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1105 Media, Inc. Celebrates Successful ACQUIRE Show Debut

(VIENNA, VA, June 16, 2016)—1105 Media, Inc. recently wrapped its first annual ACQUIRE Show featuring keynote speakers, Joshua Cooper Ramo, author of the bestselling book The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune and Survival in the Age of Networks, and Captain Mark Kelly and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords with their inspiring keynote ‘Endeavor to Succeed.'

The event was hosted at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC and welcomed a large audience of contracting officers, acquisition executives, program managers, government and military IT professionals plus a wide-variety of federal buyers and industry partners across multiple tracks including Information Technology, Acquisition Management, Project Management, Office Management, Talent Management and Professional Services.

Authors also were onsite at FCW Bookshelf LIVE! to share their expertise and field audience questions on topics ranging from cybercrimes and digital government to invention and big data. "We had a packed house at FCW Bookshelf LIVE! for both days," FCW Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. "Government attendees obviously wanted to hear the big ideas that our authors brought into the conversation, and the questions they asked showed that they were already thinking about how to apply what they've learned in their jobs."

There was also a consumer-focused element of the show in the Happy Fed pavilion which was incredibly popular. Attendees lined up to hear information on a variety of topics from federal benefits to how to build and manage teams to achieve mission goals.

"ACQUIRE delivered on its promise to be a platform of learning and professional development opportunities for all federal employees—78% of the attendees were government employees. We're very proud of our first-year achievement and have successfully created a foundation for the future," said Carmel McDonagh, Chief Marketing Officer, 1105 Public Sector Media Group. "This was the start we needed for what ACQUIRE is poised to be—a very dynamic and fast-growing local show."

There were 116 speakers and 20 agencies represented on panels hosting thought leadership and training sessions. Attendees enjoyed the variety of courses available and sourced information from leading vendors. The response from attendees and exhibitors was overwhelmingly positive. ACQUIRE 2016 was sponsored by founding partner Professional Services Council, and platinum sponsors Akamai, Deltek and NITAAC.

ACQUIRE 2017 will be held June 21-22, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Sponsorships and exhibit space for ACQUIRE 2017 are available. Please visit:

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.

About 1105 Media, Inc. 1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including the public sector (FED/SLED) information technology community; enterprise computing; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

Carmel McDonagh
Phone: 703.876.5040


Posted on 06/16/2016 at 8:29 AM