10 April 2013

PennWell Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tulsa, OK - 08 April 2013 - PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has officially opened PennWell do Brasil Holdings Ltda. in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PennWell do Brasil will most immediately support the upcoming co-located HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil events to be held September 24-26, 2013 at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil.

Robert F. Biolchini, president and CEO of PennWell, said, “The opening of PennWell do Brasil Ltda. solidifies PennWell’s ongoing commitment to providing our Brazilian and Latin American customers with the highest level of quality in content, customer service and support in the markets we serve. This highly-anticipated launch is critical to the growth of our electric power conferences and exhibitions in Brazil, as well as positions PennWell to continue to build our offerings of innovative information resources to this dynamic and ever-evolving region of the world.”

“The launch of PennWell do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro signifies an important milestone in the continued growth of HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil. The momentum seen by these events thus far underscores the importance of such a platform to the industry and the acute international interest in the Brazilian market. Having a local Brazilian office will enable us to optimally support the energy industry in Brazil with local currency registration, logistical and invoicing capabilities. We look forward to the further development of these events with the local infrastructure that PennWell do Brasil provides,” said Mrs. Marla Barnes, Group Publisher of PennWell’s Hydro Group.

Joining major offices located around the world in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China; PennWell do Brasil furthers PennWell’s strategic expansion in the global media marketplace and will specifically support PennWell’s rapidly expanding energy businesses in Brazil.

Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and diversified business-to-business media and information company. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Houston, Texas; San Diego and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China. 

Source: PennWell