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WHERE WE ARE NOW
   

Currently, Access Intelligence serves the Energy, Chemical, Defense, Cable, Aviation, Satellite, Healthcare and Media markets through print, e-media and events such as tradeshows, conferences, and webinars. Many of Access Intelligence's products are number one in their marketplaces.

  DON PAZOUR
President & CEO,
Access Intelligence
     
WHERE WE'VE BEEN: TIMELINE

CORPORATE ORIGINS

1977: Access Intelligence, LLC begins as a division (known as the "Business Division") of Phillips Publishing International, Inc.

1995: The "Business Division" officially becomes a wholly owned subsidiary, "Phillips Business Information, Inc." (PBI). For identification purposes, our markets continue to refer to our journalistically award winning product brands such as Via Satellite, Communications Today, Satellite News, Defense Daily, etc.

HIGH GROWTH AND EXPANSION

1994: PBI acquires Omnicom, and the company's U.K. telecom operation launches.

1996: PBI acquires MIC and Infotech -- both are strong business-to-business telecommunication products in the consulting and studies business. MIC merges with Infotech, creating a stronger telecom brand.

1996: PBI acquires Knowledge Industries Publications, Inc. (KIPI). This new, very strong presence in the new media area brings significant revenue and strength in the trade shows and conference business.

1998: Hart Publications, Inc. (also a Phillips International subsidiary) is integrated into PBI, creating a stronger unified business-to-business publishing unit. Hart is a leading publisher of magazines, newsletters, directories and products also include conferences, in the energy business.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

2000: Phillips Business Information, Inc. is acquired by VS&A Communications Partners III, LP, the private equity affiliate of New York-based media merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson. In addition, Hart Publications, is acquired by Chemical Week Associates, a VS&A Communications Partners II, LP portfolio company. Over this span of years, PBI has grown to 14 offices in the U.S. and U.K., headquartered in MD.

A NEW NAME

2004: PBI Media merges with Chemical Week Associates and acquired the Chemical division (SRIC) from SRI International in Menlo Park, CA and company name is changed to Access Intelligence LLC, with annual revenues of approximately $60 million.

CONTINUED GROWTH

January 2006: Access Intelligence acquires Harriman Chemsult, Ltd, a chemical pricing information services in London.

April 2006: Access Intelligence acquires The Energy Daily, Defense Today and Space & Missile Defense Report from King Publishing.

November 2006: Access Intelligence acquires LDC Forums, a series of high-level conferences bringing together buyers and sellers in the natural gas marketplace.

2007: Access Intelligence acquires Daratech Plant, a chemical industry IT event in May and in June acquires, Trade Fair Group, a Houston based business with events and a magazine covering the energy market.

2009: Access intelligence acquires two tradeshows, Offshore Communications and Energy Ocean in February and in July acquires, the assets of Contexo Media, providing an entre into the healthcare market with a medical coding books business and Dorland, a publishing business serving the medical case management market.

2010: Access Intelligence acquires Maack Business Services, a conference business serving the plastics chemicals market in January and in April acquires, Retech, a tradeshow serving the renewable energy technology market.

May 2010: Access Intelligence Acquires RETECH Conference and Exposition, Expanding Its Energy Information Portfolio

February 2011: Access Intelligence Acquires Red 7 Media

July 2011: Access Intelligence Acquires Cynopsis Media, Expanding Reach into TV, Sports and Kids Markets

March 2012: Access Intelligence Acquires LeadsCon Trade Show Along with Daily Deal Summit

October 2012: Access Intelligence acquires Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant and Operations Summit from Penton Media.

March 2015: Access Intelligence acquires AdMonsters' Publishers Forums and Ops Summit, expanding our reach in media and advertising. Also acquires Exchange Monitor, a DC based conference and newsletter group in the nuclear waste and storage market.

June 2016: Access Intelligence acquires The Social Shake-up to broaden our social reach within our PR brand.

June 2017: Access Intelligence Acquires AdExchanger, Expanding Its Network of Market-Leading Events & Proprietary Information.

March 2018: Access Intelligence Launches Global Esports Business Summit

July 2018: Access Intelligence Acquires VMA Media

October 2018: Access Intelligence Launches IIoT Connection, Innovative New Media Brand Dedicated to the Industrial Internet of Things

October 2018: Access Intelligence Acquires P3C Media, Expanding Its Conference Footprint into the Burgeoning Public-Private Partnership Marketplace

DIVESTITURE

In September 2010 Access Intelligence sold assets in its chemical and energy portfolio (including SRI Consulting, Chemical Week magazine and conferences, Harriman Chemsult, Energy Daily and the Maack conferences) to a subsidiary of IHS Inc., making way for future acquisitions and growth in targeted markets.

In August 2013 Access Intelligence sells Contexo Media & Dorland Health to DecisionHealth.

In 2016, Veronis Suhler Stevenson's VS&A Communications Partners III, LP, divests Access Intelligence, which becomes a privately held company.  

   
     
AWARD-WINNING RECOGNITION

IAEE Announces 2018 Legend of the Industry Don Pazour to be Honored During the Krakoff Leadership Institute.

Chemical Engineering is the winner of eight Jesse H. Neal Awards for Editorial Excellence, the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism.

Access Intelligence Salutes the 2018 Editorial Leaders Producing Best-in-Class, Multi-Platform Editorial in 10 categories including Best Co-Branded/Sponsor Content and Best Blog/Column or Podcast.

Our own Dana Ronan McClay was honored as a young leader in IAEE's 20 Under 30 program in December 2018.

Six Access Intelligence graphic designers win in 10 categories in GDUSA's 2018 American In-House Design Awards where only 15% of the 6,000 entries were selected as winners.

Access Intelligence Selected for Fifth Consecutive Year as a Top Place to Work in 2018.

SVP of Events, Jenn Heinold, recognized as one of the leaders in the industry as Trade Show Executive's April 2017 cover subject.

Access Intelligence's Best Content Award Winners of 2017 Showcase Outstanding Journalism and Community Engagement in 11 categories including Best Feature or How-To Article and Best Event/Content Coverage.

For 2017, the CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition was on the Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 list of the fastest growing trade shows in the U.S. by Net Square Feet (Ranked #44) and by Attendance (Ranked #5), and was recognized as the Fastest Growing Next 50 Show.

Access Intelligence was among the Top 3 in terms of number of wins per company country-wide in GDUSA's 2017 American In-House Design Awards where 8 of our talented designers won awards in 13 categories including Best Media Kit and Best Publication Design.

Jenn Heinold received the Marketing Genius Award at Trade Show Executive's 2017 Gold 100 Grand Awards Presented to Biggest and Best Trade Shows of 2016.

In 2016, OR Manager Conference was on Tradeshow Executive Magazine’s Fastest 50 awards: Ranked #7 by number of exhibitors on the list of the fastest-growing trade shows in the U.S.; Ranked #26 by net square feet on the list of the fastest-growing trade shows in the U.S.

Access Intelligence Trade Show Wins Top Honors in the 2016 IAEE Art of the Show Awards, Two Others Receive Honorable Mentions.

Access Intelligence Announces 2016 Winners of Annual Editorial Excellence Awards with 12 winners in categories such as Best Multimedia Storytelling and Best Breaking News.

In 2015, OR Manager Conference was on Tradeshow Executive Magazine’s Fastest 50 awards: Ranked #8 by attendance on the list of the fastest-growing trade shows in the U.S.

Access Intelligence is Six-Time Winner at 2014 SIPAwards Competition.

In 2014, OR Manager Conference was on Tradeshow Executive Magazine’s Fastest 50 awards: Ranked #9 by net square feet on the list of the fastest-growing trade shows in the U.S.

In 2012, OR Manager Conference was on Tradeshow Executive Magazine’s Fastest 50 awards: Ranked #6 by number of exhibitors on the list of the fastest-growing trade shows in the U.S.; Ranked #8 by attendance on the list of the fastest-growing trade shows in the U.S.; Ranked #15 by net square feet on the list of the fastest-growing trade shows in the U.S.

National Press Club Journalism Award for "Best Exclusive Story" (George Lobsenz and Jeff Beattie)

Royal Aeronautical Society's "Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award" (John Persinos)

   



     
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