Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald”), a leading U.S. trade show and events producer, today announced that Eric Lisman, an experienced and respected industry executive, will join its senior management team to head up Emerald’s M&A and corporate business development activities. Lisman will report to Phil Evans, Emerald’s CFO.
Lisman has considerable expertise in initiating and executing acquisitions in the trade show, events and media industries. For the last three years he has run his own strategic and transaction consulting firm serving the trade show, conference and media-related industries. Prior to this, Lisman’s career included roles as CEO of ENK, EVP – corporate development and general counsel at Advanstar, now part of UBM, and several legal executive positions at RELX Group. Lisman started his career as an attorney at the Boston law firm of Nutter, McClennen & Fish after graduating from Harvard Law School.
“We closed six acquisitions in 2016 and one more so far in 2017,” noted Evans. “Eric worked with us as a consultant on a number of these transactions and we have been extremely impressed with his strategic insights, commercial acumen and collaborative approach. We are delighted that he will join our senior management team, further strengthening Emerald’s M&A capacity and capabilities.”
Emerald is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with our oldest trade shows dating back over 110 years. Emerald currently operates more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Emerald’s events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy over 6.7 million NSF of exhibition space. Emerald has been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect industry leadership as well as the importance of their shows to the exhibitors and attendees they serve. For more information on Emerald, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.