Carlson Wagonlit Travel has acquired Dublin-based AC Events International Ltd (AC Events) through its UK subsidiary, Carlson Wagonlit UK Ltd. AC Events has provided meetings and events management services to corporations since 2005 and has been working in association with CWT since 2008.
Integration of AC Events has begun and will continue over the coming months to become fully integrated into CWT Ireland’s operations. Aine Corrigan, former owner of AC Events, will remain in the company as Director CWT Meeting & Events Ireland under Lisa Whelan, Country Director, CWT Ireland.
“This acquisition will strengthen CWT’s presence in Ireland and will help to broaden CWT’s offering to its Irish customers,” said Lisa. “Aine Corrigan’s strong experience of the meetings and events business will allow her to bring additional insight and help further drive our meetings and events activities.”
“The meetings and events market represents a significant growth opportunity for CWT,” added Thierry Duguet, Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa, CWT Meetings & Events. “With the acquisition of AC Events, CWT continues to reinforce its footprint in this key business and to provide the highest level of service to clients worldwide.”