About Us


Our Mission:
To be the leading provider of global meeting and association management services and strive for excellence in delivering skillfully planned and memorable events for long term and returning clients.


Fifty years of knowledge, experience and market expertise have led Kenes Group (Kenes) to the forefront of global conference management and to becoming one of the world’s leading Professional Conference Organizers (PCOs). Founded in Tel Aviv in 1965 and headquartered in Geneva and Tel Aviv, Kenes has hosted over 3,000 conferences in more than 100 cities around the globe, with over 120,000 participants per year.

For the past five decades, Kenes has established and maintained its winning reputation as a global meeting and association management provider. Recognized as the world leader in meeting planning, Kenes is the only global PCO dedicated to medical and scientific events. Kenes boasts a long-standing client base of some of the world’s foremost organizations and associations, with more than 120 returning and long term clients.

With a team of over 300 professional, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary employees in 29 Kenes offices on four continents, Kenes delivers truly global expertise with a personal, local touch. Our clients have come to rely on Kenes as a competent, loyal and trusted advisor. We have earned our reputation as the ‘provider of choice’ for global conference management.

Kenes is proud to be accredited members of IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) and ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association).

Why Kenes?

  • Global experience matched with local expertise – at any location worldwide

  • A one-stop shop – a wide range of solutions and services under one roof

  • The only global PCO specialising in medical and scientific events

  • Competent, loyal and trusted partner to our clients

  • Superior onsite logistics, administration, registration and meeting management

  • Dedicated, in-house marketing department to brand, promote and target your event

  • Guaranteed maximized profit for your organization, association or society

  • Comprehensive scientific programme management

  • Implementation of innovative technologies and solutions

  • Keen understanding of global CME/CPD compliance and practices

Get to know us


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    1965: Kenes is founded in Tel Aviv, Israel by Gideon Rivlin, one of the pioneers in the global PCO industry; Kenes organizes its first international congress for the International Federation of Dentists (FDI)


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    1968: Kenes expands into scientific/medical congress management; 4th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology, 6th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility and 10th Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Surgical Colleges

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    1972: Kenes organises two milestone meetings: The International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT), followed by The World Standard for Beauty & Spa Therapy (CIDESCO)

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    1980: Gideon Rivlin, Kenes CEO, is elected President of the International Association of Professional Organizers (IAPCO)

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    1985: Kenes receives prestigious International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) award for PCO Excellence

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    2001: Kenes establishes global presence, partnering with INTERPLAN Germany; headquartered in Munich, with offices Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig

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    2004: INTERPLAN organises the largest Kenes-managed congress to date with 12,500 participants; European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

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    2005: Kenes celebrates its 40th anniversary; over 30 global and European medical and scientific associations appoint Kenes as their core PCO and association management services provider

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    2008: Kenes organises congresses in over 80 worldwide locations; Kenes Asia opens in Singapore & Thailand; Kenes Latin America opens in Chile; 40 long-term clients appoint Kenes as their core PCO

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    2010: Kenes Turkey opens in Istanbul; Tilesa Kenes Spain opens in Madrid & Barcelona; Kenes Amsterdam opens, launches a new department, Kenes Education

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    2013: Kenes worldwide has over 100 long-term and returning clients, managing more than 3,000 global conferences in 100+ countries

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    2015: Kenes celebrates its golden anniversary commemorating 50 years of excellence in the conference management industry


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Gideon Rivlin
Founder & President
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Dan Rivlin
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Iftah Amit
VP Global Sales & Marketing
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Assaf Medina
VP Operations
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Ori Lahav
Associate VP Marketing
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Avital Rosen
Associate VP Client Accounts
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Carlos de Sebastian
Managing Director Tilesa Kenes Spain
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Jason Ng
Managing Director Kenes Asia
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Sadik Caglar
Managing Director Kenes M+
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Bruno Lichtinger
Managing Director INTERPLAN
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Dr. Markus Preußner
Managing Director INTERPLAN
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Marlies Steinebach
Global Director Business Development
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Amit Kaplan
Director of Finance
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Audrey Alloul
Director Sponsorship and Exhibition Sales
Ravit Shani Levi
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Ravit Shani Levi
Director of Global Market Development
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Shai Korenblum
Director of Procurement
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Uzi Drori
Director of Information Systems
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Noa Menko
Director of Human Resources

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