Diversified Acquires Cinema India Expo

By Carolyn Giardina | January 21, 2010 10:46 am PST

Another change is coming in the trade show arena for theatrical exhibition.

Diversified Business Communications—a Portland, Maine-headquartered events, publications and eMedia business—acquired India-based Cinema India Expo, along with PALM Expo, Musician Expo, and the recently launched Info Communica Expo from Infocast Systems.

India-based publications Pro Sound Systems, Studio Systems and Cinema Systems were also acquired though the deal.

The Indian business will operate under the moniker Diversified Communications India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Diversified Business Communications. Heading the unit is Anil Chopra, former CEO of Infocast Systems, who will serve as managing director. Chopra will oversee PALM Expo and Manuel Dias remains the project director. Diversified said it expects the event to expand by nearly 35% from last year.

Createasphere (formerly HD Expo), Diversified’s entertainment division located in Burbank, will be directly involved with Kristin Petrovich-Kennedy, president of Createasphere, overseeing international sales alongside sales manager Brian Henderson.

PALM Expo, co-located with Musician Expo, Cinema India Expo, and Info Communica Expo, takes place 3-5 June at Bombay Exhibition Center.