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Sep 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN: BI WORLDWIDE (BIW), a global agency, announced today it was named to the meeting industry’s only comprehensive report on the 25 largest meeting and incentive management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market. In its 11th year, CMI 25 is the exclusive directory of full-service meetings and incentive management companies and provides a unique resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives, and procurement professionals looking for experienced, professional outsourcing partners.
“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.”
“We’re honored to be recognized as a leader in the incentive and meeting industry. It is our passion to create powerful and inspiring experiences.” said Bruce Schiemo, VP of Industry Relations, at BI WORLDWIDE.
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.
Dec 04, 2016
BI WORLDWIDE was named #1 Recognition, Incentive and Rewards Consultant in Asia Pacific by Human Resources Magazine in Singapore last week.
As a global engagement agency which drives performance improvement through employees, channels and customers, we offer solutions such as employee recognition and service anniversaries, incentives and rewards, events design and production that include incentive travel and award gala dinners, as well as online global reward catalogues.
Apr 12, 2016
(April 12, 2016)BI WORLDWIDE (BIW), a global engagement agency and a leader in employee rewards, sales/channel effectiveness and event management announced a formal realignment in Asia Pacific. BIW will be blending its local teams in Australia, China and Singapore into an integrated regional structure to better serve both our clients’ local and regional interests.
Beginning July 1 2016, David Litteken will assume leadership as Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, with the regional offices reporting directly to him. This new structure also includes oversight of the Australian-based Veritas Group, an internationally recognized production company, in which BIW holds controlling interest. This realignment will optimize BIW’s ability to best serve its clients throughout the region.
Expressing confidence in this decision, Jeff Beegle, Vice President of BIW’s International Group, said, “Under David’s leadership, we plan to develop and coordinate our strengths in technology, events and production. Asia Pacific will continue to be a huge growth opportunity for BI WORLDWIDE over the next five to ten years. We are thrilled we can take a market leader position in this region.”
Litteken has been with BIW for more than 22 years, serving on the company’s leadership team at its U.S. headquarters prior to being appointed as Managing Director for the China and Singapore markets in September 2012.
Jan 28, 2016
Minneapolis, MN (January 27, 2016) BI WORLDWIDE (BIW), a global engagement agency and a leader in sales and channel effectiveness, announced today that its client, Coca-Cola Refreshments has been selected as the recipient of the Grand Motivation Master Award.
Motivation Masters is sponsored by Incentive Magazine and is in its seventh year of recognizing the best, most effective and most creative incentive and engagement programs. In addition to earning the title of Grand Motivation Master, Coca-Cola Refreshments and BIW are featured as the cover story of the January/February issue of Incentive Magazine.
Coca-Cola Refreshment's award-winning program has resulted in over 180,000 recognitions, more than 350 individual sales, brand, safety and wellness incentive programs, over 100,000 anniversaries and 10 times more leads than before the program. BIW's partnership with Coca-Cola Refreshments is built on the power of accumulated points. The integrated program allows participants to earn and spend points seamlessly for a variety of behaviors across multiple initiatives.
BIW Business Development Director Sheryl Cronin shared“As the program matures, people who are participating in it begin to accrue, and they look for additional opportunities to earn. Tapping into this engaged audience allows existing programs to gain associate mindshare. There's real power in that.”
Nov 30, 2015
BI WORLDWIDE (BIW), the global leader in employee engagement, sales force effectiveness and customer engagement, announced today a strategic equity investment to hold controlling interest of THE VERITAS GROUP, one of Australia’s foremost event management organisations with industry leading clients across the Asia-Pacific region. “Our investment in The Veritas Group adds a talented team to BI WORLDWIDE, allowing us to strengthen our meetings and production capability in Australia and the Asia-Pacific market,” stated Tricia Mikolai, Managing Director of BI WORLDWIDE Australia.
Eugene Kennedy, Managing Director of The Veritas Group added “The BI WORLDWIDE investment in Veritas widens our service offering to our clients and provides BIW with an enhanced events capability in the Asia-Pacific region; the entire Veritas team is delighted to be part of the BIW family and we look forward to a great future together.”