Endeavor Business Media Acquires AGORA Communications to Expand its Presence in the Summits Events Sector

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Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of the Smart Utility Summit and the Smart Water Summit from AGORA Communications, Marketing and Expos, LLC; Expanding its Position both in the Utility Sector and in the Summits Event Space.

With a committed focus on delivering exceptional content and business opportunities, these summits will join Endeavor’s complementary portfolio of similar events to create new opportunities for buyers and sellers in the Utility space to come together and interact in a focused and meaningful way.

“Endeavor is very excited about bringing the Agora summits on board to expand what we are already offering in the summit space, particularly as they focus on the Water and Electric Utility sectors, areas we currently operate within in other areas of our business.  They represent a quality, hands-on experience where high level Utility executives interact with Industry leading vendors, analysts and federal agencies. We look forward to investing in these summits to take them to the next level for long-term sustainable success” said Chris Ferrell, CEO of Endeavor Business Media.

"We are confident that the acquisition of Smart Utility Summit and Smart Water Summit from AGORA Communications Marketing and Expos, LLC by Endeavor Business Media will allow these leading utility industry summits to grow and prosper.  We look forward to working with Chris and his team to scale up this very effective summits business model and leverage the magazines, content experts, contacts and expertise within the portfolio to have a year-round conversation with our Utilities and Vendor partners." said Charles B. Bagwell II, Principal & General Manager, AGORA.

Endeavor Business Media produces 66 publications, 59 events and 77 websites with nearly 600 employees based in 19 offices around the U.S.  The acquisition of these brands advances the company’s initiative of actively growing and investing in high quality B2B media brands that deliver excellent content and uniquely valuable experiences for its audiences and partners.

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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…