Rio 2016 ceremony producer plants flag in the UK

Filmmaster Events, the company in charge of producing the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, and producer of the London 2012 flag handover ceremony, is expanding into the UK with a permanent base in Covent Garden, London. 

The new branch in London is part of the company’s drive to become an international leader in the event industry.
“The new opening in London is not our final objective: it is a step forward in the process of internationalisation,” said Antonio Abete, Filmmaster Events chief executive officer. The company also tells CN it is targeting the UK conference sector.
“The recent partnership with IEN-Italian Entertainment Network group gives us more reasons to export Made in Italy and Filmmaster expertise in Europe and throughout the world.
“We expanded our business areas in 2014 and, thanks to the know-how acquired in almost 40 years of experience, we produced our first Permanent Show dedicated to the cinema industry. We are already working on new projects and will be key players of major events over the next few years.”
Filmmaster Events is the official supplier and provider for Expo Milano 2015 and it is in charge of producing the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies and the Olympic and Paralympic torch relay.
Andrea Francisi, Filmmaster events chief operation officer adds: “The London branch will have a strategic role and will become our bridge between East and West. It will be a privileged observatory from which will follow all our major international events. It will allow us to stay closer to our clients and to be able to be more prompt and efficient in answering our partners’ demands”.
Filmmaster already operates in Italy, Spain, Germany, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
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