Organiser Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media.
Internet Retail Events’ portfolio of market-leading events comprises Internet Retailing Expo (IRX), eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and the Internet Retailing Awards.
Held annually at the NEC, IRX (pictured) launched in 2011 and won Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (>2,000sqm) at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2014. The organiser launched eDelivery Expo alongside IRX this year.
Internet Retailing Conference takes place annually in London, and attracts an audience of c-suite and senior retailing professionals for online and multichannel retailing.
Russell Wilcox, CEO of Clarion Events, said: “These are strong products which serve attractive global markets and communities. I expect this acquisition to play a full part in the growth of our business in coming years. This is our first acquisition since our own ownership change in January and we hope this will be the first of many.”
Clarion was sold to global asset management firm Providence Equity, in a deal reportedly worth just north of £200m.
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