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For more information on the Raleigh Fall Home Show, September 5-7, 2014 or the Raleigh Spring Home Show, February 13-15, 2015 at the Raleigh Convention Center, please contact:
Marketplace Events Acquires Two Home Shows in Raleigh, N.C.
CLEVELAND -- March 4, 2014 -- Marketplace Events,
North America's largest home show producer, announced today it has
purchased two annual home shows in Raleigh, N.C. from American Consumer
Shows (ACS). Both shows, one in the spring and the other in the fall,
are held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Terms of the deal were not
latest expansion for Marketplace Events comes on the heels of last
month's announced launch of the NOLA Home Show in New Orleans in January
2015, the successful launch last October of the American International
Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando, and the recent acquisition of
three home shows in Kansas City from Pat Riha Productions. The Raleigh
purchase will expand the company's footprint in the Southeast U.S. and
brings the Marketplace Events portfolio to a current total of 37 home
shows in 22 different markets.
pleased to be in Raleigh; it's a major growth and strategic opportunity
for our company," said Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events. "Raleigh is
the fourth fastest-growing U.S. metro area---a region with great
traditions, robust corporations, a highly educated workforce, and rising
home values... all alongside booming new home construction. The bottom
line is it's a great market for the type of home shows we produce:
large scale, and high quality."
Raleigh Convention Center opened in 2008, the two annual Raleigh Home
Shows have been destinations for home and garden enthusiasts. The shows
will remain at this new downtown venue, where the shows have ample room
to grow and mature.
"Over the past six
years, my staff at ACS did an excellent job of establishing these
shows," said Craig Gitlitz, CEO of American Consumer Shows. "I fully
expect that in short order Marketplace Events will take them to a
"Knowing the proven track
record of Marketplace Events, we have no doubt that these events will
deliver vibrant marketplaces and quickly become the preeminent home
shows in the Raleigh market," said Doug Grissom, Assistant Director at
the Raleigh Convention Center.
The fall show will be held September 5-7, 2014. The spring show is February 13-15, 2015.