07-Feb-2012 | MCI, the world’s largest global meeting and event management agency with 1,500 staff in 47 offices in 23 countries has merged with Convention Wise in a move that indicates MCI’s faith in Tasmania as an important business event destination.This move over time will bring significant economic and employment benefit to Tasmania’s meetings and event industry.
Convention Wise (formerly known as Mures Conventions and situated in the Mures restaurant complex at Constitution Dock, Hobart) has been part of the convention tradition in Tasmania for over twenty years). Owner Phil Holmes AMM, AFMEA is well known as the former Tasmanian Chair of Meetings and Events Australia and for his long service as a national director of that peak industry body.
Phil Holmes said that “Tasmania can be justifiably proud of Convention Wise’s impressive track record but the merger allows it to significantly expand Tasmania’s meetings potential and expose it to MCI’s global standards. Our current clients will benefit from MCI’s global strength and experience and Tasmania will gain greater opportunities from the international exposure with the global company."
MCI Australia Managing Director Ray Shaw AMM,AFMEA said "We now have the operations talent on the ground to deliver up to 1,000 pax meetings to Tasmania - Phil Holmes and the crew now have the support of our 60 plus Australia team and the rest of MCI’s world talent and product practices.”
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