Carlson Wagonlit Travel has snapped up France-based meeting and events specialist Ormes, which will become part of CWT Meetings & Events.

Ormes, which has been operating since the early 1970s and has four offices around France, has seen its business grow by 20 per cent between 2013 and 2014.

Michel Dutertre, chairman of Ormes, will lead the integration of the company, which employs 150 people, with CWT.

Floyd Widener, senior vice president of CWT Meetings & Events, said: “This acquisition demonstrates CWT’s commitment to the market and positions us well for future growth.

“Clients of both companies will benefit from our strong creative culture, combined with consistent account management across the business.”

Dutertre added: “Ormes and CWT have always shared a common market vision, and our size, areas of expertise and corporate values have naturally brought us together.

“The loyalty and trust which customers place in our team is our most valuable asset, and this, combined with the enthusiasm of our teams, is the best guarantee of success.”

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