Grand Designs Live launches in Sydney

FremantleMedia Enterprises teams with events firm to bring exhibition to Australia in 2011.
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FremantleMedia Enterprises and events firm Diversified Exhibitions Australia are bringing Grand Designs Live to Sydney in 2011.

First launched on Channel 4 in the UK in 1999, Grand Designs has proved a ratings hit in Australia on both The Lifestyle Channel and ABC.

The show has been sold to more than 100 countries including the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Grand Designs Live Sydney will feature over 300 exhibitors from the interiors, kitchens, bathrooms, build and gardens sectors. It will be run in partnership with Media 10, which runs Grand Designs Live London.

The show will be the first initiative from FME's new loval live events business.

"Grand Designs is already a major global brand and launching a local version here, as well as the live event, provides the perfect platform from which to establish it as one of Australia's leading home and lifestyle brands," said Ben Liebmann, senior VP of licensing at FME Australia.

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