Strategic Meetings Management

MGME has offered Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) services long before there was an industry term for it. We have been coaching our F500 clients on meeting consolidation programs based on measurement, analysis and refinement for years, helping them implement proper controls and tracking while still offering creative events with “wow” factor.

Strategic Meetings Management Infographic

Today, our SMM program is more robust than ever. More than just a disciplined, strategic approach to meeting and travel management, our method also serves to manage and control costs, as well as encourage multi-departmental collaboration, overall goal-setting and communication, risk mitigation, crisis management and the protection of your brand. Equally important, MGME SMM identifies the most valuable data and most cost-effective suppliers for you, delivering real value in quantitative savings, risk management and/or improved service quality.

  • Centralized Technology Portal
  • Consolidated Global Hotel, Venue and Vendor Sourcing
  • Detailed Budget Management
  • On-demand Reporting
  • Transparency of Spending
  • Budget Management
  • Cost Savings
  • Compliance
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Centralized Technology Portal
  • Consolidated Global Hotel, Venue and Vendor Sourcing
  • Detailed Budget Management
  • On-demand Reporting
  • Transparency of Spending
  • Budget Management
  • Cost Savings
  • Compliance
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Risk Mitigation

Relevant Success Stories

Global SMM Program for Medical Congresses

Eli Lilly did not manage their global medical congresses in a consistent fashion. They were managed on a local level by each operating country office. By managing them in this manner, it was impossible for senior leadership and procurement to have any oversight of the programs, spend and risks nor ascertain the value and ROI of their attendance at these congresses…

Fortune 500 Global Pharma Account

A surprise visit from the CEO, plus inclement weather made for a logistical test for the ages…

SMM Program for Merging Companies

In 2009, Merck & Co. and Schering Plough were merging into one company. Although both companies had preferred meeting management suppliers in place, all of the preferred meeting companies utilized different processes, templates and technology tools. They were unable to capture meeting spend and cost savings for the new joined entity. It was decided that they needed to develop an SMM program…