CHICAGO – July 11, 2016 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) continues to strengthen its global presence by adding seven markets to its Global Partner Network. The growth, driven largely by client needs, further supports demand for solutions with global scope and local delivery. New markets include Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, UAE and Ukraine. Kevin Ahn, General Manager BCD M&E Korea said, “becoming a partner of BCD M&E is a new step for us, a journey full of excitement.”
Since the merging of BCD M&I and BCD Travel Groups to create BCD Meetings & Events in July of 2015, BCD M&E’s client count has more than quadrupled and client spend managed is up nearly 40%. The expansion of its partner network complements and strengthens the existing network of wholly owned and partner markets, increasing BCD M&E’s global footprint. This is good news for clients who continue to look for a partner who can deliver on a global scale with extensive local knowledge.
“The growth of our Global Partner Network hasn’t slowed since the initiative began in 2015,” said Jeroen Duiker, VP, Global Partner Network. “Our customers need our resources throughout the world so we’ve been investing in our company and people to provide the scope and even more importantly, local knowledge they need.”
In this time of growth for the agency, strategic partners are chosen through a significant qualification process to provide best in class service with global resources and expertise while maintaining understanding of regional cultures and nuances. Since 2015, BCD M&E has added more than 20 partners to its network across Europe, Asia and Latin America and increased global resources to more than 1,000. The advantage of having vetted partners across the globe allows BCD M&E to deliver services specific to client’s needs wherever they might be.
“We are excited to be a strategic partner with BCD M&E, which gives us an opportunity to create and manage meetings, events and incentives for global clients based in the UAE. Creative people, smart procurement, managing customer relationships and technology will drive the development and growth of our business”, says Manish Nimkar, Commercial Director, BCD M&E UAE.