American Express Meetings & Events Launches Small and Simple Meetings Management Solution

Posted on 4 April 2019

American Express Meetings & Events (M&E), a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), today announced the launch of Meetings Express. The platform provides users a single global interface for sourcing small, simple, and recurring meetings. To provide the most relevant local content, Meetings Express is supported by carefully selected third-party technology providers in different regions.

Users can work with these providers – Groupize in North America, MeetingsBooker in the United Kingdom and Nordics, Bizmeeting in France, Meetago in Germany and iVvy in Australia – directly through this single interface. Each has been vetted to ensure they combine the right hotels, venues and meetings’ spaces with the best possible user experience.

“Client demand for service in the small, simple meetings segment is significant, yet until now no one has addressed it globally,” said Issa Jouaneh, Senior Vice President and General Manager, American Express Meetings & Events.

“Meetings Express helps meeting owners achieve their goals with consistent global service and relevant local content, supporting the creation of the best possible attendee experience,” he added.

Meetings Express is serviced by the American Express Meetings & Events team, whose aim is to help meetings arrangers align small and simple meetings strategies with existing programs, and to promote policy compliance. This includes the same expert sourcing, contracting and supplier knowledge that clients have come to expect from American Express Meetings & Events.

Meetings Express connects to American Express M&E’s centralised data platform, Meetings Insights, and integrates with American Express M&E’s reporting and management tools, providing customers with broader insights across their meetings portfolio.

To learn more about Meetings Express, visit

About American Express Meetings & Events

American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel, offers longstanding experience, expertise and leading capabilities spanning program implementation to budget optimization to deliver powerful meetings and events experiences for clients. The global team is focused on meetings and events sourcing, planning, contract negotiations, budgeting, expense management, reporting, and benchmarking, combined with strategic counsel and integration of leading technology. This end-to-end approach focuses on creating visibility, driving savings, and enabling effective meeting experiences.

With more than 50 years in the industry and presence in more than 100 countries, American Express Meetings & Events is uniquely positioned to manage meetings and events locally, regionally, internationally, and across the globe. The company’s broad capabilities meet the full spectrum of clients’ meetings and events’ needs. In 2017, GBT acquired events management agency, Banks Sadler. In 2018 GBT acquired travel management company, HRG, including its meetings and events division.

American Express Meetings & Events has been named for nine years consequently to Meetings Net’s “CMI 25” list[1], an annual directory of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the US corporate meetings and incentives industry.  To learn more about the services offered by American Express Meetings & Events, visit:

About American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is the world’s leading business partner for managed travel. We help companies and employees prosper by making sure travelers are present where and when it matters. We keep global business moving with the powerful backing of 16,000 travel professionals in more than 140 countries. Companies of all sizes, and in all places, rely on GBT to provide travel management services, organize meetings and events, and deliver business travel consulting.

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is a joint venture that is not wholly owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries (American Express). “American Express Global Business Travel”, “American Express”, and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express and are used under limited license.

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[1] MeetingsNet’s Annual CMI 25 List,