BEIJING (January 31, 2007) — Kellen Company, a global professional services firm, and the premier international association management company (AMC), announces the opening of its new office in Beijing, China. Kellen Company is establishing this significant presence in Asia with advanced resources, membership development and market intelligence for the benefit of the company’s international clients. Kellen Company is the first association management company to operate in Beijing, China.
“China is a crucial component of the global economy,” says Peter Rush, Chairman and CEO of Kellen Company. “Many associations and professional societies need to be there. Kellen can provide them with a way to enter the Chinese market with an infrastructure to develop or serve their organization and membership.”
With its new location, Kellen now has six global offices Beijing, Brussels, Washington, DC, New York, Atlanta and Tucson. Among the professional services offered in Beijing are association management, consulting and strategic advisory, membership development, market research, communications, monitoring, government affairs and exhibition and conference management.
Kellen can also assist associations with global regulatory and legislative advisory services in China, as it does in the United States and the European Union.
The company serves more than 100 client organizations and their member companies and professionals worldwide in several industries, including construction, home furnishings, food and nutrition, electronics, medical, media, law and technology.
Kellen’s global services component was accelerated by the acquisition of Ernst & Young Association Management in Brussels in 2004, now Kellen Europe. Alfons Westgeest, managing partner of Kellen Europe, and group vice president of Kellen Company, is leading Kellen’s global expansion efforts.
“Our clients are excited to be an integral part of this new expansion, as Kellen continues to enhance its services and strengthen its global reach,” says Westgeest. “With our team of multinational experts and alliances, we can now provide associations and companies with truly global solutions and capabilities.”
Kellen Management and Consulting (Beijing) Ltd is a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise, located in the Chaoyang district, Beijing China.