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Joint consulting expertise

MBB-Consulting forms Partner Group

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MBB-Consulting, a leading consulting group specialising in international exhibitions, events and services, has announced the formation of the MBB-Consulting Partner Group with Tony Calanca, Chris Meyer and Andrew Furness as founding members.

The MBB-Consulting Partner Group aims to 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.
„I’m honoured to join the MBB-Consulting Partner Group as a founding member.“
Tony Calanca
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, he served as Executive VP at Informa Markets. Calanca commented: “I experienced the high quality 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. ”

Chris Meyer will also join as a founding member of the MBB-Consulting Partner Group. He brings 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 Meyer.

Andrew Furness, the third founding member of the MBB-Consulting Partner Group who specialises in sustainability, commercial due diligence and business strategy, added: “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”. Furness has held a number of senior roles within market leading companies. 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,” commented Matthias Tesi Baur, founder of MBB-Consulting. With 18 years’ experience working for the world’s largest show organisers as Group Portfolio Director, Business Development Director and e-Business Director, his experience provides his clients with business strategies that help grow their event business around the globe and in all major economies.