For Immediate Release
Contact: Marie Johnson, CMP
Marketing and Public Relations
Caledonia, Wisconsin (October 14, 2014) – Meetings & Incentives Worldwide (M&IW) has been named to the “CMI 25” list of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies. Compiled by Penton’s MeetingsNet, 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.
“We believe meetings and events transform businesses” said Jean Johnson, President and CEO of Meetings & Incentives Worldwide. “We are proud to be recognized as a CMI 25 company. We attribute our continued success to the company’s focus on customer retention, new client acquisition, global expansion, and strategic investments in human capital. Over the last year, we have added staff domestically and internationally, leveraged new technologies, and developed partnerships to better service our growing global client base.”
“We are excited to be recognized as leader in the meetings and incentives industry for the sixth consecutive year,” said Kris McKinney, VP of Operations. “This has been an exceptional year for Meetings & Incentives Worldwide and it is an honor to accept the CMI 25 award at IMEX 2014 on behalf of our entire team” said David Guse, VP of I.T. Services and Information Security.
“These independent meeting planning companies play a significant role in the meetings economy. “In total, they drove 9.1 million group room nights in 2013, orchestrating 68,652 corporate meetings and 4,241 incentive travel programs around the world. We’re seeing exciting growth in these industry leaders, with an uptick in acquisitions, partnerships, and technology adoption. Corporations look to them for creativity, experience, and, often, their meeting technology know-how,” said MeetingsNet’s Editor Sue Hatch.