As meetings and incentive programs climb to pre-recession levels, many companies are looking for outside help with sourcing, contracting, event management, creative inspiration, technology, social media, and all the other components of a successful meetings program. The sixth annual CMI 25 list, our directory of the largest and most influential meetings and incentive companies focused on the North American corporate market, is a great place to begin your search for the perfect partner. 

Look for expanded reference materials provided by the companies marked with an asterisk (*). 

The 2012 CMI 25 companies:

*Aimia, Minneapolis

*ALTOUR International Inc., New York

American Express Meetings & Events, New York

*BCD M&I LLC, Chicago

BI Worldwide, Edina, Minn.

Bishop-McCann LLC, Kansas City, Mo.

Creative Group Inc., Appleton, Wis.

*CWT Meetings & Events, Minnetonka, Minn.

Enterprise Events Group Inc., San Rafael, Calif.

*Excellence in Motivation Inc., Dayton, Ohio

Gavel International, Lincolnshire, Ill.

George P. Johnson, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Global Meetings & Incentives, Jersey City, N.J.

Gray Consulting International Meetings & Incentives, Philadelphia

ITAGroup, West Des Moines, Iowa

Maritz Travel Co., Fenton, Mo.

*McVeigh Associates Ltd., Amityville, N.Y.

Meeting Alliance, Robbinsville, N.J.

*Meeting Expectations Inc., Atlanta

*Meetings & Incentives, Caledonia, Wis.

Meridian Enterprises Corp., Hazelwood, Mo.

*MotivAction LLC, Minneapolis

*SDI Meetings and Incentives, Chicago

TBA Global LLC, New York

*Universal World Events Inc., Ivyland, Pa.

USMotivation, Atlanta