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Cindy Fisher nombrada vicepresidenta de CWT Meetings & Events

MADRID | 17 NOVIEMBRE, 2015

CWT Meetings & Events, la galardonada agencia de reuniones y eventos, ha anunciado hoy que Cindy Fisher liderará el negocio a nivel mundial.


Anteriormente vicepresidenta de Ventas Globales de Américas de Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), Fisher ha sido nombrada vicepresidenta de CWT Meetings & Events y reportará a David Moran, vicepresidente ejecutivo de CWT.


Acerca de este nombramiento, Moran comentó que “Cindy aporta a su nuevo rol un profundo conocimiento de CWT, su experiencia global, éxito demostrado en puestos de liderazgo clave y su excelente relación con los clientes. Con Cindy al frente, esperamos que en CWT Meetings & Events sigamos mejorando nuestra capacidad de ofrecer a los clientes el mix adecuado entre creatividad y apoyo analítico para maximizar el retorno de sus reuniones y eventos”.

 

Fisher añadió: “Estoy deseando trabajar con el sólido equipo de CWT Meetings & Events existente y colaborar con ellos en nuevas e innovadoras formas de conseguir nuestros resultados y los objetivos estratégicos de nuestros clientes”.

 

Fisher ha ocupado distintos puestos directivos en CWT durante sus 20 años de carrera en la empresa. Con base en St Louis, Missouri, es miembro activo de GBTA y ACTE.

 

 

Acerca de CWT Meetings & Events
CWT Meetings & Events es la división de reuniones y eventos de Carlson Wagonlit Travel, empresa líder mundial en gestión de viajes y reuniones.

En CWT Meetings & Events las ideas se traducen en resultados. Somos una agencia global de reuniones y eventos con una experiencia incomparable y proporcionamos una gestión estratégica de reuniones y eventos innovadora, efectiva y de principio a fin. Con más de 1400 especialistas repartidos en 68 países, nuestro experto conocimiento local está respaldado por nuestros recursos globales.

Estamos a la cabeza del sector en materia de innovación aplicada a la gestión estratégica de reuniones y organizamos anualmente más de 33 000 eventos de alta calidad para nuestros clientes pertenecientes a sectores diversos. Nuestro creativo saber hacer nos ayuda a ofrecer un aprovisionamiento de localizaciones innovador y creativo para los eventos.


Nuestra experiencia en logística nos permite ayudar a nuestros clientes en materia de reserva de viajes en grupo, cumplimiento, logística y, al mismo tiempo, ahorros.

 

 

Para más información acerca de CWT Meetings & Events, por favor visite nuestra página web o síguenos en Twitter.

 

Contacto de prensa de CWT España
Sandra Lastra

Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Responsable de Comunicación
+34 91 540 91 46 (fijo)
+34 647 30 25 87 (móvil)
slastra@carlsonwagonlit.es

 

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 Carlson Wagonlit Travel 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 Carlson Wagonlit Travel’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 Carlson Wagonlit Travel, 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

 

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Fredrika RylanderCWT Global Media Relations
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