Exhibition News January 2018 - Page 11

For all the latest industry news visit: exhibitionnews.co.uk BCD Meetings & Events acquires Grass Roots M&E CD Meetings & Events has acquired Grass Roots Meetings & Events. The companies did not disclose the price paid. The event and delegate management agency’s owners Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. had been trying to sell the meetings and events division of Grass Roots Group Holdings, Ltd for several months. “We have been strategically investing to grow our global presence and service offering over the last three years,” said Scott Graf, BCD M&E global president. “This acquisition is about strengthening local event operations, offering new venue sourcing technology and expanding our delegate management solution.” BCD M&E will welcome 220 Grass Roots employees, including respected leaders and industry professionals, with local expertise in the UK, Germany, US, Switzerland and Singapore. “Grass Roots Meetings & Events has built a phenomenal offering across the globe – one that is a solid complement to our current business,” said Nigel Cooper, BCD M&E managing dir V7F"TT( vR6r7G&r7VGW&fBvFFR&v6F@&VƗ6VBW"6W'f6W2&R7G&vW"FvWFW F'BFFFFFRWFV@6&ƗFW2FW"&v6F6ffW"VBFVBFVVvFPvVVB6WF7V62F2( ФgWGW&RFWB&W'GWfVB'FfƖFR&vWfVG26V6V@fvr6WfW&F2`&W6V&6WfVB67VFBG@Fv2BW7FVv2@bc$bWfVG2fRV6VBFPf&FbWr6瓢FP&vWfVG26( fW"FR7BfWrF2vRfP&VV&W6V&6rFffW&VBFV0FBv&fFRv&v&WGW&f"WfW'6vR7W7FW"( 6@Fv2( vB6Rg&F6P6fW'6F2v26&VBfWprvR6VB7&VFRvVVVǐ&vƗfRWfVG2FBvVBffW &RVvgVB&fF&PWW&V6Rf"'F6G2( ФF'VB&v6W FWB6rf #&v6W"ƗfW"&720V6VBFBG267G'V7FWfVBF'VBvfPF&vW"76RǖFFRG&6F2&VVFR&FW"FV7W&RFR6~( 06FVVBw&wFBFRVVG0bW&F'2v6rF6v66P&vW"WVVBF'VN( 0WfVBF&V7F"FffR6C( vR6r66FFRW&F"&WVW7G3vrf"W w&vrV&W"bf6F'22vV2W&F'2v6rF'&r&vP6W'vR&RfW'W6FVB'F2fR( ФWr7FƗG6pV6W27V'&WfVB&v6W"gWGW&R2&WfVVB2FWBG2'FfƖb&W'GWfVG2WpVFFbFRV'VFrb&VfFp6rv&RVBBf&&&VvFW&FW&Fb6fW&V6R6VG&RV'#FRV6VVBfw2FRWw2b&V6&B'&VrV"f"FRV'VFr`&VfFr6rFR'FfƖFVƗfW&VBfW "f6F'2#r&rRW 6VBV"V"7&V6R6&R6W&6BWfVG2F&V7F BgWGW&R26VFVC( F2w&wFf6F"fwW&W2&Vf&6W2GvW66FW&F2FRf'7B2FRVF֖6VBWFFRg&Ц67VW'2v6VRFV"W22FV"V&W R76WBB6vBFVF&^"V7BFRfW'FW7BFV6vW2BfF2f&RFFR6Vb'VBB&VfF6V7F"( FR6V6B2FBFW6RWfVG2fR&V֗VvǒF&vWFVBW&F"FF&6RffW&r66W72F&GV7G2B6W'f6W2FB&PBf&RvW&RV6RFRV'VFpb&VfFr6r&fFW2FR&vR@WW'F6R&WV&VBVFW"R&bFV&P67VW'2FRf&VB'WrFV662ॖWBvvRfRGG&7FVB7G&r6֗GFV@VFV6Rv66F2FRV'VFr`&VfFr6r2FR6V"&WBVFW"গG276R( ФwVW7FW6RvW"BG&FP6r&v6W"6B2FPG&frf&6R&VBFR'FvW7B7FƗG6rWrG&FPW&F6WBFVfV''V'#( FRv2VVBFR&WBf Wr7FƗG6r7V'&( ФBWVB( FW&R&RFW WfVG2FrFF2GW7G''W@vRfR66VGVVBFR6rFFP6RfV''V'F7FBWBg&ЦW"6WFF'2( vR&R6v&rfW'&@FRFRWfVBGG&7FfRF'W6W72FR'FbVvEF26rvvV6RvFP&vRb'W6W72vFƖFFP7FƗG6V7F"( ЦW&FWw26VV'#