New global organization at CWT helps companies better manage their worldwide meetings and events programs - Floyd Widener appointed global leader

Amsterdam | May 23, 2012

CWT Meetings & Events today announced that Floyd Widener is appointed Senior Vice President Global CWT Meetings & Events effective June 1, 2012. In this newly-created role, he will report to Cathy Voss, Executive Vice President CWT Global Program Solutions and Meetings & Events.

CWT Meetings and Events has consolidated its existing teams and expertise under the leadership of Widener. With this new organization, companies will benefit from access to an even broader range of global services, such as data consolidation, safety and security and world-class tools and processes. At the same time national and regional teams will continue to provide customized local account management to their clients while enabling them to benefit from CWT’s global scale and shared best practices.

“We see the significance of this market and we are putting into place a global structure that will best address expanding business opportunities,” commented Cathy Voss. “An important part of Floyd’s role will be to leverage our global scale and regional best practices to provide the highest level of service to our clients.”

Widener will provide strategic and operational leadership for the meetings and events business across all regions and continue incorporating the latest innovations and technologies into the meetings and events arena. Widener joined CWT in April 2006 as Senior Vice President Sales and Global Program Management Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). His previous positions included Vice President Corporate Solutions EMEA at Sabre Travel Network and Sales Director for Amadeus France.

CWT Meetings & Events is a global leader in events and meetings management. With an international reach of 1,600 event specialists extending across 75 countries worldwide, it delivers over 35,000 events each year for its customers – industries ranging from pharmaceutical and healthcare, to technology, financial services, telecommunications, energy, automotive and government. Leveraging Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s global expertise and network, CWT Meetings & Events creates a customized, holistic approach that delivers excellent results to clients.

About Carlson Wagonlit Travel
CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. CWT services and solutions comprise Traveler & Transaction Services, Program Optimization, Safety & Security, Meetings & Events and Energy Services. In 2011, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$28.0 billion. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website at Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit.


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