Messe Frankfurt has acquired Forest Exhibitions to set up a UK subsidiary, Messe Frankfurt UK.
Forest Exhibitions was the UK licensee of Messe Frankfurt’s Automechanika brand. Messe Frankfurt says that the decision was based on the success of Automechanika Birmingham and the long-term commitment of Messe Frankfurt to the event within the UK automotive industry. Messe Frankfurt is the world's third biggest exhibition organiser.
Simon Albert has been appointed as Managing Director of the UK subsidiary.
There will be no operational, commercial or legal impact following the move and the team remains unchanged and is, it says, “full steam ahead with this year’s event”.