Washington, DC, May 23, 2013 – Hanley Wood, owner of the Surfaces trade show, and the U.S. Green Building Council said they have formed a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.
USGBC will continue to produce Greenbuild’s hallmark programming: the plenaries, industry-leading education, the pre-conference sector summits, the USGBC Leadership Awards and other special events that make Greenbuild the leading conference and expo for the green building movement.
Hanley Wood’s expertise in exhibition and conference management along with its media, information and strategic marketing services will enable Greenbuild to expand domestically and to help position the brand globally, according to a press release.
Greenbuild is the largest global event dedicated to green building, with over 900 exhibiting companies, 171,000 net square feet, and 30,000 attendees. This year’s conference, to be held Nov. 20-22 in Philadelphia, marks the 12th anniversary of Greenbuild, and the 20th anniversary of USGBC.
“The U.S. Green Building Council has established Greenbuild as the must-attend event in the sustainable construction industry, making this acquisition a natural fit for Hanley Wood,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood.
Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of USGBC, said the new arrangement will enable USGBC to accelerate investment in its core mission.