Press Release September 11, 2019
SINGAPORE – September 11, 2019 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) welcomes Helen Chiou as its leader for China. Based in Shanghai, Chiou will serve as China’s Country Director and be responsible for continuing to provide best-in-class service to customers, grow the BCD M&E brand and expand its product offering. She joins BCD M&E […] View: BCD M&E appoints new country director, China
News August 16, 2019
Jamie Rae traded in his freelancer title for a full-time spot at corporate events company, BCD Meetings & Events. We talk to him about that journey and what it’s like to shoot live events for big clients.
View: Whistle while you work
News August 7, 2019
A meeting or event begins long before attendees pick up their name badge and ends long after hotel check out.
Successful events consider and address every component of an attendee’s journey, eliciting deep emotion that creates engagement and encourage positive, post-event behaviors. View: Give attendees a thoughtful experience to remember
News July 4, 2019
BCD M&E was at the fore of the inaugural London Climate Action Week as it assembled event buyers together to discuss sustainability and responsibility in the sector. At the roundtable event, held in collaboration with the London Convention Bureau, guests looked at the attitudes and changing behaviours towards recycling and reduction of food waste in the conference, meeting and events industry. View: BCD M&E host sustainability roundtable at the Natural History Museum
Press Release July 2, 2019
SINGAPORE – July 2, 2019 – After a comprehensive search, BCD Meetings and Events (BCD M&E) has named Andrew Yeo as its new Director of Technology for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Yeo will work closely with the Global Technology team and regional leadership in developing and executing strategies for the region. After a recent […] View: Andrew Yeo Appointed Director of Technology, Asia Pacific
News July 1, 2019
The Bangkok Manifesto, created at the SITE Global Conference in Bankok, Thailand in January, comprises 10 statements developed by incentive industry thought leaders on the industry’s true purpose in the business world today. View: SITE’s “Bangkok Manifesto”
News June 18, 2019
On May 6, New Jersey made immediate changes to the prescriber “gift ban”. While regulatory changes can be difficult to understand, let alone implement, the recent changes are arguably better for meeting planners. In fact, the changes mostly serve to provide clarity and relax the rules.
View: The New Jersey prescriber ‘gift ban’ changed. Now what?
News June 12, 2019
It's been just over a year since the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation took effect, governing how personal data is handled both inside and outside the European Economic Area for citizens of the region's countries—EU members plus Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. If you're a meetings manager collecting data on these citizens, your company needs to comply with this law. If found in breach, the company could be fined 20 million euros or as much as 4 percent of annual revenue, whichever is greater.
View: Best practices for strategic meetings data protection & management
News May 31, 2019
Scott Graf is the President of BCD Meetings and Events, a company that sells an experience rather than a product. Here he talks a bit about his own experience in the business and gives some advice to people looking to start their own venture. View: Scott Graf on how we continuously improve for clients
News May 27, 2019
The Jane E. Schuldt Master Motivator Award is presented annually to a SITE member who upholds the highest standard of excellence in creating and delivering successful incentive travel and motivational events and exudes energy, enthusiasm and a collaborative spirit in support of the global incentive travel community. View: Rhonda Brewer receives SITE Master Motivator Award 2019
News May 21, 2019
Findings from the Global Digital 2019 report —released earlier this year and compiled by agency We Are Social and social media management platform Hootsuite — showed that Southeast Asians spend more time online than any other region. View: How to use influencers to market your event
News May 21, 2019
Findings from the Global Digital 2019 report —released earlier this year and compiled by agency We Are Social and social media management platform Hootsuite — showed that Southeast Asians spend more time online than any other region. These findings suggest that influencer marketing can be an effective tool to leverage in the region. View: How to use influencers to market your events
News May 15, 2019
Performance optimisation – two words that can be both exciting and daunting for a growing operations team. When implemented correctly, performance optimisation can lead to powerful and lasting improvements, without anxiety. View: Performance optimization: Three areas to consider
News May 15, 2019
With events often running late into the night after an early start and requiring constant travel between time zones, it’s easy to understand why industry professionals can struggle to maintain a work-life balance. View: Work-life balance: is it ‘Mission Impossible’?
Press Release April 9, 2019
Expansion Increases Client Reach and Local Services CHICAGO – April 9, 2019 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) increases its global presence adding, G-Concept, part of GIS Group, in Taiwan to its expanding Global Partner Network. The move will better serve customers in need of larger, global scope with local delivery in Taiwan. BCD […] View: BCD Meetings & Events Expands Global Partner Network in Taiwan
News March 18, 2019
BCD Meetings & Events has completed its first three-year strategic plan resulting in growth for the company: 141% increase in total sales, 117% in employees, 218% increase in global footprint and a suite of expanded products and services – now servicing clients in more than 50 countries. View: BCD Meetings & Events closes strategic growth plan
News March 11, 2019
An agency’s ranking is decided by their incentive-based turnover, which was submitted to C&IT as part of the survey for the State of the Industry: Incentives Report 2019.
View: Top 20 incentive agencies of 2019
News February 28, 2019
Unique venues are high on the trends list in 2019, with buyers and attendees wanting more creative meeting formats and looking beyond rows of seats in traditional conference hotels and venues, according to BCD Meetings & Events’ recent "What’s Trending" report. View: Five things you didn’t know about Butlin’s
Press Release February 26, 2019
CHICAGO - February 26, 2019 - BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has completed a three-year strategic plan resulting in unprecedented growth for the company—141% increase in total sales, 117% in employees, 218% increase in its global footprint and a suite of expanded products and services—now servicing clients in more than 50+ countries. View: BCD Meetings & Events Closes Three-Year Growth Plan with Record Year
Press Release December 12, 2018
SINGAPORE – December 10, 2018 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has named Sanjay Seth as its new Managing Director, Asia Pacific effective January 1. Currently Director, Singapore & Regional Accounts, APAC, Seth will replace BCD M&E Asia Pacific’s current Managing Director, Lisa Hopkins as she moves into her new role as VP, APAC […] View: Sanjay Seth to Become BCD Meetings & Events’ Managing Director, Asia Pacific
News December 11, 2018
Across Asia, gifts can symbolise the beginning of meaningful relationships, but ‘it is important to ensure the right gifts are presented at the right time.’ View: Be smart about gift-giving
News December 11, 2018
Think of planning and executing meeting budgets as a numbers juggling act that starts when an event is conceived and continues until it ends. View: Meeting budgets growing
Press Release October 23, 2018
Global meetings and events agency BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has unveiled its latest thought leadership report, The Green White Paper, which explores how sustainability affects and plays a part in the meetings, travel and events industry. The white paper was launched at this year’s IMEX America, the global forum for progressive minds in the meetings and events industry. View: BCD Meetings & Events Releases “The Green White Paper”
News October 16, 2018
Restorative innovation, defined as a framework incorporating strategies, ventures, products, and concepts designed to restore health, humanity, and the environment, took centre stage at the inaugural World Restorative Innovation Forum in September in Singapore. It was also a topic at the Singapore MICE Forum in July. With interest in restorative innovation seemingly on the rise, what’s in it for event planners and why should they take note? View: How planners can put restorative innovation into action
Press Release September 20, 2018
Sports Ticketing Tool Provides Comprehensive Solution to Small Group Sales CHICAGO – September 20, 2018 – The newest division of BCD Meetings & Events, BCD Sports, has partnered with a California based ticketing provider to introduce a new tool to their array of client service offerings, BCD Sports Tickets. The online platform will serve as […] View: BCD Sports Launches Tickets Website and Diversifies Corporate Capabilities
September 18, 2018
LONDON – 18 September, 2018 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has announced a 300% increase in profits in 2017.
BCD Meetings & Events Ltd has announced a 300% increase in profits in 2017, the first full year of trading since the acquisition of Zibrant Ltd in July 2016.
The pre-tax profit of £2.4m includes the combined trading of both BCD M&E and Zibrant for the twelve months ending December 2017, compared to an equivalent £810,000 for 2016. View: An impressive year for BCD M&E underlined by significant growth in both turnover and profits
Press Release September 10, 2018
CHICAGO, IL – September 10, 2018 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has been listed as a top organization in MeetingsNet’s annual CMI 25 list, which recognizes the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market. MeetingsNet is a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and […] View: BCD Meetings & Events Recognized on MeetingNet’s 2018 CMI 25 List
News September 4, 2018
To get an idea of what the MICE market is looking like for event planners on the Continent, C&IT interviewed Marie Coupteau, Country Director at BCD Meetings & Events France, to get a French perspective and Alex James, Senior Director EMEA at BCD Meetings & Events, for the latest on Germany.
View: How events in Europe compare to the UK
News August 24, 2018
With just under two years to go before the 2020 Summer Olympic Games kick off in Tokyo, all eyes are on how Japan’s capital is gearing up to host one of the sporting calendar’s most prestigious events, with an obvious focus on infrastructure development, sustainability, and legacy.
View: Whats the planning strategy for Tokyo 2020?
Press Release August 23, 2018
News August 16, 2018
As more people watch endless hours of their favorite Netflix, Hulu, and HBO programs, one event professional is aiming to capitalize on that insatiable appetite for content. Learn how Jenna Baker wants to put her new DES certification to work in her role at BCD Meetings & Events. View: Translating the binge-watching movement to the event space
News August 3, 2018
Event return on investment, or ROI, is important on a number of levels. It determines if an expenditure is cost-effective, assists in planning an event, translates client business goals into profitable event goals, and makes the outcome tangible for the client.
View: Event ROI
Press Release June 21, 2018
News April 24, 2018
BCD Meetings and Events (BCD M&E) has launched Simple Meetings, a self-service online meetings booking tool. Simple Meetings gives users access to a global sourcing inventory and instantly book meeting space and bedrooms for delegates. The system can be configured to ensure compliance with a company’s meeting and travel policies and BCD M&E says there is no limit on the number of meetings or rooms that can be booked through the tool.
View: BCD M&E launches new meetings booking tool
Press Release April 24, 2018
News April 23, 2018
At the beginning of 2018 Nigel Cooper MD EMEA BCD M&E addressed an audience of 600 people at the BCD Meetings & Events company conference and stated that 85% of the people were new to BCD M&E in the last two years. An incredible statement, but one that summed up the growth and ambition of this company, however, don’t let it be assumed that this growth has just been through acquisition, it has been built on a solid base of client wins delivered by a creative and committed workforce across EMEA.
View: BCD M&E increases EMEA team by over 500% in two years following strong business growth and acquisitions
News April 1, 2018
Social media has made us more networked that ever. It’s easy to connect with people around the world from our desks and living rooms whether we’re wearing a suit or pajamas. View: Break the ice – spark conversation
News January 10, 2018
An influencer brings an automatic social following and a dedicated network of fans to an event—and if an influencer loves what they see, they won’t hold back on spreading the word.
Read more at: https://www.campaignasia.com/article/how-to-leverage-social-media-influencers/441804 View: How to leverage social media influencers
News December 19, 2017
BCD Meetings & Events has signed an agreement to acquire U.K.-based Grass Roots Meetings & Events from Blackhawk Network Holdings. Grassroots Meetings & Events is a division of Grass Roots Group Holdings It specializes in strategic meetings management and attendee management. The acquisition will bring 220 employees to BCD M&E, with local expertise in the U.K., Germany, U.S., Switzerland and Singapore. Grass Roots Meetings & Events manages over £150 million in meeting spend. The company works with three of the Big Four professional services firms, nine of the top 15 investment banks and many other global organizations.
View: BCD M&E to acquire Grass Roots Meetings & Events
News December 18, 2017
BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has announced the appointment of Gill Newman as Director, Life Sciences Operations, EMEA. Gill joins the expanding BCD M&E Life Sciences team from American Express GBT Meetings & Events, where she held the title of EMEA Operations.
View: BCD Meetings & Events appoints Gil Newman
Press Release December 15, 2017
Press Release December 13, 2017
BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has today announced the appointment of Gill Newman as Director, Life Sciences Operations, EMEA. Gill joins the expanding BCD M&E Life Sciences team from American Express GBT Meetings & Events, where she held the title of EMEA Operations. 13.12.2017 Gill will undertake direct line management responsibility for the UK […] View: Gill Newman appointed Director, Life Sciences Operations
News October 18, 2017
Hospitality, leisure and travel peers applaud Fast Forward 15 mentoring programme
Fay Sharpe, Vice President of BCD Meetings & Events and founder of Fast Forward 15, received a coveted Shine Award in recognition of her mentoring work and championing of female talent in the events sector.
View: Fay Sharpe scoops prestigious Shine Award
News October 11, 2017
Griffin is the new VP, product & technology solutions at BCD Meetings & Events, based in Austin, Texas. Griffin will report to Ted Stone, senior vice president, global technology and products, and be responsible for the continued evolution of meetings products.
View: Jeannie Griffin joins BCD Meetings & Events
Press Release October 9, 2017
News July 12, 2017
Tobacco Dock has partnered with BCD Meetings & Events to streamline and manage accommodation requirements for guests and crew visiting the landmark event space.
The agreement will give delegates, guests and event crew access to the local lodging inventory and full London accommodation options at preferred rates.
View: BCD Meetings & Events secures Tobacco Dock deal
News July 12, 2017
BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has named Harshad Donde as country director for India. Previously, Donde was director of operations for BCD Travel, India where he was responsible for leading the market’s transformation through process reengineering, designing, developing and implementing various agent-facing technology tools.
View: BCD M&E appoints country director, India
News June 20, 2017
As a career sales professional, Nancy Medoff has spent a significant portion of her impressive career climbing the ranks of Marriott International’s sales organization. Nancy managed the accounts of global clients for over 4000 worldwide properties among other sales and operations leadership roles.
View: WINiT and hospitality industry leader charts a new career course
News May 1, 2017
Life can be challenging for corporate planners in a seller’s market, and especially so for many of those in the medical meetings sector. Hotels in high-demand cities often have a choice of group business they can take, and pharmaceutical groups can be at a negotiating disadvantage relative to other clients. View: Planning medical meetings
News April 27, 2017
BCD Meetings & Events has launched BCD Sports, an independent unit that focuses on team travel and corporate hospitality for the sports market. The new unit will expand on its existing client portfolio, and create athletic immersion experiences for corporate events as well as coordinate team travel for professional, collegiate and youth teams. View: BCD Meetings & Events launches sports division
Press Release April 27, 2017
Building on their existing portfolio of clients, BCD Sports will focus on designing and executing unforgettable athletic immersion experiences for corporate hospitality and coordinating team travel for professional and youth teams and collegiate clients, taking their offering to the next level. View: Presenting BCD Sports
News April 3, 2017
BCD Meetings & Events expanded its team in March, adding Shauna Whitehead as vice president, global account management and Nancy Medoff as vice president, global sales. Whitehead, a meetings-industry veteran of 20 years most recently with CWT Meetings & Events, took a few minutes to share her experience with MeetingsNet.
View: 2 minutes with Shauna Whitehead
Press Release March 29, 2017
News March 17, 2017
Lisa Hopkins, BCD Meetings & Events managing director, Asia Pacific, says: “Airbnb’s data will be integrated into BCD Travel’s proprietary DecisionSource© business intelligence and security solution, allowing clients to interact with maps and detailed reports in real time and bring Airbnb accommodation bookings into view for managed travel.” View: Airbnb taps Asia’s corporate travel market
News March 10, 2017
BCD Meetings & Events has bolstered its Life Sciences team with the recruitment of Michelle Pullen and Rachael Thomas. The appointments come as BCD Meetings & Events strengthens its market share and expands into new territories following various acquisitions. View: BCD Meetings & Events strengthens Life Sciences sector
Press Release March 10, 2017
BCD Meetings & Events has bolstered its Life Sciences team with the recruitment of Michelle Pullen and Rachael Thomas. The appointments come as BCD Meetings & Events strengthens its market share and expands into new territories following various acquisitions. View: BCD Meetings & Events strengthens Life Sciences Sector
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MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named BCD Meetings & Events to its 2016 CMI 25 list of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate meetings and incentives industry. View: BCD M&E named to the 10th annual MeetingsNet CMI 25 list
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News May 13, 2016
No matter the size of your business, the key to a long-lasting organization starts with a strong company culture. For some, keeping that startup feel is essential for an organization’s rapid growth, and it’s what propelled BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) to the global business main stage. View: At the heart of every great organization lies a strong culture
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BCD Travel has been named 2015 Most Admired Travel Management Company for the third year running. Presented by The Beat, a widely popular business travel newsletter published by Northstar Travel Media, the 8th Annual Beat Readers’ Choice Awards reflect the results of a readers’ poll conducted earlier this year. View: A member of the BCD family is named “Most admired TMC“
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The new entity, to be known as BCD Meetings & Events, will now encompass 700 employees in more than 40 countries. Former BCD M&I global president, Scott Graf, will now head up the new organisation. View: BCD merges group and mice units
Press Release April 15, 2015
ATLANTA, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Forbes magazine has named BCD Travel among America’s Best Employers 2015and the only travel management company in that elite group. The popular U.S. business magazine based its designation on an independent survey by Statista.com of 20,000 American employees working for U.S. companies and U.S. divisions of international firms with […] View: Forbes names BCD Travel among America’s Best Employers of 2015
Press Release July 29, 2014
BCD M&I today announced the acquisition of Universal Meeting Management, Inc. (UMM), a leading corporate meeting and event management company with expertise in servicing the health care provider (HCP) sector and a growing customer base in the High Tech market. View: BCD M&E Acquires Universal Meeting Management
Press Release May 30, 2014