Founded in 1886, Penton is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. Penton`s objective is to connect and enhance business communities, helping the customers we serve to grow through our market-leading media products and services.

Company details

11 Riverbend Drive South, Suite 2 , Stamford , CT 06907-0949 USA

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Business Type:
Publishing company
Industry Type:
Publishing / Media / Marketing
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
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Penton knows business

Penton is an information services company that drives performance for more than eighteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver insights and opportunities that inform critical business decisions, help them to engage with their community, advance the way they work, and leverage their potential.

Penton empowers nearly 20 million business professionals with the tools they need to do their jobs better.

Penton serves its users and service providers with our comprehensive marketing solutions.


Penton Business Tools

Developing workflow decision tools

Through applications and tools helps users turn complex information into state-of-the-art business insights that drive a return on investment.


Penton Insights

Providing targeted, business-critical content throughout the day

Business-critical content delivered by Penton’s more than 200 insight products, providing news, marketplace trends, faqs, tips and insights at the right time and in the right context.


Penton Data

Transforming data into productivity tools

Turns data and behaviors from 18 million business decision makers into easy-to-access information that helps users do their jobs with confidence.


Penton Networking

Bringing professional communities together, face to face and virtually

Conferences, seminars, and executive-level meet-ups where experts and peers exchange information and ideas and make purchasing decisions.


Penton Learning

Providing executive education and professional certification

Through online learning, face-to-face summits and seminars, Penton delivers educational opportunities to help users do their jobs better and grow their careers.


Penton Marketing

Applying vertical industry knowledge to deliver measurable ROI   

Penton combines its depth of knowledge in each of its key sectors with highly developed user relationships and expertise in content creation—all to deliver integrated targeted marketing programs that drive a measurable return on investment.

Every day, 20 million business professionals rely on us to deliver insights, information and workflow tools to inform critical business decisions. They look to us to deliver networking and community to engage them with industry peers and partners. We assist users to connect with valued suppliers through marketing solutions that advance their business performance and deliver superior return on investment.

Penton has created a leadership position in five key growth-oriented industry sectors including: Agriculture, Transportation, Natural Products & Food, Design & Manufacturing and Infrastructure.


Penton Agriculture

is the largest, most diversified agriculture information business in North America.   

We connect our customers to 2 million farm and ranch owners and decision-makers and influencers, representing the top 85% of the nation’s annual agricultural gross domestic product. Our brands include two of North America’s top agriculture shows, the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days, and well-established digital brands such as Farm Press, Farm Progress, Corn + Soybean Digest and BEEF.  Farm Progress Show, the largest outdoor event, hosts the largest gathering of ag producers, exhibitors and media covering the U.S. ag market.


Penton Transportation

focuses on the aviation, automotive and trucking industries.   

Aviation Week is the leading brand in the global aviation information industry with an unrivaled reach of more than 1.2 million aviation professionals in 185 countries. The aviation group includes Aviation Week’s MRO Events – the largest event series dedicated to the aviation maintenance industry – and Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) with the broadest fleet database, across commercial, business aviation and military market segments. The automotive and trucking portfolio reaches nearly 1.5 million professionals involved in the manufacturing of vehicles, parts and services, retail and fleet operations in more than 150 countries, representing every territory where automobiles and trucks are manufactured, serviced, sold and/or operated. The WARD’S portfolio connects buyers and sellers through its data products, including FleetSeek, which allows users to access fleet information for education, marketing and sales purposes.


Penton Natural Products & Food

is the undisputed leader in the fast-growing natural products industry.

The centerpiece of this division is the Natural Products East/West Expo franchise, the world’s largest natural, organic & healthy products trade show with more than 100,000 attendees. The division’s newly launched NEXT Trend SaaS tool is a powerful business intelligence solution that informs critical new product trends and launches. Penton also has industry leading franchises in the restaurant and food industry, including Nation’s Restaurant News, the leading information insight and event brand in the multi-unit foodservice operators market and Supermarket News, the leading information source for senior executives in the food retailing and distribution industry.


Penton Design & Manufacturing

provides information and education on new applications, emerging technologies and product trends for professionals in design engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing.

Our brands include Industry Week, the only brand with intensive, dedicated coverage of the nearly $2 trillion U.S. manufacturing industry; and Electronic Design and Machine Design, the trusted sources for design solutions and in-depth technology information. SourceESB, a digital parts tool that provides distributor information on 10 million parts to over 8,000 manufacturers worldwide, enables one click RFQ to secure competitive pricing. Penton’s unmatched depth and breadth of vision of the design and manufacturing space keeps users at the top of their field.


Penton Infrastructure Group

focuses on the businesses that keep business moving.

Our brands are leaders in essential infrastructure categories. WasteExpo is the largest event in the waste industry; Govalytics is a digital sales and marketing tool that provides insights on local government budgets and current capital projects; and HVAC-TALK is the industry’s largest online discussion forum addressing needs of HVAC professionals from around the world with over three million posts and 174,000 users. IWCE is the pre-eminent integrated communications expo for the working world showcasing over 7,000 technology buyers.