Mack Brooks acquires Chemspec Events

EUROPE - Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group has announced the acquisition of the rights to the Chemspec series of events from Quartz Group.

The Chemspec Events brand is dedicated to the fine and speciality chemicals industry, and consists of a portfolio of exhibitions in Europe, Eurasia and Asia, as well as the Speciality Chemicals magazine.

Quartz Group’s CEO, Paul Michael, said: “Chemspec and Speciality Chemicals are great brands and we are delighted that it has been acquired by such a highly respected company as Mack Brooks. We know that the staff, the events and the magazine will continue to flourish  and develop under their stewardship.”

This year’s Chemspec Europe will celebrate its 30th anniversary edition on 24-25 June 2015 in Cologne, Germany. The show is set to be the largest Chemspec Europe on record, featuring more than 400 international exhibitors.

Running in unison with the Chemspec Events, Speciality Chemicals is a monthly, market-leading publication, with print and digital editions totalling over 40,000 distributions per issue.

Mack Brooks' Chairman, Stephen Brooks (pictured) said: “We're very pleased to have made an agreement to acquire Quartz Chemicals together with the Chemspec Events and the Speciality Chemicals magazine.

“The events, magazine and staff are long-established and highly respected in their sector and we know that Mack Brooks will provide the continuity, investment and customer-focused approach that will enable the business to prosper in the future."

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