Meeting Expectations, an Etherio Company, announced today that it has been named to MeetingsNet’s 2022 CMI 25 for the 16th consecutive year. The CMI 25 list honors the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market.
The annual report from MeetingsNet, a leading outlet for the meetings and incentives industry, is a key resource for corporations looking for experienced event management partners. In total, the companies on the 2022 CMI 25 list executed more than 56,000 corporate meetings and almost 500 incentive travel programs in 2021, and those events used more than 2.69 million room nights at hotels and resorts.
To earn a place on the list, Meeting Expectations planned and executed 32 in-person corporate meetings, five incentive travel programs, and 12 stand-alone, large virtual events in 2021, also booking more than 26,000 room nights for meetings and incentives.
“Of course, 2021 was a difficult year for these leading experts in bringing corporate groups together for training and education, recognition, and networking,” said Sue Hatch, content director for MeetingsNet. “Yet, those numbers are impressive for a year when meetings, when they happened at all, were often virtual or severely scaled back. The grit and innovation of these companies during difficult times is impressive and will serve their clients well during the fast-paced return to face-to-face events we’re seeing for 2022, 2023, and beyond.”
In 2021, Meeting Expectations joined existing meetings and event management brands MeetingAdvice and Global Meetings & Incentives (GMI) in becoming part of the Etherio Group. The addition of Meeting Expectations will be vital to the success of The Etherio Group, bringing 30 years of expertise in event planning, association management, marketing, event technology, and leadership consulting to the group.
“This recognition of Meeting Expectations further highlights the Etherio Group’s position as one of the leading meetings and events management companies in the U.S. – one that brings together the most exceptional companies to advance our clients’ businesses,” said Eric Altschul, CEO of the Etherio Group. “With our acquisition of Meeting Expectations in late 2021, we can provide a truly unique and complementary range of event planning, association management, incentive travel, and sourcing services. We are exceptionally proud of Meeting Expectations’ 16-year streak of inclusion on this prestigious list.”