FCM Meetings & Events Launches Globally to Become Worldwide Leader
Marcus Eklund, FCM Global Managing Director, said the M&E division was the not-so-secret jewel in the crown of the industry sector and its expansion reflected the growing 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 the mantra of our ‘glocal’ approach where we have industry experts leading their own regional teams to cater for different cultural requirements,” said Eklund.
“The M&E business has been firing in the last 18 months and the scope for growth is outstanding. With our superior technology and decades of industry experience within our teams, we couldn’t be in a better position to capitalise on industries that are desperate to be back to face-to-face.
“Recent research published by GBTA* stated that more than eight in 10 executives prefer in-person meetings to virtual contact and that’s certainly something we’ve experienced in recent times.
“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 committed to growing its global footprint and presence in this sector. Priorities include the development of innovative technology solutions and investing in extra talent with the company planning to focus on three core areas:
• Meetings: Provide a wide range of meeting services, including venue sourcing, managed meetings, basic planning, and onsite support
• Event Travel: Offer group travel, from flights and hotels, through to transfers and team building
• Events: Provide full event management services including planning, strategies, execution, and delivery
Meetings and Events are the core of business interactions. In Asia, we have witnessed a dynamic surge in demand for personalised, high-quality experiences, reaffirming the value of face-to-face engagements. This trend mirrors a global sentiment, showcasing the universal significance of in-person interactions.
By leveraging our global network, we're confident to deliver exceptional meetings and events experiences that captivate audiences, shaping the future of business gatherings both here in Asia and worldwide. 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.
Bertrand Saillet, Managing Director, FCM Asia
FCM is one of the world’s largest travel management companies and a trusted partner for thousands of national and multi-national organisations, including many household brands, Fortune, and FTSE 100 companies. With a 24/7 reach in over 100 countries, FCM’s agile and flexible technology anticipates and solves client needs supported by expert teams who provide in-depth local knowledge and duty of care as part of the ultimate personalised business travel experience. While as the flagship corporate travel arm of the ASX-listed Flight Centre Travel Group, FCM is able to deliver the best market-wide rates, unique added-value benefits, and exclusive solutions for its clients to support their business travel requirements. A recognised leader in the travel tech space, the company has debuted several proprietary client solutions over the last 12 months including a new omni-channel platform featuring a ‘first of its kind’ customised end-to-end user experience and FCM Booking, an innovative option to traditional OBTs. Alongside its travel management services, the company also provides specialist services through FCM Consulting and FCM Meetings & Events to service the broader needs of its clients. Discover the alternative at www.fcmtravel.com