Cindy Fisher Nomeada Líder Global da CWT Meetings & Events



A CWT Meetings & Events, agência de eventos vencedora de prêmios, anunciou hoje que Cindy Fisher passa a liderar os negócios globalmente.

Anteriormente Vice Presidente de Vendas Globais para Américas da CWT, Fisher foi apontada Vice Presidente da CWT Meetings & Events, e reportará a David Moran, Vice Presidente Executivo da CWT.

Comentando sobre a nomeação, Moran disse: "Cindy traz um profundo conhecimento sobre a CWT, um verdadeiro conjunto global de experiências, ela demonstrou sucesso em posições de liderança e excepcional relacionamento com clientes. Com a Cindy no commando, esperamos que a CWT Meetings & Events continue crescendo em nossa capacidade de oferecer aos clientes o mix certo de serviços criativos e suporte analítico para maximizar o retorno sobre seus eventos".

Fisher complementou: "Estou entusiasmada por trabalhar com uma equipe forte que é a CWT Meetings & Events, e colaborar com novas maneiras e inovadoras para atingir os resultados do nosso negócio, além das metas estratégicas de nossos clientes".

Fisher desempenhou diversas posições de gerência na CWT por mais de 20 anos, ela está baseada em St. Louis, Missouri, e é membro ativa da GBTA e ACTE.


Sobre a CWT Meetings & Events
CWT Meetings & Events é a divisão de eventos do portfólio de negócios da CWT, empresa global de Gestão de viagens corporativas e eventos.

CWT Meetings & Events is where ideas meet results”. Somos uma agência global de serviços para eventos, com experiência inigualável, que fornece a gestão inovadora e efetiva de eventos. Com mais de 1.400 especialistas em eventos em 68 países, nosso conhecimento local especializado é suportado pelos nossos recursos globais.

Conduzimos inovações na indústria para a Gestão Estratégica de Eventos e entregamos mais de 35.000 eventos criativos e de alta qualidade para clientes de todos os setores da indústria todos os anos. Nosso conhecimento criativo nos ajuda a entregar eventos com busca e seleção criativa e inovadora de espaços, enquanto que com nosso expertise em logística, ajudamos clientes com viagens para grupos, conformidade, logística, e ao mesmo tempo os auxiliamos a realizarem importantes economias.

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



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.

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Fredrika RylanderCWT Global Media Relations
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