American Express Meetings & Events

New York
businesstravel.americanexpress.com/meetings-and-events

FOUNDED: 1916

LEADERSHIP: Janey Whiteside, senior vice president and general manager, Global Business Consulting & Solutions; Issa Jouaneh, vice president and general manager, American Express Meetings & Events

TOP CUSTOMER MARKETS: pharmaceutical, business services

AT A GLANCE: American Express Meetings & Events and Maritz Travel dissolved their Maxvantage alliance in early 2013. The companies will serve their strategic meetings management clients separately. AEME is now part of the newly formed American Express Global Business Consulting & Solutions group, focused on advisory services and access to data assets for corporate clients. In late 2012, AEME expanded its relationship with Cvent, launching a customized meeting planning Web portal that helps corporate clients register, source, and track their meetings.

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Corporate meetings in 2012: 37,309 globally (including 10,749 in North America)
  • Incentive travel programs in 2012: 1,399
  • Meeting and incentive travel programs held outside the U.S.: 46%
  • Room nights booked for meetings and incentives: 3.63 million
  • Revenue from planning and executing meetings and
    incentives: not disclosed
  • Full-time employees: not disclosed


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