Meeting Expectations Named to the 2017 MeetingsNet CMI 25 List

MeetingsNet Unveils 11th Annual List of Largest Meeting and Incentive Travel Companies

MeetingsNet today included Meeting Expectations on 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 directory of full-service meetings and incentive management companies, now in its 11th year, provides a resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives and procurement professionals looking for experienced, professional outsourcing partners. Meeting Expectations has been listed on the CMI 25 list since its inception.

“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.”

Meeting Expectations President Brian Meyer notes that this honor marks a particularly special year for the company as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. “We’re extremely proud to be included in the CMI 25. Year after year, our team works incredibly hard to provide exemplary and innovative events, conferences and incentives to our valued clients,” he said. “We’re honored to be included in the company of the prestigious organizations on this list.”

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.

Meeting Expectations, named to the CMI 25 list each year since its inception, is a full-service meeting and association management company headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Chicago, Denver, Washington, DC and satellite offices throughout the country. Its event management team executes corporate events including customer summits, sales kickoffs, franchise conventions, educational conferences and incentive travel in global destinations. In 2016, the meetings produced by Meeting Expectations generated approximately 90,000 hotel room nights.

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 Meeting Expectations
Meeting Expectations delivers global association management and meeting planning solutions fusing sound strategy, innovation and expert delivery. Setting the stage for our clients’ success, Meeting Expectations provides effective and engaging event and membership experiences. To learn more, visit meetingexpectations.com or follow @meetingexp.

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Founded in 1992, Meeting Expectations is a full-service meeting planning and association management company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices in metropolitan Chicago, Denver and Washington, D.C. Our team is comprised of more than 100 talented and knowledgeable employees with meeting planning, association management, marketing, finance and technology experience and diverse backgrounds that allow for creative solutions to complex situations. We set the stage for our clients’ success through effective and engaging event and membership experiences. Our core values of respect, trust and transparency guide our work every day.

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