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The Appointment Group acquires Axis Events

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The Appointment Group Asia Pacific is managing director, Shane Barr

The Appointment Group Asia Pacific has today announced the acquisition of Sydney-based events company, Axis Events.

The Appointment Group is an independently owned global events and corporate travel management company with nine offices across Australia, United Kingdom, United States and Singapore. It was founded in the UK and has been operating for over 28 years.

Heading up The Appointment Group Asia Pacific is managing director, Shane Barr.

Of  the acquisition, he said, “The acquisition of Axis Events represents an exciting time for all involved. The Appointment Group is thrilled to add such a successful brand and team of professionals to our business. Our general manager Laura Tucker’s wealth of event experience spans 21 years globally, combined with our strong supplier relationships and business networks, we have now created a powerful group of travel and event specialists and look forward to further cementing our position in the Australian market.

“The entire team, both at The Appointment Group and Axis Events, will remain an integral part of the expanded division and our future growth plans within the MICE market throughout Asia Pacific,” he said.

Founder of Axis Events Paul Christie said, “I couldn’t have imagined a stronger strategic partnership and future for Axis Events, our existing clients are in the best hands possible and will benefit from the wealth of contacts and expertise The Appointment Group offer, not to mention access to their phenomenal global network which will benefit clients greatly. I wanted to hand on the company I built to people I knew could take it to the next level and ensure my dedicated staff were well taken care of. The Appointment Group have ticked all the boxes and more!”

As part of the acquisition, The Appointment Group welcomes 28 Axis Events staff into their team with a planned recruitment drive to create new event management and business development roles. With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore, this will create one of Australia’s biggest events companies.

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