CHICAGO, IL – 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. Now in its 10th year, the list of is a unique resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives, and procurement professionals who need outsourcing partners to orchestrate events around the globe with professionalism and creativity.
BCD Meetings & Events has received recognition as a CMI 25 company since the award began. “We are honored to be recognized once again as a leader in the meetings and incentives space”, said Scot Graf, Global President. “We value our position as a key organization in the industry and look forward to continuing our leadership as we continue to grow.”
“Meetings and incentives are extremely valuable to the businesses and cities that host them, to the participants who benefit from face-to-face networking and learning, and to the sponsoring organizations who get their messages delivered and their teams motivated,” said MeetingsNet Editor Sue Hatch. “The CMI 25 list is the first place many corporations turn to find independent planning companies that have the experience to handle their most important events.” As a group, the companies on the 2016 CMI 25 list executed more than 95,000 corporate meeting and incentive travel programs in 2015, representing over 11 million group room nights.
The CMI 25 is the most comprehensive listing of the major independent meeting companies serving the corporate world. The CMI 25 list will be published in the September 2016 issue of the MeetingsNet tablet magazine (http://meetingsnet.com/app-registration) and digital edition, and on www.meetingsnet.com.
The MeetingsNet editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2015 and the total number of room nights represented by those meetings and incentives. They also considered the number of full-time employees at each company, as well as the percentage of the company’s 2015 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives versus association meetings or other sources.