Chicago, IL – September 24, 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. The list, compiled by Pentons MeetingsNet/corporate&incentives magazine (formerly Corporate Meetings & Incentives), is an unequalled resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives, and procurement professionals researching information on these essential business partners.
As a group, the CMI 25 companies play a significant role in the U.S. meetings economy. During 2012, they planned 62,582 corporate meetings and 4,133 incentive travel programs, driving a total of 8.5 million room nights at hotels and resorts around the world. Corporations rely on these independent meeting and incentive companies for their experience, creativity, and, increasingly, understanding of meeting technologies for mobile apps, virtual events, and strategic meetings management, said Sue Hatch, executive editor of MeetingsNet/corporate&incentives. The CMI 25 is the most comprehensive listing of the largest independent planners serving the corporate world. The CMI 25 list will be published in the September 2013 issue of MeetingsNet/corporate&incentives and on www.meetingsnet.com.
BCD Meetings & Events is a full service meetings management company headquartered in Chicago, IL and with regional headquarters in Utrecht, Netherlands, Singapore and Mexico City. The organization has been delivering top-notch meetings management solutions for nearly 3 decades. Operating in over 40 countries with over 700 employees, they provide everything from a single, standalone event to an entire strategic meetings management program.
“This is an exciting and growing industry”, said Scott Graf, Global President of BCD Meetings & Events. “We are a company dedicated to growing our global footprint and expanding our service lines so that the meeting solutions we provide equal, if not exceed, our competition. It is an honor to be included on this list of excellent meeting management providers.”
The magazines editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2012 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 companys 2012 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives, versus association meetings or other sources.