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 may see business knowledgeable Simone Seiler shifting into the function of Global General Manager to supervise lofty ambitions and carry all of the global M&E companies into one.
Seiler is a seasoned journey business govt with over 20 years of expertise and is passionate in regards to the enterprise events sector, bringing her global perspective and native information to dozens of nations and associate 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 dimension, when it comes to income, is predicted to develop at a compound annual progress price of 6.6 per cent from 2022 to 2030 to achieve 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 major milestone for FCM M&E, a enterprise that already has a robust 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 price of demand at 12 per cent 12 months on 12 months for in-person conferences, which implies now we have some thrilling alternatives coming our manner.
“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 know-how and many years of business expertise inside our groups, we couldn’t be in a greater place to capitalise on industries which might be determined to be again to face-to-face.
“Recent analysis revealed by GBTA* said that greater than eight in 10 executives want in-person conferences to digital contact and that’s actually one thing we’ve skilled in current occasions.
“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 modern know-how options and investing in further expertise with the firm planning to give attention to three core areas:
- Meetings: Provide a variety of meeting companies, together with venue sourcing, managed conferences, fundamental planning, and onsite help
- Event Travel: Offer group journey, from flights and lodges, by way of to transfers and crew constructing
- Events: Provide full occasion administration companies together with planning, methods, execution, and supply.