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

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ROCKVILLE, MD, May 11, 2010 –Access Intelligence, LLC announced today it has completed the purchase of RETECH, the world’s premier event for the renewable energy technology industry, and will continue its strategic partnership with the event’s founder, The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). The next event will be held Sept. 20-22, 2011, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC (www.RETECH2011.com).

Designed for business and utility leaders, investors, technology innovators, government officials and university educators, the RETECH 2011 Business Conference will feature more than 250 speakers covering wind, solar, hydro, ocean, geothermal, biomass, biofuels and waste, plus thought provoking sessions on markets, finance and policy.

RETECH’s exhibition features more than 200 companies and organizations from all renewable energy sectors. Exhibitors include equipment manufacturers and suppliers, finance and investment firms, research & development companies, project developers and operators, law firms, construction companies, NGOs, trade associations, government agencies, and renewable energy development, equipment and technology companies.

“Our overall strategy of building clusters of media properties of paid content and must-attend events is strengthened by RETECH and our ongoing relationship with ACORE,” said Don Pazour, president and CEO of Access Intelligence.

AI began its partnership with ACORE last year when it entered into a joint agreement for the RETECH event, leveraging AI’s expertise in tradeshow management and operations with ACORE’s deep-rooted industry knowledge and connections. RETECH will be part of Access Intelligence’s TradeFair Group under the management of Show Director Hunter Jones. The TradeFair Group produces the Electric Power Exposition, Power Magazine and EnergyOcean.

The acquisition marks Access Intelligence’s continued investment in the energy market. In 2009, AI also acquired EnergyOcean conference and exposition and launched Clean Energy Daily and cleanenergydaily.com, companion products to the award winning newsletter, The Energy Daily.

“ACORE is delighted to be continuing its successful partnership with TradeFair Group,” said Michael T. Eckhart, president of ACORE. “We look forward to working together with TradeFair Group to ensure RETECH maintains its position as the preeminent global venue for bringing leaders together to move renewable energy into the mainstream of America’s economy.”

For more information on RETECH 2011, including opportunities to speak, exhibit, or attend, please visit www.RETECH2011.com or contact Hunter Jones, Show Director at hunterj@tradefairgroup.com or 713-343-1875.

About Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence (www.accessintel.com), a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets. Leading brands include The Energy Daily, Defense Daily, CableFAX, PR News and Media Industry Newsletters; Power, Via Satellite, Chemical Engineering and ChemicalWeek magazines; the Chemical Economics Handbook and Process Economics Program research databases; Satellite 2010, Contexo, Dorland Health, DaratechPLANT and LDC Forum events.

To schedule a media interview with Don Pazour, contact Michelle Levy at 301-354-1511 or mlevy@accessintel.com

About Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS)
Veronis Suhler Stevenson (www.vss.com) is a private equity firm that invests buyout and structured capital funds in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. VSS provides capital for buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings and strategic acquisitions to companies and management teams with a goal to build companies both organically and through a focused add-on acquisition program. To date, VSS equity and structured capital funds have invested in over 50 platform companies, which have in turn completed over 220 add-on acquisitions resulting in a portfolio with realized and unrealized enterprise values in excess of $12 billion. For addition information: www.vss.com.

About ACORE
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) membership non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, is dedicated to bringing renewable energy into the mainstream of the US economy and lifestyle through research and communications programs and membership committees. ACORE’s membership works in all sectors of the renewable energy industries including wind power, solar energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean energy, biomass, biofuels, and waste energy. ACORE provides a common platform for the wide range of interests in the renewable energy community including end users, technology companies, manufacturers, utilities, professional service firms, financial institutions, colleges and universities, associations, non-profit organizations and government agencies. ACORE serves as a thought leadership forum through which these parties work together on common interests. ACORE co-organizes the REFF-Wall
Street and REFF-West Finance Conferences, the RETECH All-Renewables Energy Conference and Exhibition, the Phase II National Policy Forum in Washington, DC, and hosts both domestic and global policy events furthering the mission of renewable energy. Additional information is available at www.ACORE.org.



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