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Agency & Association

American Express GBT to acquire Banks Sadler

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has today signed an agreement to acquire Banks Sadler, an international event management agency headquartered in London. The company will operate as part of American Express Meetings & Events, a division of GBT. When the transaction completes, expected in Q3, the company and its staff will formally become part of the GBT family.

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Sternberg Clarke continues to expand its nationwide reach

Adam Sternberg
Sternberg Clarke, London’s leading entertainment supplier, has announced its new partnership with MICE sales and marketing company AbleMaxx Ltd.
The dedicated industry experts will act as an extension to Sternberg Clarke’s sales and marketing teams to increase brand awareness and visibility in the UK and EMEA markets.


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Feathr expands offices following period of rapid growth

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Event personalisation platform Feathr today announces its expansion into new offices at its Gainesville, Florida headquarters, following an extremely successful start to 2017 that has seen it grow rapidly.  
Thanks to Feathr focusing on converting sales, delivering market-leading customer support and enhancing its core platform, it is experiencing a prolonged period of growth. This has led to the appointment of a number of new team members since the beginning of 2017, necessitating expansion into new offices.


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SmartHOTEL chooses HotelREZ as preferred GDS and Booking Engine partner

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ), one of the world's largest hotel representation companies, has announced a new partnership with SmartHOTEL, a Netherlands-based hospitality technology provider.
The partnership between the two hospitality providers follows the successful development of a seamless 2-way connectivity between the Smart Channel Manager, PMS connector and HotelREZ's central reservations system (CRS).


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BestCities Global Alliance focus efforts on international knowledge exchange

Paul Vallee, Managing Director at BestCities
Sharing knowledge at the Conference and Incentive Travel Industry Fair in Hangzhou, China
As a partnership of twelve premier meeting destinations, BestCities Global Alliance is a step ahead when it comes to advancing the cause of associations through conference and events. With a reputation as the leading convention bureau alliance in the world, BestCities is increasingly focusing efforts on sharing valuable industry knowledge and best practice with stakeholders across the globe.


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