SIPA October Member News

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Welcome New Members

We are excited to welcome the following new members to the SIPA community:

BioWorld - BioWorld delivers actionable intelligence on the most innovative drug development science that drives the business, which funds the means to heal disease.

Contexture, LLC - Contexture's machine learning and natural language processing technology provide access and value by enriching the user experience through semantic search, recommendation and personalization engines to publishing, content and media companies.

MCOL - MCOL is a leading publisher of healthcare business information, founded in 1995. - Soko was created by media planners and marketers concerned about the state of local media in the digital age. We provide powerful, yet simple to use tools, that help publishers earn more revenue from their content.

Access Intelligence Acquires Conference Organizer P3C Media 

As reported first by their Folio: brand yesterday, Rockville, Md.-based Access Intelligence has acquired P3C Media, owner and operator of the Public-Private Partnership (P3) Conference and Expo, for an undisclosed sum, the two firms announced.

The three-day P3 Conference and Expo attracts more than 1,300 public- and private-sector professionals annually, and has since spawned a series of ancillary summits, including the P3 Airport Summit, the P3 Federal Conference, the P3 Higher Education Summit and the P3 Water Summit.

"P3C Media has been at the forefront of the burgeoning private-public partnership space for many years and has firmly established itself as the market leader for bringing together top government, industry and financial leaders across several verticals in the P3 marketplace," said Don Pazour, CEO of Access Intelligence, in a statement.

P3C founder and president Eric Iravani will join Access Intelligence's Energy & Engineering division led by SVP and group publisher Jennifer Schwartz. The acquisition comes four days after the group announced the creation of a fifth media brand, IIoT Connection, dedicated to the industrial internet-of-things space, and about four months after Access Intelligence acquired VMA Media.


Reorg Research Rebrands as Reorg

Reorg Research, Inc., has rebranded all its products under the "Reorg" umbrella. The new brand identity reflects the evolution of the firm and accompanies the launch of Reorg's new website.

Building on the unique editorial team of reporters and financial and legal analysts that has distinguished the company since its inception in 2013, Reorg has continued to expand its platform to address the specialized information needs of its subscribers.


"Reorg has evolved over the past few years well beyond our traditional strength in the distressed debt market," said Kent Collier, founder and CEO of Reorg. "This rebrand focuses us on our goal of delivering a consistent experience across products while continuing our tradition of providing subscribers with the news, analysis and data that they need to do their jobs better."

Reorg's current product lineup now includes Reorg Americas, Reorg Europe, Reorg Covenants, Reorg Emerging Markets, Reorg First Day and Reorg M&A (formerly known as Event Driven). The company expects to launch Reorg Asia and Reorg Pharma offerings in early 2019.



Industry Dive Expands Coverage of Food Industry With Restaurant Dive 

Since 2012, the Food Dive team has worked to keep readers on top of the ever-changing food industry. In 2017, that meant launching what is now Grocery Dive—a home for all things food retail. But there's another facet of the food world deserving of dedicated coverage.


Industry Dive yesterday announced the launch of a new daily publication titled Restaurant Dive to chronicle the transformation of food service. 

"In this challenging time for the industry, Restaurant Dive aims to answer the questions of how restaurants can not only survive but succeed by analyzing the trends impacting owners, operators, chefs, investors, employees and diners," said Emma Liem, associate editor of Restaurant Dive.



MDM's Craig Riley Retires

Modern Distribution Management's Craig Riley is retiring after serving over a decade as the company's associate publisher. Riley has over 30 years of experience working in publishing, sales and marketing, and as associate publisher, he helped to spearhead the growth of MDM's digital platforms. Earlier in his career, Riley spent 20 years at Industrial Distribution magazine and served as its publisher for six years, and later served as publisher of tED magazine for over three years.

"He will be sorely missed by our team but can be proud of the value he has brought to many of MDM's marketing partners," said MDM's publisher & CEO Tom Gale in a farewell article.


Protective Textiles: New Intelligence Service from WTiN

Textiles knowledge provider World Textile Information Network (WTiN), based in Leeds, United Kingdom, has expanded its intelligence services with Protective Textiles, a new online channel.

Through an ongoing program of in-depth reports, the Protective Textiles channel, at, will offer fully researched intelligence into the markets and technology of textiles designed to protect against a range of hazards, including heat, cold, chemicals, physical injury and biological organisms.

It is the first comprehensive intelligence platform for the protective textiles industry and will be an invaluable resource for product developers and business strategists.

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…