Urban Expositions

Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 35 events covering eleven sectors. Based in Kennesaw, GA, the company also has offices in Shelton, CT, Chicago, and Boca Raton, FL.

Urban was launched by Partners Doug Miller, President and CEO and Tim von Gal, COO, in 1995 with the Philadelphia Gift Show and focused on the gift, home décor, and souvenir business. After a number of strategic acquisitions and start-ups, the company quickly became one of the largest and most successful regional gift and national souvenir trade show organizers in the United States.

In 2008 Urban began to diversify outside of Gift & Souvenir and now produces events in eleven sectors including Art, Automotive, Foodservice & Restaurant, Specialty Retail Markets and Gaming. The company also publishes a monthly magazine, Airport Revenue News, and the Airport Revenue News Fact Book which focus on the airport concession industry. Urban’s most recent acquisition in 2016 was LeftField Media, a Norwalk, CT – based event organizer with a growing portfolio of consumer events focused on passionate communities around the US. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Industry Association and brands including LEGO, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Mattel, and Cartoon Network – as well as Awesome Con, Washington DC’s Comic Con, with partners such as Science Channel, NASA, and the Smithsonian.

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