by Matt Alderton | May 19, 2015
Maritz Travel Company, which comprises Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, has finalized its Maritz Global Meetings Network, a hand-selected network of 25 partners representing nearly 60 countries who will lend their regional knowledge, capabilities, and cultural solutions to Maritz clients planning international events.

"Since launching the Maritz Global Meetings Network last October at IMEX America, we've been diligently searching for and assembling the best partners in key geographic areas to help us provide the right global meetings solutions to our clients," Maritz Travel Company President David Peckinpaugh said in a statement. "The collective expertise represented by our company and our partners in the Maritz Global Meetings Network is astonishing; we can seamlessly design and deliver exceptional meeting experiences for our clients anywhere in the world at any time."
The Maritz Global Meetings Network partners were chosen in key geographic regions where client demand is high, including Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. The partners, who operate as professional congress organizers (PCOs), are:
* Albamy
* B Network
* CIM Global
* Congrex Switzerland
* Connect DMC
* Consorcio Holding
* Destination Asia
* Emirates
* Eventia
* Gema Tours
* Grupo Elis
* ID Events Australia
* Mazurkas
* Megatours
* Moloney & Kelly Travel
* Organizacion S.A.
* Pacific World
* Premio DMC
* Terramar Destinations
* Uniline Exhibitions
* Walthers DBS

The Maritz Global Meetings Network is led by Maritz Travel Company's three global general managers: Ben Goedegebuure, Eduardo Chaillo, and Ping He.
"Our partners are indispensable in helping us create culturally responsive experiences for our clients -- whether corporate, association, or trade show," said Goedegebuure, global general manager of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. "Not only will we rely on them to provide unique regional expertise, they can help us operate more effectively and efficiently on behalf of our clients while helping us navigate local practices, languages cultures, and business ethics, and ensuring we are complying with governmental regulations, taxes, and currencies."
Concluded Peckinpaugh, "Together with our partners, we are embarking on a journey to bring something new to the meetings industry -- a true, collaborative approach to global meetings that translates into real benefits for clients."