Publisher and event organiser Mash Media has announced that Office*, newly acquired from Diversified Communications UK, will co-locate alongside International Confex and The Event Production Show at Olympia Grand on 1-2 March 2017.

Mash Media announced the acquisition of Office*, the show aimed at PAs, EAs, VAs and office managers, in May 2016 to add to its portfolio of shows aimed at event industry professionals.

The acquisition and co-location of the show is predicted to draw an additional 3,000 buyers to the event, as well as expanding the variety of event buyers present across the four shows.

“This is a really important move for our customers and means we’re putting more and more event buyers in the room to do business,” said Liz Agostini, event director for International Confex. “When we bought International Confex we did so to unite all sectors of the industry and bring them closer together, this is the next step in realising this ambition and will make for a spectacular gathering next year.”

“Our aim as a business has always been to support the growth of our industry; through education, information, communication and best practice,” Agostini continued. “We now have a portfolio of media and exhibitions that can achieve this whilst creating opportunities for buying and selling across every segment of the events industry, from outdoor events to PAs.”