Montgomery is made up of a number of subsidiary companies and partnerships specialising in international trade fairs.
Afrocet Montgomery is a joint venture between Montgomery and a deep-rooted African exhibition organiser in Afrocet. It has a long history of running events throughout Africa and has worked in the past with a number of global exhibition companies as a local partner. Afrocet’s understanding of the market in West Africa made for the perfect partnership with Montgomery to take on, develop and build on their exhibitions in the region and look at expanding the portfolio in line with the ever changing markets in the region.
Art14 London will bring a unique global dynamic to the capital's art world. Launched in 2013, this new modern and contemporary art fair will features 130 leading UK and international galleries and attracted 25,000 visitors. Created by the team behind the groundbreaking Art HK, it presents an exceptional opportunity in London for both seasoned and new collectors to discover modern and contemporary art from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Asian Art Fairs Ltd is a joint venture between Montgomery, Single Market Events Ltd and Ramsay Fairs. The company was created in 2007 with a view to launching new art fairs in Asia.
The first fair, ART HK was launched in 2008 and was the largest international art fair ever to take place in Hong Kong. It welcomed over 19,000 visitors who came to see the 101 leading international galleries that exhibited at the landmark Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Since then the fair has grown to over 260 galleries from 38 countries and over 63,000 visitors.
Dogan Trading is an exhibition and events company jointly owned by the Johannesburg Exhibition Centre (of which Montgomery are the main shareholder) and South African Show Services. This company organises a number of events in South Africa such as Automechanika South Africa, the Rand Easter Show and The Johannesburg Motor Show.
Exhibition Consultants Ltd (ECL) is Montgomery's specialist management consultancy company and special projects capability. It is founded on 40 years of expertise developed in the global events industry. Its services range from the planning, design and operation of exhibition venues to project feasibility studies to providing the management leadership for the cultural and festival events that drive economic growth and define cities as modern business destinations.
International assignments have included feasibility studies for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Jakarta Exhibition Centre and the International Fair of Khartoum, Sudan, including oversight of its design, construction and organisation and in the UK, the direction of operations and marketing of the Liverpool International Garden Festival.
This new partnership, led by Sandy Angus, Chairman of Angus Montgomery, and Trevor Foley, Managing Director of tfconnect, provides advice and solutions for venues, event management issues and special event projects. This is achieved by combining ECL's decades of consultancy experience in the events sector and tfconnect's top-tier talent identification specific to venues and event organising.
Founded in 1999, Fresh RM Ltd was launched as a joint venture company between Reed Exhibitions and Montgomery. In June 2011, Montgomery bought out Reed's share of this business and Montgomery now owns the company outright.
A young, dynamic and creative company, Fresh Montgomery are a specialist exhibition organiser in the UK and have built up a reputation for delivering unparalleled business opportunities for the food and hospitality industries. Fresh Montgomery is a dominant force in the exhibition industry, organising market-leading events in the food, drink and hospitality sectors.
Launched in 2008, the India Art Fair (formerly India Art Summit) recorded over 100,000 visitors in just four days from 17 cities in India and 67 cities around the world, making it one of the most attended art fairs globally. Of the 84 galleries participating, 34 were international galleries – double the number from the previous year – bringing an international and domestic focus to the buoyant Indian art market.
In 2004, Montgomery Worldwide acquired the The Johannesburg Exhibition Centre (JEC). This is the largest multi-purpose venue with dedicated exhibition facilities in Africa. The JEC can offer over 42,000 square meters of covered space, and an additional 80,000 square meters of outdoor, multi-purpose space - all of which is accessible from multiple entrances.
All infrastructural requirements are also provided, such as banking facilities, telecommunication services, five star in house catering facilities, and ample and secure parking for up to 20,000 vehicles.
Established in 2016, Montgomery Asia is a fully-owned subsidiary of Montgomery. It focuses on the growing Asian market, bringing the group’s flagship events to this region as well as developing new trade shows that meet the needs of the Asian market.
The first shows were launched in 2017 - Speciality & Fine Food Asia, the inaugural Asian edition of London’s market-leading Speciality & Fine Food Fair, and RPB Asia, the first dedicated trade show for the restaurant, pub and bar industries in Southeast Asia.
In June 2012 a joint venture between Montgomery and leading Kenyan based organisers, Event & Conference Organisers Ltd, was signed with a view to running a variety of international exhibitions in Kenya and the surrounding East African region. Combining with ECO's twenty years of experience in the region, the first show, HOSTEX East Africa 2013, will be running to address the hospitality and food service sector.
Montgomery Events Middle East is a Bahrain based company established to organise both B2B and B2C events and provide consultancy services to the industry throughout the Gulf region. The company draws on Montgomery’s long experience in the Middle East which started with trade show programmes and conferences in Bahrain and Riyadh during the 1980’s.
The region is characterised by dynamic economic expansion, growing per capita wealth and huge infrastructure investment presenting new opportunities in the events, festivals and trade show environments. This is now backed with first class venue facilities in the key destinations.
OTSA stands for Overseas Trade Show Agencies, and represents many of the world's most successful exhibitions. We act as an agent and are responsible for assisting companies from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland to increase their international sales.
Overseas Trade Show Agencies (OTSA) is a specialist sales and marketing company, which represents a wide portfolio of the world's most successful exhibitions. Every year OTSA helps hundreds of companies take their products and services into some of the world's most exciting export markets. Our work for leading international exhibition, event and congress organisers includes recruiting exhibitors and trade visitors, acting as the local partner for exhibition organisers and managing national pavilions. We mainly operate with companies from the UK and Ireland, but occasionally also with companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to increase their international sales.
OTSA enjoys close relations with government departments, trade associations, chambers of commerce, professional institutions and the trade press alike. OTSA's professionalism will help companies achieve outstanding success in the markets they choose to operate in and our expertise leads to the successful recruitment of hundreds of trade exhibitors and visitors to international exhibitions and events. OTSA is the agency that connects buyers with sellers and creates business worldwide.
Specialised Exhibitions (Pty) Ltd was established in 1967 and is the largest trade show organiser in South Africa. It is 100% owned by Montgomery, and runs some of the biggest shows in Africa. Its portfolio includes Electra Mining Africa, Propak Africa and Interbuild Africa.
The World Photography Organisation (WPO) is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Photography Awards Limited, a joint venture between Montgomery and Scott Gray. The WPO supports professional, amateur and student photography, lending a global platform for the photographic industry to communicate, congregate and showcase current trends in photojournalism, fine art and commercial photography. The WPO delivers various initiatives and programmes across this global community, engaging WPO members and photographers of all levels in commercial, cultural and educational activities within the photographic industry. In addition to a comprehensive online community for photographers, current programmes include the Sony World Photography Awards - the world’s largest photography awards, sponsored by Sony; Student Focus - incorporating over 200 universities worldwide; World Photo events; the World Photography Collection and the Focus Award.