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20/11/2013 Event Agencies

In anticipation of Expo 2015 Uvet acquires Jakala Events

Following the 100% acquisition of Jakala Events, an Italian agency specializing in the planning and creation of communication events and the organization of large corporate and sports events", including the 2012 London Olympics, the Uvet Group  is focusing on strengthening its position in the meetings and events industry, especially in view of the forthcoming  Expo 2015.

“Thanks to this acquisition, Uvet will become the second largest Italian operator in the events industry. Our objective is to enlarge and complete our offer to clients, by drawing upon Jakala Events’ longstanding experience in the organization of large communication, training and sporting events” commented Luca Patanè, President of the Uvet Group.

Thanks to the merger with Jakala Events, which employs 40 resources and boasts a turnover of EUR 25 million, the Uvet Group will be in a position to generate an overall turnover of more than EUR 50 million.

Stewardship of the new MICE division of the Uvet group will be entrusted to Laura Garbarino, formerly managing director of  Jakala Events while Fulvia Ferro, Head of Incentives Congresses & Conventions Italy of Uvet Amex, will be responsible for managing the Pharma area, i.e. the growing pharmaceuticals and medical-scientific sector.

In the photo: Enrico Ruffilli, managing director of  Uvet American Express; Matteo de Brabant, managing director of the Jakala Group and Luca Patanè, president of the Uvet Group.


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