American Express Global Business Travel acquires leading meetings and events specialist
Issa Jouaneh, senior vice president and general manager of American Express Meetings & Events, described Banks Sadler as one of the most respected meetings and events brands.
“It brings an extensive range of services and solutions with an independent agency mindset that we will maintain and grow,” he said. “Combined with American Express Meetings & Events leading capabilities and global footprint, our clients will benefit from an expanded value proposition.”
Banks Sadler boss Leigh Jagger says the sale “is a pivotal moment”.
“Though customers will not notice any change, the business is now supported by one of the largest travel and meetings management companies in the world,” he said. “We will, therefore, continue to offer best-in-class, event planning and management while benefitting from American Express Meetings & Events’ supplier relationships, global scale and expertise of strategic meetings management programmes.”