Northstar Travel Group, Travel Weekly's parent company, has agreed to acquire three events from London-based Centaur Media.

Northstar is buying the Business Travel Show, The Meetings Show and Travel Technology Europe. The transaction is expected to close at the end of April. 

The Business Travel Show is Europe's largest corporate travel event with more than 9,000 attendees, including 220 exhibiting companies and 500 hosted corporate travel buyers. 

The Meetings Show is the U.K.'s top event for global meeting planners, bringing together approximately 5,000 attendees, including 640 exhibitors and approximately 1,000 hosted meeting buyers.

For 17 years, Travel Technology Europe has been bringing together buyers of technology solutions with vendors selling software and services to the travel industry. Approximately 6,500 attendees, including 300 VIP travel technology buyers, participate in Travel Technology Europe each year.

Northstar Travel Group CEO Thomas Kemp said the acquisition adds to Northstar's portfolio of 80 events in 13 countries. "The acquisition also provides Northstar with a platform in London to expand our portfolio of travel information and marketing services properties in the U.K. and Europe," added Kemp.  

The CTM events are led by David Chapple, CTM's group event director. He called Northstar "the perfect strategic partner for our portfolio of exhibitions."

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