Arinex and Joyn combine forces to create The Arinex Group

Jul 6, 2023
2 Min read


We are  excited to announce that 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 is a world-renowned leader in the business event management industry, with over 50 years of experience in a wide range of events including incentives, special events and international conferences.

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.

Nicole Walker and Jordan Walsh

Arinex Group CEO Nicole Walker and Arinex Group Executive Chairman Jordan Walsh  


Nicole Walker expressed her enthusiasm for this milestone achievement, stating, "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 be taking the world renowned brand of Arinex, and rebranding Joyn as Arinex Live. This new identity reflects the integration of Joyn's technical capabilities into Arinex' established brand. 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, which has been used by over 200,000 attendees across 1000+ events globally, will be relaunched as Arinex One and will continue to serve and focus on the association sector. Arinex One will continue to build efficiencies for event managers worldwide, with a brand-new version of the product being launched in July.

Group Executive Chairman, Jordan Walsh shared his vision for the future, saying, "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. 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.”

The Arinex Group has plans to expand into both Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to increase attendee engagement later this year.


Notes for media:
About Joyn: Joyn is the trusted technology partner to Associations and Professional Conference Organisers globally, providing a suite of event management software products and technical event delivery services to drive engagement, foster belonging, increase revenue and create compelling experiences.

About Arinex: Founded in 1973 and built on experience and innovation, Arinex is Australia's first carbon-neutral event management company. Arinex is a global industry leader who specialise in conference and association management, destination management, incentives, corporate and social events, sponsorship and exhibitions, accommodation, marketing, and expertise in digital technology for seamless integration of physical and virtual events.

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For more information contact:
Paula Rathgeber, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
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