BCD Meetings and Events (BCD M&E) has acquired events agency Zibrant as it aims to strengthen its business in the European market.
The meetings and events arm of the travel management company will welcome 130 employees who have an “established market presence in the UK”.
“This is the latest in a line of smart, strategic acquisitions for us to grow our global presence and service offering,” said Scott Graf, BCD M&E global president. “Zibrant brings size, scale and expertise to our UK presence allowing us to better compete in a strong Events market.”[from left to right] Geertjan Jongeneel, CFO, BCD M&E; Marc Lammens, Managing Director, BCD M&E EMEA; Fay Sharpe, Managing Director, Sales & Marketing, Zibrant; Nigel Cooper, Owner/CEO, Zibrant.
Zibrant CEO and owner Nigel Cooper said the deal will enable it to have a more global international presence. “Improving and growing our existing services has always been our core strategy so we are delighted to introduce BCD M&E’s global reach and additional suite of services to our customers,” said Cooper.
“The access to BCD M&E’s presence in more than 40 countries gives us the ability to meet our customers’ needs of global meetings management.”
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