PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – LRP Publications (www.lrp.com), a tradeshow, magazine, internet, newsletter and book publisher based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla, has acquired the HRO World Conferences and Expositions including, New York HR Week, LA HR Week and HRO World Europe from Unicomm, LLC and Outsourcing Today, LLC.
The 4th Annual NY HR Week Conference and Expo will be held April 25-28, 2006 at the New York Hilton Hotel and Towers. Last year more than 3,700 professionals attended the event. The inaugural LA HR Week will include a human resource seminar series organized by the American Management Association and will be held February 8-9, 2006 in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. HRO World Europe, the largest such event in Europe, takes place each year in Brussels during the month of November.
LRP Publications owns Human Resource Executive® magazine, read each month by more than 200,000 human resource professionals, and the premiere technology conference for human resources, the HR Technology® Conference and Exposition held every October in Chicago.
"The HR Week acquisition will add to our ability to serve the needs of human resource professionals and vendors with our full range of magazines, conferences, trade shows, internet sites, newsletters, books and videos,” said Kenneth Kahn, president of LRP Publications.
"This is a unique opportunity for the NY & LA HR Week events and HRO World Europe to grow to the next level,” stated John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm. “LRP holds an important leadership position within the human resource community and with their added resources the events will continue to grow in importance and stature.”
"We have tremendous respect for the high caliber and substantial resources LRP brings to these events. The events have grown considerably since their inception and we are thrilled that LRP will bolster the events, providing even more opportunities for exhibitors, sponsors and attendees alike,” stated Harry Feinberg, CEO of Outsourcing Today, LLC.
This year’s events will continue to be managed by Unicomm with Outsourcing Today providing seminar content and direction. HRO Today magazine, which is published by Outsourcing Today, LLC will remain a key sponsor for the events. LRP will assume management responsibility for the events in 2007.
LRP also has offices in Horsham, Pa., and Rosslyn, Va. Additional information on the HR Week events can be found at www.hroworld.com.
About LRP Publications, Inc.
In addition to its Human Resource Executive® magazine, LRP publishes Risk and Insurance® magazine and more than 120 newsletters in the fields of human resources, workers compensation, education administration, law and higher education. The company currently produces more than 40 conferences and trade shows. Major web sites include Educationdaily.com, Workindex.com, Specialedconnection.com, cyberFeds.com and HRExecutive.com.
About Unicomm, LLC
Unicomm, LLC is an independent communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Located in Milford, Connecticut, Unicomm is led by a seasoned management team possessing more than 50 years of events industry experience and an impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions.. Each year Unicomm holds varied events attracting tens of thousands of people in key markets including Human Resources, Travel and Technology.
About Outsourcing Today LLC
Outsourcing Today LLC, based in Roseland, NJ is a leading media company covering the $259 billion global business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. The privately-held company publishes HRO Today, HRO Europe and FAO Today Magazines and related online properties. For more information please visit the company’s website at www.OutsourcingToday.com.