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Press Release May 5, 2021

For over 35 years, BCD M&E has built upon its event design foundation to redefine the experience and move business forward. Now, it defines its in-house, agency services with the launch of The Collective-offering next-level brand experiences that go beyond the traditional event.

View: BCD M&E launches The Collective, focusing on brand experiences
News March 3, 2021

BCD M&E presented its holistic vision of changing lifestyles, digitalization, and individuality along with its innovative digital services delivered with professional TV production set quality.

View: At the forefront of virtual and hybrid events
Press Release January 26, 2021

LONDON – January 26, 2021 – Sue Darlaston has been appointed Senior Director, Sales Solutions UK for BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), a global meetings and events agency. She will oversee regional sales across event solutions, meetings management and venue search for the agency which is focused on expanding their solutions-based strategy and driving […]

View: Sue Darlaston joins BCD M&E as Senior Director, Sales Solutions UK
News January 2, 2021

En Meetings Alliance estamos iniciando este 2021 con mucho entusiasmo con el objetivo de compartirles la visión de los expertos de todo el continente en la Industria de Reuniones (IDR). En esta ocasión presentamos con gusto y honor a Ana Paula Hernández, Vicepresidenta para Latinoamérica de BCD Meetings & Events.

View: Spotlight on Ana Paula Hernández (Spanish)
News November 20, 2020

BCD Meetings & Events has published a readable forecast report with takeaways around duty of care, stakeholder engagement, and hybrid meetings.

View: A cloudy crystal ball for 2021, but lots to learn
Press Release November 2, 2020

BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), has named Christine Erickson as SVP Industry Relations starting November 1.

View: BCD M&E names Christine Erickson as SVP, Industry Relations
News September 17, 2020

Dinner meetings haven’t stopped, but there are complicating factors that planners must address.

View: Hosting HCP meal events in the COVID-19 era
Press Release August 27, 2020

BCD Meetings & Events received top honors this week at the 2020 Cvent Excellence Awards.

View: BCD M&E recognized at 8th Annual Cvent Excellence Awards
News August 26, 2020

Here’s who earned 2020 honors at Cvent Connect, and the latest Covid-19 improvements to their Supplier Network and event diagramming software.

View: BCD M&E wins Partner of the Year award at Cvent Connect
News August 19, 2020

In the midst of the pandemic, best practices include micro-meetings, virtual engagement tools, and hybrid options.

View: What HCPs crave: Content and interaction
News July 30, 2020

Healthcare providers are eager for education but moving them from FOGO (fear of going out) to FOMO (fear of missing out) is the next big challenge for medical conference planners.

View: Webinar: Gettings HCPs to return to F2F meetings
News July 15, 2020

A new white paper from BCD Meetings & Events takes a clear-eyed look at SMM programs.

View: Where is strategic meetings management headed?
News June 8, 2020

Breaking the incentive mold to design the ultimate reward - a conversation with Cate Banfield.

View: Architects of experience
News May 26, 2020

BCD Meetings and Events’ Christine Erickson looks for creative solutions to reward top earners who won’t be able to take an incentive trip.

View: What will incentives looks like in a COVID-19 world?
News May 7, 2020

Christine Erickson of BCD Meetings & Events shares ideas for engaging teams and rewarding top achievers during a travel ban.

View: New era of incentives: How to reward teams without travel
News April 27, 2020

BCD Meetings & Events, whose incentive business comprises a significant percentage of its portfolio, decided it needed to offer an alternative during these times to reward their client’s winners and to maintain a presence in the market.

View: Getting creative with incentives
News April 22, 2020

BCD Meetings & Events gets creative with new virtual reward experiences as an alternative to incentive travel programs canceled due to the pandemic.

View: What do you do when the carrot is gone?
News March 19, 2020

BCD M&E's new white paper explains why patients add to the quality of medical meetings—and why they aren’t brought in as often as they should be.

View: Patient participation in meetings: the benefits and challenges
News March 2, 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act took effect on January 1, with stiff penalties for non-compliance kicking on July 1.

View: CCPA is the new GDPR
News February 4, 2020

Agency brings in Mikael Ek to look after EMEA region, among several other key leadership changes.

View: New managing director for BCD Meetings & Events
Press Release January 30, 2020

CHICAGO – January 30, 2020 – After announcing that Bruce Morgan has taken the role of COO for the company, BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has implemented several key leadership changes within the regions of EMEA and the UK, having recently been separated into two distinct regions. The following appointments have been made as […]

View: Leadership changes for BCD M&E across EMEA and UK
Press Release January 28, 2020

CHICAGO – January 27, 2020 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has named Bruce Morgan Chief Operating Officer (COO) as the company continues implementing a three-year growth plan. He will have responsibility for managing all leaders from five regions which include APAC, LATAM, NORAM, and newly created regions of EMEA and the UK. “We […]

View: BCD M&E names Bruce Morgan as COO in continued execution of growth plan
News January 28, 2020

BCD Meetings & Events has promoted Bruce Morgan, a 15-year BCD M&E veteran, to chief operating officer from his role as senior vice president, meetings management & LATAM.

View: Bruce Morgan named COO at BCD M&E
News December 26, 2019

BCD recognized in Comparably’s 3rd Annual Best Company Awards in the U.S. for culture, women and diversity. Comparably collected 10 million employee ratings from 50,000 U.S. companies and awards are driven entirely by feedback from employees.

View: BCD winner of Comparably’s 3rd Annual Best Companies for Women Award
Press Release November 11, 2019

CHICAGO – November 11, 2019 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Chicago Tribune. “We are very aware of our culture and proactively work to protect and energize it. We are proud it makes us a place where people want to work and grow with […]

View: BCD M&E recognized as a top workplace
News November 1, 2019

Mash Media has announced its partnership with BCD Meetings and Events, a company which specialises in meetings management, event solutions and sport.

View: International Confex, EPS and PA Show to partner with BCD Meetings & Events
News October 31, 2019

The climate change movement is a growing one, one that demands awareness and action in a limited time scale. In our industry, more and more events are expected to be as eco-friendly as possible, brands are being asked to take a stand on sustainability, and corporate film makers are being asked to find creative ways […]

View: The climate crisis
News October 15, 2019

New research conducted by Lime Venue Portfolio, in partnership with BCD Meetings and Events, has underlined the need for the event industry to take a lead in tackling food waste.

View: Survey sheds light on industry food waste
News October 14, 2019

Almost a third of industry professionals admit to wasting a significant amount of food at events, new research reveals.

View: Planners reveal the types of food most wasted at events
Press Release October 14, 2019

LONDON – October 14, 2019 – Staff from nearly every BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) office around the world took part in the inaugural Big Cycling Day on, beginning on September 29 through October 6. The initiative was designed to bring people together and highlight the benefits cycling can bring while raising money for […]

View: Big Cycling Day brings BCD M&E employees together from around the world to celebrate two wheels
News October 10, 2019

The company’s fourth acquisition in as many years brings high-quality creative services in-house.

View: BCD M&E buys fast-growing L37 Creative
Press Release October 9, 2019

CHICAGO – October 9, 2019 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) acquired L37 Creative (L37), an event production and creative media agency headquartered in Chicago, to strengthen its U.S. Event Solutions offering and enhance its global creative and engagement services. “We continue to invest in our business and the needs of our customers,” said […]

View: BCD M&E acquires L37 Creative to enhance its global creative & engagement offering
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 September 3, 2019

BCD M&E featured on MeetingsNet's CMI 25 list, which recognizes North America's largest meetings and events agencies.

View: BCD M&E recognized in the CMI 25 List
News September 1, 2019

Victoria Love recognized as a Planner of the Year 2019 by Smart Meetings Magazine.

View: 2019 Planners of the Year
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 15, 2019

Cate Banfield comments on international destinations for incentives.

View: Destinations around the world are increasingly attractive
News August 13, 2019

Lime Venue Portfolio and BCD Meetings & Events have partnered to launch an extensive research initiative into food and sustainability in the meeting and events industry.

View: Lime Venue Portfolio and BCD M&E launch “Beyond Food” initiative
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 August 2, 2019

The practice of health and wellness isn't just about the body. It's also about the mind - especially for meeting attendees.

View: How to incorporate mindfulness into your meetings
News July 9, 2019

Connect Association recognizes Shauna Whitehead in their top 40 under 40 industry list.

View: Shauna Whitehead recognized in “Top 40 under 40” list
News July 4, 2019

Andrew Yeo joins the agency, based in Singapore.

View: BCD M&E appoints tech director in Asia
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 24, 2019

Best Places to Work award winners and top 20 agencies announced at C&IT Summit drinks reception in central London.

View: BCD M&E Gold Winner for “Best Places to Work” 2019 Award
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 June 10, 2019

They must handle logistics as well as track, collect and report all forms of payments and “transfer of value,” including gifts, speaking fees, taxes and gratuities, involving doctors, researchers and other Health Care Professional (HCP) attendees.

View: Pharmaceutical, medical and bioscience meetings present the ultimate challenge
News June 10, 2019

Effectively using technology is as important to meeting and event planners as to any Fortune 500 company — maybe even more because when planning an event every dollar counts.

View: Technology is making a huge impact on the meetings industry
News June 3, 2019

BCD M&E is included in the top events agencies list from Conference & Incentive Magazine.

View: Top 50 events agencies
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 22, 2019

As a part of my series about about how leaders can create a “fantastic work culture”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Bruce Morgan.

View: Bruce Morgan interview with Thrive Global
News May 22, 2019

Subtle design, carefully chosen food menus and shared, communal experiences are on trend for the millennial, while the discreet, upscale and more formal events are more desirable for an older demographic.

View: Generation X wants events to be ‘shared, communal experiences’
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

Pharma companies don’t want competitors in house at the same time, but hotels need to fill their space. What’s a planner to do?

View: Hot topic: non-complete clauses
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’?
News May 7, 2019

Después de casi cuatro años, Ana Paula Hernández regresa a una de las principales empresas dedicadas al segmento de grupos, BCD Meetings & Events. Latinoamérica representará nuevos retos para la industria por las condiciones sociopolíticas que se viven en la actualidad en la región.

View: Regreso a casa: Ana Paula Hernandez en BCD Latinoamerica (Spanish)
News April 25, 2019

To help professionals remain at the forefront of meeting design, global meetings and events firm produces "ByDesign", a quarterly report on meeting trends and innovations.

View: BCD M&E shares hot meeting planning strategies in new report
News April 24, 2019

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jeannie Griffin, Vice President of Products and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events.

View: Women in product management: Jeannie Griffin
News April 10, 2019

Más de 200.000 asistentes, un centenar de grupos en cartel, medio millar de periodistas acreditados (entre ellos casi 100 llegados de 20 países) y un impacto económico superior a los 60 millones de euros en la Comunidad de Madrid en solo tres días. Son las cifras de Mad Cool, uno de los festivales más importantes de España y referencia en Europa, que este año ha confiado en BCD como agencia oficial.

View: Las cifras del Mad Cool, uno de los festivales más importantes de España y referencia en Europa (Spanish)
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 April 8, 2019

Bruce Morgan has seen BCD Meetings & Events grow from 300 employees when he started there in 2004 to more than 1,500 employees today.

View: 5 Questions with Bruce Morgan
News April 1, 2019

Everyone has a different idea of a fun time, so what does a planner do with hundreds of people at an event? The answer: Do team-building exercises on the beach, surprise participants with a visit from burros at a nature/outdoors venue or take them tubing or zip lining.

View: Planners are giving events participants activities suited to individual tastes
News April 1, 2019

Like everything in the meeting and events arena, incentive travel has transformed to meet the changing demands of the market. Twenty years ago, incentives were all about golf and spa, caviar and champagne toasts. Today, you’ll find zip lining, corporate social responsibility activities, artisan mixologists and custom juice bars.

View: Planners are giving event participants activities suited to individual tastes
News March 26, 2019

Knowing where the food has come from is the first step, says BCD M&E's John Kelly.

View: How to make more sustainable food choices for conferences
News March 26, 2019

Recurring meetings steal a ton of time. Here’s how leaders can decide whether and how to kill a meeting.

View: How to kill a needless meeting
News March 25, 2019

Managing small get-togethers can pose big challenges for corporations - but solutions are close at hand.

View: Simple Meetings, Complex Problems
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 March 8, 2019

Para capitalizar el crecimiento que ha tenido BCD Meetings & Events como una de las principales meeting planners de la región, Ana Paula Hernández regresó a la compañía ahora como vicepresidenta de BCD M&E para América Latina.

View: Ana Paula Hernández regresa a BCD M&E como vicepresidenta para LATAM (Spanish)
News March 6, 2019

The five most popular destinations among clients revealed by agencies in the 2019 C&IT State of the Industry: Incentives Report.

View: Where are the most attractive international destinations?
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
News February 27, 2019

A panel at C&IT’s Incentives Retreat discussed the myriad issues surrounding crisis management at international events.

View: How to prepare for an international crisis
News February 27, 2019

BCD Meetings & Events has completed a three-year strategic plan that has resulted in the company experience record growth.

View: BCD M&E sees record growth
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
News February 19, 2019

How some of the most accomplished females in the business found success. Featuring Christine Erickson, SVP, US Event Solutions.

View: Influential women in the meetings industry
News February 14, 2019

Event planners and stationery designers share ways they grab potential guests’ attention with event invitations. Hear from Cate Banfield, VP, Event Solution Design and Strategy at BCD M&E.

View: Making your event invitation exciting or effective
News January 24, 2019

Ana Paula Hernandez joins BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) as Vice President for Latin America. Hernandez re-joins BCD M&E after spending three years as Regional Director, Latin America & Caribbean, for American Express.

View: BCD Meetings & Events announces Ana Paula Hernandez as VP of Latin America
News January 11, 2019

Katie Knight, Mark Scales and Arran Cruickshanks among 20 new starters in January across EMEA region.

View: BCD M&E starts the year with these senior hires
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 M&E Managing Director, APAC
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
News December 11, 2018

BCD M&E will bring all acquisitions under one name from January 2019, including Grass Roots Meetings & Events.

View: BCD M&E consolidates all European acquisitions
News November 29, 2018

Rhonda Brewer joins as VP for North America, bringing experience in a number of senior leadership roles.

View: BCD M&E gets new VP of sales meetings management
News November 11, 2018

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners.

View: Pop Quiz Monday with Scott Graf
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
News October 15, 2018

Headquartered in Chicago with locations in more than 50 countries, BCD Meetings & Events offers customers solutions ranging from event design and execution to full strategic meetings management programs.

View: Announcing new leadership, growth inside BCD Meetings & Events
News October 14, 2018

Jeannie Griffin discusses how leveraging technology can help with cost-savings and efficiency.

View: Shred the spreadsheet: Harnessing tech to tame travel and expenses
News October 10, 2018

BCD Meetings & Events has announced a number of new leadership changes aimed at fostering further growth for the company.

View: BCD Meetings & Events names new leadership
News October 10, 2018

A few weeks ago, when you couldn’t turn on the news without hearing about the impending Hurricane Florence, BCD Meetings & Events had a group of 2,000 attendees and exhibitors headed to Maryland.

View: Are you ready for the next natural disaster?
News October 3, 2018

The report highlights key trends to look for in 2019 in the meetings and events industry.

View: Key takeaways from BCD Meetings & Events 2019 forecast report
News September 28, 2018

The incentive industry is a broad, multifaceted community all working toward a similar goal: finding ways to motivate and inspire great performances. It’s a mission that requires the industry to constantly evolve and relies on the insights and innovations of a wide range of contributors.

View: The 25 Most Influential People in the Incentive Industry for 2018: Scott Graf
News September 21, 2018

Agency in healthy position after two major acquisitions in past two years, reporting rise in profit and turnover.

View: Strong performance for BCD M&E in first year of trading since Zibrant acquitision
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
Press Release 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
News September 13, 2018

BCD M&E recibe por tercer año consecutivo el sello PCO Meetings México por parte de la asociación mexicana PCO Meetings Mexico.

View: BCD M&E one of the 10 best meeting planners in Mexico (Spanish)
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 7, 2018

MeetingsNet’s annual list of the largest meeting and incentive companies focused on the North American corporate market.

View: BCD M&E: 2018 CMI 25 Top meeting and incentive companies
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

PORTUGAL – August 23, 2018 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has increased its global presence by adding Portugal to its extensive list of partner markets, expanding its Global Network. The Global Network extends BCD M&E’s reach through well-established, expert meetings & events companies around the world which supplement its wholly-owned locations. These companies […]

View: BCD Meetings & Events Adds Portugal to Global Network
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
July 12, 2018

LONDON – 12 July, 2018 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has won four new significant Life Sciences clients in the past eight months. BCD Meetings & Events has revealed that in the past eight months the agency has won four new significant Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical) clients and substantially extended the territories covered for existing other clients, adding to important wins across the globe in a number of other industry sectors.

View: Significant new Life Sciences wins demonstrate the success of BCD Meetings & Events Life Science Centre of Excellence
News July 3, 2018

Genentech’s Amy Perrone, Cisco’s Carolyn Pund and Shire’s Monica Dickenson spoke with BTN editor-in-chief Elizabeth West.

View: Shifting hotel commissions & strategic meetings management structures
Press Release June 21, 2018

CHICAGO – June 19, 2018 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has launched its second key product in their MeetingSource™ platform, Expense, which provides a secure, intuitive process for capturing, verifying and reporting non-employee expense reimbursements and compliance. “The challenge with non-employee reimbursements has traditionally been the cost associated with providing a license to […]

View: BCD M&E Launches Expense Tool, Providing a Secure Online Reimbursement Process for Non-employees
News June 19, 2018

BCD Meetings & Events has released Expense, a secure tool for capturing, verifying and reporting non-employee expense reimbursement.

View: Is new BCD M&E Expense tool a game changer?
News May 9, 2018

Con la nueva herramienta de BCD Meetings & Events los organizadores reservan venues y alojamientos conformes a sus políticas.

View: Simple Meetings facilita la reserva de espacios (Spanish)
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

BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) launched Simple Meetings, a self-service system that allows users to choose where and how they book meetings.

View: BCD Meetings & Events Launches Self-service, Online Meetings Tool for Simple Meetings
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 March 7, 2018

John Kelly has been hired to oversee marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa. BCD Meetings & Events has hired John Kelly as senior marketing manager to oversee marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

View: BCD Meetings & Events makes senior marketing appointment
News March 5, 2018

Fay Sharpe, Vice President BCD Meetings & Events EMEA scooped the prestigious M&IT Personality of the Year award on Friday night.

View: Fay Sharpe named ‘Personality of the Year’ at the 2018 M&IT awards
News February 28, 2018

The New Jersey pharma "gift ban" is much more than a gift ban. Our Director of Compliance discusses what it means for the industry and provides practical information for planners.

View: A practical guide to New Jersey’s pharma “gift ban”
News January 16, 2018

BCD Meetings & Events (M&E) has expanded its UK life sciences team following a number of business wins – and a predicted 40 per cent growth in revenue.

View: BCD Meetings & Events expands life sciences team
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:

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
News December 18, 2017

The acquisition will infuse BCD M&E with 220 new employees with local expertise in the United Kingdom, Germany, and more.

View: BCD Meetings & Events acquires Grass Roots Meetings & Events
Press Release December 15, 2017

BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has signed an agreement to acquire Grass Roots Meetings & Events from Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.

View: BCD Meetings & Events acquires Grass Roots Meetings & Events to Strengthen Global Offering
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

Jeannie Griffin joins BCD Meetings & Events as VP, Product & Technology Solutions.

View: BCD Meetings & Events Grows Global Technology Team
News August 8, 2017

Following a number of recent business wins, leading global meeting and event management agency, BCD Meetings & Events, has welcomed nine new starters across the business over the last quarter. Appointments have further strengthened the Strategic Meetings, Creative, LIVE! and Life Sciences teams.

View: BCD Meetings & Events announces a series of new starters following key business wins
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 30, 2017

Good communication and a clear chain of command are crucial risk management strategies says BCD Meetings & Events, as it recounts its direct involvement with the Brussels terror attacks.

View: Communication and command crucial to risk management: BCD Meetings & Events
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 17, 2017

Charlene Rabideau with BCD Sports sat down with sister company BCD Travel to discuss how BCD Sports is making big plays.

View: Q&A: How BCD Sports is making big plays
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 7, 2017

BCD Meetings and Events (BCD M and E) is expanding its creative and life sciences divisions as a result of strong growth and new business wins following the acquisition of Zibrant in July 2016.

View: BCD Meetings and Events expands two divisions
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
News March 30, 2017

BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) is expanding their global Enterprise Solutions team with the addition of two new leaders. Shauna Whitehead joins as VP, Global Account Management and Nancy Medoff as VP, Global Sales.

View: BCD Meetings & Events grows global enterprise solutions team
Press Release March 29, 2017

BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) is expanding their global Enterprise Solutions team with the addition of two new leaders.

View: BCD Meetings & Events grows global Enterprise Solutions team
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
News February 27, 2017

SMM still isn’t moving beyond highly regulated companies, an increasingly saturated market. Here’s what I think we need to do to get new SMM players on board.

View: The stuck state of strategic meetings management
News February 14, 2017

Fast Forward 15 – the program designed to encourage, coach and up-skill female talent in the hospitality sector – celebrated the successes of its year 2 intake at a recent mentoring day.

View: Fast Forward 15’s future leaders mentees share successes and aspirations
Press Release January 24, 2017

Kelleher has more than 23 years of international business development experience across multiple industries including travel, meetings & events and professional development.

View: Therese Kelleher named new Sr. VP, Enterprise Solutions for BCD M&E
Press Release November 17, 2016

BCD M&E wins 2016 SITE Crystal Award for “Most Impactful Effort toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Program”

View: BCD Meetings & Events Wins SITE Crystal Award
Press Release September 27, 2016

BCD Travel has signed an agreement to take a majority ownership in its China and Hong Kong joint venture.

View: BCD Travel invests heavily in China and Hong Kong
News September 15, 2016

C&IT looks back on the BCD M&E and Zibrant deal, and what it means for the newly merged organisation.

View: Everyone’s talking about… agency acquisitions
Press Release September 12, 2016

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
News September 2, 2016

The number of meetings and events held in Italy grew by 11.5% in 2015 and agencies predict there will be a further increase.

View: Italy sees rise in demand for events
News August 31, 2016

The Japanese government has announced it will begin providing low-interest loans this autumn to stimulate convention centre development across the archipelago.

View: Japan invests in major event infrastructure
Press Release July 22, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events acquired Zibrant, an award-winning Events Agency delivering national and international events in the UK, to strengthen and diversify its Events business in the European market.

View: BCD Meetings & Events Acquires UK Events Agency Zibrant
Press Release July 11, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events adds seven partner markets, including South Korea and UAE

View: BCD Meetings & Events continues to extend Global Partner Network
News July 2, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events hold creative content and event technology workshop in June.

View: Event planners spend less than 30% of budget on creative
News June 29, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events’ Anthony Coyle-Dowling weighs in on industry trends for C&IT.

View: State of the Industry 2016: Vertical victors – which sectors are booming?
News June 21, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events’ Anthony Coyle-Dowling participates in C&IT roundtable debate on personalization.

View: C&IT Roundtable Debate: Personalisation trend to continue for incentives
News June 14, 2016

Clients spent more than £820m with top UK event agencies in 2015, according to C&IT’s first ever Top 20 Agencies table ranked by total client spend/billings.

View: CIT Magazine State of the Industry 2016, BCD M&E in top 20 list
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
Press Release May 13, 2016

The last year has been one of tremendous growth for BCD Meetings & Events. President Scott Graf explains how listening to clients has fueled smart expansion and looks ahead to what the future holds.

View: BCD M&E expands to invest in clients’ future needs
News April 21, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events increased its global presence by adding Greece to its extensive list of partner markets expanding its Global Partner Network.

View: BCD Meetings & Events adds Greece to partner network
Press Release April 15, 2016

Three industry experts join BCD Meetings & Events to strengthen Events team in the UK.

View: BCD Meetings & Events strengthens UK operations and sales teams
News March 31, 2016

More than 35 event professionals gathered for a Contingency Awareness and Planning Events workshop at The Savoy Hotel on 30 March, organised by BCD Meetings and Events.

View: Event planners share top security tips at BCD M&E workshop
News March 30, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events parent company, BCD Travel, climbed to spot 231 on Forbes’ best employer list in the U.S.

View: BCD Travel no. 231 on Forbes’ best employer list
Press Release March 23, 2016

Life sciences companies interested in one partner to deliver unique, full-service meetings management consultation, design and fulfillment can do so with BCD Meetings & Events’ Life Sciences Center of Excellence (LSCOE).

View: BCD Meetings & Events Simplifies the Complex for Life Sciences Customers
News March 23, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events’ Managing Director APAC, Lisa Hopkins shares insight into meeting procurement and event managers’ needs when introducing an SMM program.

View: Lisa Hopkins discusses balancing savings with attendee experience in SMM
News March 17, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events’ Global President, Scott Graf, talks strategic growth plans, 2016/2017 outlook and more with BTN editor-in-chief Elizabeth West.

View: Scott Graf talks rapid ramp-up with BTN
Press Release March 3, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events has acquired Plan 365, Inc., a marketing logistics agency specializing in pharmaceutical and high-tech industries.

View: BCD Meetings & Events Acquires Plan 365, Inc. to Expand Life Sciences and High-Tech Offerings
Press Release February 25, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events launches proprietary, scalable technology to power meetings management

View: Flexible, Intelligent Meetings Technology Puts Power Back in Meeting Owner’s Hands
News February 11, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events’ Managing Director EMEA talks regional growth, customer service and employee engagement with Lauren Houghton of C&IT.

View: Marc Lammens discusses EMEA growth plans with C&IT
Press Release February 4, 2016

BCD Meetings & Events increased its global presence by adding 13 partner markets to expand its Global Partner Network and better serve customers.

View: BCD Meetings & Events Extends Global Partner Network to Increase Reach and Local Service
Press Release October 16, 2015

BCD Meetings & Events’ Lisa Hopkins will host a session on how to get the best deal when planning events

View: ITB Asia offers programe on incentive, conference & events market
Press Release October 15, 2015

Bruce Morgan, SVP Marketing & Business Development, discussed the advantages of a new meetings payment solution for clients.

View: BCD Meetings & Events partner announces meetings payment solution
Press Release October 1, 2015

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“
News September 2, 2015

C&IT catches up with former Zibrant global sales director Anthony Coyle-Dowling on his new role as senior director, event business development at BCD Meetings & Events In the spotlight: Anthony Coyle-Dowling, BCD Meetings & Events

View: C&IT catches up with former Zibrant global sales director Anthony Coyle-Dowling on his new role as senior director, event business development at BCD Meetings & Events
Press Release September 1, 2015

BCD Meetings & Events has taken further steps to increase their presence in Latin America by appointing a managing director to oversee the entire region.

View: BCD Meetings & Events strengthens presence in LATAM region: names managing director
Press Release July 29, 2015

BCD M&I and BCD Travel Groups have integrated their two organizations to create a new global operating unit branded as BCD Meetings & Events with more than 700 employees and operations in over 40 countries.

View: BCD Meetings & Events Emerges as a Global Leader in the Industry
News July 14, 2015

BCD Meetings & Events, formerly BCD Meetings & Incentives, makes 2014 C&IT “Top 50 agencies” list, and increases ranking to #6

View: BCD Meetings & Events makes 2014 C&IT “Top 50 agencies” list
News July 14, 2015

Anthony Coyle-Dowling, former global sales director at Zibrant, has joined BCD Meetings & Events as senior director, event business development.

View: Zibrant’s Coyle-Dowling joins BCD Meetings & Events
News July 6, 2015

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 2015, and the only travel management company in that elite group. The popular U.S. business magazine based its designation on an independent survey by of 20,000 American employees working for U.S. companies and U.S. divisions of international firms […]

View: Forbes names BCD Travel among America’s Best Employers of 2015
News September 14, 2014

BCD Meetings & Events has been named to the 2013 CMI 25 list, the 7th annual directory of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate meetings and events industry.

View: BCD Meetings & Events named to 7th Annual “CMI 25” List by MEETINGSNET/CORPORATE & INCENTIVES magazine
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
News June 17, 2014

C&IT’s Top 50 agencies are ranked by UK event-based turnover, and this year’s table has seen several big climbers and a number of new entries.

View: BCD M&E ranked #10 in Top 50 UK agencies
Press Release May 30, 2014

BCD M&I announced the formation of a partnership with Barlow Travel, New Zealands leading corporate manager of international sporting events, including rugby, tennis, motor racing and netball. The formation of BCD M&I New Zealand expands the companys presence in the Asia Pacific region and increases its service offerings both in the region and globally.

View: BCD M&E signs partnership in New Zealand with unrivaled leader in international sporting events