SOURCE: Meeting Consultants

Meeting Consultants celebrates 30th Anniversary

January 25, 2010 14:47 ET

30 Years of Growth Celebrated at Meeting Consultants

Company Credits Management Culture, Strategic Investment, Focus on ROI as Keys to Success

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - In the midst of a challenging economic environment, one small business is celebrating its 30th year of business and eagerly planning future success. Meeting Consultants, a corporate event planning company founded in 1979, today manages some of the largest corporate events in the world and has made strategic investments during the downturn to fuel future growth.

Carol Cote is the founder of Meeting Consultants and continues to lead the company today as CEO. She is widely recognized as a pioneer in the event management industry and as a successful woman business leader. Today under Carol's leadership, Meeting Consultants attains WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise National Council) certification every year.

"When I founded this company, event planning was a relatively new industry, and I was often the only woman in the room when meeting with clients," said Carol Cote, Meeting Consultants Founder and CEO. "I knew a focus on providing clients flexible solutions, jaw-dropping levels of service, and creative but cost-effective management of events would lead to our success. I couldn't be more proud of the team."

The company acquired Core Lan, a software solutions provider for the planning industry, in 2009. The move makes Meeting Consultants one of the only companies in the industry to provide both meeting services and technology products under one roof. The strategic move allows the company to provide services to the widest array of customers, from independent meeting planners to enterprise level customers.

Meeting Consultants' core value is ensuring that clients realize excellent return on their investment in events. The acquisition brings software products in house to help customers measure ROI. The company works with over 4,000 events annually and provides registration services for over 207,000 attendees in 38 languages each year. Clients include some of the largest companies in the world.

"ROI is important in any environment, but critical in the current business climate and economy," said Casey Cote, Meeting Consultant's President. "We know that meetings matter in the digital age, and helping our clients demonstrate positive returns to their management is setting us apart in this industry."

Meeting Consultants is privately held with $10 million in revenues annually and employees in locations worldwide. The company provides management of customers' meeting portfolios, delivering turn-key events globally. It is now also well positioned to establish strategic relationships with other third-party meeting companies by providing its new software products.

About Meeting Consultants

Founded in 1979, Meeting Consultants, Inc. provides the industry's most complete solution for global events management with experience that extends to the world's most complex event portfolio. We can support customers ranging from the large enterprise to the independent meeting planner with a portfolio of services and products. Learn more at www.meetingconsultants.com

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