Clarion Events has grown into a highly successful business. In 2008 alone, over 600,000 carefully targeted people visited our 100 exhibitions, conferences and seated events across Britain, Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. They came to see, hear, touch, taste, smell, buy and learn about thousands of products from more than 12,000 companies.
Our events, business-to-business and business-to-consumer, serve 15 different market sectors from leisure and entertainment to finance, from retail to gaming and from fine art to energy.
Defence and security is one of the largest industry sectors in the world economy. In the UK alone there are some 9000 companies connected with the sector which directly supports around 100,000 jobs and generates export sales orders averaging ¬£5 billion a year.
The industry is becoming increasingly international in nature as companies and countries seek to cooperate in research, development, procurement and purchasing.
Whilst military systems and technology are at the core of the industry, the sector is also diversifying and adapting to meet the changing needs of the world. Security can be threatened by humanitarian disasters resulting in mass displacement of people or food and water shortages, terrorism or pandemic which can cause devastation in a similar manner to military engagement.
It is essential for the right senior decision makers and technical experts to come together. It is in this dynamic environment that Clarion Events‚Äô portfolio of defence and security events are acknowledged as the world‚Äôs leaders where high level government officials and senior military personnel meet with leading global equipment and services providers to share ideas, discuss industry developments, conduct business, develop partnerships and network for future growth.