For Immediate Release
Contact: Marie Johnson, CMP
Marketing and Public Relations
Caledonia, Wisconsin (September 10, 2013) – Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc. (M&I), 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.
“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.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a CMI 25 company for the fifth consecutive year,” said Jean Johnson, CMP, president and CEO of Meetings & Incentives Worldwide. M&I provides innovative meeting management solutions that address business challenges and drive results for our clients. This past year, M&I became certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise, added a director-level position dedicated to strategic meetings management analytics, and increased staffing for the healthcare operations and reporting team.
M&I will continue its growth plan with the addition of key account management positions to ensure the highest level of service to our valued clients. Additionally, M&I is expanding its presence into the UK to support their global business. “We are excited about our growth and future opportunities. We are also committed to staying nimble and being flexible so that we can continue to provide high-touch, high-quality service for our customers,” said Tina Madden, partner and CFO.
The magazine’s 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 company’s 2012 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives, versus association meetings or other sources.