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About Interel European Affairs

Brussels Office Since


Firm Description

Interel is the global public affairs and association management consultancy. We help our clients to manage political risk and capitalise on political opportunity. Our experts in more than 70 markets deliver political risk and opportunity analysis, and strategic engagement solutions which deliver measurable results.

Ownership Structure


International Structure

Our global reach, through the Interel Global Partnership, a network of public affairs specialists spanning more than 70 countries, means we can provide seamless support for the challenges you face anytime, anywhere in the world. We put our team of best-in-class affiliates with local and regional knowledge at your service to identify critical issues and deliver strategies to respond to them wherever they might arise.

Key Strengths

Success is based on deep subject matter expertise across food and health, energy and environment and technology. This knowledge is combined with specialist association management services and an unrivalled global reach through the Interel Global Partnership.
The geographical scope of Interel’s offering was underlined this year with the launch of a new microsite dedicated to the European Elections in 2019 Vote Europe showcases in-depth country analysis and intelligence from across Interel’s partner agencies in Europe, as well as country candidate lists and a blog providing commentary on every aspect of next year’s institutional changeover. Content is overseen by Interel’s in-house expert on the European Parliament, Richard Steel, a veteran of Parliamentary process and personalities with more than three decades of experience.

Number of Public Affairs Consultants

60 in Brussels. Together, we are more than 1000 consultants covering 70 markets in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, and Europe.

Key Clients

Interel’s EU practice has been a market leader in Brussels for more than 35 years and counts, amongst others, the Coca-Cola Company, Asahi, the Alibaba Group, Expedia, Turo, Merck, Celgene, Ecolab, Intel, ChargePoint, Sony, Project Management Institute, IEEE, TE Connectivity as clients.

Thought Leadership

Monthly Postcard from Strasbourg by Richard Steel, VoteEurope – if you want the inside scoop on the upcoming 2019 EU elections and what they could mean for Europe, check our website VoteEurope, subject-specific articles on a monthly basis written by our experts and published on our website, subject-specific in-depth analysis/ briefings written by our Interel EU practices.

Testimonials and why clients like to work with us

“We see Interel as a natural extension of our team. Year after year, our partnership gets stronger, deeply rooted in trust and built upon strategic insights and excellent delivery. Interel is a sounding board and a sparring partner.”
Wouter Vermeulen, Senior Director, Coca-Cola Public Policy Center Europe, Middlen East & Africa

“The Interel team has not only provided us with high quality strategic advice but has also been highly effective in managing all aspects of the coalition and delivering concrete results.”
Kevin Prey, IP Counsel, SAP – Chair of IP2Innovate

“Interel has been instrumental in advancing ChargePoint’s agenda in Europe and meet the relevant stakeholders for the discussions on the proposed Regulation for CO2 emissions standards for cars. Interel’s in-depth knowledge and expertise on mobility policies helped us promote our cause to support an ambitious regulatory framework for sustainable transport in Europe.”
Colleen Quinn, Senior Vice President Global Public Policy, ChargePoint

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