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BLR Acquires Forum Networking Events

Brentwood, TN (December 1, 2016) – Business and Legal Resources® has acquired Forum Networking Events, a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States.

“One of the key components of being a successful business-to-business leading brand is the ability to bring communities together,” said Rafael Cardoso, Executive Vice President of BLR’s Workforce Division.

“The addition of Forum Networking Events to our portfolio of industry-leading brands and services continues our commitment to delivering intelligence and building connections for the audiences we serve so that they can drive success within their organizations.”

Forum Networking Events brings an emerging form of in-person events to BLR, connecting industry leaders so that they can continue to adapt and drive innovation across the enterprise. This acquisition builds on BLR’s robust event business, focused on delivering professional development and networking opportunities to attendees, and high-value engagement to advertisers. BLR’s Workforce Division currently hosts nine annual, accredited conferences—in addition to seminars, webcasts, and other professional events—each addressing top industry challenges.

“I am proud of our accomplishments at Forum Networking Events, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that the business has found a home with BLR,” said Steve Parsloe, former CEO of Forum Networking Events.

“I’m confident with the leadership in place at BLR that our staff and business will grow to its full potential.”

The Forum Networking Events acquisition adds 18 new live events to BLR’s growing portfolio of conferences in 2017.

“The BLR-Forum Events combination is an excellent strategic fit, presenting a unique opportunity to leverage the complementary strengths of our businesses,” said Dan Oswald, CEO of BLR.

“BLR provides Forum Networking Events with a strategic home and an abundance of resources that will benefit the audiences that the business serves today and will serve tomorrow.”

About BLR
BLR (Business & Legal Resources) helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements. Expert in-house editors and an exclusive attorney network provide comprehensive, reliable state-specific information for businesses in all 50 states. Award-winning informational products – including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services – give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available at affordable prices. For more information on their offerings, visit

About Forum Events
Forum Events is dedicated to building quality industry relationships. Using a targeted approach, Forum Events invites top tier executives to highly structured business networking events across the United States. Using a unique matching process, delegates are paired with solution providers based on their company’s needs and upcoming projects. For more information, visit:

Amy Wieman, Vice President, Marketing