The magazine’s editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2011 and the number of hotel room nights represented by those meetings and incentives. They also evaluated the number of full-time employees at each company, as well as the percentage of the company’s revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives.
“The $145 billion corporate meetings and events industry relies on independent meeting and incentive companies for their experience and creativity, and, increasingly, their understanding of the processes and technology tools to implement strategic meetings management programs. This year’s CMI 25 companies handled more than 70,000 corporate meetings and incentive programs in 2011, which represents more than 10 million room nights, and employ more than 9,000 people,” said Sue Hatch, executive editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives. The CMI 25 list will be published in the September 2012 issue of Corporate Meetings & Incentives and on www.meetingsnet.com. This list is a resource for meeting managers and procurement professionals researching information on current and potential business partners.
“Being included on the CMI 25 list is an honor and a wonderful acknowledgement of Meeting Expectation’
Meeting Expectations is a certified, full-service conference and association management company headquartered in Atlanta. Its meeting management business unit, which includes several Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs) as well as a department dedicated to venue selection, creates corporate events including customer summits, franchise conventions, sales kickoffs and other corporate educational conferences all over the world.