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Easyfairs® Acquires Tank Storage Forum

London, 10 April 2015: Easyfairs has acquired Tank Storage Forum. The acquisition includes Tank World Expo, which takes place on 13-14 April 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

This latest development follows the recent acquisition of Tank Storage Magazine and is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to deepen its support of the bulk liquid storage market, and reinforces Easyfairs’ position as owner of the world’s largest portfolio of tank storage events. Tank World Expo joins the expanding list of Easyfairs’ events that already take place in the key storage hubs and strategic ports of Abu Dhabi, Antwerp, Singapore, Hamburg and Rotterdam.

“The acquisition of Tank Storage Forum, and more specifically Tank World Expo, is an exciting and strategically important step not just for Artexis Easyfairs but for the industry too,” said Matt Benyon, Managing Director, Easyfairs UK & Global.

“The tank storage sector is developing at such a rapid rate and we want to ensure that we stay at the very forefront of it. The Easyfairs vision is to serve the tank storage community globally and provide a 360 degree reference source for the market. That means offering a world class event in all of the major locations where the industry needs to congregate. This latest addition illustrates our genuine commitment to do just that.”

Upon selling to Easyfairs, Alex Williamson, Managing Director at Tank Storage Forum Ltd, said: “Tank World Expo has received exceptional support since launching in Dubai in 2013 as the dedicated congress and exhibition for the Middle East tank storage market. With their sector expertise and global network of tank storage exhibitions and contacts, Easyfairs are ideally placed to meet the needs of our clients in the region and to accelerate the growth and development of the show.

“The Middle East is one of the most exciting and vibrant regions for the tank storage industry, with continued large scale investments, so it’s an exciting time for the industry. We look forward to the continued growth and success of Tank World Expo under Easyfairs’ leadership.” 

Matt Benyon concluded: “Tank World Expo is a fantastic, highly respected and influential event, so we’re absolutely thrilled to have acquired it. It’s an exciting time to be part of the tank storage industry and we are utterly committed to developing and supporting both the show and the industry as a whole.”

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