Clarion buys Avren telecoms event organiser
05-Jan-11by Annie Byrne
Clarion Events has acquired network telecommunications event organiser Avren Events, bringing the company’s portfolio of telecoms events to more than 20 worldwide.UK-based Avren specialises in strategic telecoms confexes for senior management, with a portfolio of events touching on subjects like connected homes, timing for telecoms, mobile devices, wireless infrastructure and next-generation mobile networks. Its portfolio is roughly split three ways between Europe, North America and Asia.“Clarion’s investment boosts the existing Avren team’s capacity to scale existing events and launch into new markets,” said Clarion CEO Simon Kimble. “We allow our partners and brands across many market sectors and localities to have maximum control, keeping them responsive to market needs.”As part of the transition, previous marketing director for Avren, Carole Mayhew, has been appointed as MD.Clarion is currently in talks to hold events at Manchester’s new EventCity venue.