Event management company Comexposium group, has acquired Finaki, to underline its presence in the European and French digital and IT sectors.
Finaki was founded in March 1989 by a team of IT research consultants that organise B2B events in Europe.
Comexposium has organised more than 30 exhibitions, conventions and conferences around the world regarding a range of subjects, covering e-commerce, digital marketing, payment technologies and solutions, mobility and security.
Its events include Cartes Secure Connexions (Trustech) and Les Assises de la SSI.
Following the sale, Comexposium has acquired Les Entretiens Informatiques d’Opio (IT networking meetings) and Entretiens Télécoms des Arcs (Telecom networking meetings) in France, the ICT conference in Italy and SYSKOP, INKOP and IT Innovation Summit in Germany.
The European CIO Conference, the annual meeting place for the European CIO Association, EuroCIO, will also be integrated into Comexposium's portfolio of events.
Renaud Hamaide, CEO of Comexposium said: “This acquisition reinforces the Comexposium Group’s expertise in the digital and information technology sectors – not only throughout Europe, but also globally, as such events cross borders and create international communities.”
Sylvain Jouanny, founder of Finaki added: “‘This merger with Comexposium offers FINAKI the support of a world leader in event planning, especially in the fields of digital and new technologies, while allowing it to preserve its identity.”