Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, has launched its Maritz Global Meetings Network.
The strategy is to leverage the company’s regional knowledge and capabilities and strengthen its positions in the meetings industry by moving away from what Maritz describes as the “brick-and-mortar” approach to global meetings.
“We are a global economy and meetings are rapidly growing beyond geographic borders,” said David Peckinpaugh, President of Maritz Travel Company.
“The Maritz Global Meetings Network is the right solution for our clients who are increasingly demanding enhanced, global insights with relevant regional knowledge.”
Led by Maritz Travel Company’s line up of experienced industry leaders, Global General Managers Ben Goedegeburre, Eduardo Chaillo and Ping He will drive the new approach to global meetings solutions.
“Our clients will benefit from scalable, global solutions informed with deep, regional knowledge provided by our reliable partners,” Goedegebuure said. “The partnership approach provides a cost-effective way to help clients achieve exceptional global experiences.”
The network is comprised of a variety of partners including professional congress organisers (PCOs), meeting planning companies and destination management companies (DMCs).
“Using an extensive network of in-country experts translates to collaborative, workable client programmes,” said Goedegebuure, who is Maritz Travel Company’s Global General Manager of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “These hand-selected partners can help us create culturally responsive experiences by understanding clients’ needs and the way Maritz Travel Company operates.”
Maritz has not released the partner list and is still identifying candidates in key geographic regions where client demand is high including Asia Pacific; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Latin America.
“Once complete, the network will allow us to provide exceptional global experiences to our clients anywhere in the world at any time,” Peckinpaugh added.
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