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Clarion Events and Global Smart Energy’s Jesse Berst announce knowledge partnership

“Transformation of the electric industry is a multi-decade, global phenomenon”

Clarion Events and GlobalSmartEnergy MD Jesse Berst have entered into a knowledge partnership. This was announced today in Dallas, Texas, during the annual Metering, Billing/MDM America conference and exhibition, one of Clarion Events’ flagship metering industry events.

“Perfect fit for our business”
Clarion Events’ Chief Executive for Conferences Russell Wilcox says: “We are delighted by the knowledge partnership we have entered into with Jesse in his capacity as MD of GlobalSmartEnergy. Clarion prides itself in delivering business, market and technical knowledge of the highest quality by the industry’s global leaders. This is a perfect fit for our business, as it not only offers strong support for us, but will open the door to provide even greater opportunities for all of our customers from across the world.”

Global metering events leader
The Clarion Utilities Group produces more than 20 smart energy/grid-related events globally, from North America, Africa, South America, Middle East and Europe to Australasia. The group has strong and long-standing relationships with governments, major energy producers and leading utilities worldwide and have attracted more than 50 000 delegates from nearly 200 countries in the last 10 years.

Jesse Berst is highly regarded in the industry as an analyst and visionary. He is the MD of GlobalSmartEnergy, an internationally recognized research and consulting firm and author of the forthcoming book "Electronomics." GlobalSmartEnergy (GSE) also publishes SmartGridNews.com, the Internet’s top-ranked site for information about the ongoing $1 trillion remake of North America’s electric power infrastructure.

“Proud to be part of their extended family”
Jesse Berst says of the knowledge partnership with the UK-based events giant: “SmartGridNews.com looks for partners with a long-term commitment to the industry and that kind of dedication is precisely the hallmark of Clarion. We’re proud to be part of their extended family.”

He continues: “The transformation of the electric industry is a multi-decade, global phenomenon. It deserves and needs long-term, global partners. As this sector continues its explosive growth, we looked for partners with a similar long-term vision and commitment to help the industry grow to the next level. Clarion has the track record and the global reach and I am proud to be one of their trusted advisors."


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