FCM Meetings & Events launches global venue finder platform

New York, NY (March 1, 2024) – FCM Meetings & Events (FCM M&E), the long-standing specialists in the sector under the FCM business and key division of the Flight Centre Travel Group, has launched a brand-new technology delivering a world-class booking solution for meetings and group hotel lodging within the MICE industry.

The new FCM Venue Finder, powered by Hubli, includes over 200,000 spaces around the world with fast and easy online booking, as well as sustainability solutions with contracting and cost controls.

It follows the recent landmark announcement detailing the global expansion of the M&E business that saw industry expert Simone Seiler moving into the role of Global General Manager to oversee lofty ambitions for an industry sector that is set to boom in 2024.

Events, event travel, and meetings are leading business travel to bounce back globally, with recent research showing that the MICE market size, in terms of revenue, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.6% from 2022 to 2030 to reach $1.5 trillion by 2030 (source).

“We believe the meetings, events, conferences, and event travel markets are ripe for disruption worldwide – this is an important step in ensuring we have best-in-class technology to deliver for a flourishing sector of the travel market,” said Seiler.

It's clear the demand for in-person connection continues to increase, with recent data showing conferences and events being one of the top two reasons for travel among both SME owners and decision-makers – the passion and engagement we're seeing is very encouraging. We’re experiencing and anticipating a steady annual growth rate of demand at 12% year-on-year for in-person meetings, which means we have some exciting opportunities coming our way.

Seiler said the new FCM Venue Finder platform was user-friendly and effortlessly delivered seamless venue sourcing, event management bookings, innovative sustainability solutions, and cost control to simplify the dynamic MICE world.

“This easy-to-navigate platform gives people fast, real-time access to venue availability and bookings and allows you to select from a global inventory of over 200,000 spaces, including both hotels and unique venues,” said Seiler. “From funky cutting-edge venues to corporate conference centers, you can cut straight to the chase with detailed images and specifications. We believe that this is a game-changer for how we deliver our content to people who want to save valuable time and money.”

Wembley Stadium, London’s Canal Museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City, the Skydeck at Chicago’s Willis Tower, and the Colonnades at the Signet Library in Edinburgh are some of the many stand-out venues that will be available for booking.

“We are excited to partner with FCM M&E to move from manual to online meeting and group bookings and look forward to helping their clients bring people together to meet in person in the most cost-effective and sustainable way possible,” commented Hubli Founder Ciarán Delaney.

About FCM

FCM is one of the world’s largest travel management companies and a trusted partner for thousands of national and multi-national organizations, 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 personalized business travel experience. As the flagship corporate travel arm of Flight Centre Travel Group, FCM is able to deliver some of the most competitive rates, unique added-value benefits, and exclusive solutions for its clients to support their business travel requirements.

Media Contact

Scott Weiss – Flight Centre Travel Group

U.S. Director of PR and Communication

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