The Fox Is in the Henhouse

Outside money is gobbling up our industry. Attracted by the high profit margins and strong growth of the trade show industry, the "Wall Streets" of New York, London, Amsterdam, and Tokyo are providing capital to publishing companies and venture-backed entities to acquire publishing and trade show properties. These "Wall Street" funded acquisitions are changing the basic structure of our industry and the way we do business.

What's taking place is called a "roll up." Small companies and

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