Happy Birthday CMI 25!
Our listing of the top independent meeting planning companies started in 2007 with a focus on the corporate market and we've remained true to that original concept: What follows is a select directory of the biggest independents that understand corporate priorities like strategic meetings management, creative incentive design, and great service. And to be relevant to our U.S. readership, we've also remained focused on third parties with business operations in the U.S. (When we include companies headquartered outside the U.S., we allow them to list only the meetings planned and executed out of their U.S. offices.)
A few things have changed, of course. More than one-third of the companies on that original list have been replaced over the years, and we now offer companies the option in the digital edition and in the tablet magazine to add a gallery of event photos and additional executive photos in their listings to give you a view of its creative capabilities and leadership team. After a decade, the CMI 25 remains a unique resource in our industry. If you're looking for an experienced partner for your corporate meetings and incentives, dive in.
Look for expanded reference materials—including case studies, social media links, and videos—provided by the companies marked with this symbol.
The 2016 CMI 25 companies:
Aimia Proprietary Loyalty U.S. Inc., Minneapolis, MN
American Express Meetings & Events, Jersey City, N.J.
BCD Meetings & Events, Chicago, IL
BI WORLDWIDE, Minneapolis, MN
Creative Group Inc., Appleton, WI
Enterprise Events Group Inc., San Rafael, CA
ITA Group Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa
McVeigh Associates, Ltd. , Amityville, N.Y.
Meeting Expectations, Atlanta, GA
Meridian Enterprises Corp., Hazelwood, Mo.
Omega Meetings & Incentives, Fairfax, Va.
SDI Meetings & Incentives, Chicago, Il
World Travel Inc. Global Meetings & Events, Exton, Pa.