Pictured: Paul Berger (left) CEO Arena Middle East & Asia, Alex Maddock (centre) -CEO TGP, Greg Lawless (right) – CEO Arena Group
Arena has completed its seventh acquisition of 2018 with the purchase of Dubai-based exhibition services company, TGP. Founded in 1995, TGP specialises in graphics, signage, and exhibition services for clients that include Coca-Cola, General Electric, and Etihad Airways. With a product offering that closely complements Arena Middle East & Asia’s existing suite of event services, the addition of TGP brings exciting new services to Arena’s customers in the Middle East.
Paul Berger, CEO Arena Middle East and Asia states:
“This expansion of our capabilities is great news for our clients. We are planning some positive changes in the coming months as we integrate TGP into our team. These will enhance the efficiency of our services, so we can deliver the highest of Arena standards across the region.”
In September 2018, Arena expanded its geographic reach in the US with the acquisition of California-based event rentals company, Stuart Rentals. Stuart Rentals provides under-the-tent and tenting services for the San Francisco Bay area with clients that include Tesla, Go-Pro, and Stanford University. This new partnership provides a West Coast operations centre for Arena, and finally provides customers across the US with a single source for turnkey event services.
Greg Lawless, CEO of Arena Group commented:
“These acquisitions represent a significant milestone for the Group and will enable Arena to offer our customers, existing and new, more services with greater efficiency. It is our mission to deliver the Arena Standard to the world and these two acquisitions will enable us to do just that, as well as create long term value for all of our stakeholders.”
Arena’s global footprint extends to 17 depots across 7 countries serviced by three regional divisions: UK & Europe, Middle East & Asia, and the Americas. Offering more than 13 event services across its three regional divisions, Arena is on its way to becoming a global leader in turnkey event services.