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The CMI 25, MeetingsNet's list of the top independent meeting planning companies, is a resource for organizations looking for an experienced partner for conferences, incentives, trainings, and other corporate meetings.


Minneapolis, Minn.

2021 Volume

In-person corporate meetings: 38
      # with a hybrid component: 12
Stand-alone virtual events: 94
Incentive travel programs: 29
Room-nights booked for meetings and incentives: 14,691

The Latest

• With the retirement of Paul Bergeron after 39 years with the company, David Litteken was named senior vice president for BI WORLDWIDE’s Events Solutions Group in July 2021. Litteken has more than 30 years of experience in the total rewards and events industry, most recently serving as managing director for BIW’s Asia-Pacific region from November 2012 through April 2021; during that time, he lived in both Singapore and Shanghai, China. Litteken has also served as vice president of various BIW divisions, including its Employee Performance Group and life-sciences vertical market; his responsibilities spanned client services, marketing communications, commercial sales, and fulfillment services.
• BIW landed 18 new clients in 2021, many of which were attributed to its in-house production capabilities for virtual events. However, many have continued the relationship as they return to live events.
• The company earned two Telly Awards, honoring work created for television and video, for all screens, that has been created on behalf of a client for a specific brand or company.



David Litteken, Senior Vice President, BIW Event Solutions
Patty Karsten, Vice President Industry Relations, BIW Event Solutions
Claudia Nixon, Vice President Design & Purchasing, BIW Event Solutions

More Stats

Full-time employees in North America (May 2022): 95
Meetings and incentive travel programs held outside the U.S.: 2%
Revenue from planning meetings and incentives: 16%
Revenue from planning virtual meetings: 20%

The biggest change to our organization as a result of the pandemic has been…

“…to remain agile and flexible, not returning to business as usual. Our volume of live events has returned to pre-Covid levels, and our clients see a fresh and innovative BIW 2.0, conversant in virtual, hybrid, and live events with a heightened focus on both creativity and measurable results.”

—David Litteken, Senior Vice President, BIW Event Solutions


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