Maritz appoints drp as UK 'meetings experts'

Maritz Travel Company has selected agency drp as a UK partner in the Maritz Global Meetings Network.

Maritz's Ben Goedegebuure and drp's Dale Parmenter
Maritz's Ben Goedegebuure and drp's Dale Parmenter

As a network partner, drp will serve as the meetings expert for the UK, offering regional knowledge and cultural solutions to clients from Maritz Travel Company.

Group CEO at drp, Dale Parmenter, said: "Becoming part of Maritz Global Meetings Network is a hugely exciting prospect for drp. This partnership is born of our two organisations’ desire to deliver exceptional services to the brands we work with and we feel strongly that since our two cultures and outlooks are so aligned, we are in an excellent place to do exactly that."

Ben Goedegebuure, global general manager of EMEA at Maritz Travel Company, said: "We are indeed thrilled to welcome the incredible team at drp to the Maritz Travel Company family. Their proven reputation for providing top-notch meetings and events to clients in the UK will be a huge asset as we partner to create culturally responsive experiences to our collective clients."

"Following a rigorous selection process, drp was chosen as a partner in the Maritz Global Meetings Network as a result of their exceptional regional meeting expertise and the unique capabilities they will bring in helping us solve our clients’ needs," said David Peckinpaugh, president, Maritz Travel Company.

Maritz Travel Company partnered with Congrex Switzerland last month as its Switzerland expert, and announced B Network as its meetings expert for France and Spain in December last year.

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