Washington, DC, March 5, 2019. MCI, a global industry leader in strategic events and meetings management, announces the introduction of Investment & Management Partnership solutions to accelerate the growth of association event portfolios in the United States. Components of the Investment & Management Partnership framework include a combination of capital and management resources designed to fuel the growth and market impact of association event portfolios.
“MCI is recognized as an innovator and we are proud to introduce this highly strategic market approach in the United States,” said Tom Gibson, CEO, MCI USA. “By partnering with our clients’ event portfolios, we provide a long-term commitment to innovate, develop, and accelerate association growth and impact.”
Event portfolios are a critical revenue driver for associations. MCI’s Investment & Management Partnerships enable its association partners to focus on areas of expertise that differentiate them in the market, including industry thought leadership and advocacy, subject matter expertise, and content creation. MCI delivers strategic investment coupled with sophisticated and cost-effective event execution, leveraging its industry-leading event management expertise and global buying power to drive event success and growth.
“If an association event isn’t growing in this robust economic environment, it is quickly losing ground, placing enormous pressure on other association revenue centers while compromising membership engagement,” said Shawn Pierce, President, Strategic Events, Meetings & Incentives, MCI USA. “Through MCI’s Investment & Management Partnership approach, we provide a combination of financial, strategic planning, and event management expertise to help unleash a powerful growth capability for client event portfolios while radically reducing risk for the association.”
MCI launched this initiative last month, partnering with a prominent U.S. advocacy-based trade association with a $7M event portfolio serving 13,000+ attendees and more than 500 exhibitors. MCI USA is actively exploring and seeking additional opportunities.
For any inquiries please contact:
Andy Schwarz, CAE
Associate Vice President, Public Relations
+1 703 506 3260
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