News Release

Maritz Travel Company Named To 8th Annual “CMI 25” List By Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine

September 17, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO (September 17, 2014) Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, has been named to the 2014 “CMI 25” list, the 8th annual directory of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate meetings and incentives industry. Compiled by Penton’s MeetingsNet, a tablet magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, the list is a key resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives, and procurement professionals researching information on the industry’s leading outsource partners.

“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in the meetings and incentives industry for the eighth year in a row,” said David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel Company. “This has been an exceptional year for Maritz Travel Company, as we’ve expanded our global capabilities and focused on experiential design to help our clients achieve exceptional results that are aligned with their business strategies, goals and objectives.”

Together, Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient represent one of the strongest, most diversely positioned leaders in the meeting, event and incentive travel industry within the corporate, association, tradeshows and government sectors. In 2013, Maritz Travel Company planned and executed more than 7,800 meetings, events and incentive travel programs and booked a combined 3.2 million room nights.

“In total, the CMI 25 drove 9.1 million group room nights in 2013, an increase of about 7 percent over 2012. These independent meeting planning companies play a significant role in the U.S. meetings economy, last year orchestrating 68,652 corporate meetings and 4,241 incentive travel programs around the world. We’re seeing exciting growth in these industry leaders, with an uptick in acquisitions, partnerships, and technology adoption. Corporations look to them for creativity, experience, and, often, their meeting technology know-how,” said MeetingsNet’s Editor Sue Hatch. “The CMI 25 is the most comprehensive listing of the largest independent meeting managers serving the corporate world.” The CMI 25 list will be published in the September 2014 issue of the MeetingsNet tablet magazine (http://meetingsnet.com/app-registration) and on www.meetingsnet.com.

About CMI 25
The magazine’s editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2013 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 2013 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives, versus association meetings or other sources.

About Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel Company – consisting of Maritz Travel and Experient – is one of the strongest, most diversely positioned leaders in the meeting, event and incentive travel industry within the areas of corporate, association, government and tradeshows. Through experiential design, Maritz Travel Company helps transform organizations and people through the event experience. We are committed to perfecting the guest experience to deliver leading-edge thinking, experience, and technology solutions for meetings, conventions and exhibitions throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.maritztravel.com or www.experient-inc.com, or follow us on Twitter @MaritzTravel or @Experient_Inc.