Information services
for the foundation
of our economy

Informing decisions with critical data

An equipment finance company is facing a major lease proposal. With a loan value of over $3 million, it’s critical they have an accurate estimate of the portfolio’s value at the end of its lease. Using EquipmentWatch’s valuation product, they build a residual value analysis and determine that the portfolio will retain 35% of its initial value. Additionally, they subscribe to EquipmentWatch’s new API feed, which enables batch processing and appends in real-time all 12,490 of their assets under lease with expected residual values, thereby allowing for constant risk analysis and correction with no head count investment of their own.

Engaging vital business connections

A facility manager from a nonprofit hospital with over 1,500 beds leverages Penton’s reach into the $85 billion waste/sustainability marketplace, attends WasteExpo. She learns about opportunities to reduce her facility’s energy consumption, networks with professionals and identifies a process for the collection and transfer of medical waste to deliver a 10% savings in waste management costs.

Advancing the way business gets done

A Fortune 50 tech giant taps into Penton’s extensive reach across vertical markets to conduct a one-stop research and marketing campaign pilot to drive the adoption of tablet and smartphone devices among business owners. Campaign results uncovered several high potential segments specifically in government, education, and restaurants. Penton built integrated awareness and educational programs that appealed to each market, including dedicated knowledge centers with virtual learning modules, information resources, business tools, community networking, and social media marketing to drive traffic and engagement.

Penton’s Infrastructure Group supports decision makers in foundational businesses that keep business moving – the assets, systems, and networks that underpin our economy.

The Penton Infrastructure Group covers the following segments:

  • Public Infrastructure provides government decision makers and vendors the information they need to conduct business with public services.
  • Waste/sustainability reaches more than 155,000 business professionals in this $85 billion dollar industry.
  • Mechanical Systems reaches the full spectrum of professionals who design, build, deploy and manage both residential and commercial mechanical infrastructure.
  • Technology serves a community of over 2.7 million IT professionals, developers, channel partners and service providers.
  • Electrical and Energy serve those who manage and deploy power delivery infrastructures, as well as contractors, MRO technicians, engineers and wholesale distribution professionals in the electrical, HVAC and plumbing trades.
  • Wealth Management provides critical information to more than 825,000 professionals in the wealth management community — from financial advisors and planners to estate-planning attorneys and CPAs.

View our properties by market below or see the complete list of Infrastructure Capabilities.


  • AFCOM

    AFCOM advances data center professionals by delivering comprehensive and vendor-neutral education and peer-to-peer networking to its members around the globe. Through forward-looking research by Data Center Institute, publications including Data Center Management Magazine, local chapters, regional symposiums, and major events like Data Center World, AFCOM supports thousands of data center professionals in their career advancement. In serving the greater data center industry for more than 35 years, AFCOM has earned recognition as the market leader in connecting the data center community.

  • American City & County

    American City & County serves a powerful audience of city, county, and state officials who develop and implement government policy, programs and projects.  American City & County's family of media products deliver editorial insights, government trends, project profiles, best practices, exclusive analysis and a broad scope of local and state government news.

  • Coal Prep

    Coal Prep is the one place where all industry professionals come together to share thoughts and ideas on coal preparation and aggregate processing plant technologies.

  • Data Center Knowledge

    Since 2005, Data Center Knowledge has provided senior IT and operations professionals, who build and manage data centers, daily news and analysis about the industry. It covers the latest developments and trends driving the powerful growth in demand for mission-critical facilities, the challenges and opportunities presented by high-density computing and its impact on power and cooling, and the evolution of the industry to include cloud computing and modular data centers.

  • Data Center World

    Data Center World is the premier international conference for data center and facilities management professionals. The conference is truly unique in its field as it draws upon the knowledge and experience of the more than 3,500 AFCOM members to create an end-user driven program that focuses on providing real solutions for today’s data center and facilities executives and managers. The method used for creating this one-of-a-kind conference is founded in the distinct approach that has been refined over the course of more than 3 decades to bring the best education, networking and access to vendors together into one event.

  • Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M)

    Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) is the technical authority for electrical professionals. Through a mix of in-depth technical articles, market and construction forecasts, and comprehensive product reviews, EC&M is the ideal vehicle to reach the largest customers in the electrical market.  The EC&M Talk Forum is where electrical professionals go to talk shop, share advice and learn from other industry experts. Topics include NEC, Electrical Equipment, Tools and Systems.

  • Electrical Marketing

    Electrical Marketing serves as the electrical industry professional's insider report on market trends, key personnel and other news needed to shape and direct business.

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  • Electrical Wholesaling

    Electrical Wholesaling is the electrical industry's leading resource for distributors of electrical supplies. Each month, the Electrical Wholesaling print publication brings nearly 22,000 readers the information they need to run their businesses more profitably and sell more electrical supplies.

  • EquipmentWatch

    EquipmentWatch® provides valuation, specification and cost guides as well as auction report services for professionals and government agencies and financial institutions involved in the construction industry.

  • Global Waste Management Symposium

    The Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) serves as a forum for the presentation of both applied and fundamental research and case studies on waste management. This three-day event serves the needs of the landfill community within the solid waste and recycling industry and welcomes participants from the community of designers, facility owners and operators, policymakers, and researchers. The Symposium includes oral presentations and posters, as well as networking events to provide opportunities for technical interaction and discussion in a setting where all attendees can participate and share ideas.

  • Govalytics

    Govalytics is a sales and marketing tool that informs the user as to which governments they should be establishing relationships with well before the issuance of a RFP, while also providing overall capital project information as well as government official contact information. It answers the question of, “Which governments should I be marketing to,” and why. Actively track data for local governments and get insights on: budgets, upcoming capital projects, government officials contact information and more.

  • Government Procurement

    Government Procurement, the official publication of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), targets senior level public-sector purchasing professionals and provides them with procurement methods, case histories, management techniques, reports on influential legislation, as well as association and industry news.

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  • Government Product News

    Government Product News serves government managers, engineers, administrators, department heads and procurement professionals who specify, plan, and buy for city, county, state and federal governments. Government Product News is the comprehensive product resource for public-sector employees.

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  • Healthcare Waste Institute's Annual Healthcare Waste Conference

    The Healthcare Waste Institute's Annual Healthcare Waste Conference is an industry-recognized educational event that focuses on the largest regulatory, legislative, and technical issues that affect the healthcare waste industry. The Healthcare Waste Conference is the only conference in the U.S. strictly devoted to healthcare waste.

  • HostingCon

    HostingCon is the largest, best-known and most authoritative worldwide conference and trade show in the cloud infrastructure and hosting services industry. The best and brightest executives from the industry attend to find valued-added products and services, network with peers and business leaders, discover emerging technologies and keep a pulse on industry trends affecting their businesses. It is an essential event for hosters, cloud infrastructure providers, MSPs, ISVs, colocation and multi-tenant data centers, hardware vendors, bandwidth providers and others who wish to market to the cloud and hosting industry.

  • International Wireless Communications Expo

    IWCE (International Wireless Communications Expo) has been the authoritative annual event for communications technology professionals in the working world since 1977. IWCE features over 350 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. Additionally, over 7,000 technology buyers attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military; public safety (law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical & 911); utility; transportation and business enterprise. IWCE provides an industry forum and the critical information needed by professionals responsible for the dependability, reliability and interoperability of their organization’s communications system.

  • International Wireless Communications Expo Urgent Communications

    IWCE’s Urgent Communications is the official publication of IWCE. Together, IWCE & IWCE’s Urgent Communications are a powerful resource for the communications technology industry - how it evolves and how it is used. IWCE's Urgent Communications delivers real-world, practical information needed by dealers, private radio and wireless systems operators and large volume commercial, industrial and public safety communications end-users. Get timely coverage and analysis of the latest news via our website and newsletters.

  • IT/Dev Connections

    IT/Dev Connections provides intense technical training on ASP.NET, Visual Studio & .NET, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Windows Server, Lync, Office 365, IT management, business intelligence, and architecture. Seasoned professionals lead training sessions and share real-world approaches for improving your technology infrastructure, as well as provide valuable insight into current trends seen in the Microsoft technology community.

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  • MeetingsNet

    MeetingsNet leads the meeting industry by providing award-winning, engaging content for market-segmented meeting decision-makers planning meetings, incentives and events through various media channels. MeetingsNet includes an interactive magazine app, the meetingsnet.com portal, and related Web sites, e-newsletters and e-products.

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  • MSPmentor

    MSPmentor is the ultimate guide to managed services and the leading global destination for managed service providers. The site generates an ongoing dialog between vendors and MSPs that are seeking to maximize their monthly recurring revenues.

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  • MyITForum

    MyITForum – At its core – myITforum.com is the acknowledged, centralized community for Microsoft System Center technologies and systems management methodologies. myITforum.com is a community of worldwide IT professionals. Membership and visitors are made up of IT Administrators and IT Managers from many countries, in small, medium, and large companies around the world.   Over 140,000 people visit myITforum.com each day to find solutions to problems they face.  These answers come in the form of articles, self-help forum posts, self-help email discussion lists, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) database, blog posts, and online media such as videos and podcasts.

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  • National Real Estate Investor

    National Real Estate Investor follows the money in all classes of commercial real estate. Coverage includes exclusive, independent research on topics that pertain to the office, industrial, retail, hotel and multifamily markets. The award-winning editorial staff of National Real Estate Investor is strongly committed to providing hard-hitting content put into a context that helps commercial real estate professionals perform their jobs better. Readers from a cross-section of disciplines—brokerage, construction, development, finance, investment, property management, corporate real estate and real estate services turn to NREI for a comprehensive overview of the industry. NREI's offerings include NREIOnline.com, a mobile app, e-newsletters and a print magazine that publishes six times a year.

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  • Online Training

    Online Training – Our online training classes provide in-depth technical training on the topics you care about most. Our one-of-a-kind training courses let you interact directly with top experts while learning the skills you need to implement new technology, manage your existing platforms, and improve performance and scalability in our demo-heavy classes. You’ll walk away with the ability to immediately implement what you have learned in your technology environment.

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  • Penton Online Auctions

    The Penton Online Auctions (auctions.waste360.com) is a newly launched resource for used equipment. The Waste360 - Penton Online Auctions provides users with the convenience of online buying and selling and the opportunity to buy at bargain prices. The site is a partnership with AssetNation.com, a leader in the online auction business.

  • Price Digests

    Price Digests valuation guides are the leading, business-to-business information resources used by dealers, insurance, financial and tax professionals. We offer the most comprehensive coverage of valuations and specifications in the marketplace - invaluable tools for professionals in the business of buying, selling, lending or appraising.

  • SharePoint Pro

    SharePoint Pro connects the SharePoint community with world-class content vetted by SharePoint experts. Our field-tested articles, workshops, and training help the community successfully plan, implement, manage, customize, and troubleshoot SharePoint environments that meet organization’s needs. As the independent voice on Microsoft’s collaboration platform, we help admins, developers, and decision makers get the most out of SharePoint, whether it’s deployed in the cloud, via Office 365 or on-premises.

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  • Special Events

    Special Events is the leading information source for event professionals worldwide who plan or manage special events. Industry professionals around the world depend on a combination of products including Special Events magazine, Eventline weekly e-newsletter, The Special Event Conference and Trade Show (TSE) and specialevents.com to help them manage and plan events.

  • SQL Server Pro

    SQL Server Pro is essential for anyone who builds, supports, or integrates world-class SQL Server database applications. The site covers issues that matter to SQL Server database administrators and architects, Business Intelligence professionals, Business Analysts, and SQL Server database developers. SQL Server users at all levels, from novice to advanced, come to learn practical, hands-on information straight from SQL Server experts. Online resources include white papers, essential guides, podcasts, videos, webinars, articles, and the most extensive knowledge base in SQL Server today. SQL Server Pro also delivers online training and webinars targeted to the SQL Server community.

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  • SuperSite for Windows

    SuperSite for Windows is the best place to learn from one of the industry’s top-rated experts about the future of Microsoft technologies. This site has an average of 1 million+ unique visitors every month who want to stay connected to important events in the IT industry.

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  • Talkin' Cloud

    Talkin' Cloud is the first blog and online community for VARs and MSPs that are becoming cloud resellers, cloud builders and cloud service providers. Our readership includes VARs, MSPs and CSPs that need guidance with cloud partner programs, recurring revenue models, and cloud business issues like privacy, security, reliability and service level agreements.

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  • The International Linemans Rodeo & Expo

    The International Lineman's Rodeo & Expo provides a forum for the public to better understand and recognize the technical craft skills that linemen have and to provide an opportunity for professionals in the linework trade to receive recognition for their skills.

  • The Special Event

    The Special Event is the world’s largest trade show and conference for event professionals. Industry pros from more than 56 countries gather each year for TSE. The Special Event offers attendees: the best event education available with over 100 sessions, 8 event tracks, hand-selected speakers and topics, various showcasing events that generate ideas and product sources, an exhibit hall filled with thousands of event products and ideas, the industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony and celebration, and many networking opportunities.

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  • The VAR Guy

    The VAR Guy covers what's next in the IT channel. The VAR Guy provides a unique community where VARs and IT solution providers can discuss channel partner programs and go-to-market strategies – openly and honestly. All comments and dialog are moderated by our insightful – though anonymous – blogger: The VAR Guy.

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  • The WHIR

    The WHIR is the largest news organization dedicated to the web hosting industry, providing reliable, insightful and comprehensive news, analysis and expert opinion to the cloud and hosting communities. The WHIR offers many distinct mediums for advertising: print, online, video, webinars and events. The WHIR’s range of advertising solutions will help you effectively reach a high-caliber audience of hosting and cloud service provider executives.

  • Transmission & Distribution World

    Transmission & Distribution World is edited for engineers and operating professionals in the electric power industry and features articles written by technical editors and industry professionals in the user and manufacturer groups.

  • Trusts & Estates

    Trusts & Estates is the wealth management journal for advisors to high-net-worth individuals, families and institutions. Since 1904, we’ve published the works of top practitioners through peer-reviewed articles written by and for leading advisors in the wealth management industry.

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  • Waste360

    Waste360 serves the $85 billion solid waste, recycling and organics industry by helping them chart their course to sustainable materials management. It also provides large-scale generators of waste — such as retail centers, corporations, schools and manufacturing plants — with information on how to implement sustainability initiatives and manage their waste streams. Waste360.com is also where individuals can learn how to incorporate sustainability and "green" techniques into their lifestyles as well as find out about waste and recycling resources in their communities. It is once again the industry’s #1 go-to resource.

  • Waste360 Online Education

    Our affordable Waste360 Online Education lets you choose the presentations you want, from WasteExpo’s line up of top-notch speakers. Sharpen your skills online with dozens of primers, case studies and other expert presentations. Included are the Composting & Organics sessions that were standing-room-only in New Orleans. See for yourself what the buzz was about!

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  • WasteExpo

    WasteExpo. Because you deserve more. More exhibitors. More attendees. More education. More connections. All in one place, over four days. See more than 11,000 total participants, dozens of top-notch sessions and 550 exhibitors. No other event comes close to its size, scope and business opportunities.

    Last year, we successfully added a Composting/Organics Track, a C&D Workshop, a Matchmaking Program, a Show Floor Presentation Theater and an Investor Summit —and you can be sure we’re not done yet. Look for more innovation and business opportunities—from the one event designed to help you make money, save money and stay safe and compliant.

  • WealthManagement.com

    WealthManagement.com is the digital resource of REP. and Trusts & EstatesIt provides the latest news, industry trends and investment ideas for more 825,265 centers of influence in wealth management—from financial advisors and planners to estate-planning attorneys and CPAs.

    Rep. is the most trusted digital and print source for the retail investment professional, serving brokers, financial advisors, RIA’s, IBD's, insurance, financial planners, and financial product companies with award-winning insight coverage of the brokerage, wealth management, fund and financial product industry as well as breaking news, data, rankings, and profiles.

  • Web Hosting Talk

    Web Hosting Talk is largest and most influential hosting and cloud community on the internet. Industry experts gather at WebHostingTalk.com to discuss critical issues with their peers and to help consumers and businesses select appropriate technologies and services.

  • Windows IT Pro

    The Windows IT Pro community is the heartbeat of the Windows IT world—a gathering of people, content and resources focused on Microsoft Windows technologies and applications. Within this community, members find independent analysis, candid appraisals, real-world troubleshooting, trustworthy content, and behind-the-scenes insight to help keep their Windows infrastructure running smoothly. Windows IT Pro also delivers online training and webinars targeted to IT professionals.

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