Launches & Acquisitions

13 Jan 2023

CloserStill Media Announces Partnership with OpenRoom

CloserStill Media Announces Partnership with OpenRoom
London, 12th January 2023: CloserStill Media, the organiser of market-leading business events, exhibitions and conferences, today announced it has partnered with OpenRoom Events, a UK based business that creates healthcare and retail events around the world, connecting c-level end-users with innovative suppliers, through acquiring a major stake in the business.

The OpenRoom team deliver a blend of one-on-ones, discussion groups and inspiring content, building business communities and creating the ultimate networking experience.

OpenRoom was founded in 2004 by Fiona Horan and Emma Faure, who between them have more than thirty years of experience producing business-to-business events and custom content.

“Partnering with the OpenRoom team brings a unique set of skills and event formats to CloserStill Media, while allowing us to access new markets and build on existing ones, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Fiona and Emma, as well as their team, to the business” said Gareth Bowhill, CEO of CloserStill Media.

CloserStill Media is one of the fastest growing global events businesses, operating best-in-class business-to-business events throughout the UK. U.S., Europe and Asia. The company delivers events across a range of industry verticals including veterinary, dental, healthcare, learning and HR, enterprise technologies and eCommerce.

“Since our first time speaking with the OpenRoom team we were excited about the differentiated way in which they serve their communities,” said Matthew Butler, MD CloserStill Media. “The OpenRoom team shares our passion and values in delivering best-in-class events, and we look forward to working together with them.”

"CloserStill Media is the ideal partner for OpenRoom and we couldn’t be happier. There are so many synergies between the two businesses and working with CloserStill will bring innovation and a wealth of expertise which can only benefit our clients." Said Fiona Horan and Emma Faure, Founders, OpenRoom.

OpenRoom will retain its existing operating structure with Fiona Horan and Emma Faure leading the business as managing partners working alongside CloserStill Media’s leadership.

About OpenRoom

OpenRoom is based in London and was founded in 2004 with a launch business forum in India. The company initially specialised in oil and gas but has expanded its portfolio to include events covering retail, healthcare (dental, optical/audio) and veterinary.

Our business is built on nurturing strong relationships with customers, business partners and suppliers – and delivering value to our clients. Everyone in our team is committed to delivering results and high quality events for our delegates

About CloserStill Media

CloserStill Media specializes in high value, content driven events and the nurturing of B2B or professional communities. The company operates events across a wide range of vertical sectors in the U.S., Europe and Asia, with operations in the U.K., New York, California, Germany, Spain and Singapore. Our portfolio includes some of the fastest growing, and often award winning, events including the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, New York Vet, The Pharmacy Show, Learning Technologies and The Dentistry Show.