Clarion Events acquires California-based executive summit producer

London-based event organiser Clarion Events has announced it has acquired California-based, Quartz Events, producer of invitation-only, executive summits.

Clarion says it has seen strong demand for its brands’ digital and virtual products, as Covid-19 has impacted customers’ ability to connect through live events. Quartz Events’ tech-enabled platform has been an industry leader in successfully transitioning customers online, and creating high value virtual summits in attractive end markets, Clarion notes.

“The addition of Quartz further enhances Clarion’s ability to serve our customers digitally, and deliver exciting new products and services to our existing customers,” commented Russell Wilcox (pictured), Clarion Events CEO.  “We look forward to working with the highly talented team at Quartz, to leverage our global reach and apply their proven proprietary technology to our virtual strategy.”   

The acquisition will provide Clarion with enhanced capabilities, and complements its existing executive summit product offering – MATCH. Quartz Events president & CEO, Toby Harris, said he was excited at the opportunity to further expand our reach under the Clarion umbrella. “We’ve developed some innovative new ways to build audiences and grow our current markets. With Clarion’s global reach, we are well-positioned for future market growth as well. As an entrepreneur, I was drawn to Clarion because of the cultural fit and the entrepreneurial mindset within the organisation.”

Quartz Events will continue to work in the current organisational structure, with Toby Harris remaining as president & CEO working alongside the global senior leadership team within Clarion. 

Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from 15 offices.