US company Urban Expositions is acquiring both the San Francisco International Gift Fair and the Seattle Gift Show from DMG World Media.
The acquisition adds to the Atlanta-based company’s western presence as well as its growing portfolio of trade shows. Urban Expositions will assume all sales, marketing and management duties from DMG following the completion of the 2009 events, held in August.
DMG previously sold its annual Boston Gift Show to Urban Expositions in 2008, but president of Urban Expositions, Doug Miller, says he has been looking for growth opportunities in the western US for some time now.
“These shows join our growing Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show to expand and strengthen our position out west,” he says. “We look forward to building on the efforts of DMG and GLM to bring even more new business growth and development opportunities to the region's gift community."