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October 16, 2015 16:33 ET

Gavel International Named to the 9th Annual MeetingsNet "CMI 25" List

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2015) - MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named Gavel International to its 2015 "CMI 25" list of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate meetings and incentives industry. Now in its 9th year, the list is an influential resource for meeting managers, incentive travel executives and procurement professionals researching information on the industry's leading outsource partners.

Together, the independent meeting planning companies on the 2015 CMI 25 list report booking more than 10.5 million group room nights in 2014, all tied to the 80,487 meetings, conferences, and incentives they executed for corporate clients during the year. "As the economy made significant strides in the past couple of years, the companies on the CMI 25 list appear to have benefited. As a group, they report a 16 percent increase in 2014 in the number of meetings and incentives planned over 2013," said MeetingsNet's Sue Hatch. "Not only are these planning organizations trusted corporate partners, relied on to orchestrate critical events around the globe with professionalism and creativity, they are also major corporate citizens in their own right, with 56 percent of the CMI 25 companies employing more than 100 people."

The CMI 25 is the most comprehensive listing of the major independent meeting companies serving the corporate world. The CMI 25 list was published in the September 2015 issue of the MeetingsNet tablet magazine ( and digital edition, and on

Gavel International is an industry leader in meeting/event management and incentive rewards programs. They focus on creating, managing and executing innovative meetings, conferences, events and incentive programs that engage and motivate employees, agents, distributors and more.

In addition to an expert client-focused team, their proprietary Gavel Edge software is one of the most powerful and versatile platforms in the industry. Dedicated to strengthening the relationship between a client and their audience, Gavel designs and implements programs of all sizes -- each customized to meet a client's specific goals. 

"Gavel International is honored to receive this award for the ninth year in a row," said Hob Reichenbach, Managing Partner of Gavel International. "It's always a great feeling to be recognized for our excellence in such a large industry with many big players. Being one of the 12 companies to have earned this award every year since its inception is a testament to the quality and consistency of our operation and the commitment of our people to exceed our customers' expectations." 

The magazine's editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2014 and the total number of room nights represented by those meetings and incentives. They also considered the number of full-time employees at each company, as well as the percentage of the company's 2014 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives, versus association meetings or other sources.

About Gavel International
Gavel International in one of the largest full-service meeting and incentives program management companies in North America. Backed by proprietary software, Gavel International creates, manages and executes innovative meetings and incentive programs that engage and motivate audiences of all sizes. From implementation to completion, Gavel helps businesses design successful programs to exceed business goals. For more information visit

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