Arinex combines forces with Joyn to create The Arinex Group

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Nicole Walker and Jordan Walsh Nicole Walker and Jordan Walsh Photo Credit: Supplied

Event technology platform, Joyn has acquired Arinex, the largest Australian owned business event management company.

The combined group will be called The Arinex Group, and will be focused on creating modern, innovative and technology led event experiences around the world. 

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, will resume the position of group executive chairman. The Group will also welcome Tony Ward, former senior executive of Xero, Microsoft and LinkedIn, as a director.

Walker said: "Arinex’ core mission has always been to architect inspiring experiences. 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 rebrand as Arinex Live. Arinex Live will continue to work with clients around the world to deliver event production services, including technical direction, content creation, and event production. 

Joyn's flagship event technology product, which has been used by over 200,000 attendees across more than 1,000 events globally, will be relaunched as Arinex One, with new versions of the product set to launched in soon. The Group also has plans to expand into both Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to increase attendee engagement later this year. 

"Since founding Joyn, our goal has been to enable the future of events. Creating unique in-person experiences, combined with an engaging digital environment is incredibly important,” added Walsh. “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.”


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