Centaur Live brings together all of the group’s 150 annual face-to-face events in one operating division. The business comprises all of Centaur’s B2B and B2C exhibitions, together with all of industry awards, conferences, summits, etc, which are supported the group’s media and information brands. Key exhibition brands include the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Marketing Week Live and Employee Benefits Live. Key industry awards include the Marketing Week Engage Awards, The Lawyer Awards and the Money Marketing Financial Services Awards.
Marketing Week Live is the UK’s premier marketing event. Now it’s 5th year, Marketing Week Live is the event providing marketers unrivalled access to the best suppliers and marketing minds to improve campaign delivery. Launched in 2009, the event was originally made up of four individually branded events; Online Marketing Show, In-Store Show, Data Marketing Show and Insight, the show now has multiple zones and is positioned as a singular event bringing the magazine to life. Success has been achieved by utilising the Marketing Week brand and its unrivalled route to market.
Employee Benefits Live is the largest dedicated employee benefits, compensation and total reward event in Europe. In its 15th year, it spans over 2 days, has a strong emphasis on community, provides essential value for time, and offers unrivalled sourcing and practical advice for the HR market. Employee Benefits Live has seen significant growth over the past 4 years, and is now firmly positioned at hub of the industry, providing a platform for compensation, benefits and HR professionals to come together, network, share ideas, research best practice, benchmark key suppliers, source the latest solutions and learn from top employers.
Specialist HR functions are the fastest-growing areas within HR departments, particularly in big global firms. Centaur’s specialist HR portfolio focuses on employee benefits, which are critically important to recruiting, retaining and motivating staff, and global mobility. Global mobility is served through the Forum for Expatriate Management, which unites the worldwide global mobility community through an information portal and an annual calendar of international networking events. The Employee Benefits portfolio also encompasses pensions, which are now top of employers’ agendas because of the government’s auto-enrolment initiative, and the newly emerging sector of workplace savings.
The Centaur travel and tech portfolio consists of market-leading B2B exhibitions – The Business Travel Show, Travel Technology Europe, Hospitality Technology Europe and the Meetings Show UK. The annual events are supported by all year around networking opportunities – The Business Travel Club in UK, Netherlands and Nordics as well as monthly online newsletters.
The main aim is to bring buyers and suppliers of meetings, business travel, travel and hospitality technology products and services together and to help shape the industries for growth and development. The events provide unrivalled sourcing, learning and networking opportunities and are organised by award winning exhibition specialists.
Subcon is a well-established annual event held at NEC, Birmingham, serving the manufacturing and subcontracting industry. Thanks to its clear focus on its core market it has doubled in size in the last five years and is set to attract over 300 exhibitors in 2013. In 2013 Subcon will co-locate alongside the newly launched Advanced Manufacturing Show supported by Centaur's MWP publication - featuring machine tools, tooling, metrology equipment, software and ancillary equipment that UK manufacturers need to stay competitive in global markets. Complementing these two exhibitions, and highlighting new ideas and breaking technologies, is a two-day conference led by Centaur publication The Engineer aimed at engineers and manufacturing management across all sectors and disciplines. This will bring the best in manufacturing and engineering together in one unique event and demonstrate a fresh approach to UK manufacturing exhibitions and will be a critical destination for engineers, sourcing teams and manufacturing management across all sectors and disciplines.