Press Releases

RX acquires 3rd Street Group Ltd, owner of Big Data LDN exhibition


London, 13 January 2022:  RX (formerly Reed Exhibitions www.rxglobal.com) today announced the acquisition of 3rd Street Group Ltd, the owners and organisers of Big Data LDN www.bigdataldn.com

Big Data LDN is one of the UK’s largest data and analytics conferences and exhibitions, hosting leading data, analytics experts and suppliers. The event brings together the data and analytics community in a unique exhibition format for the sector, including a superior, end user-led conference programme. The event takes place in the autumn at Olympia.

Big Data LDN will join the RX portfolio in the UK, with founder Bill Hammond remaining as its event director.

Announcing the acquisition, Hugh Jones, RX CEO, said: “Despite the impact that the pandemic has had on the events industry, we continue our longstanding tradition of acquiring key events in growth sectors and markets. Big Data LDN is a perfect fit for our portfolio, and I am delighted that Bill and his team will be joining RX to develop Big Data LDN even further. Their professionalism, knowledge and dedication are astonishing, and I’m excited to work with them to grow this event in the coming years.”

Bill Hammond, founder of 3rd Street Group Ltd, said: “The global big data and business analytics sector continues to grow in the UK. Joining RX will enable us to build the event exponentially with support from RX’s suite of technology platforms, global network and operations expertise. A key issue within big data remains security and privacy and I look forward to working with RX UK’s existing Infosecurity brand to deliver even more value to our customers across the data and analytics sector. It’s going to be an exciting growth period for us and we can’t wait to get started.”


About Big Data LDN

Big Data LDN (London), is the UK’s largest enterprise data and analytics conference and exhibition. The award-winning event provides a compelling blend of strategic guidance, actionable technical insights and thought leadership advice, enabling senior business and IT delegates to tackle their Big Data projects and implement a data-driven strategy with confidence. Complementing the education programme, the Big Data LDN exhibition brings together over 100 leading Big Data and Analytics vendors and services suppliers from around the world, providing one-to-one access to demos, expert advice and a wide range of data and analytics products. www.bigdataldn.com

About Bill Hammond

Bill Hammond was previously Group Event Director of Imago Techmedia’s IP EXPO portfolio (prior to the acquisition by Clarion), having launched the event in 2006, with subsequent launches in Manchester and Stockholm. Before moving into the events sector, Bill’s background was in B2B technology publishing, working as Commercial Director for Computer Business Review and Information Age magazines.

About RX (Reed Exhibitions)

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face to face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com

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 £42.5bn, €50.9bn, $58.4bn. www.relx.co