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Global Events Company Opens in Miami

Away from its stunning beaches and Keys, Miami offers a strong business culture

Away from its stunning beaches and Keys, Miami offers a strong business culture, the region’s leading financial center, and access to one of the world’s fastest growing markets, Latin America. No wonder that Spencer Green, Chairman of the high-end global media and event company GDS international is developing its next office here, in the heart of Florida.

UK-based GDS opened its first US office in New York City and has never looked back. Now Spencer Green is looking to tap into the sophisticated metropolitan business culture of Miami and develop his next generation of business leaders.

“All our research points to Miami,” says Spencer. “The people here have the drive we need to take our already strong Americas project portfolio to the next level. I am very excited about this new growth opportunity. Having a strong presence in one of the fastest growing markets globally is a core focus for us.”

GDS has been developing its global presence from offices currently open in New York City, Wales, Malaysia, Australia and corporate headquarters in Bristol England.

“Miami will be a great addition to GDS,” says Spencer. “We grew 42 percent in 2010. I hope to reach that again next year, and Miami has a huge role to play.”

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John Funnell has worked in online media for over ten years, after achieving his First Class BSC Hons Degree (BBC Sponsored), John won Bos 18-21 Princess Trust Entrepeneur of the year at 21, setting up Clean Living Records Ltd (including www.BeatReview.com) with great success having many acts that charted in Europe and Canada. After selling the business John looked for a new challenge and joined GDS International, having a successful career in sales and Delegate acquisition, he worked up to Event Director EMEA, forging contacts with some of the biggest technology names in the world, this lead to John having a lead role in the creation of MeettheBoss.com and MeettheBoss.tv – the worlds largest business IPTV channel. John then took over as Marketing and Communications Director and ran a multifaceted global Marketing team for GDS International in New York, Sydney, Kuala Lumper and the UK.. John joined Global in 2011 with the challenge of supporting its growth by developing a solid Marketing foundation through various Digital, PR and brand initiatives.