Gavel International
Lincolnshire, Ill.


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

TOP CUSTOMER MARKETS: pharmaceutical, manufacturing

AT A GLANCE: Gavel reports 71 percent of its revenues coming from corporate meetings and 26 percent from group travel incentive programs. This year the company added a sales position, and continues in the business of program design, performance tracking, campaign communications, on-site logistical management, registration, ground management, group housing negotiation and arrangements, strategic meetings management services, and more.


  • Corporate meetings in 2011: 108
  • Incentive travel programs in 2011: 23
  • Meeting and incentive travel programs held outside the U.S.: 13%
  • Room nights booked for meetings and incentives: 173,000
  • Revenue from planning and executing meetings and incentives: 97%
  • Full-time employees: 37

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