ConferenceDirect: 2016 CMI 25

ConferenceDirect: 2016 CMI 25

ConferenceDirect
Los Angeles, CA
WEB SITE: conferencedirect.com
TOP CUSTOMER MARKETS: telecommunications, computers/electronics, nonprofit associations
THE LATEST:
  • Founded in West Hollywood, Calif., in 1998 as a site selection company, ConferenceDirect has increased its meeting management capabilities significantly, and the 361 full-service meetings and incentives planned and executed for corporations in 2015 have qualified the company to make the CMI 25 list for the first time this year.
  • CEO Brian Stevens is the chair-elect of Meeting Professionals International.
  • Jerry Horan, who has served as COO for the Conference Direct since 2011, was promote in April to president and COO.
  • Mike Fegley, longtime sales executive at InterContinental Hotels Group and most recently a group vice president at PSAV, joined ConferenceDirect in July as senior vice president, business development.
  • The company has grown to 2,800 customers; the newest include the Walt Disney Co. and the American Trucking Association.
LEADERSHIP:
Brian D. Stevens, CEO
Jerry Horan, COO & President
 
BY THE NUMBERS:
  • Corporate meetings in
    2015
     
    311
     
  • Incentive travel programs in 2015
     
    50
     
  • Room nights booked for
    meetings and incentives
    in 2015
    144,400
     
  • Full-time employees
     
    83
  • Meeting and incentive travel programs held outside the U.S.
    6%
  • Revenue from planning
    and executing meetings
    and incentives
    35%
  • Corporate meetings in
    2015
    311
     
  • Incentive travel programs in 2015
    50
     
  • Meeting and incentive travel programs held outside the U.S.
    6%
     
  • Room nights booked for meetings and incentives in 2015
    144,400
     
  • Revenue from planning and executing meetings and incentives
    35%
  • Full-time employees
    83
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