Sign in or Register
 
 
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!
Known for its textiles and fashion, Daegu is now looking to boost the...
More
CMW hears from global associations about how best to handle the impact the...
More
The director of Reed's giant EIBTM MICE event in Barcelona, Graeme...
More


Exhibition World Issue 77
Issue 77
Supplement: Basque Country
Supplement: Turkey
EVENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY MARITZ TRAVEL ACQUIRES EXPERIENT
posted on: 5/4/2012 08:37:47
Handshake_RESIZED

AMERICAS - St Louis-based Maritz Travel, a full-service meeting, event and incentive travel agency, has acquired another agency Experient.

Both agencies claim to be two of the largest companies in the meetings industry and the deal, Maritz says, will allow them to expand their business. 

“As a result of this deal, Maritz Travel will lead the industry in four key areas: corporate, association, tradeshow and strategic meetings management,” says President of Maritz Travel, David Peckinpaugh. “By combining, we will expand the capabilities we bring to clients beyond what either of us might offer independently.”  

The Maritz end-to-end service delivery model will be enhanced by Experient’s ability to provide additional full and select services including registration, housing, site sourcing/contract negotiation and lead retrieval. Clients also will benefit from 12 regional locations and the ability to serve clients across corporate, association, tradeshow and government markets.

In 2011, the agencies claim their combined economic impact represented more than US$2bn in volume spend and nearly three million travellers served.

As a result of the acquisition, Experient CEO Jeff Price will be stepping down, and Experient will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maritz Travel. 

Any conference-related news? Email sarah@mashmedia.net

Print:
Email:
Share article:
COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?
LATEST NEWS
NEW GEHRY-DESIGNED EVENTS SPACE FOR SYDNEY
posted on: 30/10/2014 10:36:07
AUSTRALASIA - Sydney is set add a new venue its business events landscape with the opening of the AUS$180m Frank Gehry-designed Business School at the University of Technology (UTS), Sydney.

WORLD GAS CONFERENCE HEADS TO DAEGU IN 2021
posted on: 30/10/2014 10:06:32
ASIA - Daegu in South Korea will become only the third Asian city to host The World Gas Conference in 2021.

PATA APPOINTS MARIO HARDY AS CEO
posted on: 30/10/2014 09:54:16
ASIA - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Mario Hardy as its next Chief Executive Offier, effective from 1 November 2014.

EUROPE - CMW understands that Contendam is set to go into voluntary liquidation, less than a year after a management buyout, led by Rob Harrison, previous COO of Congrex Group, and investor Christian Olsen.

WORLD - The World Travel Market portfolio, which includes WTM in London, Arabian Travel Market, WTM Latin America and WTM Africa, facilitates more than US$6.5bn in travel and tourism industry deals, it has been revealed.