MCI retains prestigious association management accreditation
Geneva, 17 December 2014. MCI, a key driver of innovation in the global meetings, events, association and congress industries, has been awarded re-accreditation by the AMC Institute, the global trade association responsible for setting standards of good practice for the Association Management Industry.
‘We are delighted to retain our accreditation with the AMC Institute,” said Nikki Walker, Vice President, Global Association Management and Consulting, MCI Group. “MCI's association experts are constantly identifying, developing and sharing solutions to help our clients tackle the latest global trends and opportunities. From entering new markets to developing innovative revenue streams and value propositions, our tailored solutions have helped many associations to achieve and exceed their key objectives. This reaccreditation is testament to our commitment to excellence and to our strong results."
Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 74 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation to date. MCI remains the only non-US based company to hold the accreditation, which it has successfully maintained since 2006.
Accredited AMCs, such as MCI, are the recognised professional choice for associations, working as partners to help them develop and maintain successful business models and grow in mature and emerging markets.
“We congratulate MCI for achieving AMC Institute Re-Accreditation,” stated AMC Institute Board President, Dede Gish-Panjada. “The accreditation evaluation is the most demanding and comprehensive in our industry. Clients of accredited AMCs should feel assured that this exclusive group operates with the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, and consistently meets or exceeds all industry requirements.”
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MCI is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. Through creative live experiences and digitisation, globalisation, brand enhancement and content strategies, MCI helps multinational companies and international associations to enhance organisational performance, grow globally, energise communities and drive business results. An independent, privately held company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, MCI’s 1,650 experts in 57 cities and 30 countries help clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and India, the Middle East and Africa to unlock their potential and deliver real change. Find out more at www.mci-group.com.
ABOUT AMC INSTITUTE ACCREDITATION
Administered by AMC Institute, AMC Institute Accreditation is recognized and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry. ANSI requires that the standard be reviewed and updated regularly to remain an approved standard. Measurable performance practices include contracts and service delivery; employee recruitment, training and professional development; and financial management and internal controls, among others. AMCs must earn re-accreditation every four years, demonstrating to an independent outside auditor that they continue to meet the standard. Find out more at www.amcinstitute.org/.