Annual Business Plan

Diversified Communications announced today the launch of the ASAP Power Panel, the first online market research panel specifically geared to administrative professionals. Through surveys and online focus groups, the panel allows interested companies access to the opinions and preferences of administrative professionals across the United States. In turn, by participating in monthly surveys or online focus groups, administrative professionals earn rewards to redeem for gift certificates or donations to charity.



Diversified Communications announced today the acquisition of The Sleeter Group, Inc. This acquisition strengthens their business management portfolio by expanding the audience and services of the largest organization for financial operations professionals: The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM).



Diversified Communications continues its expansion into the global healthcare industry with the acquisition of D4 Medical Analytics LLC, a health information technology company that uses data to help physicians understand their personal practice patterns.




Diversified Communications, organizer of the highly successful Fitness & Health Expos that have already grown to cover Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, announced today the acquisition of the Brisbane Fitness & Health Expo, previously owned by Major League Marketing.




Diversified Communications announced today that it is selling its India-based Entertainment Technology portfolio to ITE Group. This portfolio includes two events, Palm Expo and Music Expo and two publications, Pro Sound Systems and Studio Systems. 






Diversified Communications announced that it will launch Commercial UAV Expo, October 5-7, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.






Diversified Communications welcomes Kathy Willing as their new Chief Financial Officer this week. Paul Clancy, Diversified’s long-standing Executive Vice President and CFO, will work with Ms. Willing in the transition of his role until he officially retires at the end of the year.






Diversified Communications earned the honor of ranking forth in Maine’s “Best Places to Work” large employer category (Over 250 U.S. employees).





Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of media company HRM Asia of Singapore, its fifth international acquisition of 2014. The acquisition establishes an operating division in Singapore and adds HR Summit, Asia’s largest human resources event, as well as the HRM Congress series, HRM Magazine and HRM Online to Diversified’s portfolio of over 175 events, eMedia products and print magazines.





Diversified announces a new structure which includes the creation of two leadership teams. One to support Diversified Communications’ global divisions, and another to lead Diversified Communications US.




Diversified Communications has earned the honor of being one of Maine’s “Best Places to Work”. Diversified is one of twenty companies in the large employer category (Over 250 U.S. employees) and one of seventy companies across the state to earn this distinction.

The 2014 Best Places to Work in Maine program recognizes companies that have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments. The rigorous assessment process evaluates each company’s employee policies and procedures as well as responses from the company’s employees. The program is part of a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout all Maine companies.




Four employees at Diversified Communications' head quarters in Portland, Maine recently issued a challenge to their 200 colleagues – Collect 2,000 pounds of food to donate to Preble Street’s food pantry, in support of their Stop Summer Hunger campaign. Diversified employees met the challenge three times over, collecting 6,841 pounds of food, a $10,000 donation equivalent, in two weeks.

“Knowing that families’ need for food increases when children are out of school, Nicole Dunbar, Imani Clark, Tonya Fowler and I worked with Ray Hepler, Resource Development Assistant at Preble Street to coordinate Diversified’s first Help Stop Summer Hunger! Food Drive & Competition,” said Janice Rogers, Diversified’s Vice President of Human Resources. “The true inspiration behind this, however, was two young girls from Waterville, Maine who asked for food donations for their school’s food pantry in lieu of birthday presents, and ended up raising $40,000 in food and donations.”




Diversified Communications announces the following awards at a recent company meeting: Governor's Award, Service Awards and 7 Cs Award

The Governor’s Award, Diversified’s highest honor, was awarded to Denielle Christensen, Marketing and eMedia Director.

Ms. Christensen has contributed to the growth, success and culture of Diversified for 15 years. During that time she held a variety of positions and is currently the product leader for and and oversees the marketing for large portfolio of publications, eMedia, trade shows and conferences serving industries ranging from commercial fishing and commercial marine to floriculture, food service and video technology. She applies innovation across many products in the print, face-to-face and digital worlds. Denielle embraces collaboration and cross departmental cooperation.



Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of Expo Management in the United Kingdom. Expo Management organizes three market leading events in the UK – the biennial Euro Bus Expo, Coach and Bus Live, and Best of Britain & Ireland. The twenty year old, privately owned company also publishes leading trade magazines – Route One and Coach Monthly, both supported by online platforms, for the UK travel sector; and produces two successful award ceremonies – The Route One Operator Excellence Awards and the National Coach Tourism Awards.




Diversified Communications announces the opening of its new fitness facility –– for 175 employees in their Portland office, at a Ribbon Cutting and Award Ceremony bringing together delegates from the Portland Regional Chamber and local community with staff and project partners. Diversified built the onsite fitness facility to expand its already comprehensive wellness program, DC Balance. The DC Balance program and the plans for the new fitness facility garnered the attention of the American Heart Association who awarded Diversified Communications with the Platinum Level Worksite and Worksite Innovation Awards.




Diversified Communications, known for aggressive growth completing 20 acquisitions since 2007 and launching over 60 events since 2004, is maintaining its pace in 2014. The company announces its first acquisition of the year, Kavin Intertrade Co. Ltd., located in Bangkok, Thailand. Kavin, established in 1999, has become a leading international exhibition organizer in Thailand. This acquisition adds 7 events, both business and consumer, to Diversified’s event portfolio; and establishes a new operating division in Thailand, which joins divisions in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India and the UK, and adds 20 employees, bringing Diversified’s total global staff to 740.




Diversified’s Annual Holiday Contributions Program is just one way that Diversified stands behind its commitment to community and making it a great place to work. Through a generous fund provided by Diversified’s shareholders, local organizations have been receiving financial assistance from the company for over 25 years, but in 2005 Diversified started asking employees where the dollars should be allocated.

“Diversified is committed to contributing to the communities in which we live and work and making this a great placed to work. During the Holiday Season we ask our employees to nominate organizations in which they are involved to receive a financial gift.” Said Theodore Wirth, President & CEO of Diversified Communications. “It’s an honor to maintain this tradition for our employees and local communities, started by my predecessor, Nancy Hasselback, and on behalf of our Shareholders.”




Diversified has acquired both The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN) and The Accounts Receivable Network (TARN) from Financial Operations Network LLC, strategically building upon an investment made earlier this year, the acquisition of the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM).

Under the leadership of its Group Vice President, Bill Springer and Executive Director, RD Whitney, Diversified will operate these products from its division located in Portland, ME, forming the largest organization for financial operations professionals.




Diversified Communications announced today that it has entered into a partnership with SeaWeb to produce the International Seafood Summit, the world’s premier conference on sustainable seafood. The solution driven event is aimed at advancing sustainability by integrating science, policy and market forces in decision-making.

Under this partnership, SeaWeb, a non-profit organization dedicated to using the science of communications to advance ocean conservation, will collaborate with Diversified on conference content development and strategy. Diversified Communications, the leader in worldwide seafood trade events, will manage and produce Seafood Summit on an annual basis.