FROM OUR FIRST YEARS IN BUSINESS TILL TODAY
NEW CEO AND MANAGEMENT TEAM
Ori Lahav became the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while Dan Rivlin took on the role of Executive Chair and Chief Vision Officer (EC & CVO). A restructuring of the management team was implemented, answering to the needs of the company and the new state of the industry.
VirtuOz WINS ITS FIRST AWARD
The newly launched VirtuOz – the wizard solution to virtual events developed by Kenes Group – wins its very first award at Eventex Awards.
Kenes Group team led the way, challenged the industry, stood up and bravely walked into uncharted territories. We had a number of talents recognised by the industry in different ways – from PCMA’s 20 in their Twenties, though Connect Corporate’s 40 under 40, to the Eventex most influential people in the event industry.
SAILING THROUGH A GLOBAL PANDEMIC WITH ACCOLADES
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.
Kenes Group celebrates again success at Eventex Awards as one of the most decorated companies in this edition.
The year is complete with very successful virtual events, satisfied clients and new skills and services offered by the company.
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)