Event News

05 Nov 2018

Record attendance at DevLearn 2018 Conference & Expo

Record attendance at DevLearn 2018 Conference & Expo

Award winning event organizer CloserStill Media seeing great success with its latest acquisition of Focuszone Media. Focuszone, doing business as the eLearning Guild, opened its DevLearn 2018 Conference & Expo today with record attendance in Las Vegas, NV with delegate growth of more than 20% and attracting more than 3,500 total delegates and 140 exhibitors serving the learning technologies marketplace.

The rapid growth of DevLearn year over year reflects the growing importance of the global learning technologies industry, and the eLearning Guild’s ability to serve that industry thru its vibrant community of practice and market leading events. DevLearn attracts the full spectrum of highly focused learning technology professionals with more than 45% being in management roles. Full-conference delegate attendance grew this year by just over 20% to more than 2,300 and along with another 1,200+ other delegate’s, are expected to flood the exhibition hall at the Mirage Resort & Exhibition Center in Las Vegas.

“The growth of DevLearn this year speaks to the focus the eLearning Guild places on developing the most comprehensive conference learning technology programs available anywhere,” said David Kelly, EVP and Executive Director of the Guild. “In addition to the great program, DevLearn also is home to the largest and most highly focused learning technology exposition in North America.”

CloserStill’s Learning Group Managing Director, Mark Penton, said: “We are delighted with the performance of DevLearn this year as the eLearning Guild’s first event as part of the CloserStill family. We look forward to continued rapid growth of all the eLearning Guild’s events including Learning Solutions 2019 Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL and the Realities360 Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA.”

CloserStill Media:

The world's fastest growing exhibition businesses, running best of class events in the technology and healthcare sectors. Over the last six years we have averaged over 40% revenue growth each year. We turnover almost £57 million and have a team of 220 and offices in London, Paris, New York, Berlin, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the USA. In our industry we have won over thirty major awards in the last seven years including the coveted Best Business Exhibition seven times. In February 2018, CloserStill featured in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for list. It also ranked in the top 100 in the last three Sunday Times International Track listings of Britain’s companies with the fastest growing international sales and in 2017 were listed in the Financial Times FT1000 Index as the fastest growing exhibition organizer and one of the fastest growing companies of any kind in Europe.


For more information contact:

Mark Penton – CloserStill Media Learning Group. Tel: +44 (0) 1730 817601.

Email: markp@learningtechnologies.co.uk

David Kelly – eLearning Guild (Focuszone Media). Tel: +1-707-387-1889.

Email: dkelly@elearningguild.com