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CWT Meetings & Events lance une offre en partenariat avec International SOS

Cette offre unique, mise en place pour accompagner les clients dans leurs impératifs de sureté et de sécurité, est appelée à devenir la référence sur le marché.


AMSTERDAM | 30 MARS, 2017

CWT Meetings & Events, division de CWT, lance aujourd’hui le seul service global de réunions et d’événements d’entreprise incluant dans son offre de base, les prestations d’International SOS, leader mondial des services de maîtrise des risques de santé et de sécurité en voyage.

« Il s’agit d’une offre sécurité révolutionnaire qui, dans des périodes d’instabilité, revêt une importance majeure pour tous et partout dans le monde », explique Cindy Fisher, Senior Vice President & Global Head de CWT Meetings & Events ». Grâce à cette collaboration avec International SOS, nous avons créé une nouvelle référence qui servira de modèle pour le secteur. Pour la première fois, les clients de CWT M&E qui se rendent et participent aux réunions et événements peuvent maintenant accéder aux meilleurs conseils avant leur déplacement. Ils peuvent également intégrer à leur programme d’autres services d’International SOS comme le plan d’assistance Event Medical Support Plan.

Cet accord permet également aux clients de CWT M&E (organisateurs et participants) de s’abonner aux alertes médicales et sécurité. Les clients peuvent aussi accéder à un outil sur mesure d’évaluation des risques de voyage. 

 

A propos de CWT Meetings & Events

CWT Meetings & Events est la division chargée des réunions et événements au sein de CWT, le leader mondial des agences de voyage et de la gestion des réunions d’affaires.

Pour plus d’informations sur CWT M&E, suivez-nous sur Twitter @CWT_ME.

 

A propose de CWT

Les entreprises et les administrations nous font confiance pour assurer la mobilité de leurs collaborateurs. CWT, qui sert des clients dans près de 150 pays, est le leader mondial du voyage d’affaires, des réunions et des événements. En associant la technologie et l’expertise de plus de 18 000 collaborateurs, nous aidons nos clients à dégager la meilleure valeur de leur programme voyages tout en offrant un service optimal aux voyageurs. En 2016, nous avons enregistré un volume de transactions total de 23 milliards USD.

Pour plus d’informations sur CWT, suivez-nous sur Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit and LinkedIn.

 

À propos d’International SOS (www.internationalsos.com)
International SOS est le leader mondial des services de maîtrise des risques de santé et de sécurité en voyage. Nous servons des clients du monde entier, répartis sur plus de 1 000 sites dans 90 pays. Notre expertise unique s’appuie sur plus de 11 000 collaborateurs, dont 1 400 médecins et 200 spécialistes de la sécurité. Ces équipes travaillent nuit et jour pour protéger nos membres. Nous concevons des programmes de prévention novateurs renforcés par notre expertise nationale. Notre service d’assistance d’urgence en cas de maladie grave, d’accident ou de troubles à l’ordre civil n’a aucun équivalent. Nous avons à cœur d’aider les clients à mettre en pratique leur devoir de protection. Grâce à nous, les entreprises multinationales, les administrations et les ONG peuvent limiter les risques pour leurs collaborateurs qui travaillent à distance ou à l’étranger.

 

Contacts Média
Taylor Aaron

Global Communications Manager

T : +1 763 614 3648 / M : +1 612 244 9420                

taylor.aaron@carlsonwagonlit.com

 

Alistair Hammond

Global Director of Media Relations

T : +44 203 353 1454 / M : +44 771 773 0441

alistair.hammond@carlsonwagonlit.com

 

CWT/BTN Group Research: 96% Rank Strategic Meetings Management As Successful

 

AMSTERDAM | 30 JUNE, 2016

Companies that have implemented a program for the strategic management of meetings say their programs are successful, though they also say there is still more work to do. The key benefits of an SMM program are greater transparency of spend, cost reductions, improved compliance, risk mitigation and, ultimately, improved effectiveness of their meetings and events. This is according to a new global study, released today by CWT and The BTN Group.

 

Driving Success in Strategic Meetings Managementbased on both quantitative and qualitative research, highlights the clear benefits of strategic meetings management (SMM) programs. However, it also shows that the market remains immature.

 

More than half of the respondents said they had made 10 percent savings from their SMM program, with a further 17 percent of respondents saving more than 15 percent.

 

The research found that many factors go into the make-up of a strategic meetings management program, making each one unique. There is a perception that the lack of a standard is because SMM is complex. However, SMM programs are in fact ultimately flexible and are tailored to each company’s specific requirements. Over 60 percent of the survey respondents outsource an element of their SMM program, be it tactical support or consulting services for example, which also helps simplify the path to success.

 

Kari Wendel, Senior Director of Global SMM Strategy & Solutions at CWT’s CWT Meetings & Events line of business, said, “What we found is that practically everyone who runs a strategic meetings management program defines their program as successful. All the experts agreed that a strategic meetings management program doesn’t have to be complicated and the returns can come very quickly. The advice that emerged from our research is that if you’re starting out, it’s a question of keeping it simple and focusing on strategy: tactical implementation will follow quickly. Don’t be too ambitious to begin with, demonstrate value and then grow. And the absolute key is to identify your stakeholders early on and get their buy-in.”

 

While there are many components to SMM, strategies typically start with centralized sourcing and contracting of hotel suppliers. This is where much of the cost transparency and saving arises. The study showed that cost transparency and reduction is seen as the most important success metric, followed by attendee and sponsor satisfaction and regulatory compliance.

 

One of the main barriers to implementing an SMM program is volume: a significant number of survey respondents felt they did not have enough meetings to justify a program. However, the benefits can be realized by companies that spend as little at US$1 million on meetings each year. Over 70 percent of respondents with a program are looking to expand it, clearly demonstrating the value of SMM programs.

 

Cindy Fisher, Vice President of CWT Meetings & Events at CWT, said, “We also looked to the future and found that there will be integration of SMM programs with marketing and events programs. Continuing industry consolidation is also going to have an impact. Bigger hotel groups, for example, will make it harder for companies without a strategic approach to negotiate good rates, or even perhaps secure space. What is abundantly clear is that an SMM program is rapidly becoming a necessity.”

 

CWT and The BTN Group interviewed with more than 20 travel and meetings management experts and SMM professionals. In addition, 246 meetings planning professionals, from multiple regions of the world, completed an online survey.

 

Discover or download the report Driving Success in Strategic Meetings Management now.

 

 

About CWT
CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. In 2015, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$24.2 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles.

For more information about CWT, please visit our global website atwww.carlsonwagonlit.com. Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit

 

Media Contact

Fredrika RylanderCWT Global Media Relations
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frylander@carlsonwagonlit.com