MCI acquires two event agencies in Brazil

MCI Brazil has acquired Brazil-based companies Acqua Consultoria and AB Eventos as part of the agency's growth plans for the country.

MCI has acquired Brazil-based companies Acqua Consultoria and AB Eventos
MCI has acquired Brazil-based companies Acqua Consultoria and AB Eventos

With the takeover of Acqua Consultoria, which specialises in infrastructure, environment and energy sector events, and AB Eventos, which specialises in medical science events, MCI Brazil expects to ‘double in size’ in 2015 and generate more than £30m in turnover.

The acquisitions have also led to the addition of a new MCI Brazil office in Porto Alegre, joining its existing offices in Rio do Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Juliano Lissoni, managing director of MCI Brazil, said: "The team from Acqua Consultoria brings unparalleled insights into three key Brazilian industries and their needs in terms of audience engagement and experience management, while AB Eventos’ in-depth industry focus will help drive our expansion into healthcare events.

"Thanks to MCI’s global footprint and specialist brands, both companies and their existing clients will now have access to state-of-the-art event management tools, unparalleled digital and A/V solutions and global buying power."

The latest acquisitions come a year after MCI acquired JZ Congressos, doubling its capacity in South America in 2014.

MCI has also recently launched a partnership with the Futura Networks’ Campus Party Initiative, which promotes digital culture through educational forums, and will now be responsible for all Campus Party events.

More on MCI:

MCI France merges with Yves Hunt

MCI UK turnover leaps 31%

MCI expands into Chile

More on Brazil:

In pictures: Fam trip to Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil

Destination Analysis: Brazil spotlight

Castrol takes top distributors to Brazil World Cup 'summit'

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