In April, 2007, two of the world’s largest trade fair promoters merged to form Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado. It was the result of a joint venture between Reed Exhibitions, which has been in Brazil since 1997, and Alcantara Machado Feiras de Nogócios, which was founded in 1956. Among the first of its fairs was the Mecânica Fair of 1959, and the Automobile Trade Show of 1960.
Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado currently organizes 40 business fairs throughout Brazil, each of which involves events from the most diverse of industry segments. The promoter’s objectives include providing exhibitors and their customers with the opportunity to increase their business, to bring international buyers to Brazil, and to arrange new partnerships.