Brussels, Belgium (March 17th, 2014) – Kellen Company has acquired AGEP Association Management, joining it with Kellen Europe to create the largest management firm for food industry associations in the European Union (EU). These two leading, Brussels-based Association Management Companies have established a prominent presence in the EU providing professional services to associations; including Association Management, Strategic Advice, Government Affairs, Public Relations, Digital Marketing and Conference Management.
Kellen Company represents its clients on a global level with offices in the United States, Europe and China.
“Associations remain a significant factor in times of political and economic uncertainty,” said Peter Rush, Chairman & CEO, Kellen Company. “Through this merger we offer our clients a true window on the world, keeping them relevant not only on a European but also on an international level. European associations need to focus on what happens in Brussels as well as in the member states. In addition, global developments in trade agreements and regulatory issues increasingly influence our associations’ agendas. We are excited to have strengthened our position in Brussels and expanded the scope of our clients.”
About Kellen Company
Kellen Company is a global leader in association services, including management, conference planning, communications, regulatory and public affairs, serving more than 100 trade associations, professional societies and charitable organizations representing over 10,000 companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide. The company’s Kellen Communications group also provides a full range of marketing communications, public relations and digital media services to corporate clients. Kellen Company maintains seven offices worldwide, located in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York, Washington D.C., Brussels and Beijing. For more information, visit www.kellencompany.com.
Kellen Europe provides association management, strategic advice, communications, government affairs, benchmarking studies, digital marketing and other professional services to associations and corporations worldwide. Over the last 25 years, Kellen Europe has gathered considerable expertise that enables the company to rapidly anticipate the needs of associations and provide tailored solutions. Kellen’s office in Brussels also hosts and manages the representation of U.S.-based associations in Europe. For more information, please visit www.kelleneurope.com.
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