FCBI delivers high-end conferences and exhibitions globally to a diverse range of sectors including energy, insurance, pharmaceuticals, transportation, travel, strategy and technology. It helps senior business professionals stay at the forefront of change in their industry through insight sharing and networking with peers.
In August 2018 LDC backed the management buyout of global events company FCBI to support the management team’s plan to drive organic growth and expand into new markets. LDC backed FCBI’s existing management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Piers Latimer. The investment marked an exit for its original founders.
In October 2019 LDC announced the sale of FCBI to Thomson Reuters.
Since the original investment the business has focused on improving its customer experience and engagement and continued to increase the scale of its largest flagship events such as eyeforpharma Barcelona, Petrochemical Update Downstream, EFT 3PL & Supply Chain Summit and Insurance Nexus Connected Claims.
FCBI has now been rebranded to Reuters Events and will operate as part of the Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters.
Piers Latimer, Chief Executive Officer, FCBI
Our partnership with LDC has been pivotal towards getting us to where we are today. They supported our ambition from the outset and provided us with investment and expertise to help us meet our objectives sooner than expected, backing our decision to join Thomson Reuters.