03.10.2016

Next Group enters the “50 Top Event Companies” world ranking

“Next Group listed as one of the world’s top 50 event agencies in the world! It is a great achievement that fills us with joy and at the same time represents for all of the team further motivation to progress and expand our horizons in foreign markets”, says Marco Jannarelli, President of Next Group, commenting the news of the Group’s entry in the “50 Top Event Companies” worldwide. The list, compiled annually by US magazine Special Events, ranks the world’s best event agencies and is now at its 15th edition.

“The investments made in recent years have increased considerably the number of professionals of the Group helping integrate new skill-sets in our team and increasing the number of clients. The choice to create a new operational headquarter outside Italian borders, opening a London office, is confirming these have been worthwhile investments”, continues Jannarelli. “It is of great satisfaction that our commitment and courage have been recognized in the year of our 30th anniversary.”

The “50 Top Event Companies” list is announced annually by Special Events magazine and is based on the revenue derived exclusively from the production of special events. “We produce about 70 major productions per year and over the last 12 months these have included amongst others: the 40th anniversary celebration of Coca-Cola HBC’s largest European plant in Nogara, event that has entered the Guinness Book of World Records. The Best of Belron 2016, an international and complex project that included an automotive Olympics and L’Italia dal vivo, a roadshow with the aim to present the new bank concept promoted by Intesa Sanpaolo. These projects have also won many awards in the 2016 edition of the Best Event Awards.

The “50 Top Event Companies” ranking lists predominantly US based agencies that total 39 out of the 50 mentioned. The list includes only four European agencies, of which two are Italian, four are Russian and three Asian. “The predominance of American companies makes us even more proud of our positioning in the standings: not only Next Group represents Italian excellence in the events industry, but somehow promotes the industry sector at European level“, concludes Mr. Jannarelli.

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