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Publication Date: 10/1/2007
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Canon Acquires Two German Trade Shows
Los Angeles, CA — Canon Communications has acquired two leading trade shows in Germany, Interpart and Surfacts, as part of its expansion in the European market.

Interpart is a leading trade show for manufacturers and subcontractors in the automotive, electronics, medical, and machine construction industries in Southern Germany while Surfacts serves European companies providing mechanical, chemical, or thermal surface treatment, finishing technology, galvanizing technology or vacuum coating for a wide range of industries, including automotive and machine construction. The shows are co-located at Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre, in the heart of Germany's automotive and advanced manufacturing region.

Beginning in 2008, Canon will organize a new exhibition — Medipart — that will co-locate with Interpart and Surfacts and include more than 100 exhibitors presenting a wide range of precision metal components, sub-assemblies, and parts for the German medical device industry.

"This investment is part of Canon's strategy of being the largest provider of trade show services to advanced, technology-based manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia," said Charles G. McCurdy, Canon's Chairman and CEO. "We continue to see other acquisition opportunities in Europe," he added. "However, we will also aggressively pursue organic growth in our European operations by creating new shows like Medipart and adding more co-located opportunities for our exhibitors and attendees."

For more information, contact: Canon Communications LLC, 11444 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 310-445-4200 fax: 310-445-4299 Web:

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