable experiences where people can succeed. At our events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors – from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients. These global networks, skilled, passionate people and market-leading events provide exciting opportunities for business people to achieve their ambitions. For more information, go to www.ubm.com; for UBM corporate news, follow us on Twitter at @UBM ,UBM Plc LinkedIn
2. About UBM Americas
UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, delivers events and marketing services in the fashion, technology, licensing, advanced manufacturing, automotive and powersports, healthcare, veterinary and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. The division also includes UBM Brazil’s market leading events in construction, cargo transportation, logistics & international trade, and agricultural production; and UBM Mexico’s, construction, advanced manufacturing and hospitality services shows. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com
3. About Green Power Global (Green Thinking Services Ltd)
Organizes events in the areas of renewable energy and its financing, climate change, sustainable business planning, biofuels and carbon markets, solar and wind power, clean energy technology, and corporate climate response. It also offers event management services for the production, promotion, and management of B2B public and private meetings and conferences. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. For more information visit: www.greenpowerglobal.com