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Clarion Acquires Quartz Events

Clarion Acquires Quartz Events

Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent event organizers and portfolio company of Blackstone, announced it has acquired California-based Quartz Events, the fastest growing producer of invitation-only, executive summits.

“The acquisition comes at the perfect time,” said Greg Topalian, Clarion Events North American CEO. “The Quartz Team has both figured out how to unlock customer value at an executive level with their guaranteed meetings program, while also making one of the most brilliant transitions I’ve seen to virtual.

“Their digital business model fits perfectly with our virtual strategy and will accelerate growth for Clarion both in North America and globally.”

This acquisition ensures Clarion, which produces the ICE gaming trade shows in London, North America and Africa, can focus on providing customer value through their guaranteed meetings programs MATCH, and by boosting both online and in-person communities.

Clarion Events’ diversified business model has expanded and evolved through high-growth market acquisitions, and varied expansion across industry sectors with a solid emphasis on digital and virtual products. Quartz Events is expected to invigorate Clarion’s expected growth and business development as they are viewed as a leader in the executive summit space, with a successful transition to online, resulting in first-rate value virtual North American executive summits.

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