Kansas City, Mo. (January 14, 2020) – Bishop McCann, a worldwide leader in the meetings, incentive programs and events industry, has acquired the meeting and events division of ASE Group, Inc. Since 1988, ASE Group, Inc. has been recognized as one of the top U.S. meetings and events agencies focused on advancing the franchise industry. ASE is known for its outstanding customer-centric focus and advancing every client’s brand strategy through operational excellence and product leadership.

Both companies are headquartered in the Kansas City area. Bishop-McCann retains a network of employees and suppliers around the world, with additional offices in Chicago and San Francisco. Bishop-McCann President and CEO, Rob Adams, will continue to lead the company. Adams serves on the Meetings Professional International (MPI) Board of Trustees, the world’s largest meeting and event industry association, and was named one of the Top 25 Influencers in the meetings and events industry in 2019. 

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“Bringing more innovation to our clients and the industry is our top priority,” said Adams. “This acquisition allows us to continue delivering our boutique client experience while providing increased value to all of our clients across all industries.” 

ASE Founder and CEO Bonnie Siegel said “our team’s unique talent and expertise, combined with Bishop-McCann’s award-winning approach and global resources, will further enhance the wealth of capabilities and solutions offered to our clients. This is a great opportunity for our team, our clients and the future of the industry.”

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About Bishop-McCann:
Bishop-McCann is one of the global leaders in producing meetings, incentive programs and events.  For the past 12 years, MeetingsNet has named Bishop-McCann to its “CMI 25” list, which highlights the largest and most influential corporate full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies in North America. The Bishop-McCann team executes all aspects of meeting and incentive travel planning including event strategy, hotel procurement, air travel, event logistics, keynote speakers and entertainment procurement, event technology, meeting measurement and experiential marketing. 

About ASE Group, Inc.:
Since 1988, ASE Group, Inc. has been recognized as an expert at leading franchise conferences and been known for their customer centric focus within the franchise industry advancing brand strategy through operational excellence.


Mary Prevost

Public Relations


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