Welcome to the 7th annual CMI 25 listing of the largest and most influential meetingsand incentive companies focused on the North American corporate market. Our thorough research into the size, scope, and focus of these third-party planners results in a list of 25 respected companies that are guaranteed to have extensive experience partnering with the corporate market.

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The 2013 CMI 25 companies:

 Aimia Proprietary Loyalty U.S. Inc., Minneapolis

 ALTOUR International Inc., New York

 American Express Meetings & Events, New York

BCD M&I LLC, Chicago

BI Worldwide, Edina, Minn.

Bishop-McCann, Kansas City, Mo.

 Creative Group, Inc., Appleton, Wis.

 CWT Meetings & Events, Minnetonka, Minn.

Enterprise Events Group Inc., San Rafael, Calif.

Gavel International, Lincolnshire, Ill.

George P. Johnson, Auburn Hills, Mich.

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

 Gray Consulting International Meetings & Incentives, Philadelphia, Pa.

ITAGroup, West Des Moines, Iowa

 Maritz Travel Co., Fenton, Mo.

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

 MD Events, Norristown, Pa.

Meeting Alliance, Robbinsville, N.J.

 Meeting Expectations Inc., Atlanta

 Meetings & Incentives Worldwide Inc., Caledonia, Wis.

 MotivAction, LLC, Minneapolis

 SDI Meetings and Incentives, Chicago

TBA Global LLC, New York

Universal WorldEvents Inc., Ivyland, Pa.

 USMotivation, Atlanta

By the Numbers


2012—Corporate meetings
planned by the CMI 25: 62,582 

2011—Corporate meetings
planned by the CMI 25: 72,276 


2012—Incentive travel
programs planned by
the CMI 25: 4,133 

2011—Incentive travel
programs planned by
the CMI 25: 3,464 

Room Nights

2012—Room nights from
CMI 25 corporate meetings
and incentives: 8.5 million 

2011—Room nights from
CMI 25 corporate meetings
and incentives: 10.5 million 


Any meeting and incentive travel company is eligible for the CMI 25 list; however, companies based outside of the U.S. are invited to submit information only on the meetings and incentives planned and executed out of their North American offices. We require each company to provide us with information on its business volume, business focus, number of employees, and other metrics. An officer of each company must certify the accuracy of the information provided.

To determine the final 25, we considered the total number of corporate meetings and incentive travel programs executed in 2012 and the number of room nights used by those meetings and incentives as the most important factors; however, all the supplied information was weighed. The CMI 25 features full-service meeting and incentive companies and does not include site selection companies.