Hesketh Henry assists XPO Exhibitions to acquire NZ Boat Show

With the pandemic now well and truly in the rear-view mirror, the events and exhibitions industry is experiencing a resurgence in activity.

Hesketh Henry are pleased to have assisted long standing firm client and industry leader in the New Zealand trade show exhibition and event industry, XPO Exhibitions, with its recent acquisition of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.  The transaction was led by Senior Associate Ben Hickson.

The New Zealand Boat Show is steeped in history having commenced back in 1956, when it was first held as part of the 1956 Easter Show.   While the event is a great day-out for keen boaties and their families – it is also a source of marine education and information for the 35,000+ visitors regarding boating safety, marine bio-diversity, fishing sustainability and so much more.  The show will be back at the Auckland Showgrounds in May 2023

With this purchase of this iconic show, XPO now runs 19 of the nation’s largest sector trade shows and consumer exhibitions.

XPO Exhibitions Media Release: https://www.xpo.co.nz/news/xpo-acquires-the-new-zealand-boat-show/


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