History

2004

– Company creation in Paris, France by Christophe Coutat

– First “Evolution Cadres” fair at La Bourse in Paris, with 50 exhibitors and 1500 attendees.

– First Access MBA event in Paris

– First One-to-One MBA event in Copenhagen

 

2005

– First “l’Ouest pour l’Emploi” job fair in Ile-de-France with 115 exhibitors and
13 000 attendees.

– Second edition of “Evolution Cadres” fair in Paris

– Creation of the “Job Gates” concept, a recruitment fair with speed job interviews of 10 minutes each

– 12 Access MBA One-to-One events in Europe

– Creation of the Access MBA Tour Website and first issue of the Access MBA Guide

 

2006

– Second edition of the “Job Gates” fairs in Paris

– 18 Access MBA One-to-One MBA events in Europe and the Middle East

 

2007

– Decision to focus entirely on the Access MBA Project

– 22 Access MBA One-to-One events in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

 

2008

– 26 Access MBA One-to-One events in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America

– 200% growth in the company’s annual company turnover since 2004

 

2009

– Creation of the Access Masters Tour with 3 events in Europe

– Creation of the Access Masters Tour Website

– 39 Access MBA One-to-One events in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, North Africa and North America

 

2010

– 48 Access MBA events in 4 continents

– 12 Masters events in Europe and Latin America

– Creation of the Access MBA Reach brand for candidate consulting

– The group expands to comprise 25 staff members of 5 nationalities in two locations

 

2011

– 55 Access MBA One-to-One events in 5 continents including Asia

– 16 Masters events in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East

– The website audience reaches over 1 million visitors

– The Access MBA & Masters Guide is published in 50 countries

 

2012

– 58 Access MBA One-to-One events in 5 continents

– 19 Access Masters events in 4 continents

– Focus on social networking media

– The group counts 170 business school clients all over the world

 

2013

– 64 Access MBA One-to-One events in 5 continents

– 22 Masters events in 4 continents

– Redesign of the Access MBA and Access Masters websites and logos

– Creation of Access MBA Live sessions and Access MBA Spotlight

– The company reaches 50 staff members and is recording the best year of its history

– 30 000 candidates per year register for the education fairs worldwide

 

2014

– 66 Access MBA One-to-One events in 6 continents including Africa

– 25 Access Masters in 4 continents

– Launching of PrepAdviser, MBA & Masters global preparation forum for candidates

– Redesign of the current Advent Group company website

– With 20% of turnover growth on average per year since the start, the group celebrates 10 years of success

 

2015

– 69 Access MBA One-to-One events and 29 Access Masters events in 6 continents

– PrepAdviser reaches 40 000 visits per month and 78 000 registered members

– The company’s social media following totals over 190K users on 11 pages and across 5 channels

– Advent Group opens their first office in North America (Montreal, Canada)

– Launch of @ccess Schools virtual events in December 2015

– Advent Group becomes a Google Partner, signifying that the company is healthy and has advanced Google Adwords knowledge and expertise

 

2016

– 77 Access MBA One-to-One events and 30 Masters events in 6 continents

– The PrepAdviser community includes over 120,000 members

– Advent Group now employs over 80 individuals

– The first MERIT Summit was successfully held in Barcelona, bringing together over 100 corporate learning decision-makers and 32 international business schools

– An alliance of 8 top executive MBA programmes calls upon Advent Group to organise EMBA events in Europe

– The company reports a record-breaking 45% increase in turnover in 2016