Meetings & Incentives Worldwide Named to the 9th Annual MeetingsNet "CMI 25" List

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Meetings & Incentives Worldwide 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.

“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," said Jean Johnson, CMP, President & CEO

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 (http://meetingsnet.com/cmi25/2015-cmi-25) and digital edition, and on http://www.meetingsnet.com.

About CMI 25
MeetingsNet is a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry. The magazine’s editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2014 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 2014 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives, versus association meetings or other sources.

About Meetings & Incentives Worldwide (M&IW)
Meetings & Incentives Worldwide (M&IW) is a progressive meeting, incentive and conference management company that believes live meetings and events transform organizations. As a strategic partner and leading service provider in events management, M&IW is privileged to work with some of the most recognized companies across the globe to help them source, plan, and execute successful events. M&IW is a privately-owned, certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) headquartered in Wisconsin, regional offices in the UK, Singapore and Brazil, and a presence in 19 countries.

As an extension of our clients' meeting management resources, we help them increase the quality of their programs, achieve business outcomes, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. Our client services include: Global Strategic Sourcing, Registration and Attendee Management, Event Marketing, Creative Services, Group Travel Management, Event Planning, Program Management, On-Site Execution, Incentive Solutions, Mobility Solutions, Strategic Meetings Management consulting and SMM Analytics.

M&IW offers flexible, innovative, and strategic solutions, at both the enterprise and event level. For more information, visit http://www.meetings-incentives.com.

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