New platform expands ability to support meetings programs with tools and services that address evolving client needs

All American Express Meetings & Events technology providers in The Meetings Marketplace™ are vetted against the key financial, compliance and security needs of clients for increased program efficiency, transparency and an enhanced experience for both event managers and attendees. Data from Meetings Marketplace technology solutions flows into a central platform, allowing customers to expand program insights and eliminating the need to merge data from multiple sources to build reporting. As part of The Meetings Marketplace approach, dedicated support teams evaluate all technology options and help clients deploy efficient and effective M&E programs of all scales and complexities.

“The world of innovations and technology for meetings & events is full of possibilities, but complexity can be a challenge,” said Issa Jouaneh, Senior Vice President and General Manager, American Express Meetings & Events. “Our goal is always to simplify the process, connecting the dots between our clients’ needs and the solutions and partners that address those needs, aligned with our rigorous service and compliance standards. We debut The Meeting Marketplace with the confidence that it will expand our ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

To learn more about American Express Meetings & Events’ The Meetings Marketplace, read here.

 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 programme implementation to budget optimisation 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 50 years in the industry and a presence in over 100 countries, American Express Meetings & Events is uniquely positioned to manage meetings and events locally, regionally, internationally, and across the globe. The company’s broad capabilities meet the full spectrum of every customer’s meetings and event’s needs, especially through GBT’s 2017 acquisition of events management agency, Banks Sadler, and the 2018 acquisition of travel management company, HRG, including their meetings and events division. American Express Meetings & Events works with local leaders to enhance its offerings to clients.

American Express Meetings & Events has been named for nine consecutive years to Meetings Net’s “CMI 25” list[1] an annual directory of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the US corporate meetings and incentives industry.  To learn more about the services offered by American Express Meetings & Events, visit:

 About American Express Global Business Travel 

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is the world’s leading business partner for managed travel. We help companies and their employees prosper by making sure travelers are present where and when it matters. We keep global business moving with the powerful backing of 16,000 travel professionals in more than 140 countries. Companies of all sizes, and in all places, rely on GBT to provide travel management services, organize meetings and events, and deliver business travel consulting.

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“American Express Meetings and Events” is a service provided by American Global Business Travel (GBT).  GBT is a joint venture that is not wholly owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries (American Express). “American Express Global Business Travel,” “American Express,” and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express and are used under limited license.

[1] MeetingsNet’s Annual CMI 25 List,