MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings, incentives and events industry, named CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E) to its 2017 CMI 25 list, the meeting industry’s only comprehensive report on the 25 largest meeting and incentive management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market. The exclusive directory of full-service meetings and incentive management companies, now in its 11th year, provides a unique resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives, and procurement professionals looking for experienced, professional outsourcing partners.
"We are focused on delivering engaging events and helping our clients achieve their strategic meetings management ambitions," said Beau Ballin, senior director, business development, CWT M&E. “Our creative know-how helps us produce awe-inspiring events, and our logistics expertise guarantees professional meeting services, group travel, and compliance. Being named to the CMI 25 list for the 7th consecutive year is an affirmation of the hard work and quality that we provide across more than 35,000 meetings and events each year.”
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 over 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’s Hatch.
The CMI 25 list will be published in the September 2017 issue of the MeetingsNet tablet magazine and digital edition and on www.meetingsnet.com. Company profiles include statics on business volume, top customer markets, recent company news, leadership, and more.
The MeetingsNet editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2016 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 2016 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives versus association meetings or other sources.
CWT Meetings & Events (M&E) is an award-winning global corporate events management service. Representing all industry sectors, CWT M&E delivers comprehensive live, virtual and hybrid event solutions for thousands of customers every year. Ranging from end to end productions of some of the world’s largest and complex global conferences, through to intimate national teambuilding experiences.
About Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected. We provide their travelers with a consumer-grade travel experience, combining innovative technology with our vast experience. Every day we look after enough travelers to fill almost 200 Boeing 747s and around 100,000 hotel rooms, and handle 95 corporate events. We have more than 18,000 people in nearly 150 countries, and in 2016 posted a total transaction volume of US$ 23 billion.