Easyfairs acquires UK’s largest medical aesthetic exhibition & conference, CCR Expo
Easyfairs UK & Global, part of the Artexis Easyfairs group, today announces its acquisition of CCR (Clinical Cosmetic & Reconstructive) Expo from Wimbledon-based Nineteen Events.CCR Expo, which is co-located with Practice Management Expo, has grown exponentially since its launch in 2013, with over 5,000 practitioners and 200 suppliers attending. In just three years, it has established itself as the industry’s leading event, committed to excellence across the whole spectrum of aesthetic medicine. The 2016 edition will take place this week (on 6 & 7 October) at London’s Olympia.Key to its success is the extensive support it has from leading bodies in the market, including the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group (BCDG), part of the British Association of Dermatologists. Additionally its extensive programme of content, which includes six co-located conferences, 125 expert speakers, 24 surgical & non-surgical workshops, 38 live demonstrations and 20 ‘getting started in aesthetics sessions’, attracts a serious audience of registered healthcare professionals, including dentists, nurses, GPs, doctors, dermatologists, surgeons, and practice owners, able to earn valuable CPD points by attending 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 Mr 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. This seems to me like an excellent fit for the show!”Matt Benyon, Managing Director of Easyfairs UK & Global, comments: “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 continuting 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.“One of our core values as a business is in creating value for communities, and we place a huge emphasis on being close to our markets in order to understand them and deliver real ‘visit the future’ events; CCR Expo is a great example of a show that does this very well. We firmly believe there are exciting times ahead for this rapidly growing sector, and this show!” Phil Bloxsome, Event Manager for CCR Expo and who has been integral to the event’s launch and growth, 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.