Launches & Acquisitions

04 Sep 2023

CloserStill Media completes acquisition of UKI Media and Events

CloserStill Media completes acquisition of UKI Media and Events
London, United Kingdom - CloserStill Media, the producer of market-leading business events, exhibitions and conferences, has completed its acquisition of UK-based UKI Media & Events. Terms are not disclosed.

This strategic move forms the cornerstone of CloserStill's new Future Transport and Infrastructure Group and marks a significant expansion in CloserStill's reach in North America, Europe and Asia. 

Founded more than 30 years ago by Tony Robinson, UKI Media & Events operates market-leading specialist trade show, conference and media properties across the United States, Europe and Asia serving the automotive, aerospace, marine, transport and infrastructure sectors. The business and its 90+ staff will remain in Dorking.


About CloserStill Media:

CloserStill Media specialises in high-value, content-driven events and the nurturing of B2B or professional communities. The company operates events across a wide range of sub-vertical sectors within Business Technologies, Healthcare and Future Transport and Infrastructure across the U.S., Europe and Asia, with operations and 600 staff in the U.K., USA, Germany, Spain and Singapore.

About UKI Media & Events:

Founded in 1991 by Tony Robinson and based in Dorking, UKI Media & Events set its goal to become the world’s leading magazine publishing and exhibitions operator specialising in the transportation sector. Awards and accolades have included a much prized ‘PPA International Business Magazine of the Year Award’; being included twice in the prestigious ‘Europe 500 Fastest Growing Companies’ and being listed 32nd in the Sunday Times ‘FastTrack UK 100 Companies’. The company runs its shows worldwide with Europe as its main focus, significant shows running annually in China and USA and events also being held every other year in India, South Korea and from time to time in South America. The company of 95 employees is a centre of excellence in the transportation field. Some of its leading events include Passenger Terminal Expo, (the world’s biggest airport design show); Automotive Testing Expo, (a global roll-out of five shows); Tire Technology Expo, the premier international tire design and tire manufacturing event held annually in Hannover; and two events that are run in association with divisions of the United Nations.