News & Articles - American Express Meetings & Events

  • Amex Meetings & Events launches platform for sourcing small meetings

    Press Release American Express Meetings & Events (M&E), a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), today announced the launch of Meetings Express. The platform provides users with a single global interface for sourcing small, simple and recurring meetings. To provide the most relevant local content, Meetings Express is supported by carefully selected third-party technology providers in different regions. Users can work with these providers: Groupize in North America; MeetingsBooker.com in the United Kingdom and Nordics; Bizmeeting in France;…

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  • American Express Meetings & Events announces enhanced security strategy for events in China

    Press Release American Express Meetings & Events has launched an enhanced solution designed to help protect meetings organisers against risks relating to operating meetings and events in China. The new solution is designed to maximise controls throughout the end-to-end meetings process. It will help mitigate key risks associated with traditional meetings activity in China such as bribery, fraudulent activities and receipts, and third-party money funnelling. Major fines and other penalties accrued by multinational organisations conducting meetings and events in China…

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  • Meetings industry forecast: Hot topics and trends for Canadian meetings in 2018

    By Yma Sherry A few weeks back, American Express Meetings & Events released the highly anticipated 2018 Global Meetings & Events Forecast. Now in its seventh edition, the Forecast aims to help meeting professionals and executives strategically direct and make effective use of their meeting investment to demonstrate the value of managed corporate meetings programs. Looking ahead to 2018, the meetings and events industry is thriving. We’re seeing steady and increasing investment driven by increased competition for global market share,…

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  • American Express Meetings & Events forecasts increased industry confidence and competition in 2018

    Localization, compliance, and tech-driven customer experiences driving trends next year The meetings and events industry can be optimistic about growth prospects next year, driven by increased competition in the supply chain for market share, and robust investments and a desire for consolidation of spend by buyers, according to 2018 Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express Meetings & Events. Across the globe, the continued localization of meetings programs will be a key trend next year, as meeting professionals seek…

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  • American Express Meetings & Events examines top meetings trends poised to reshape healthcare congresses

    Research finds that 75 per cent of meeting professionals agree there is increasing pressure to find new ways to deliver education to healthcare providers amongst other key statistics American Express Meetings & Events has published a research and insights-based report into the top trends impacting large-scale congresses in the healthcare and pharmaceutical space, called “On the Horizon: Healthcare Congress Trends to Watch.” Using data from a global survey of congress organizers, healthcare congress planners and meeting suppliers, the report investigates…

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  • American Express GBT acquires leading meetings and events specialist

    American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has signed an agreement to acquire Banks Sadler, an international event management agency headquartered in London. The company will operate as part of American Express Meetings & Events, a division of GBT. When the transaction completes, expected in Q3, the company and its staff will formally become part of the GBT family. Issa Jouaneh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Express Meetings & Events, says the acquisition is strategic for his organization…

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  • Five areas to watch for reducing risk in business event planning

    By Yma Sherry The meetings and events environment has undergone a lot of change in the past few years. More and more companies are rolling out managed meetings programs to enhance transparency, gain efficiencies and save money. But, as with any bustling business division, there are inherent risks lurking in meetings and events departments. These are risks that companies cannot afford to overlook. American Express Meetings & Events took a look at meeting planners’ current awareness and behaviours around these…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Going mobile: Interact, engage and measure using mobile apps at meetings and events

    By Issa Jouaneh In recent years, we have seen the role of technology, particularly the impact of mobile apps and devices, transform people’s abilities to connect and communicate with one another. Over time, these technologies have proven to improve the traveler and attendee experience and enhance the way attendees and planners conduct business. In recognition of this shift, meeting planners have already started to implement mobile strategies which incorporate mobile technologies before, during and after meetings and events to engage…

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  • Hotel consolidation: What meeting planners need to know

    By Milton Rivera Hotel consolidation has been front-page news for several months now and meeting planners may be wondering how this consolidation will impact their upcoming negotiations and events. The way that planners engage and plan their meetings and events with hotels will inevitably be transformed, creating both opportunities and challenges. Here are four things planners need to consider: Changing financial/commission models Consolidation could lead to a change in financial models and produce tougher negotiation situations. Therefore, planners must be…

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  • American Express Meetings & Events predicts global expansion of meetings activity in 2015

    Meetings planners expected to utilize non-traditional meetings facilities and further implement virtual technology According to the American Express Meetings & Events 2015 Global Meetings Forecast (“the Forecast”), meetings are expected to play a critical role in a return to business fundamentals in 2015, a trend which should help drive the long-term health of the industry. Following a period of economic recovery for the meetings industry as well as new budget pressures in 2014, 2015 meeting budgets are likely to show…

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