Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is an event organiser, with a portfolio of approximately 500 events in 40 countries including UK, Austria, USA, France, Germany, Brazil, Russia, India, China, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East. Reed Exhibitions, which employs about 4,000 employees, is part of RELX, an information and analytics company which operates in four market segments: scientific, technical and medical; risk and business analytics; legal; and exhibitions. In 2017, RELX Group made an adjusted profit of £2,284m on revenues of £7,355m.[1]

Reed Exhibitions
IndustryExhibitions, Conferences and Events
Founded1968 (1968)
Key people
Chet Burchett - Chief Executive Officer
Number of employees
~ 3,500

Assault weapons ban

In January 2013, shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20 children and 6 adult staff members were killed, Reed Exhibitions announced that it would not allow assault weapons and high-capacity magazines at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, which it promoted as North America's largest outdoor hunting and fishing event. The National Rifle Association (NRA) issued a statement condemning the move and encouraging attendees to protest at the event, and threatened to withdraw its participation.[2] The NRA eventually withdrew its sponsorship and Reed Exhibitions ceased to hold the event. The NRA later recreated the event under the title The Great American Outdoor Show.[3] Following the ban, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) also terminated Reed Exhibitions' management of the SHOT Show, an annual tradeshow for the shooting, hunting, and firearms industry.[4]


  1. "US SEC: Form 20-F Relx Group". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved Nov 15, 2018.
  2. "Reed courts controversy with assault weapon ban at US expo". Exhibition World. Archived from the original on 29 Jan 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  3. Bedard, Paul (27 January 2014). "NRA brings back nation's largest outdoor show killed by AR-15 gun ban". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. "NSSF Statement on Management of the SHOT Show". National Shooting Sports Foundation. Archived from the original on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.

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