XPO Exhibitions Ltd (XPO) owns and organises a portfolio of 18 shows including some of New Zealand’s largest and longest-running ‘business-to-business’ trade show exhibitions and events. With more than 3,500 exhibiting companies, hosting 250,000+ visitors across the shows, and $1.81B in visitor buying power to XPO’s Auckland shows alone.
In 2019, XPO Exhibitions acquired nine of North Port Events shows which includes The Baby Shows, The Food Shows (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch), Fine Food New Zealand, Facilities Integrate, The Waikato Home & Garden Show, Autumn HomeXPO.
Previous to that, XPO purchased the majority of its trade shows from the subsidiary of the Daily Mail Group UK, DMG Worldwide Media NZ Ltd in January 2010. In 2013 XPO acquired an additional portfolio of industry trade shows from Hayley Media.
XPO currently manages 13 show-related websites, a growing number of industry social media pages and industry blogs, event smartphone apps and publishes inhouse a suite of trade show related magazines. XPO has also launched numerous successful B2B online selling platforms including gifttrader.co.nz and Source Online.