Trident Exhibitions Limited of Tavistock, Devon, has sold its four manufacturing and technology exhibitions to Canon Communications (www.canontradeshows.com) of Los Angeles, California.
The shows that have been sold are:
- IPOT, Machine Vision and Displays Technology: the complete resource for optical, photonics, vision and displays technology
- MTEC: focuses on sensors, measurement and instrumentation technology
- Machine Building, Drives & Automation: the definitive event for design-build technologies and systems integrators
- Practical Vacuum: covers all aspects of vacuum technology and semiconductor processing
The co-location of these events alongside the Canon owned MEDTEC UK and 3C has successfully demonstrated the natural affinity and synergy between and among all six events. Canon Communications said it plans to further develop, position and promote the shows as a coordinated, full-featured, total resource for the UK's advanced design and manufacturing industries. The first shows to be held under Canon ownership will take place on February 13th- 14th 2008 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
Helen Thewlis, Trident's Managing Director said that it was sad to say goodbye to exhibitions that have been developed over the years, but they would still keep their involvement in the market through the three Instrumentation Series events and Displays Technology South.