MCI in collaboration with IET at a press event launches first IoT India Congress 2016

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MCI in collaboration with the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Internet of Things (IoT) Panel is organising the first IoT India Congress 2016. Supported by the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, this is a first of its kind conference in India, designed to evangelize Internet of Things and help accelerate its adoption in India. With the co-creation of this conference as an intellectual asset, MCI India has moved one step closer to its strategic 2020 Vision.

MCI India has now successfully brought together IoT industry leaders and experts like Sir Robin Saxby, Jim Morrish, Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, Dr. Robert Pepper, T. V. Ramachandran and Dirk Slama with a clear focus on driving business outcomes through IoT implementation. The three day international conference, to be held from 6th to 8th September, 2016 in Bengaluru, will bring together key stakeholders from the provider, consumers, and regulators on a single platform to discuss current challenges and draw a road map for the future.

With the aim of discussing governance & policies to create a road map for IoT in India, the conference will focus on some of the key elements to set it apart from other events in this space. A Masterclass on IoT Program Management will be specially designed for Practice Heads, Project Managers, Product Managers, Solution Architects and Program Heads which will help them support their organisation’s IoT strategy. The Masterclass will also help companies execute and run IoT solutions to create best-in-class user experience for customers. IoT India congress will also introduce thought leadership awards on IoT across 3-5 categories to honour the contribution of key industry luminaries who have played a pivotal role in Internet of Things (IoT). MCI will create a platform for organisations to meet with their potential customers and secure quality face time with business leaders and decision makers from the industry besides finding potential investors and partners for commercialisation of their IoT innovations.

The conference was announced to a select audience, on 20th May, 2016. Mr J.S. Deepak – Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, the chief guest at the launch, unveiled the website and brochure of the conference. A panel discussion titled ‘Collaboration is the Mantra for IoT success in India’ was also organised as a part of the event featuring senior leaders from the industry. Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar – Chairman IET India IoT panel and President at Aeris Communications welcomed all to exciting times ahead with IoT in India at the launch event, which also had the Indian media in full swing. Given the extraordinary space that this conference occupies in today’s world, it was widely covered in the media compelling the business and technology world to sit up and take notice.

Watch this space for more. #machinesentience

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MCI voted as number one business events agency in Asia Pacific

Geneva, 08 December 2015. MCI Asia Pacific has been awarded the Best Business Events Agency title by Asia’s leading corporate events publication, CEI Asia, at the 2016 CEI Readers’ Choice Awards.

CEI’s annual industry survey spotlights the elite in business events from across the region, chosen solely by its readers.

MCI’s latest accolade illustrates its commitment to drive business results and deliver innovative solutions and services to clients in the Asia Pacific region and worldwide.

“We are honoured to be awarded the number one spot as the Best Business Events Agency in the CEI Readers’ Choice Awards by CEI Asia,” said  Oscar Cerezales, Chief Operating Officer of MCI Asia Pacific. “We are proud that our tremendous capabilities in Asia Pacific have been recognised with this prestigious win.

“After landing second place in the awards last year, our team in the Asia Pacific region has worked tirelessly to build on our success. It has also reinforced the fact that our clients and customers continuously need and expect innovative approaches and solutions.”

The MCI Asia Pacific team, with nearly 450 employees, is based in 13 offices in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea.

It delivers a range of services including professional congress organization, association management and consulting, performance improvement, meetings and events, and creative production and communication.

For more information please contact:

Sylvia Andre                                                                         

MCI Group Marketing & Communications Director

sylvia.andre@mci-group.com                                                                                         

+41 (0) 79 637 37 54

ABOUT MCI

MCI is the world’s largest provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. Through creative live experiences and digitization, globalization, brand enhancement and content strategies, MCI helps multinational companies and international associations enhance organizational performance, grow globally, energize communities and drive business results. An independent, privately held company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, MCI’s 1,800 professionals in 60 cities and 31 countries help clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa unlock their potential and deliver real change. Find out more at www.mci-group.com.

ABOUT THE CEI READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

CEI Asia’s annual industry survey has showcased the best in business events for the past 15 years, as chosen by its readers. The awards provide valuable insights into the destinations, hotels, bureaus and event agencies that buyers and event planners from across the region consider to be their preferred choices

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MCI: Growth for first half 2015 results

Improved Profitability, Focus on Digital Services and USA Expansion Set to Generate Double Digit Growth

Geneva, 16 September 2015.  MCI is releasing its half year financial results for 2015, indicating that the global meetings and events group is on track to achieve double digit growth this year.MCI First Half 2015 ResultsThe first half 2015 gross margin results were 77 million CHF, which is an increase of 8 million CHF, up 12% compared to end of June 2014 – based on the same foreign exchange rate. The operating margin is in line with expectations for the year that aim for a double digit growth.

Outlook 2015

Over the past 12 months, the group has focused on ramping up its digital and technical services that now represent over 22% of total revenue. With the integration in the first semester of the group’s USA acquisitions, the Americas region will grow 3 times year-on-year to represent 15% of total group revenues.

“The meetings and events industry is evolving rapidly so we have invested strategically in our product portfolio and global reach to offer a strong client value proposition,” said Sebastien Tondeur, CEO MCI Group. “The MCI teams globally keep learning from each other and always go the extra mile to achieve fantastic client results.”

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For more information please contact:

Lindsey Rodger                                                                                                 

Group PR & Content Manager

MCI Group                                                                                                           

Lindsey.Rodger@mci-group.com

+41 (0) 22 33 99 549

ABOUT MCI

MCI is the world’s largest provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. Through creative live experiences and digitization, globalization, brand enhancement and content strategies, MCI helps multinational companies and international associations enhance organizational performance, grow globally, energize communities and drive business results. An independent, privately held company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, MCI’s 1,800 professionals in 60 cities and 31 countries help clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa unlock their potential and deliver real change. Find out more at www.mci-group.com.

2014 : A Year in Review

Moving towards our Painted Picture 2015, MCI demonstrated proven results yet again, across geographies, engaging clients, customers and inspiring audiences.

Snapshot for year 2014:

  • 2,866 events, 588 congresses in 67 countries
  • 4,475 projects, more than 1.5 million people creatively engaged
  • Over 2.3 million hours spent inspiring our client’s audiences, sharing new perspectives
  • People and technology brought together through 540 websites and over 80 event apps

Get a sneak peek into how our year went by in our latest video “Year in Review”

Also hear our CEO, Sebastien Tondeur speak about transformations in the Meetings & Events industry and #buildingpossibilities

Read some of our year’s top stories, chart our growth with interactive graphics, learn about our WOW client experiences and learn more about our #strategic approach

http://mciannualreport2014.com/