Show producer forms global partnership

NAPLES, Fla. – U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s largest producer of indoor antique shows, announced its global partnership with the Italian-based Mercanteinfiera. With 33 years of

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experience in the exhibition industry, Mercanteinfiera is a fair of modernism, antiques and collectables that is produced biannually in Parma, Italy.

“We’re thrilled to partner with such an elite organization as Mercanteinfiera. We’re confident that the combined strength of our two organizations will put our brands in the forefront of the global stage and help both of us grow our buyer and exhibitor base,” says Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows group show director.

To formally announce the partnership, Mercanteinfiera will hold a press conference on May 14, 2014, at 12 p.m. from the Hotel Rosa Grand in Milan, Italy. With Darby in attendance, the conference will reveal details on the fall edition of Mercanteinfiera and both companies’ strategic initiatives collaborating in 2014.

Mercanteinfiera will also be attending U.S. Antique Shows’ Pier Antique Show (Nov. 22-23)


The scene in one booth at a recent Mercanteinfiera event. (Photo courtesy Mercanteinfiera)

and The Original Miami Beach Antique Show (Jan.30-Feb. 4, 2015). Buyers and exhibitors will have the opportunity to learn more about this remarkable event by visiting their booths at each show.

Mercanteinfiera hosts more than a thousand dealers to exhibit their antiques and collectables to enthusiasts, collectors and memorabilia hunters. With dates in both the spring and fall, this event is one of the most important to the European antique industry.

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