Gavel International

Lincolnshire, Ill.
www.gavelintl.com

FOUNDED: 1985

LEADERSHIP: Hob Reichenbach, managing director; Michael Richardson, executive vice president

TOP CUSTOMER MARKETS: pharmaceutical, manufacturing

AT A GLANCE: Gavel, located outside of Chicago, saw an increase in business in 2012 over 2011, with an 11 percent climb in the number of meetings, a 13 percent jump in the number of incentive travel programs, and a 5 percent increase in the number of hotel room nights connected to its meetings and incentives. New clients this year include “one of the largest U.S. insurance companies,” which has hired Gavel to run multiple incentive programs.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Corporate meetings in 2012: 121
  • Incentive travel programs in 2012: 26
  • Meeting and incentive travel programs held outside the U.S.: 15%
  • Room nights booked for meetings and incentives: 182,000
  • Revenue from planning and executing meetings and incentives: 95%
  • Full-time employees: 42


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