Oxford Publishing produces The Show, one of the largest beverage and food events in North America. The Show includes the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, the International Restaurant Show-Las Vegas, and the International Coffee and Tea Expo. All of these events will be co-located in 2008 with HotelWorld Expo and Conference, which is also owned by Questex. Oxford Publishing, which also publishes Nightclub & Bar Magazine, will operate as a subsidiary of Questex. Oxford Publishing President-CEO Ed Meek will continue in that role.
The acquisition of Oxford Publishing comes less than three weeks after Questex acquired Five Star Alliance, an online luxury hotel booking service.