Launches & Acquisitions

07 Sep 2018

CloserStill Media expands operations further across the US

CLOSERSTILL MEDIA, Europe’s fastest growing event organiser, has acquired ‘Wild West Veterinary Conference’ and ‘Chicagoland Veterinary Conference’ in a deal which cements its outstanding position in serving the US animal health market.

Following the unprecedented success of CloserStill’s first launch into the US with New York Vet in November 2017, the company is delighted to be adding two further US veterinary events to its global portfolio. With over 300 exhibitors and over 3000 delegates expected at the second edition of New York Vet this year, this brings our total exhibitors in the US to 1,294 and total paying delegates to 13,013.

Bruce Dozier, Executive Director of Modern Veterinary Media commented "We are all very excited to join forces with one of the premier conference and trade show management companies in the world.  

"Our team is looking forward to combining the Wild West conference in Reno, and Chicagoland conference with the CloserStill New York Vet and the international veterinary conferences they currently produce. The collaboration will catapult the events to the forefront of the veterinary community. The future is very exciting!"

Rob Chapman, MD of the Vet Group at CloserStill Media added, "This is an exciting investment for us all. After the successful launch of New York Vet in 2017 we have been looking for further partnerships in North America… Our combined experience, sector knowledge and significant commercial and marketing resources will be focussed on delivering for both exhibitors and the audiences for these powerful brands."

The Wild West Veterinary Conference runs at the Grand Sierra Hotel in Reno, Nevada from October 3rd – 6th 2018, and attracts over 2,000 veterinary professionals.

Chicagoland Veterinary Conference, ran for the first time in May 2018, and will take place at the Navy Pier Exhibition Centre, Chicago, from May 13th – 16th 2019.