MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, to its 2018 CMI 25 list of the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market.
As a group, the companies on the 2018 CMI 25 list executed more than half a million corporate meetings and nearly 8,000 incentive travel programs in 2017.
“The 2018 CMI 25 list is an extraordinary resource for corporations looking for a, experienced meeting planning partner. It allows them to get a fix on the focus, strengths, and size of these large third-parties,” said MeetingsNet Content Director Sue Hatch. “In a fast-evolving industry that demands top technology, endless creativity, and absolute attention to detail, the CMI 25 companies have found success.”
“Our team is focused on providing creative, engaging events for our clients and offering industry leading strategic meeting management solutions leveraging innovative technology,” said Tony Wagner, vice president, Americas & South Pacific, CWT Meetings & Events. “Being named to the CMI 25 list for the 9th consecutive year is a reflection of our company’s dedication and our team’s hard work. It is truly a great honor to be recognized in the industry.”
The CMI 25 list is published in the September 2018 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.
In 2018, CWT Meetings & Events gained several stand-out clients, including two Fortune Top 25 customers, a national leading restaurant company and a fast-growing medical device company. CWT hosted events around the globe for Environmental Awareness Week and successfully executed the annual Carlson Employee Giving Campaign, the company’s largest community-based initiative.
In addition, as the host city for Super Bowl LII, Carlson Companies partnered with the City of Minneapolis and the Super Bowl Committee to lead efforts to fight sex trafficking in the hospitality industry. Carlson played an important role in the development of the Anti-Sex Trafficking Plan for Super Bowl LII and developed a plan that can be distributed and replicated by other cities and venues for future large-scale events.
CWT Meetings & Events also conducted many Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) events with clients, including taking 500 people from local manufacturing giant 3M to Maui as part of an incentive trip and CSR initiative, to regenerate natural farming practices centered on Hawaiian culture.
The MeetingsNet editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2017 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 2017 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives versus association meetings or other sources.
CWT Meetings & Events delivers 38,500 innovative, high-quality projects for customers every year – across all industry sectors, globally. Our creative know-how helps us deliver awe-inspiring events, and our logistics expertise guarantees professional meeting services, group travel, and compliance. We manage your strategic meetings management programs with one aim in mind – to maximize your return on investment.
CWT Meetings & Events is Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s meeting & events division.
Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected. We provide their travelers with a consumer-grade travel experience, combining innovative technology with our vast experience. Every day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 260 Boeing 787s and 100,000 hotel rooms - and handle 105 events. We operate in around 150 countries, and in 2017 posted a total transaction volume of more than US$ 23 billion.