Questex Acquires Digital Signage Expo, Aligns with Questex’s Focus on the Experience Economy and Growth Strategy

NEW YORK, March 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex lives in the experience economy bringing people together in the markets that help them live better and live longer and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences in fast growing markets.

Today, Questex announces it has acquired the assets of Digital Signage Expo. The acquisition complements Questex’s business and aligns with its growth strategy including both acquisition and organic growth in the experience economy. It builds on the recent acquisition of LDI, which connects design, technology and production to the live audience experience, and with Questex’s Technology assets including Sensors Converge, StreamTV Show and Fierce Electronics.

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Questex CEO Paul Miller commented, “We’re starting 2021 in a very strong position with the right people, the right products and the right processes. We’ve created a strong foundation and strategy that is incredibly relevant to the disruptive trends currently in the market. Digital Signage Expo complements our portfolio perfectly and we’re excited for the opportunity to grow these properties as part of the Questex family. We hope to build upon the past success of the brand to connect suppliers with buyers across this very exciting market.”

The digital signage industry is booming. Digital signage technologies like LCD, LED and projection-to-display images, video, and streaming media are in a whole host of spaces including hotels, restaurants, retail stores and more, creating opportunities for suppliers in the digital signage and the digital out-of-home (OOH) advertising industries. The global digital signage market size is predicted to grow to USD $31.71 billion by 2025 (Grand View Research, Inc.), while the digital OOH advertising market is expected to reach $31.05 billion in 2023 (ResearchAndMarkets.com). Additionally, with an increased demand for connected lighting systems and the global high-end lighting market expected to reach USD $24.3 billion by 2025 (Grand View Research, Inc.), Digital Signage Expo in tandem with LDI will provide a strong platform for connecting buyers and sellers in this market.

Questex, owned by MidOcean Partners, acquired the rights to the live and digital assets including all trademarks, tradenames, websites, domain names, databases as well as customer, vendor and attendee lists. Questex will announce the go-forward strategy for these assets in the near future.

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About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

About MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager specializing in middle-market private equity and alternative credit investments. Since its inception in 2003, MidOcean Private Equity has managed approximately $4.8 billion of committed capital. It has targeted investments in high-quality middle-market companies in the consumer and business services sectors. MidOcean Credit Partners was launched in 2009 and currently manages over $7.5 billion across a series of alternative credit strategies, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and customized separately managed accounts as of December 2020.

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Questex Appoints New Senior Sales Director for Bar & Restaurant Group Brands

Restaurant Industry Sales Professional Fadi Alsayegh to Support Sales Growth Strategy and Create Enhanced Customer Value and ROI

NEW YORK, March 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex today announces that restaurant industry sales professional Fadi Alsayegh has joined the company as Senior Sales Director for its Bar & Restaurant Group brands. In this newly created position, Alsayegh will lead the food and foodservice sales expansion for its Bar & Restaurant brands including Nightclub & Bar Show, the leading bar and nightlife event designed for bar, nightlife and hospitality operators, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, as well as World Tea Expo, Bar & Restaurant and World Tea News.

With an innovative leadership style and expertise in brand positioning strategies, Alsayegh brings extensive restaurant and hospitality experience to Questex. Previously, he was with the National Restaurant Association where he exceeded sales goals yearly. Earlier in his career, Alsayegh held sales management positions with EnsembleIQ and Nation’s Restaurant News.

“We are delighted to welcome Fadi to the team to assist in our expansion in the food and foodservice sectors as we evolve the Bar & Restaurant brands to meet the needs and demands of today’s industry,” said Tim McLucas, Vice President of the Bar & Restaurant Group. “Having worked previously with Fadi, I understand the impact he can make and his ability to offer a creative approach to generating new business while placing a top priority on delivering customer value and success.” Alsayegh will report to McLucas.

Alsayegh joins the Questex team at a key time when the Nightclub & Bar Show is doubling down on getting the bar & restaurant industry back to fast-paced growth – attracting new guests, sampling new products, creating new experiences and expanding foodservice. Food has been an integral part of the Nightclub & Bar Show program and agenda for the last four years and now enters a new phase of expansion with an important announcement to follow during the event in June.

To learn more about Questex’s Bar & Restaurant Group brands sponsorship opportunities, contact Alsayegh via email at falsayegh@questex.com.

Stay connected with Bar & Restaurant through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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Michelle Osborne
Questex
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Questex’s Fierce Pharma to Host the Pharma PR & Communications Virtual Summit in April

NEW YORK, March 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The life science industry has played a pivotal role in supporting the public during the pandemic, by leading important conversations and becoming a trusted resource. This has paved the way for PR and communications professionals to drive the narrative about the industry, connect with patients and key customers in new ways, and lead the charge in sustaining the industry’s improved reputation in meaningful ways.

To support this community, Questex’s Fierce Pharma will host the Pharma PR & Communications Virtual Summit, the only communications event for peer learning and networking exclusively for life sciences, April 20-22, 2021. Register here to attend.

Jennifer Woods, Vice President, Fierce Life Sciences, “Connecting and engaging with others – both personally and professionally – during this unprecedented time has been a challenge. Our event will provide life science communicators with key insights and best practices for successful communications strategies for today’s complex healthcare environment. If you’re a part of the life sciences PR and communications community, we hope you’ll join us.”

The Pharma PR & Communications Summit will focus on three key areas:

  • April 20, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Panels and discussions led by experts will focus on how life sciences organizations can improve diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in internal and external communication strategies. Speakers will address staffing and hiring practices, creating access to accurate information, and building communities starting at the zip-code level.
  • April 21, Operational Excellence: One of the largest challenges for pharma companies is the new way of working. Panels and discussions will take a deep look at the way companies staff and communicate with internal teams, build teams from the ground up, and how to empower young professionals.
  • April 22, The New Consumer: The consumer mindset has shifted over the past year. While addressing the hyper-sensitivity of consumers and their evolving needs, the panels and discussions will take a close look at the increasing importance of a CSR plan, how to better include the patient voice in organizations, and how influencers and providers help to shape the way consumers think about health needs.

The 2021 Pharma PR & Communications Virtual Summit Advisory Board members include:

  • Advisory Chair: Wendy Lund, Chief Communications Officer, ORGANON
  • Michele Baer, Executive Director, Human Pharma Communications, BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM
  • Angela Bechan, Head of Communications, SANOFI
  • Kristin Cahill, CEO, GCI HEALTH
  • Carrie Fernandez, Vice President and Head of Communications, Global Oncology, TAKEDA
  • Tom Jones, Senior Partner, FINN PARTNERS
  • Ray Kerins, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Affairs, BAYER
  • Stephanie Koze, Managing Director, REAL CHEMISTRY
  • Christine Lindenboom, VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, ALNYLAM
  • Claire Mulhearn, Associate Vice President and Head of Health Communications, MERCK
  • Roslyn Patterson, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, IONIS
  • Brandi Robinson, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, MALLINCKRODT
  • Tierney Saccavino, EVP, Corporate Communications, ACORDA

The Pharma PR & Communications Virtual Summit marquee partner is GCI Health and gold sponsors are FINN Partners and Real Chemistry.

Registration is free for professionals from pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device organizations. Click here to register.

For sponsorship opportunities contact: 

Andy Walker 
202-496-5522 
awalker@questex.com 
Dor Peled 
917-258-5159 
dpeled@questex.com 
Shauna Greg 
212-400-6228 
sgreig@questex.com  

About Fierce Pharma
Biopharma is a fast-growing world where big ideas come along daily. Our readers rely on Fierce Pharma for the latest news, analysis and data on drugs and the companies that make them. Fierce Pharma covers the pharma waterfront, from late-stage drug development through the entire lifecycle—tracking regulatory approvals, payer negotiations, manufacturing, marketing, patent fights, government investigations and regulation, M&A deals and beyond. Our aim is to analyze the day’s news, showing readers not only what they need to know, but why they need to know it. Beyond the daily, the Fierce Pharma team produces special reports that take stock of the industry’s products and finances, and shed new light on industry trends. 

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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Emily Schriver 
Marketing Manager | Life Science & Healthcare 
Questex  
917-932-0431 
eschriver@questex.com 

Questex Opens Registration for Sensors Converge 2021, Brings the Sensors and Electronics Community Together Safely to Network, Discover Technologies, Share Ideas and Define the Future Roadmap for the Industry

Event Takes Place June 22-24, 2021 in San Jose

NEW YORK, March 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex and the Fierce Technology Group today open registration for Sensors Converge, the only in-person event covering the biggest design engineering trends, taking place June 22-24, 2021 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. From sensors and chips to the cloud, Sensors Converge covers the technologies and applications driving innovation today. Click here to register.

“Throughout the pandemic, the sensors and electronics community have pivoted to solve immediate new problems. Now that it’s safe to bring back live events, we’re excited to reconnect in-person this June to meet the people and see the solutions driving the industry forward,” said Charlene Soucy, Senior Director, Sensors Converge. “Sensors Converge will provide design engineers with real-world experiences of the challenges and opportunities in product design, subject matter experts sharing their best practices and strategies for success and leading suppliers showcasing the technologies used to make it all happen.”

Key highlights of Sensors Converge 2021:

  • Immersive Education: a dynamic educational experience comprised of technical sessions and tutorials conducted by subject matter experts and speakers with practical experience. Featuring engineers sharing real stories and technology applications, the program will cover tracks including Embedded Technology, Autonomous Technologies, Industrial & Environmental Sensing, Intelligent Sensing, IoT & Wireless, 5G, Energy Harvesting, Interoperability, COVID-19 Technologies, IIoT, MedTech, and Smart Buildings & Cities.
  • Live Training Workshops: training sessions offering deep dives into specific technologies presented by speakers and trainers with technical expertise.
  • Interactive Tech Zones & Demos: expo floor areas offering an exclusive focus on Sensors, Autonomous, Embedded, IoT & Wireless, MEMS, and Emerging Technologies, as well as demos of new and innovative products.
  • Theater of Touchless Technology: see some of the newest and never before seen touchless tech on display.
  • Expo Hall: over 200 suppliers showcasing hundreds of the latest sensor technologies will participate at Sensors Converge 2021, including Amphenol Advanced Sensors, ams, Digi-Key, dSPACE, Endress + Hauser, Hamamatsu, imec, Infineon, Melexis, Microchip, Mouser, On Semiconductor, PowerFilm, Sensirion, TDK, TE Connectivity and zGlue.
  • In-Person Networking: catch up with colleagues and make new contacts through safe networking opportunities, including roundtables, outdoor lunches, meetups, and more.

Sensors Converge is Committed to Keeping the Design Engineering Community Safe
Safety measures will be in place to ensure a healthy and safe visit to Sensors Converge including mandatory masks, temperature checks, hands-free badging, and more. With 100+ in-person events globally, Questex is monitoring data daily by country, state, local government and venue, and incorporating CDC and WHO guidelines on vaccines, testing and protocols to achieve the best safety results. For additional information on the health and safety protocols, click here.

Sensors Converge offers two registration options. The All-Access Pass provides access to the entire event and the Expo Hall Pass offers access to the Expo Hall only. Early bird rates end April 23. For more, information, visit: https://www.sensorsexpo.com/register.

For exhibit or sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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About Sensors Converge
For 36 years Sensors Expo & Conference has brought together the design engineering community to network, share ideas, and define the future roadmap for the sensors industry. In 2021, we’re excited to curate a live, in-person experience called Sensors Converge, where the industry can come together, safely, to collaborate and conduct business. Sensors Converge is part of the Fierce Technology Group, a division of Questex, which also produces the Best of Sensors Awards, Fierce Sensors, and daily content and newsletters on Fierce Electronics at www.fierceelectronics.com.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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Ashley Secondini
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E: asecondini@questex.com 

Questex Postpones VIBE Conference 2021 Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

NEW YORK, March 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, the parent company of VIBE Conference, today announces the event has been unavoidably rescheduled due to the COVID-19 restrictions in California. Originally scheduled to run June 7-9, 2021, VIBE Conference is now scheduled to take place September 27-29, 2021 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA.

“The current ongoing crisis and restrictions in California, necessitated postponing the 2021 event to a later date to ensure we have the ability to host a live, safe, and successful program,” stated Laddie Weiss, Event Director.

From the launch in 2009, the mission of VIBE Conference has been to listen to the market and build a platform for collaboration. VIBE Conference will take every step available to create a safe and secure show experience for attendees, speakers, and sponsors to interact, conduct meetings, and form meaningful relationships. For more information visit www.vibeconference.com.

About VIBE Conference
VIBE Conference is owned by Questex and is the premier event for chain restaurant and hotel beverage executives and suppliers. The top on-premise conference is held annually and involves high-level content, tastings and networking opportunities. VIBE Conference is part of the Bar & Restaurant Group, a division of the Questex Hospitality Group, which also produces daily content on barandrestaurantexpo.com.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212-895-8488‬