MCI buys into US again - and not for the last time says Tondeur

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MCI Group, the Geneva-based association management specialist and congress organiser, has acquired Dallas-based event management company Wyndham Jade - and it won’t be their last US takeover.

“MCI has closely monitored Wyndham Jade’s evolution as part of our larger dream around MCI’s growth and market strength in the United States,” said CEO Sébastien Tondeur.

“With this element of the dream now fulfilled, I’m excited to announce MCI’s intention to further accelerate its buy/build plans in the United States in the near term.”

Wyndham Jade offers convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programmes and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.

It will now operate as Wyndham Jade, an MCI Group company and become the newest part of MCI USA. Headquartered just outside Dallas, Texas in the city of Plano, it has offices in Arizona, Iowa, Georgia and Illinois, and brings 120 new staff members to MCI USA.

“Wyndham Jade is a proven innovator in event technology and logistical execution,” said MCI USA CEO Tom Gibson. “Together with MCI’s other recent acquisitions, the synergistic addition of Wyndham Jade enables MCI to serve associations and corporations with an impactful array of strategic and tactical solutions along the entire events value chain.”

Shawn Pierce, President, Strategic Event Management, at MCI, will take the reins at Wyndham Jade.

Wyndham Jade founder, Sue Trizila, added: “MCI is a tailor-made platform for Wyndham Jade to further expand its value and service array to its clients. Our team is thrilled to become a part of MCI’s global story of innovation, growth and success.”

She takes up a long-term executive advisory role within MCI USA.

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