For Immediate Release
Contact: Marie Johnson, CMP
Marketing and Public Relations
Caledonia, Wisconsin (September 12, 2017) – Meetings & Incentives Worldwide (M&IW) was named to the 2017 MeetingsNet CMI 25 list of the 25 largest and most influential meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market. Now in its 11th year, the list is a unique resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives, and procurement professionals looking for experienced, professional outsourcing partners.
“It is a tremendous honor to be included on the CMI 25 list for the ninth consecutive year,” said Jean Johnson, CMP, Co-CEO and Chief People Officer with Meetings & Incentives Worldwide. “This year marks a special milestone as we celebrate 50 years of success in the meetings and travel business. The CMI 25 recognition is a further testament to our philosophy on service, relationships and the trust we have established with our customers, employees and suppliers for five decades.”
“Technology solutions continue to be a core focus” said Tina Madden, Co-CEO and Chief Customer Officer. “Last year, we implemented a business intelligence tool (BI) to leverage event data from multiple sources real time and provide actionable, predictive insights to our clients. This is a game changer for our industry and it is exciting to see it unfold.”
As a group, the companies on the 2017 CMI 25 list executed more than 139,000 corporate meeting and incentive travel programs in 2016—representing more than 12.5 million group room nights—and employed more than 9,000 people in the U.S. alone. “As these impressive numbers help reveal, meetings and incentive travel programs are extremely valuable to the businesses and cities that host them and to the participants who benefit from the networking and learning,” said MeetingsNet Content Director Sue Hatch.
The CMI 25 is the most comprehensive listing of major independent meeting companies serving the corporate world. The full list was published in the September 2017 issue of the MeetingsNet on the website at www.meetingsnet.com or review the expanded listing on the digital magazine at www.meetingsnet.com/digital-edition.