Informa Bought Fan Expo Canada During The Summer

In a letter handed out to vendors at Fan Expo Canada, it’s been revealed that the show has been bought by show organisers Informa from Hobby Star.

And that the deal occured over the summer, though the original organisers CEO of Hobby Star Aman Gupta and President Steve Menzle have continued to run the show, with existing employees.

Informa run a number of major shows, including the Toronto Art Fair, also in the Metro Toroto Convention Centre.

The letter states that Informa helped increase the big name star and programming list this yea, and as a result expand the size of the show , with 100,000 attendees over 750,000 square feet of space.

What this will mean for Toronto Comicon (also run by Hobby Star) and the new west cost expansion Fan Expo Vancouver, I’m sure we’ll discover soon…

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