Roger Tondeur wins the 2018 Xaver Life Time Achievement Award

Roger Tondeur wins the 2018 Xaver Life Time Award

Growing up in Zurich in the 1960s, Roger Tondeur is a perfect example of a man who achieved his true career calling and is still fascinated by new opportunities. 

After spending time abroad, in the early 1980s he returned to Switzerland with his young family and commenced his career working for a major travel agency.  There he gained expertise in congress organization and developed his leadership skills. It was during that period he conceived the idea of creating MCI.  He made it the project of his life to transform MCI from a small start-up into a multinational leader in the meetings and events industry.

MCI was founded in 1987 with the vision of creating strong connections between people and places.  With his leadership and business skills the company has grown rapidly, offering organisations across the globe, strategic engagement and activation solutions to build experiences with impactful and memorable conferences, congresses, meetings, events and incentive programmes.  MCI’s clients benefit from solutions that foster change, inspire and educate audiences and enhance their business performance.

His work ethic, people loyalty and engagement capabilities, enabled him to build a strong team of over 2,000 experts who work passionately to bring clients’ vision and turn their event and conference dreams a reality.  MCI’s brand value proposition is founded on a very simple human insight; “When people come together, magic happens”. This is the company’s DNA, and core characteristic of Roger’s personality, a trait that all MCI employees carry in their daily work and are passionate about.

MCI is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and boasts a global presence of 60 offices in 31 countries. More than 2,300 employees are working closely with international corporate and association clients from different industries and deliver over 6,000 projects per year. Sebastien Tondeur, Roger’s son, became the company’s CEO in 2010 and continues his father legacy.



For more information please contact:

Alex Papaioannou  
Global PR & Content Manager 
MCI Headquarters | Amsterdam 

+31 (0)20 305 35 72

Sophie Deletraz  
Creative Director
MCI Headquarters | Geneva  
+31 (0)20 305 35 72


MCI is the global leader in engaging and activating audiences. Our business is founded on a simple human insight: When people come together, magic happens. This magic is called community. Since 1987 we have been bringing people together through inspiring meetings, events, congresses and association management. MCI helps organizations harness the power of community by applying our strategic engagement and activation solutions to build unforgettable online and offline experiences that foster change, inspire, educate and enhance business performance. MCI is an independently owned company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and a global presence. Our +2,300 professionals in 60 offices and 31 countries work with clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. Find out more at