MD Events, an international meeting-, incentive-, and event-planning company, is opening offices in Rio de Janeiro and Hong Kong to serve the Latin American and Asia-Pacific regions. The company also is streamlining its global operations to improve response time and provide customized proposals to its clients.
“MD Events is aligning itself with the territories where our clients are experiencing growth and want us to be present as well,” explains Chief Executive Officer Miriam Dervan. The Rio de Janeiro office will be managed by Licia Andrade, the Latin America operations manager, and her team. Karen Dunham, based in North America, will drive business development in that region.
MD Events has focused on highly regulated industries such as healthcare, insurance, and financial services—all of which operate under global guidelines, regional codes of practice, and local regulations—but is now expanding to other industries. The UK-based firm, which provides services for clinical meetings, product launches, sales meetings, trade shows, advisory boards, investigator meetings, incentive programs, executive off-site events, and virtual meetings, also serves clients in Europe, the United States, and Russia.