Friday, August 18th, 2017


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.

President & CEO,
Access Intelligence


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

August 2016: Access Intelligence launches Video Editorial Service, VerticalFeed.

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


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, 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.  


Access Intelligence editors, marketers and designers have been the recipients of many prestigious industry awards. Among them:

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

Access Intelligence is Six-Time Winner at 2014 SIPAwards Competition

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)