Mice Affairs Media Group, News Bureau, 31 Aug 2021
MBB-Consulting, a leading consulting group specialising in international exhibitions, events and services announced today the formation of the MBB-Consulting Partner Group with Tony Calanca, Chris Meyer, and Andrew Furness as founding members.
MBB-Consulting will continue to provide senior consulting services through its decades of global exhibition experience while leveraging collective resources and management capabilities from the newly formed Partner Group. The MBB-Consulting Partner Group will strengthen the services offered by MBB-Consulting giving customers deeper insights and access into exhibition management. MBB’s consultancy arm covers five distinct areas: strategy; business recovery and agility; sales and pricing; M&A and due diligence; and digital.
Tony Calanca joins with over three decades of experience leading in the exhibition industry, managing domestic and international trade and consumer shows for Reed Exhibitions (RX), Advanstar, UBM and Informa. Most recently, Tony served as Executive VP at Informa Markets, “I experienced the high quality B2B - TRADE SHOWS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – CONSULTANCY , consulting work of MBB-Consulting Group during my time at Informa and I’m honoured to join the MBB-Consulting Partner Group as a founding member” said Tony Calanca.
Chris Meyer will also join as a founding member of the MBB-Consulting Partner Group. Chris will bring experience from his former role as Executive Director of the World Trade Center (WTC) Las Vegas. “Forming the MBB-Consulting Partner Group is a huge achievement; MBB is the only agency to offer a unique mix of senior consulting and operational expertise in the exhibition industry. I am thrilled to be a founding member” said Chris Meyer.
Together with Tony Calanca and Chris Meyer, Andrew Furness will be the third founding member of the MBB-Consulting Partner Group. “I’m very much looking forward to working alongside such respected and knowledgeable industry peers and contributing with my international exhibition experience to the MBB-Consulting Partner Group” added Andrew Furness who specialises in sustainability, commercial due diligence and business strategy. Andrew has held a number of senior roles within market leading companies and before becoming a consultant in 2018, he was a Divisional Director at Tarsus Group where he oversaw the management of the Group’s Turkish portfolio.
“Bringing the MBB-Consulting Partner Group together reflects the consulting quality MBB has been proud of for many years” said Matthias Tesi Baur, founder of MBB-Consulting. With 18 years’ experience working for the world’s largest show organizers as Group Portfolio Director, Business Development Director and e-Business Director, Matthias’ experience provides his clients with business strategies to grow their event business around the globe and in all major economies.
The formation of the MBB-Consulting Partner Group is a great achievement for the MBB-Consulting Group. The consulting firm provides management consultancy services for companies, portfolios and show development in the exhibition industry. It specialises in growth strategies, including sales, rebooking, pricing, show content, digital and market-entry techniques, as well as M&A and due diligence. It also offers education and training programmes.