Schneider Publishing Company has acquired Meetings Quest, a series of one-day trade shows for meeting and event planners, owned by James T. Dunn Enterprises. Beginning in 2013, Meetings Quest will join Schneider Publishing’s suite of media properties that serve the meeting and event industries: Association News, SportsTravel and the TEAMS Conference & Expo.
“We’re excited to be adding a live-show component that will be marketed alongside Association News magazine,” said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Los Angeles-based Schneider Publishing. “Meetings Quest is a brand with a long and proud history. We look forward to introducing several enhancements to this series of shows that will make it the best way for hotels, venues, convention bureaus and meetings-industry suppliers to reach key association and corporate meeting planners.”
Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Meetings Quest was founded in 1984 by the late Jimmy Dunn. Dunn’s wife, Barbara Cox-Dunn, has owned and operated the shows since Dunn passed away in 2000. She will continue managing the shows for the 2012 show season, after which Schneider Publishing will assume management and marketing for Meetings Quest. Under Schneider Publishing’s ownership, Dunn will continue in her marketing role for Meetings Quest and, effective immediately, will also be responsible for print and online advertising sales in Association News in the Northeastern United States.
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