Minneapolis, 10 September 2019: CWT M&E, the global meetings and events division of CWT, today launches its first annual North America Suppliers of the Year awards at this years’ IMEX America at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to bestow this award to our supplier partners who have shown their continuous support of our partnerships and have strived to provide the best service to CWT’s internal and external customers,” said Nathan Brooks, Global Lead, Supplier Management, CWT Meetings & Events. “We are committed to driving win-win partnerships with our supplier friends and are excited to be able to recognize our ‘shining stars’ for 2019. We congratulate our winners and look forward to continuing to grow together.”
The inaugural award program for North America recognizes CWT M&E’s top partners based on the following criteria: response time, competitive pricing, product quality, creativity and customer service.
Among this year’s winners are Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and Global DMC Partners.
“We value the importance of face-to-face connections and how our key partner, CWT Meetings & Events, aligns with Hilton’s vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, one meeting at a time.”
- Frank Passanante, Senior Vice President, Hilton Worldwide Sales, Americas
“We are honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious designation. At a time when commissions have been reduced by most of the chains and when there is much ongoing dialogue about the value of contributions by third-party meeting planners, Preferred Hotels & Resorts remains steadfast in its commitment to support our highly-valued partners.”
- Elaine Macy, Executive Vice President, Global Group Sales, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
“Caesars Entertainment is privileged to be a preferred partner with CWT Meetings and Events and sincerely grateful for this recognition. We are committed to a connected relationship that allows for us to create meaningful meeting experiences from Las Vegas to Atlantic City and across the country at our 40 hotels and resorts.”
- Brian Crumby, Key Account Director, Caesars Entertainment
“Global DMC Partners is thrilled to receive this prestigious award from CWT. GDP and our worldwide DMC partners are dedicated to the success of every program we touch, so we are deeply honored to receive such high recognition from one of our top clients. We look forward to growing our fruitful partnership even further with CWT by continuously striving to elevate the service and experience that our clients receive.”
- Dawn Barbeau, VP, Global Sales, DMC Partners
CWT M&E also recognizes the following partners who were finalists in their respective categories: Radisson Hotel Group, Accor Hotels, AMResorts, Langham Hotels & Resorts, Melia Hotels International, PRA, Dragonfly, Hosts Global, CSI DMC, and DMI Hotels.
CWT Meetings & Events delivers 38,500 innovative, high-quality projects for customers every year – across all industry sectors, globally. Our creative know-how helps us deliver awe-inspiring events, and our logistics expertise guarantees professional meeting services, group travel, and compliance. We manage your strategic meetings management programs with one aim in mind – to maximize your return on investment.
CWT Meetings & Events is CWT’s meeting & events division.
CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.