Piers Bearne is an entrepreneur and investor. He sold his first exhibition business, Rock Media, to Imago Group in 2006. As founding CEO of Clarion Events’ Conferences business, he led six off-market acquisitions. More recently, he sold Tank World Expo to ArtexisEasyfairs, and led the sale of TowerXchange to Euromoney.
As Chairman and shareholder with GFC Media Group, Global Transport Forum, Bio-Based World, Engerati and World Retail Insights, he works on strategy, resourcing, sales maximisation and value creation in exhibitions, conferences, digital communities and intelligence reports, and is an active member of the Event Entrepreneur CEO Club.
Piers has worked on off-market acquisitions for Clarion Events, ITE Group plc and i2i Events Group (now Ascential plc). He has presented target acquisitions to CEOs and Boards, and understands the value drivers and risks from a buyer’s point of view. Through Bio-Based World, he led the acquisition of World Bio Markets from GreenPower Conferences.