FCM Meetings & Events (FCM M&E), the long-standing specialists within the sector and flagship division of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), has introduced a global growth of the enterprise that can see business skilled Simone Seiler transferring into the position of Global General Manager to supervise lofty ambitions and deliver all of the global M&E companies into one.
Seiler is a seasoned journey business government with over twenty years of expertise and is passionate in regards to the enterprise events sector, bringing her global perspective and native data to dozens of nations and accomplice networks because the worldwide chief, supporting in-market enterprise leaders.
Events, occasion journey and conferences are main the enterprise journey bounce again globally with a current white paper* by FCM M&E revealing that MICE market measurement, by way of income, is anticipated to develop at a compound annual progress charge of 6.6 per cent from 2022 to 2030 to succeed in USD1563.3 billion by 2030.
“We believe the meetings, events, and event travel markets are ripe for disruption worldwide. With this investment, we’re well-positioned to capitalise on the growing demand for high-quality and personalised event experiences that has seen an exponential bounceback,” Seiler mentioned.
“It’s clear the demand for in-person connection continues to extend, with current knowledge displaying conferences and events being one of many high two causes for journey amongst each SME homeowners and decision-makers. The ardour and engagement we’re seeing could be very encouraging, and that is one thing that has and continues to be felt globally.
“We have a talented and diverse FCM M&E leadership team in key markets across the globe who are genuinely thrilled at the opportunity to elevate our MICE offering across our prospective and existing client base.”
The announcement is a big milestone for FCM M&E, a enterprise that already has a powerful footprint throughout a number of nations in a number of continents, and the corporate is dedicated to offering its prospects with distinctive and memorable experiences – whereas staying true to the broader FCTG ‘glocal’ philosophy.
“What’s particularly exciting is just how big the MICE industry is globally, and we know we have an incredible opportunity to both grow and position ourselves as the travel management company of choice for meetings, events, and event travel,” Seiler continued.
“We’re experiencing and anticipating a gentle annual progress charge of demand at 12 per cent yr on yr for in-person conferences, which implies we’ve some thrilling alternatives coming our method.
“We’re thrilled to embark on this new chapter for FCM M&E, and with an exceptionally talented team globally, I’m very confident we can achieve our ambitious goals.”
Marcus Eklund, FCM Global Managing Director, mentioned the M&E division was the not-so-secret jewel within the crown of the business sector and its growth mirrored the rising global in-person demand.
“FCM is a business that is proudly global, with a footprint in more than 100 countries worldwide, but we stay loyal to our mantra of our ‘glocal’ approach where we have industry experts leading their own regional teams to cater for different cultural requirements,” mentioned Eklund.
“The M&E enterprise has been firing within the final 18 months and the scope for progress is excellent. With our superior expertise and a long time of business expertise inside our groups, we couldn’t be in a greater place to capitalise on industries which are determined to be again to face-to-face.
“Recent analysis printed by GBTA* said that greater than eight in 10 executives choose in-person conferences to digital contact and that’s definitely one thing we’ve skilled in current instances.
“I’d also like to offer my congratulations to Simone, who has been part of the very fabric of our M&E business for many years, her appointment is the perfect example of the ‘Brightness of Future’ we offer our employees at FCTG.”
FCM Meetings & Events is dedicated to rising its presence on this sector and its global footprint. Priorities embrace the growth of revolutionary expertise options and investing in further expertise with the firm planning to deal with three core areas:
- Meetings: Provide a variety of meeting providers, together with venue sourcing, managed conferences, primary planning, and onsite assist
- Event Travel: Offer group journey, from flights and inns, by way of to transfers and staff constructing
- Events: Provide full occasion administration providers together with planning, methods, execution, and supply.