Kellen Company now represented in six regions around the world
DELHI / NEW YORK (February 29, 2008) — Kellen Company, the premier global professional services firm and one of the world’s largest association management companies (AMCs), today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Conferences & Incentive Management Ltd. (CIM) in India. With offices in all major cities in India, CIM is India’s premier professional conference organizer and an emerging AMC. India offers a new growth area for global associations.
“From our initial meeting onward, we have felt a good collaboration with CIM,” said Peter Rush, chief executive officer of Kellen Company. “Kellen is committed to providing our clients with access to the highest quality of professional services, tools and expertise on a global scale. We look forward to now being able to offer those capabilities to associations currently in or looking to explore opportunities in India.”
With growing sectors in retail, information technology, telecommunications, hotels, banking, media and tourism, Delhi is the third largest commercial center in South Asia and becoming an increasingly important market for trade associations and other organizations.
“It is a great initiative and will certainly strengthen the bond between India and the U.S., in both the academic and trade segments,” said Nivedita Mehra, program director of the U.S.-India Business Council.
Prasant Saha, managing director of CIM added, “It’s a historical moment for Indian associations. Alliance with Kellen will bring global best practices to association management business in India. With the local expertise of CIM and its long standing relationship with Indian associations, global associations can finally take advantage of this emerging market.”
“Association Management is a complex business and I am glad CIM has taken initiatives to bring these services to India. Congratulations!,” said Pawan Chopra, secretary general of Indian Newspaper Society.
CIM has been managing communications, research and conferences in India for more than ten years in industries ranging from medicine to aeronautics, agriculture to engineering, telecommunications, and more. CIM is a proven leader in the field of global congress organization and association management services, having produced more than 300 international conferences. Kellen Company’s current and prospective clients will now have access to CIM’s vast portfolio of experience, knowledge and tools.
The agreement is part of Kellen Company’s ongoing global expansion, as it follows the opening of Kellen’s Beijing office in January 2007, agreement to manage the Arabian Knowledge Economy Association from Bahrain, Middle East last month, and recent strategic alliance with CMA International Consultants Pte Ltd. in Singapore