Sep 06, 2022
BI WORLDWIDE announced today that it has been named to MeetingsNet’s 16th annual CMI 25 list for 2022, honoring the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market.Scroll Down
The annual report from MeetingsNet, a leading Informa media outlet for the meetings and incentives industry, is a key resource for corporations looking for experienced event-planning partners. In aggregate, 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.
“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.”
The CMI 25 profiles include statistics on business volume (including virtual events for the first time this year), top customer markets, and company news to give readers a sense of the size and focus of these industry-leading firms.
“We are honored to be included on this list,” shared David Litteken, Senior Vice President of the Events Group at BI WORLDWIDE. “We have seen tremendous momentum in bringing companies, teams, and high achievers together to communicate, collaborate, and celebrate.”
The CMI 25 list is published in the September/October 2022 issue of the MeetingsNet digital edition, and on www.meetingsnet.com.
BI WORLDWIDE inspires people and delivers measurable business results. Inspired employees solve problems and create value. Inspired salespeople take risks and seize opportunity. And inspired channel partners and customers choose your brand every time. BIW works with great companies around the globe who know that extraordinary results can only be achieved when their business is energized by the people who make it happen.
“There’s no better way to inspire people than to create an event where they can share ideas, successes, and learnings.” said Litteken.
The MeetingsNet editors selected the 2022 CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2021 and the total number of room nights represented by those events. For the first time, MeetingsNet also collected data on the number of virtual and hybrid meetings executed and considered it along with the number of full-time employees at each company, the percentage of the company’s 2021 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives, and other data.