Tulsa, Okla.—PennWell Corp. has announced the opening of its first division in South America, in Rio de Janeiro. The office will support PennWell's growing portfolio of events in the country with local-currency registration, logistical and invoicing capabilities as well as other services.
After introducing its first energy-industry event in Brazil in 2011, PennWell will produce three this year.
“This highly anticipated launch is critical to the growth of our electric power conferences and exhibitions in Brazil,” said Robert F. Biolchini, president-CEO of PennWell, in a statement.
The company also has offices in Hong Kong, London and Moscow.