RX Global, a division of RELX, has announced the acquisition of PackPlus - a portfolio of leading trade fairs previously owned by Next Events, serving the Indian packaging industry. Launched in 2006, PackPlus, an annual event held in Delhi, has established itself as India's largest dedicated gathering of trade professionals in the packaging industry. Building on this success the PackPlus portfolio has expanded and now includes PackPlus South (Bengaluru/Hyderabad) and the India Packaging Show in Mumbai.



With this acquisition, RX Global further expands its presence in India and welcomes PackPlus into its portfolio of more than 500 events across 30 countries. As a leader in the business of face-to-face events, RX Global will bring its expertise, global reach and resources to the benefit of the PackPlus brand, its customers and the event team. With the recent acquisitions of Big7 and Mack Brooks, RX Global continues to strength its position as a leading, reliable, reputable and committed partner in India.



Gregory Zaraisky, CEO, RX Global India, states: “For a long time we were intrigued by the evolution and progress of PackPlus, and we are delighted to take the baton and add our global experience, energy and resources to this exciting portfolio.”



Anil Arora, President of Next Events, said: “My wife Neetu and I are very proud of what we have developed and built. PackPlus was and remains our passion, and we are very happy to see the same passion in RX Global. We feel confident and comfortable that the team, the events and the customers will further enrich their experiences from RX Global’ global reach, commitment to customer value and investment in technology.”



Gregory Zaraisky said, “The acquisition of PackPlus marks our third deal in India this year and an important step in our strategy. We are extremely committed to the market and the industries we serve. We welcome the PackPlus team into our family and together we will write the next chapter in RX’s growth story in India.”



The next edition of PackPlus Delhi, held at Pragati Maidan, will take place on 28-31 August 2019.



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For further information, please contact Alison Berends (RX Corporate Marketing Director). Email: alison.berends@reedexpo.co.uk Phone number: +4402089107172.



About RX Global



RX Global is a leading global events organiser, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, RX Global brought together more than 7m event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today RX Global’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. RX Global serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.  



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About RELX



RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £34.4bn, €40bn, $44.8bn.