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Pira International Acquires Intertech Corporation

Conferences include Power Signs, Displays & Electronics, and OLEDs World Summit.

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Consulting and research firm Pira International, London, has acquired the conferences and publications business of Intertech Corporation, based in Portland, Maine. Intertech specializes in market segments including electronic materials and devices, lighting and displays, energy, advanced materials, high-performance colors, and more. Intertech has a roster of 20 conferences per year in the US, Europe, and Asia, including Power Signs (for digital signage), Flexible Displays & Electronics, OLEDs World Summit, and many others.

"This move provides Pira with the ideal platform to develop and expand our services offering outside of the traditional base in Europe," says "Michael Hancock, Pira's managing director. "It also broadens our offering in fast-moving industries and technologies." "

Intertech will operate as part of Pira International and will market its services under the Pira-Intertech name.

Pira International, acquired by Ciba Specialty Chemicals in 2004, specializes in technologies related to industries such as packaging, paper, plastics, printing, publishing and consumer goods. (Pira International: www.pira.co.uk, Intertech: www.intertechusa.com)

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