HISTORY

History

FROM OUR FIRST 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS

  • A NEW OFFICE AND A NEW AWARD

      Kenes Group opens an office in Sofia, Bulgaria, marking 28 offices locations on four continents; Kenes Group wins at the International Association Awards for Best eLearning/Online Platform

    • MEETING ARCHITECTURE, REPRESENTATIVES AND AWARDS

      Kenes Group hires a full-time Meeting Architect; The first Representative Programme contracts are signed in Latin America, Asia Pacific and EMEA regions; Kenes wins an Eventex Award for Best Association Meeting and is recognised by ICCA as a Long-Standing Member for over 40 years

    • Kenes Group with a golden anniversary honouring 50 years of excellence in the conference management industry
    • 100+ LONG-TERM CLIENTS

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

    • WINNING GOLD AT MIMA AWARDS

      Kenes Group wins Gold Award at the Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) for Best Social Media Campaign

    • NEW OFFICES IN 3 COUNTRIES

      Kenes Group opens an office in Istanbul, Turkey; in two locations in Spain – Madrid & Barcelona; and an office in Amsterdam

    • ASIA PACIFIC OPERATION BEGINS

      Kenes organises congresses in over 80 worldwide locations; Asia Pacific operation begins with the opening of offices in Singapore & Thailand; 40 long-term clients appoint Kenes Group as their core PCO

    • Kenes celebrates its 40th anniversary; over 30 global and European medical and scientific associations appoint Kenes Group as their core PCO and association management services provider
    • LARGEST EVENT TO DATE

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

    • FIRST INTERNATIONAL OFFICE ESTABLISHED

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

    • RECEIVING THE ICCA PCO EXCELLENCE AWARD

      Kenes Group receives the prestigious International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) award for PCO Excellence

    • GIDEON RIVLIN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF IAPCO

      Gideon Rivlin, Kenes Group CEO, is elected President of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO)

    • 2 MILESTONE EVENTS

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

    • EXPANDING INTO THE MEDICAL FIELD

      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

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