Emerald Expositions acquires National Pavement Expo


Emerald Expositions has acquired National Pavement Expo from AC Business Media.

Corporate Solutions of Westport, Connecticut was the exclusive advisor in arranging, structuring and negotiating this transaction.

Corporate Solutions president Nick Curci said: “National Pavement Expo is the leading industry event for contractors in the asphalt, concrete paving, sealcoating, striping, sweeping crack sealing, pavement repair and snow removal industries. The event hosts over 500 exhibits each year with over 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space and attracts 3,600 professional attendees. NPE has realized double digit growth over the past several years with its dominance in the pavement industry. The next event will be held in February 2017 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN."

Carl Wistreich and Anil Narang co-owners of NPE added: “NPE has a long and storied history in its over 30 years and we are glad that it will be in the capable hands of one of the top trade show operators in the World who will provide many benefits to our loyal attendees and exhibitors. We are glad that ACBM will continue to play an active role in the sales and marketing of NPE and that Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine will continue as the official magazine of NPE.”

Emerald has renamed its “Design” end market to “Design & Construction”, and Joe Randall, EVP, Emerald Expositions, will continue to oversee the portfolio of trade shows and conferences across this end market. “NPE has grown strongly under AC Business Media’s entrepreneurial management,” noted Randall. “We’re excited to add the event to our portfolio and will seek to enhance the NPE experience for both attendees and exhibitors by applying our deep event experience, scale benefits and industry-leading best practices.”