Messe Frankfurt Argentina and MCI Group have been assigned to organise the G20 Summit in 2018 in Buenos Aries.
Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt, said: “We are extremely proud that Messe Frankfurt and our affiliate in Argentina have been chosen to be the preferred partners to organize the G20. This is another credential that values the excellence of our activities and our network in Argentina and South America.”
Richard Torriani, COO MCI Group – Americas, added: “MCI believes that when people come together, magic happens. In this case, the close partnership of MCI Group and Messe Frankfurt Argentina combined with the knowledge and operational excellence of our local affiliates creates a magical partnership to help promote and organize the G20 in Buenos Aires”.
Indexport Messe Frankfurt and MCI joined forces to bid for the G20 and won this prestigious project after undergoing a strict selection process under the legal status of Transitory Union of Companies (UT) that regulates joint ventures in Argentina.
Fernando Gorbarán, president and CEO of Indexport Messe Frankfurt S.A, said: “We are extremely happy, and fully committed to the responsibility of organizing this event. As host country, Argentina assumes a key role due to the Summit’s enormous importance in political, economic, social and security matters. For this reason we decided, for the first time in our history, to form a joint venture with another firm to leverage our capacities, structures and experience, and to give our full support to the Argentine Government in its role as President of the G20.”
The kick-off event was the transfer of the G20 Presidency from Germany to Argentina, which took place on November 30th in Buenos Aires. More than 1,500 special guests were present, including President Mauricio Macri, cabinet ministers and ambassadors.