HISTORY

History

FROM OUR FIRST YEARS IN BUSINESS TILL TODAY

  • TAKING THE HELM OF IAPCO, WINNING NEW AWARDS

      A new IAPCO President – Ori Lahav, VP Clients & Operations at Kenes Group, steps in during the IAPCO AGM in Vancouver, Canada, 39 years after Gideon Rivlin took the same post.

      IAPCO Driving Excellence Recognition Award 2020 – Awarded to Kenes Group’s nominee Gothenburg CVB.

    • NEW YEAR, NEW AWARDS, NEW OFFICES

        Kenes Group strengthens its position with two new offices: in Lisbon and Seville.

        Kenes Group finishes with top places at Eventex Awards 2019 and two core clients of Kenes Group Association Management team finish first at the International & European Association Awards 2019. The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) wins the IAPCO Regional Client Award 2019.

      • NEW AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES FOR KENES GROUP

        At the 8th Eventex Awards, Kenes Group won in two categories and finished as runners-up in another two, including Best Agency; Kenes Group became certified as EACCME® Trusted Provider as well as MedTech Europe Trusted Partner

      • A NEW OFFICE AND A NEW AWARD

          Kenes Group opens an office in Sofia, Bulgaria; Kenes Group wins at the International Association Awards for Best eLearning/Online Platform

        • MEETING ARCHITECTURE AND AWARDS

          Kenes Group hires a full-time Meeting Architect; 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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