A successful, dynamic and creative business

Clarion Events can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. More recently the firm has grown as a business and developed an international portfolio of brands and now has interests in a number of global vertical industries.

What we do

The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build your business and enhance customer relationships and experiences.Our events attract buyers with spending and decision-making power who are looking for solutions and innovations to help move their businesses forward. Putting them in contact with the providers of these solutions, and with each other, is our overriding objective, always.

Latest News

Clarion Events Group Half Year review – 31 July 2018

November 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Clarion Events Group Half Year review – 31 July 2018

Clarion Events Group Half Year review – 31 July 2018 Clarion Events Group provides its half year update for the 6 months ending 31 July 2018. Current Trading Like for like revenue grew at 5% during the period on a smoothed, continuing and constant currency basis which was in line [...]

Clarion Events named as the most influential company over the last 25 years…….

July 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Clarion Events named as the most influential company over the last 25 years…….

At the recent Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards, Clarion Events was recognised as the most influential company over the past 25 years.   An AEO  spokesperson has said  “This is the AEO Excellence Award’s Silver Jubilee, so we thought we would celebrate those twenty-five years and ask, ‘Which [...]

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The management team

To get in touch with the Management Team, please email executive-office@clarionevents.com

Simon Kimble
Simon KimbleExecutive Chairman
Executive Chairman Simon served in the RAF for six years in the 1980s before entering the world of exhibitions in 1988.
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Russell Wilcox
Russell WilcoxChief Executive Officer
Russell Wilcox is Chief Executive Officer of Clarion Events, having joined Clarion in 2008, where he has been a Board Member since 2010.
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Lisa Hannant
Lisa HannantGroup Managing Director
Lisa Hannant is Group Managing Director of Clarion Events. Lisa has 28 years’ experience in the exhibition and live events sector working across a broad range of products, sectors and international markets.
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Richard Johnson
Richard JohnsonChief Financial Officer
Richard joined Clarion as Group CFO in April 2018 and has responsibility for all group finance functions along with group procurement, HR, legal and company secretarial. Richard has over 30 years’ experience in finance across a number of industries and geographies.
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Andrej Moxnes
Andrej MoxnesChief Technology Officer
Andrej Moxnes joined Clarion Events as Group CTO in September 2018 to drive technology and digital innovation across the group. Andrej has over 20 years of IT and transaction advisory experience working with Private Equity and Corporates across several industries.

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Adam Ford
Adam FordChief Operating Officer
Adam Ford joined Clarion Events in June 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer to lead improvements to group operations, enable customer focussed value creation, and drive a high performance culture across Clarion.

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What our customers say about us

The most eagerly anticipated Summer Antiques Fair in the UK that regularly attracts the most important clientele
EAPIC exceeded all expectations. We were extremely impressed with the high-level professional people on the floor. A sleek event offering high quality interaction. Our experience has been so positive we want to come back even bigger next year
The European Gas Conference stands out for its high-profile attendance and in-depth analysis of the challenges our industry is currently facing. It is also one of the few international conferences which dedicates a specific focus on infrastructure, a key-matter when it comes to the future and sustainability of the natural gas business.
IRX is excellent; we’ve had some fantastic retailers, people who are coming here with real questions, a real need, and a real thirst to learn about how they can improve
Fantastic, enjoyable and educational event
The Baby Show has been great – there has been some fantastic offers including Vtech and Philips Avent. There’s so much choice and the excellent prices make it a brilliant day out.
EiG was really good. There were lots of relevant companies in attendance that were interested in our start up product and we received lots of good feedback from operators on the real potential use cases of our technology. I will definitely be back next year.
The quality of customers has been very good and we have seen our bigger customers here today. For us, it’s a very important show. The look of the show is fresh, spring-like and I love the vibrant colours!
This event has become the main European hub of the whole smart energy landscape.
Remains the “must do” event in the European power sector calendar, continuing to provide the leading forum for networking with peers from across Europe; as well as providing a platform for identifying key sector trends and the hottest new products and services from vendors big and small from across the globe to meet the needs of a sector in transformation.