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Celebrating our 8th consecutive year on MeetingsNet's prestigious CMI25 list

By Ashfield Meetings & Events


We are honoured to be once again named as one of CMI's 25 'TOP 25 Meetings & Live Event Agencies' in the US

MeetingsNet, the leading digital magazine and website dedicated to the US meetings, conventions and incentive travel market, has included Ashfield Meetings & Events on this year’s CMI25 list – the only comprehensive list of the 25 largest event agencies in the U.S.

This annual report qualifies agencies for companies looking to partner with the most experienced meeting planning firms. As a whole, the companies on the 2019 CMI 25 list executed almost 150,000 corporate meetings and nearly 7,000 incentive travel programs in 2018. For the global healthcare event management agency, which is part of UDG Healthcare plc, this is an impressive eighth consecutive appearance.

Gavin Houston (CEO US, Ashfield Meetings & Events) commented: “This year been particularly significant for us in that we launched our latest white paper, our third HCP survey, titled – The Science of Healthcare Congresses. This is a unique study of over 200 global healthcare professionals (HCPs) across a range of therapy areas, and highlights their preferences around attending medical congresses. We’ve had incredibly positive feedback on the findings – which may well inspire congress strategies in the future – from clients as well as associations.”

Houston continued: “In addition, we’ve also continued to grow SPARK THINKING – our sister agency which allows us to deliver meetings and live event experiences to clients outside of the healthcare industry using this different brand. SPARK THINKING has quickly become a highly regarded player in the events. Our clients recognise the size and stability that being part of a wider organization ensures, while also appreciating our agility and creativity traditionally associated with smaller event management agencies. This recognition from MeetingsNet is yet another reason to be proud of our team’s expertise.”

Sue Hatch (Content Director, MeetingsNet) affirms, “Successful meetings management demands creativity, attention to detail, and top technology, and the CMI 25 companies have proven themselves to have the focus and experience needed to get the job done.”

We are extremely pleased to be recognized amongst such an astounding group. The CMI 25 list is published in the September 2018 issue of MeetingsNet. You can find our full profile here.

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