For Immediate Release
Contact: Marie Johnson, CMP
Marketing and Public Relations
Caledonia, Wisconsin (September 21, 2015) – Meetings & Incentives Worldwide (M&IW), has been named to the MeetingsNet 2015 CMI 25 list of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies. Now in its ninth year, the CMI 25 is the leading resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives, and procurement professionals researching information on the industry’s leading outsource partners.
“Meetings & Incentives Worldwide is honored to be named to the CMI 25 for the seventh consecutive year,” said Jean Johnson, CMP, President and CEO. “Being recognized on the most prestigious list in the industry is a testament to our talented team and their continued focus on the success of our customers. Because of our investments in human capital and cutting-edge technology along with a nimble mindset, we are uniquely positioned to meet the rapidly changing needs of our customers across the globe. Additionally, this past year, we launched a Global Project Good Samaritan program, advocated for the 1st Annual North American Meetings Industry Day, and hosted a day of learning for 16 employees and clients to receive their Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate.”
Together, the independent meeting planning companies on the 2015 CMI 25 list report booking more than 10.5 million group room nights in 2014, all tied to the 80,487 meetings, conferences, and incentives they executed for corporate clients during the year.
“As the economy made significant strides in the past couple of years, the companies on the CMI 25 list appear to have benefited. As a group, they report a 16 percent increase in 2014 in the number of meetings and incentives planned over 2013,” said MeetingsNet’s Sue Hatch. “Not only are these planning organizations trusted corporate partners, relied on to orchestrate critical events around the globe with professionalism and creativity, they are also major corporate citizens in their own right, with 56 percent of the CMI 25 companies employing more than 100 people.”
“This has been an exceptional year for our incentive and event services team,” said Tracy Norum, CMP, CIS, Director of Global Incentive and Event Services for M&IW. As a result of increased business both domestically and globally, we have hired additional staff to support our programs. It is encouraging to see that corporations continue to realize the value of recognizing and rewarding their best performers. Additionally, four of our team members have become Certified Incentive Specialists.”
The CMI 25 is the most comprehensive listing of the major independent meeting companies serving the corporate world. The CMI 25 list was published in the September 2015 issue of the MeetingsNet tablet magazine.