Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) and Campus Technology Conference among four events acquired by the nation’s foremost education administration experts
Palm Beach Gardens, FL — (Marketwired – April 2, 2015)– LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, producers of national conferences and professional research services, today announced the acquisition of the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), FETC Virtual Conference, Campus Technology Conference and the Campus Technology Forum from 1105 Media, Inc., a California based multimedia B2B company. The events guide educators, administrators, district-level leaders, and state and national policy leaders through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and strategies – and how to successfully integrate those technologies across the curriculum, from pre-kindergarten through college.
Campus Technology Conference, Campus Technology Forum, FETC, and FETC Virtual attract thousands of attendees seeking to understand the future of education technology. FETC, the largest of the four acquired events, hosts more than 9,000 professionals yearly, which complements LRP Publications’ well-established HR Technology® Conference & Exposition — the largest town hall meeting of HR technology experts and two-time recipient of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Award. LRP has created a new sector to include the acquired brands, better positioning the company to supply a broader assortment of technology offerings to customers.
The announcement was made by Ken Kahn, President of LRP Publications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“As LRP grows, we continue to seek out innovative products that can help us transform. We know FETC, FETC Virtual, Campus Technology Conference, and Campus Technology Forum can help us do that. With their addition we saw a great opportunity to reach a wider education audience, as well as build on our existing HR Technology market, offering a broader audience to our technology exhibitors,” said Kahn. “We’re excited as we expand on our commitment to support our customers’ growth with our products.”
“We’re very pleased to transfer ownership of these successful and growing events to LRP,” said Rajeev Kapur, CEO of 1105 Media. “We’re confident that LRP will continue to build and expand the quality and impact of these market leading education technology shows, which have grown dramatically under 1105’s leadership.”
1105 Media will continue to operate its publishing and digital products in the education marketplace, including Campus Technology and THE Journal, which serve the higher education and K-12 sectors, respectively."
“This transaction will strengthen 1105’s balance sheet and allow us to concentrate our resources on growing the other parts of our extensive product portfolio,” Kapur added. 1105 produces integrated events, information products, and digital and print media in targeted business-to-business markets, with an emphasis on information technology sectors, such as government IT, enterprise computing, software development, and data warehousing. It also has products in such markets as industrial health, safety and compliance, security, environmental protection, home healthcare, and has a robust marketing services initiative.
Mike Eason, President of the 1105 Education Events group will join LRP and continue to oversee the business.
Investment bank Berkery Noyes & Co, LLC represented 1105 Media, Inc. in the transaction.