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Reed Exhibitions Overview

Richmond, London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
RELX Group
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s premier exhibition organizer, with a network of 41 offices worldwide, and a rapidly growing portfolio of events and partners in the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and the Middle East. This global perspective enables us to ... Read more

Mission: We have over 50 years unrivaled experience in developing, marketing, selling and organizing exhibitions and events. We excel in creating brand leading, highly targeted events where people from around the world can come together to do business, network and learn. Our vision is ... Read more

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  • Reed Exhibitions is proud to have one of our own, Christine Flanagan, honored by Trade Show Executive (TSE) as one of the exhibition industry's rising stars!
    Congratulations to all of the women recognized as industry leaders and Women to Watch!

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  • Our Global JCK sales team thanked their agents and partners from the International Sales Group with an onsite mixer at the JCK Las Vegas show at Mandalay Bay.
    Representatives from France, UK, Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland, China, India, Japan and Russia all pulled together to make the JCK Las Vegas show a big success.
    It definitely takes a village to produce a world class event!
    Bring your passion for sales and your desire to connect globally to Reed Exhibitions and watch your career take flight!

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Reed Exhibitions – Why Work For Us?


About Us

With a unique network of offices and international sales promoters, our market reach is extensive: in 2014, 7 million participants attended our events. 

We have a growing portfolio of more than 500 events in 43 countries, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings, ranging across 43 industry sectors – from aerospace and aviation to beauty and cosmetics to sports and recreation.

Reed Exhibitions delivers contacts, content and communities with the power to transform your business.


Group Structure

Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

RELX Group is owned by two parent companies: Reed Elsevier PLC (which is listed on the London Stock Exchange) and Reed Elsevier NV (which is listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange).

Please visit the RELX Group website to find out more about our corporate structure, including our efforts to modernise and simplify the Group’s structure, share listings and corporate entity names.


Our Global Vision:

"To deliver contacts, content and communities with the power to transform your business."

Delivering contacts - the essence of what we do; bringing people together for mutual business, professional and personal benefit;

content - customers achieve more at Reed events; more information, more innovation, more education;

and communities - we draw industries and markets together under a common banner, fostering relationships;

with the power to transform - our vision is to offer each and every customer the potential for dramatic change;

your business - we are committed to helping our customers grow their business and to maximise their return on investment. This is measured through improved performance in sales, education, brand building, sourcing, solutions and networking.

Our Values:

At Reed Exhibitions, we have a clear set of values for delivering our vision. These are:

Customer Focus:

Everything we do is driven by our customers' needs. We want to be their indispensable partner and have a passion for understanding and exceeding our customers' expectations. We are committed to providing demonstrably superior products and services with the highest level of quality and excellence. Plus, we strive to be professional in all our customer dealings and are highly valued and respected by our customers.


Valuing Our People:

We put the highest priority on recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding people. Our managers are directly responsible for the development of their people and we recognise and reward achievement. What’s more, we enjoy what we do and celebrate success. Our people are empowered to maximise their potential and contribution. Above all, we respect our people, encourage open and honest communication and behave in an ethical and principled manner.

Passion For Winning:

We are determined to outperform and beat the competition i.e. we want to be the best. We are a high energy, fast moving, decisive organisation that has a strong propensity for action. We always execute well and deliver on our intentions. We set aggressive goals and strive to beat them, and we hold ourselves and each other accountable for outstanding results.



We welcome and push change; we challenge the status quo. We encourage our people to be entrepreneurial, take some risks and learn from mistakes. We are ready to make bold moves and decisions. We constantly look for new ideas, and value 'out-of-the-box' thinking. We keep things simple and minimise bureaucracy.


We welcome the global nature of our business and encourage people to work collaboratively across business units, hierarchy and functions. We constantly strive to break down barriers between organisations and we seek partnerships with customers and suppliers.

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    The people here work really well together. Everyone across the organization is highly collaborative in making sure each event is a hit! I enjoyed the people I worked with and there’s a real feeling of family at Reed. I was impressed by how much they are willing to work with employees on finding the right role for them within the organization based on their personal goals and career interests. As a working mother, I appreciated the flexibility afforded me to attend to family matters and the ability to work from home when needed.

    The President of the Americas is such a transformational leader. He strives to fully develop the leadership potential of others within the organization. He is a very smart businessman who knows the industry well yet he is always looking to learn from others across the organization. He is kind, humble and always willing to help employees grow personally and professionally. His open door policy and visibility in the office have earned him the reputation for being friendly and approachable.


    Sometimes there is resistance to change from employees that have become accustomed to things being done a certain way. This was frustrating at times, but I know they are continuously working on improving processes in order to keep up with times.

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Reed Exhibitions Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Reed Exhibitions (Norwalk, CT) in January 2011.


    Reed hires slowly. You will have to go through at least 5 interviews before an offer is presented or you hear back from them. HR is knowledgable and courteous. Expect to be brought into the office 2-4 times for separate interviews. Research the company, the trade show industry and their individual portfolio of shows on their corporate site before interviewing.

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    • Give a solid example of an accomplishment you are particularly proud of and how you went about solving a difficult problem.   Answer Question


    Flexible on vacation. Ask for 3 weeks.

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