Kellen Company’s global expansion continues into the Middle East
JEDDAH, SA (January 21, 2008) — Kellen Company, a premier global professional services firm and market leader in the international management of associations, has signed an agreement with the Arabian Knowledge Economy Association (AKEA), a Dhahran-headquartered non-profit organization.
Kellen’s Association Management Services Agreement with AKEA marks a milestone as a first client for Kellen in the Middle East / North Africa (MENA) region. Kellen will be leveraging its highly regarded expertise and brand image in the sphere of association management and consulting services through its Brussels office under the responsibility of Alfons Westgeest, group vice president.
“I am pleased by the signing of the agreement with Kellen, which will support us from today, taking AKEA to the next level, by growing our membership, credibility and visibility as an action-oriented organization,” said AKEA president Abdullah Subyani. “With Kellen, AKEA will now be better enabled to effectively assist the private sector and drive the knowledge economy as well as deliver its programs efficiently to its members.”
Kellen Company will provide a full range of association management services for AKEA including, administrative services, membership base growth, new initiative development, Web site management, strategic planning, training, public relations and communications, and benchmarking.