With an increased focus on global scope and local delivery, BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has added 13 partner markets into its Global Partner Network, which includes Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Russia, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Romania, Poland, Greece, South Africa and Colombia.
BCD M&E claims the new partners are well-established meetings and events companies who are industry leaders in their individual markets.
"There is only so much organic growth that can happen at the pace we need to expand," said Scott Graf, global president of BCD M&E. "When looking to grow specific markets, we make a strategic decision to either expand our wholly-owned operations or partner with best-in-class local businesses to serve our customers' specific needs."
The local expertise that BCD M&E is looking for includes details such as terms of VAT, pricing and legal specifics. More expansion is planned for key markets throughout the world in 2016.
"The global BCD Meetings & Events expertise provides increased support, management and efficiency for us. We are confident we will continue to see a solid growth of meeting logistics and events activities in Vietnam," said Michael Le Quang Nghia, managing director of BCD M&E Vietnam.