CWT Meetings & Events Expands its Global Team to Support Continued Growth

Top Quote CWT Meetings & Events announced that it is continuing to reinforce its team to manage and support the strong growth of its business. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 01, 2013 - "We are seeing a lot of activity in the industry at the moment: expansion but also consolidation within the market as companies look for a one-stop-shop solution that incorporates everything from event strategy to sourcing and logistical support," said Floyd Widener, global senior vice president CWT Meetings & Events. "The beginning of the year has been very healthy for our business and we expect to see strong market growth for the first quarter 2013 on a global level. We have further strengthened our team to drive even greater value for our clients."

    Pauline Houston has been appointed director global supplier management for hotels and meetings and events. She will drive greater alignment in the approach to suppliers for both business travel and meetings and events clients. Houston has worked for CWT since 2009 and was previously head of CWT Meetings & Events for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    Patrick Lukan has joined CWT Meetings & Events as senior director global operations to support the global strategy and delivery of operations for meetings and events. Through a global approach to service delivery and operations, CWT Meetings & Events will provide clients with detailed international reporting that gives a global, organisation-wide view of their meetings and events spend. Before joining CWT, Lukan worked over the past 20 years in various technology and service delivery roles in the travel and technology industries including American Airlines, Sabre and Travelport.

    CWT Meetings & Events organised meetings and events around the world for one million delegates and grew by 10% globally in 2012.

    CWT Meetings & Events is a global leader in events and meetings management. With an international reach of 1,600 event specialists extending across 75 countries worldwide, it delivers over 35,000 events each year for its customers - industries ranging from pharmaceutical and healthcare, to technology, financial services, telecommunications, energy, automotive and government. Leveraging Carlson Wagonlit Travel's global expertise and network, CWT Meetings & Events creates a customised, holistic approach that delivers excellent results to clients.

    About CWT
    CWT is a global leader specialising in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organisations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel programme in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-inclass service and assistance to travellers. CWT services and solutions comprise Traveller & Transaction Services, Programme Optimisation, Safety & Security, Meetings & Events and Energy Services. In 2012, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totalled US$27.7 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website at Follow us on Twitter ( @ ) CarlsonWagonlit dot

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