Showcare and Laser Registration Announce Merger

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Showcare and Laser Registration announce merger in a transaction that brings together two of the industry's premier event services companies and most widely used technologies for events, tradeshows and conferences.

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It represents an unparalleled opportunity for two successful, innovative, service-oriented organizations to unify in a combined platform singularly focused on being the premier partner for event producers on a global basis. Together with our clients, we have an exciting opportunity to truly improve the access, quality and efficiency of events.

Showcare and Laser Registration, leading providers of software and services to the events industry have merged, becoming one of the largest event services companies with the most innovative and complete solution portfolio. The merger will leverage the expertise of both businesses, and ensure that both Showcare and Laser Registration customers gain access to an expanded solution portfolio, while continuing to receive the benefits of existing services.

Currently, more than 80 world-wide associations, corporations and for-profit organizations enhance their 280 events, conferences and tradeshows with solutions offered by the two organizations.

“This merger makes tremendous sense for our clients, shareholders, and employees.” said Debbie Baxter, Showcare President. “It represents an unparalleled opportunity for two successful, innovative, service-oriented organizations to unify in a combined platform singularly focused on being the premier partner for event producers on a global basis. Together with our clients, we have an exciting opportunity to truly improve the access, quality and efficiency of events.”

Baxter will become President of the combined entity with leadership in Montreal reporting directly to her.

The combined company and its customers will also benefit from improved operational efficiency in areas such as ecommerce, multilingual call center support, marketing, and information technology. In addition, the new company will certainly leverage its combined experience in both for profit and non-profit markets to the advantage of their clients.

"Both companies are passionate about the events industry and, alongside our respective clients, have truly pioneered the category together," said Michel Berger, Chairman at Laser Registration. "Given the alignment of our vision, technology, and overall strategy, the combination of our two companies will advance the industry, benefiting customers and the members/attendees they serve."

Mr. Berger will be retaining an interest in the combined company.

Just the facts:

-Both Showcare and Laser Registration product lines will remain intact and supported.

-The combined customer base will have access to the best features and usability characteristics from the two product lines including: RFID technology, Social networking and community solutions, One-stop shopping for registration and housing, An array of lead capture and management solutions for exhibitors

-Will provide products, support and services to over 280 events annually with more than 1.7 million attendees and 68,000 exhibiting companies.

-Approximately 210 employees.

-4 offices in North America.

About Showcare

Showcare is a leading provider of event management solutions for businesses, associations and event organizers in North America. With more than 24 years experience working with some of the most recognizable event producers in the industry, Showcare continues to lead the way in providing innovative solutions that encompass online and full-service registration, lead capture and measurement, data analysis and reporting, event networking and e-marketing, as well as a range of additional products and services. To learn more about showcare visit http://www.showcare.com

About Laser Registration

Laser Registration provides innovative solutions for registration, housing, RFID tracking, lead retrieval, CE tracking, message centers and cyber cafés. The industry leader for prestigious medical societies and professional associations, Laser has been the registration partner of leading industry organizations, such as PCMA since 2002. Laser is unique in providing one-stop-shopping for conference and trade show organizers under one roof. Its full-time staff of over 80 professionals is dedicated to making event planning easier, exhibiting more rewarding and attending more productive. To learn more visit http://www.laser-registration.com

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