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American Express Meetings & Events Recognized by MeetingsNet’s 11th Annual CMI 25 List of Largest Meeting and Incentive Travel Companies

American Express Meetings & Events named to the 2017 MeetingsNet CMI 25 list
with approximately 76,000 meetings and incentives planned in 2016.

New York, NY, September 7, 2017 – American Express Meetings & Events today announced its inclusion in Meetings Net’s 2017 CMI 25 list, the meeting industry’s comprehensive report on the 25 largest meeting and incentive management companies servicing corporates in the U.S. 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.

Issa Jouaneh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Express Meetings & Events commented: “We are honored to be recognized by MeetingsNet for our expertise in global meetings and events planning and management.  In 2016, American Express Meetings & Events experienced another record year of growth, marked by new customer acquisitions, office openings, staff achievements and expansion of long-standing customer relationships. Through our continued growth and close collaborations, our goal has been to provide our customers with the opportunities to achieve their specific business or event objectives.”

“The 2017 CMI 25 includes extraordinary companies that have succeeded in a competitive and fast-changing business landscape. In a field that requires constant creativity, an unwavering focus on detail, strong partnerships, and an understanding of new technologies, these companies rise to the top,” said MeetingsNet Content Director Sue Hatch. “We’re thrilled to provide corporations with this valuable list, which ranks among the top content on MeetingsNet.com year after 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 (http://www.meetingsnet.com/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.

About American Express Meetings & Events

American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel, offers longstanding experience, expertise and leading capabilities spanning program implementation to budget optimization to deliver powerful meetings and events experiences for clients. The global team is focused on meetings and events sourcing, planning, contract negotiations, budgeting, expense management, reporting and benchmarking, combined with strategic counsel and integration of leading technology. This end-to-end approach focuses on creating visibility, driving savings and enabling effective meeting experiences.

With more than 40 years in the industry and a presence in over 50 countries, American Express Meetings & Events is uniquely positioned to manage meetings and events locally, regionally, internationally and across the globe. American Express Meetings & Events works with local leaders to enhance its offering to clients.

American Express Meetings & Events was named to Meetings Net’s 2015, 2016 and 2017 “CMI 25” list, an annual directory of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate meetings and incentives industry.  To learn more about the services offered by American Express Meetings & Events, visit: https://www.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com/meetings-and-events/

About American Express Global Business Travel 

 American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) equips companies of all sizes with the insights, tools, services and expertise they need to keep their travelers informed, focused and productive while on the road. With approximately 12,000 employees and operations in nearly 120 countries worldwide, GBT empowers customers to take control of their travel programs, optimizing the return on their travel and meetings investments, while, more importantly, providing extraordinary traveler care.

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