AGI purchases three more boat shows

VENTURA, Calif. – Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI), through its AGI Events division, has acquired five shows from Industrial Expositions, Inc. of Denver, Colo.; and the Madison Boat Show from MAC Events, LLC of Spirit Lake, N.J., it reported in a recent statement.

The two acquisitions bring AGI Events to a total of 35 annual shows. In addition to the Madison Boat Show, the newly acquired shows include the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo; the Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show; the Kansas Sports, Boat and Travel Show; the Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show; and the Colorado Fall RV Liquidation Super Sale.

Jeff Haughton, owner of the five acquired Industrial Expositions, Inc. shows, will join AGI Events as a regional vice-president.

While Haughton will continue to oversee the Denver-based shows, the Madison Boat Show will come under the management of Vilma Fraguada, general manager of AGI Events’ Minnesota office.

Affinity Group Inc. is the parent company of Ehlert Publishing Group, which publishes Boating Industry magazine and a host of other trade and consumer titles, including Bass & Walleye Boats, Powerboat, Trailer Boats, WaterCraft World and Purely Pontoons.

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