Arinex and Joyn in acquisition deal to create The Arinex Group

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(L-R) Arinex CEO Nicole Walker and Joyn CEO Jordan Walsh.

Event technology platform Joyn has acquired business event management company Arinex, with the combined group to be called The Arinex Group.

Arinex CEO Nicole Walker will assume the role of Group CEO and will join the Group Board, while Joyn co-founder and CEO Jordan Walsh takes on the position of Group Executive Chairman. The Group also welcomes Tony Ward (former senior executive of Xero, Microsoft and LinkedIn) as a Director.

“Arinex’ core mission has always been to architect inspiring experiences,” said Walker. “To continue to fulfil our mission, the event industry requires significant innovation and that is the core reason we have combined forces with Joyn.

“It enables us to leverage the best-in-class technology that enhances the experience for all stakeholders and increases ongoing sponsor and delegate engagement.”

Under the deal, Joyn will be taking on the Arinex brand and rebranding Joyn as Arinex Live. Arinex Live will continue to work with clients around the world to deliver a full suite of event production services, including technical direction, content creation, and event production.

Joyn’s flagship event technology product will be relaunched as Arinex One and continue to serve and focus on the association sector, with a brand-new version of the product being launched this month.

“Since founding Joyn, our goal has been to enable the future of events,” said Walsh. “Creating unique in-person experiences, combined with an engaging digital environment is incredibly important. The Arinex business brings invaluable event experience and a global brand and reputation that we are excited to continue to build on into the future.”