For 20+ years Urban has been working with organizations and associations who are interested in divesting their businesses and seeing them succeed into the future. Now that Urban has become part of a larger, global organization, Clarion Events, there is even more opportunity for the future of any business that joins our Urban/Clarion family.
Urban understands that entrepreneurs feel passionate about and connected to the businesses they have built. It is always Urban’s desire to work out the most comfortable and desirable arrangement possible in order to ensure the comfort of both parties. Our goal is to bring businesses into our family and then provide them with resources that can help them fly into the future!
"Urban Expositions understands the needs of the New York State Restaurant Association and our members. The Urban team is flexible and accessible whenever we need to reach them and always has a thoughtful solution to any challenge that arises. It is a pleasure to work with an organization that focuses on the day-to-day event management, so I can focus on running the Association." – Melissa A. Fleischut, President and CEO, New York State Restaurant Association
"After spending seventeen strenuous but rewarding years building Airport Revenue News, the sale of the business was not surprisingly poignant. While I was ready to sell, it had been such a large part of my life on a daily basis for nearly two decades. But my concerns would be assuaged when Urban Expositions approached us as interested buyers. They assured me that the business would be nurtured and grown further without depleting its true nature.
The business consists of a monthly magazine, annual conference and industry resource book. It was so important that the new owners understood the key components of the business and how critical each individual part is to the whole. They needed to recognize that the magazine and resource book are as important as the annual conference, even though the margins are narrower. The two sides are indivisible, relying on each other for optimal success.
I laid the business open to Doug Miller’s and Tim Von Gal’s scrutiny hoping they would grasp this core principal, which was not only important to me and the ARN team but to the entire industry we served. Doug and Tim looked at the numbers and studied our success to that point. They immediately grasped the important role ARN plays in the industry and understood how each segment of the business is integral to the greater whole.
Doug and Tim asked all the right questions, were careful to alleviate the fears of the ARN team going forward, and paid special attention to the jobs of each individual staff member in an effort to execute a seamless transition.
I consider my experience in the sale of ARN to Urban Expositions to have been congenial and fair. Doug and Tim were kind, gracious and thoughtful about life at ARN after my departure. I believe them to be very honest and forthright businessmen with the utmost integrity." – Pauline Armbrust, Founder and former owner ARN
Over the years Urban has worked with and partnered with many associations. Urban has great respect for the work of associations and their deep connection to the industries they serve. The biggest and best behavior that Urban displays with their association partners is flexibility! Urban is open to working with associations in a number of ways based purely on the needs of the organization.
It is Urban’s mission to always provide the most professional experience for our partners. We are experts at cutting costs, driving revenue, opening up new attendee markets and creating new and exciting ways to expand your event. Our talented team has the experience to make any association's event thrive and grow. If you're interested in talking to Urban about opportunities for your event(s) you can contact:
Doug Miller, CEO of Urban Expositions
firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-370-0320