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Press Release December 12, 2018

Sanjay Seth to Become BCD Meetings & Events’ Managing Director, Asia Pacific   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 […]

View: Sanjay Seth to Become BCD Meetings & Events’ Managing Director, Asia Pacific
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 […]

View: BCD Meetings & Events releases “The Green White Paper”
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

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 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
Press Release September 20, 2018

BCD Sports launches the BCD Sports Tickets website to diversify corporate capabilities   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 […]

View: Sports ticketing tool provides comprehensive solution to small group sales
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
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 […]

View: BCD Meetings & Events adds Portugal to global network, increasing reach and local service capabilities
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 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 […]

View: BCD M&E launches Expense tool, providing a secure online reimbursement process for non-employees
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 2 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 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: 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

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 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 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
News November 13, 2015

Always providing expertise on meeting destinations around the world, Anja de Haen, a BCD Meetings & Events Program Manager in EMEA, describes a few advantages of meeting in Malaysia.

View: Motivation from Mother Nature
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 brand 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 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
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