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CloserStill Media acquires Online Educa Berlin (OEB)

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CloserStill Media, the London-based exhibition and conference organiser, has announced the acquisition of one of Europe’s leading education and learning conference and exhibitions – Online Educa Berlin (OEB) - from ICWE GMbH for an undisclosed sum.

Rebecca Stromeyer: 'CloserStill brings an impressive portfolio; strengthening OEB'
Rebecca Stromeyer: 'CloserStill brings an impressive portfolio; strengthening OEB' 

OEB, is one of Europe’s most respected conferences for technology assisted learning drawing on more than 2,000 participants from across the education and corporate learning sectors. 

CloserStill runs the world’s leading workplace learning event brand, Learning Technologies, with two market leading events in Paris and London, a global digital community and the industry’s leading awards programme for corporate learning and development professionals,.  The London event is Europe’s largest annual exhibition and conference for the workplace learning sector attracting more than 8,000 visitors and over 200 exhibitors.

CloserStill, recently ranked in the top 100 in the Sunday Times International FastTrack 200 of the UK’s fastest growing exporters and as the fastest growing events business in Europe according to the 2017 Financial Times’ FT1000 Index, will incorporateLearning Technologies into OEB 2018, which returns to the German capital in December 2018.

Commenting on the acquisition and the launch plans for Learning Technologies Germany in 2018 alongside OEB, CloserStill’s Learning Group Director, Mark Penton, said: “We are genuinely excited to bring the highly respected OEB event into our family of market-leading events and to work with its founder Rebecca Stromeyer. We see a significant opportunity to evolve OEB into one of Europe’s most important learning events with the introduction of our Learning Technologies brand into the heart of the European marketplace.”

OEB founder Rebecca Stromeyer, who will continue to be involved in shaping the education agenda for OEB with CloserStill, added: “I am delighted to be taking OEB into a new partnership with CloserStill and its Learning Technologies brand. With its worldwide network of leading learning and technology events, CloserStill brings an impressive portfolio of attributes, which will help to strengthen OEB and maintain its position as Europe's leading conference on technology assisted learning. The CloserStill team are true professionals, who have run events all over the world, and I look forward to some exciting times ahead."

ENDS.

For more information, contact:

For general enquiries, contact: 
Mark Penton – CloserStill Media Learning Group. Tel: +44 (0) 1730 817601. Email: markp@learningtechnologies.co.uk

For exhibiting and sponsorship enquiries, contact: 
Astrid Jaeger – OEB Learning Technologies Europe. Tel: +49 30 310 181 80 Email: astrid.jaeger@icwe.net
Jonquil Coy – CloserStill Media Learning Group. Tel: +44 (0) 208 274 0171. Email: jonquil.coy@learningandskillsevents.com