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Craigen opens new INNOCEAN start-up agency in Berlin

June 17, 2016

Craigen opens new INNOCEAN start-up agency in Berlin

17 June 2016: Continuing to push his creative agenda at INNOCEAN, Jeremy Craigen is set to launch a new office in Berlin. Principally it will operate as a creative hub for INNOCEAN’s European agencies in Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Istanbul, Moscow, Paris and Milan, developing pan-European work for its Hyundai and Kia clients.

But Craigen has added expectations, “For starters, Berlin is gunning for the title ‘start-up hub of Europe’, so what better city to open an office. And we’re approaching every aspect of the set up and operation of this new agency with the start-up spirit; new space, new people and new ways of taking our clients brands to market.”

To creatively lead the new operation, Craigen has appointed Rich Muntz as Chief Creative Officer. Previously at J. Walter Thompson, Muntz lead a creative and new business resurgence of the agency brand in Melbourne, with multiple wins at Cannes, D&AD, Effies, Spikes, AdFest, OneShow and Clios and a string of new business wins. He was then seconded to set up sister agency BlueHive Australia to relaunch the Ford brand.

With every exchange I have with Jeremy and the euro and global teams, I’ve got to know what makes INNOCEAN tick. They’re supper hungry to do great work, incredibly open to new methods of working and hell bent on upping the creative product and growing business. I am, in equal measure, honoured and excited by the opportunities,” said Muntz of the new role.

The new Berlin hub is set to open in September of this year.



December 8, 2014

Together, b network and Maritz Travel Company Will Design and Deliver Global Meeting Experiences to Clients

Barcelona/Paris (December 4, 2014) b network today has announced it has been selected by Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, as a partner in the Maritz Global Meetings Network. As a partner in the network, b network will serve as meetings experts for France and Spain, offering extensive regional knowledge, capabilities and cultural solutions to Maritz Travel Company’s clients.

Maritz Travel Company established the Maritz Global Meetings Network as a collaborative approach to enhance its current worldwide capabilities, allowing it to more effectively and efficiently design and deliver exceptional meeting experiences for its clients on a truly global scale in all markets and sectors.

“The Maritz Global Meetings Network is definitely a strong asset for France’s attractiveness, guaranteeing a level of service to major international customers. b network is very proud and extremely excited to be part of this network with one of the leaders in the meetings industry; this approach will, without any doubt, also bring a lot of new opportunities to Spain,” said Stéphane Teboul, CEO, b network Spain.

Throughout the years, b network has demonstrated a commitment to providing a high level of service for corporate and government meeting events’ clients such as GSMA (Mobile World Congress), Reed Exhibitions, Microsoft, SAP, Gartner Group, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to supply accommodation services of Official State meetings, such as the G20 in Cannes and the Global Summit on Climate in Paris (2015). b network France has also been appointed as Official Travel Agency of the Venue Management Company Viparis.

We are confident b network will help us design and deliver exceptional meeting experiences to our clients,” said David Peckinpaugh, president, Maritz Travel Company“.

The team at b network is a great extension of the Maritz Travel Company family and we will rely on them to help us create culturally responsive experiences by understanding clients’ needs and the way Maritz Travel Company operates.

Maritz Travel Company chose b network as a Maritz Global Meetings Network partner based on its breadth of knowledge and expertise within France and Spain, as well as its reputation of quality, reliability, financial stability and service excellence.

Attention to detail in events of large magnitude is the landmark of b network. In addition, b network has extensive professional congress organizer and project management capabilities within the association, corporate, tradeshow and government markets whereas Maritz Travel Company provides services.”

We hand-selected b network based on their meeting capabilities and expertise, their ability to uniquely connect our client programs to their regions, and because they share similar philosophies, ethics and values as Maritz Travel Company,” said Ben Goedegebuure, global general manager of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Maritz Travel Company“.

For more information about the Maritz Global Meetings Network, please visit

About b network –
b network France and b network Spain is a strucutre of 60+ employees, based in Barcelona, Cannes and Paris. The company is specialized for Meetings and Conferences, in Housing and Ground Logistics services.

b network has based its activity on principles of total transparency and long term solid relationship with both clients and suppliers. b network benefits locally from a strong credibility that creates excellent conditions of negotiations and real cooperation with providers and city key players.

For more information about b network, please visit

About Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel Company – consisting of Maritz Travel and Experient – is one of the strongest, most diversely positioned leaders in the meeting, event and incentive travel industry within the areas of corporate, association, government and tradeshows. Through experiential design, Maritz Travel Company helps transform organizations and people through the event experience. We are committed to perfecting the guest experience to deliver leading-edge thinking, experience, and technology solutions for meetings, conventions and exhibitions throughout the world. For more information, please visit or, or follow us on Twitter @MaritzTravel or @Experient_Inc.

For more information, please contact:
Stéphane Filone, b network France

+ 33 493 687 600

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