Lisa Hannant is Group Managing Director of Clarion Events. Lisa has 30 years’ experience in the exhibition and live events sector working across a broad range of products, sectors and international markets.
Since joining Clarion in 2008, Lisa has been responsible for the strategic development and growth of Clarion’s portfolios internationally. She has extensive experience of building market leading brands and positions both organically and through acquisition and was appointed Group Managing Director and joined the board in 2013.
Since 2013, Lisa has been part of the senior management team that has led and delivered a strategy of expansive growth, diversifying the Clarion business and portfolio mix and doubling the size of the business in the past two years.
Prior to joining Clarion, Lisa held a number of senior management positions within the exhibition and conference industry and was integral to the success of two start up businesses that were later successfully acquired by major UK organisers.
About Clarion Events: Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from 15 offices across the world. Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. Backed by Blackstone, the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now has interests in a number of global vertical industries including energy, digital marketing, security and defence, technology, fashion, retail and gaming. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness.