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2015 a record year of international growth

Geneva, 14 April 2016.  The MCI Group, a key driver of innovation in global meetings, events, association and congress industries announces its non-audited IFRS results for the year ended 31 December 2015 showing a 24.4% increase in the gross margin. The expectations of a double digit growth that were firstly discussed in the first half 2015 results report have been exceeded, making this a record year of growth for the group.

MCI solidified its leading position within the American region by;
  • merging with Coulter Companies and rebranding them as MCI USA
  • launching Black Flower Agency, a division in New York that focuses on luxury brands
As a result of this, the Americas region tripled in size to reach 20 million in gross margin.  The ambition is for further expansion in the Americas and development in new digital and technology driven services.    

The group enhanced its worldwide reach with additional office openings and further acquisitions in Macau, Istanbul, Toronto, Rio & Sao Paulo, Washington and New York, resulting in MCI’s global presence of 60 offices across 31 countries. 

In 2015, MCI worked with 85 of the Fortune 500 companies and many of the world’s leading associations, delivering 5,100 projects worldwide.  Amongst some of the exciting and innovative programmes, saw MCI working with the EU to create a dynamic Pavilion experience for 20 million onsite and 1 billion on-line visitors at the Milan Expo. 

MCI were also called upon to deliver an extraordinary experience for the 3,266 guests of the Longines Masters, a leading equestrian event with 50,000 spectator event.   

Additionally, MCI worked on numerous high end experiential events for the luxury market including Chanel, Gucci, Patek Phillippe and Cartier.  

MCI is proud to renew global working agreements with Jeunesse and Huawei, amongst other prominent clients in technology and software, consumer goods and pharmaceutical and life sciences.  

Also 2015 brought renewed core PCO and repeat associations’ mandates from Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS), Urological Association of Asia (UAA), European Hematology Association (EHA), ERTICO (ITS Europe) and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

Further key milestones which are a testimony to MCI’s focus on delivering excellence for their clients include;
  • being awarded the Best Business Events Agency title by Asia’s leading corporate events publication, CEI Asia 
  • partnering with Expedia to expand event accommodation options for its clients
  • forming a partnership link with Emirates to become one of their official partners 

Sebastien Tondeur, CEO MCI Group, “MCI is a fast growing company that will continue on its journey to success.  My vision is that our employees and clients are at the center of innovation.  I have always believed that people and relationships change the world.  This is why we are in the business of harnessing the power of community.  In the digital age our community management and experiential events services are relevant for our clients’ success”.


ENDS

For more information please contact:

Sylvia Andre  
Vice President Marketing & Communications
sylvia.andre@mci-group.com                                          
+41 (0) 22 33 99 500


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