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Clarion-Consero Partnership Adds More Intimate, High-level Events to the Mix

Frances Ferrante, Senior Editor

Greg Topalian

SHELTON, Conn. —. Clarion Events’ new partnership with Consero Group, which creates invitation-only programs through intimate in-person and virtual events and boardroom-style roundtables for senior executives, reinforces the company’s focus on connecting buyers and sellers through meaningful meetings. This move follows last year’s partnership with Quartz Events, a provider of one-on-one meetings.

Based in Maryland, Consero was founded in 2010 and serves clients in the legal, customer experience, human resources , procurement and technology industries. It is known for its sophisticated programs and strong education, geared toward a senior executive audience.

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“The team at Consero has developed an excellent model, their event format is tailored with highly defined participation in a smaller event environment, creating exclusivity and value for participants, which is a sought-after experience we are seeing more and more of today in our business,” Greg Topalian, Clarion Events North America CEO, said.

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Overall, Clarion operates more than 180 events in 50 countries from its 15 offices. Clarion Events in North America has grown dramatically through a series of such partnerships, focused on value-led connections programs. “While our core business is coming back strong, the last 21 months have shown us that we cannot rest on what we know,” Topalian said. “We must continue to evolve our business and find new ways to deliver value.”

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He also told Trade Show Executive that there would likely be more partnerships in the future. “I would say, yes, Clarion is likely to remain and continue to be active in the M&A market. Not only in alternative Models like Quartz and Consero but traditional business as well,” Topalian said.


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