Fortune 200 healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has appointed Cheshire-based business, Gemini International, as one of only 3 agencies in their new Meetings and Events Network, supporting the delivery of their international events programme for the next three years.
Abbott Laboratories is a broad-based healthcare company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets products and services that span the continuum of care – from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and cure.
The appointment follows a competitive procurement process which took place over four months, including a presentation at the Abbott Established Pharmaceuticals Division Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.
Commenting on the appointment, Christine Kelly, Managing Director of Gemini, said: “We began working with Abbott EPD two years ago following a referral to their events team in Basel. Since then our relationship has gone from strength to strength, working on a number of strategically important events in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are delighted to be continuing our partnership as a member of their new Meeting and Events Network”.
Kelly added: “The procurement process was in-depth and challenging. Abbott told us they would be selecting partners who are best-in-class and able to support them internationally. We had to demonstrate to their team that we have the right expertise and experience, particularly in relation to crucial issues such as pharma industry compliance and achieving best value. Given the very competitive market in global event management we are immensely proud that Abbott selected Gemini as a strategic partner for their future international events”.
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