The World: Astana - MPG to launch offices in Eastern European regions

Media Planning Group, Havas' global media network, is launching offices in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

The new operations will be launched in partnership with ADV, the largest buying platform in the Central and Eastern European region.

Maria Luisa Francoli (pictured), the chief executive of MPG, said: "We are delighted to strengthen our operations in this region. The media landscape across Eastern Europe and Central Asia is changing rapidly and this presents huge opportunities for us. MPG is a global network, and it is vital we continue growing internationally to best service our multi-market client base."