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Fusion Deal: CMA Shipping Conference and Exhibition sold to Informa PLC

The CMA Shipping Conference and Exposition has been sold to Knect365, Informa PLC’s Knowledge & Networking Division.


Fusion Corporate Partners acted as corporate advisor for International Marketing Strategies (IMS), the organiser of the event. The Fusion team was led by Paul Kelly, Director at Fusion. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


CMA Shipping is run on behalf of the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA), an Association made of individuals representing every aspect of shipping and international trade. IMS and the CMA have worked together to produce the annual conference and trade Show for thirty three years.


Speaking about the sale, Fusion’s Paul Kelly said, “IMS are a highly professional group with great maritime industry expertise. Together with the CMA, they have built the the premier shipping gathering in North America and a “must-attend” event on the shipping business calendar. “It was a pleasure to represent them”.


CMA Shipping enjoys the support of many of the world’s major maritime organisations and attracts over 2,000 maritime industry leaders, owners and ship managers controlling over 5,000 vessels. Complementing the presence of the owners and operators are charterers, financiers, suppliers, shipyards, national exhibits and professional service providers. It is one huge dynamic marketplace.


CMA Shipping 2019 will be he’d at the Hilton Stamford Hotel, Stamford, CT, USA.


USA, Stamford, CT

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