Easyfairs acquires UK’s largest medical aesthetic conference and expo

Easyfairs UK & Global, part of the Artexis Easyfairs group, has announced its acquisition of CCR (Clinical Cosmetic & Reconstructive) Expo from Wimbledon-based Nineteen Events. The 2016 edition takes place 6-7 October at London’s Olympia.

CCR Expo, which is co-located with Practice Management Expo, has grown since its launch in 2013, and now boasts 5,000 practitioners and 200 suppliers.

This year’s event is supported by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group (BCDG), part of the British Association of Dermatologists and it includes six co-located conferences, 125 expert speakers, 24 surgical and non-surgical workshops, 38 live demonstrations and 20 ‘getting started in aesthetics sessions’.

Integral to the direction of the show and its content is its Medical Advisory Board, made up of 26 expert industry leaders, and chaired by Norman Waterhouse FRCS FRCS(Plast). Waterhouse states: “CCR Expo has very quickly become a vital industry gathering which expertly unites surgical and non surgical professionals. It’s a showcase for the latest innovations and techniques in medical aesthetics. I am looking forward to seeing its continuing development under the new ownership of Easyfairs, which has long demonstrated its commitment to running high quality niche events.”

Matt Benyon (pictured), MD of Easyfairs UK & Global, says: “This is an impressive event that has already seen solid growth in its three-year history, but also it has fantastic potential for exporting to new markets. Easyfairs is committed to investing in and continuing to grow the flagship Olympia event whilst simultaneously exploring new and exciting markets for launch. Artexis already plays an active role in healthcare related events in countries like Sweden, Finland, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Algeria, so we will be well placed to do this.”

Phil Bloxsome, event manager for CCR Expo will be joining Easyfairs to continue to drive the show’s development; he will be joined by Verity Noon, head of marketing. Peter Jones, chief executive, and Nicola Greenaway, managing director, of Nineteen Events, will also remain involved, working with the Easyfairs team to help develop the show.

Jones explains: “We are very proud of what we’ve achieved in just a short time in launching and establishing CCR Expo. We wanted to ensure that it was being passed to new management that would be as committed to the quality of content and organisation that we’ve invested in the show since 2013. I am confident that Easyfairs will be able to do so, and I remain very excited about the show’s promising future.”

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