NEW YORK, NY (March 9, 2010) — Kellen Company, the premier global association management company with clients representing more than 100,000 members worldwide, announces a strategic alliance with Japan AMC, the first Japanese association management firm.
This partnership will serve to strengthen Kellen’s service to its global clientele while helping to establish the AMC concept in Japan. The alliance cements Kellen’s status as the leader for global associations in providing full service management, meetings, membership, government relations and communications around the world.
“We see excellent growth potential in the Japanese market,” said Peter Rush, CEO of Kellen Company. “Trade associations, professional societies and multinational corporations will all benefit from our expanded services in the region.” The resources of Japan AMC are now available to all of Kellen Company clients seeking to enhance their effectiveness in Asian Pacific markets or establish representation in Japan.
Headquartered in Tokyo, the newly formed Japan AMC was founded in 2009 by Mr. Eiichi Kurabayashi and is the first association management company in Japan. It specializes in trade associations, strategic planning, regulatory services and conference management. Japan AMC believes the association management business model is an excellent one for Japan as it is built around shared resources and strong industry knowledge.
“We have studied the AMC model in the United States and are excited to establish a strategic alliance with Kellen because of their leadership and excellent reputation,” said Mr. Kurabayashi.
Kellen Company has seven global offices in Beijing, Brussels, Washington D.C., New York, Atlanta, Tucson and Singapore. Kellen’s global services include representation in India, the Middle East and Japan.