Best Ever

Last week's Launch Meeting exceeded all our expectations. From preplanning to onsite execution, your dedication was clearly evident. We have heard from many attendees that the meeting was one of the best they ever attended. This is due in large part to your attention to detail and your extremely professional onsite staff.

We are so grateful for the many hours you spent planning and the many hours the onsite staff worked executing. It is our pleasure to work with the GMI team!

We thank you for helping us get off to a great start!

Manager, Meetings & Events

2015-04-26T18:02:25+00:00

Manager, Meetings & Events

Last week's Launch Meeting exceeded all our expectations. From preplanning to onsite execution, your dedication was clearly evident. We have heard from many attendees that the meeting was one of the best they ever attended. This is due in large part to your attention to detail and your extremely professional onsite staff. We are so grateful for the many hours you spent planning and the many hours the onsite staff worked executing. It is our pleasure to work with the GMI team! We thank you for helping us get off to a great start!

National Sales and Launch Meeting

On behalf of Collegium, we want to thank you for the partnership and the great work you did to make our National Sales and Launch meeting such a success! The feedback I have received so far has been all positive; our CEO even commented to me that the meeting “had a big company feel, with a small company attitude”, we hit the mark last week!

Thank you again for your partnership!

Senior Director
Commercial Capabilities & Training

2016-07-14T15:31:11+00:00

Senior Director
Commercial Capabilities & Training

On behalf of Collegium, we want to thank you for the partnership and the great work you did to make our National Sales and Launch meeting such a success! The feedback I have received so far has been all positive; our CEO even commented to me that the meeting “had a big company feel, with a small company attitude”, we hit the mark last week! Thank you again for your partnership!

Flawless Meeting

Thank you for helping us execute another successful launch meeting! I know that this meeting were particularly difficult given the short time line but once again you were able deliver a flawless meeting. From the attendees perspective, it appeared that we had months to prepare!

We always appreciate your can do attitudes! Even more so under these circumstances.

Get some good and much deserved rest this weekend.

Manager, Meetings and Events

2015-05-11T11:00:14+00:00

Manager, Meetings and Events

Thank you for helping us execute another successful launch meeting! I know that this meeting were particularly difficult given the short time line but once again you were able deliver a flawless meeting. From the attendees perspective, it appeared that we had months to prepare! We always appreciate your can do attitudes! Even more so under these circumstances. Get some good and much deserved rest this weekend.

Incentives: Memorable Week

Thank you and GMI for the incredible work this this past week (and earlier in preparation) for the President’s Club in Mauritius. By all measures, it was a great success. I heard feedback from multiple time winners that this was the best P club yet. The quality of the resort, high levels of service, and your ability to manage anything that came up made for a memorable week.

Vice President, Europe

2016-06-20T16:32:09+00:00

Vice President, Europe

Thank you and GMI for the incredible work this this past week (and earlier in preparation) for the President’s Club in Mauritius. By all measures, it was a great success. I heard feedback from multiple time winners that this was the best P club yet. The quality of the resort, high levels of service, and your ability to manage anything that came up made for a memorable week.

GMI is a True Partner

Here we are on the back side of another meeting cycle. It is because of you and your team that we are able to continue to experience such great success at our meetings. I can’t say enough about Stacey or Jnge. Both are true partners I depend on and enjoy working with. As well as everyone else on the teams. It was great to see some faces I hadn’t seen the last couple of meetings. Those people are the reason I rest a little easier at these meetings, because through the many, many meetings over the years your folks have become extended family to our organization. And I know they are doing as much (if not more) to make sure everything looks smooth as glass to our attendees. True partners!

Please thank everyone on both the NMM and NSM teams for me.
Kind Regards

Director, Sales Training and Development

2017-04-25T20:10:50+00:00

Director, Sales Training and Development

Here we are on the back side of another meeting cycle. It is because of you and your team that we are able to continue to experience such great success at our meetings. I can’t say enough about Stacey or Jnge. Both are true partners I depend on and enjoy working with. As well as everyone else on the teams. It was great to see some faces I hadn’t seen the last couple of meetings. Those people are the reason I rest a little easier at these meetings, because through the many, many meetings over the years your folks have become extended family to our organization. And I know they are doing as much (if not more) to make sure everything looks smooth as glass to our attendees. True partners! Please thank everyone on both the NMM and NSM teams for me. Kind Regards

Huge Success

Once again you exceeded our expectations! The National Manager's meeting was a huge success thanks to your dedication and hard work! It is always a pleasure to work with you! Your professionalism, attention to detail and your ever calm demeanor under pressure is very much appreciated.

In addition, as always, we had a great staff onsite. Please let them know that we truly appreciate all that they do for us and thank them for helping run a smooth meeting.

I look forward to continuing to work with you on the launch!

Director, Meetings & Events

2015-04-26T18:01:23+00:00

Director, Meetings & Events

Once again you exceeded our expectations! The National Manager's meeting was a huge success thanks to your dedication and hard work! It is always a pleasure to work with you! Your professionalism, attention to detail and your ever calm demeanor under pressure is very much appreciated. In addition, as always, we had a great staff onsite. Please let them know that we truly appreciate all that they do for us and thank them for helping run a smooth meeting. I look forward to continuing to work with you on the launch!

Great Job

I wanted to thank you for your help and for assigning us GMI as our meeting organizer for the SSC meeting that took place last weekend in Paris.

The entire team is extremely happy with Gudrun's great job in helping us prepare for the meeting and for facilitating everything and everyone's requests on site.

I will gladly work with this team again!

International Steering Committee

2015-04-24T17:27:47+00:00

International Steering Committee

I wanted to thank you for your help and for assigning us GMI as our meeting organizer for the SSC meeting that took place last weekend in Paris. The entire team is extremely happy with Gudrun's great job in helping us prepare for the meeting and for facilitating everything and everyone's requests on site. I will gladly work with this team again!

Seamless and On Point

Let me echo my appreciation for your support and performance at the meeting. Everything was seamless and on point! Thanks so much for helping us have such a successful launch meeting!

EVP, Chief Commercial Officer

2016-07-14T15:30:01+00:00

EVP, Chief Commercial Officer

Let me echo my appreciation for your support and performance at the meeting. Everything was seamless and on point! Thanks so much for helping us have such a successful launch meeting!

Appeared Effortless

It was a great meeting. Feedback from our executive team was excellent, and highly complementary of you and your staff. Your team was awesome and did a fantastic job. The fact that it appeared effortless speaks volumes about the behind the scenes efforts and preparation that made this such a successful meeting!

Manager, Sales Force Logistics

2015-04-26T18:21:37+00:00

Manager, Sales Force Logistics

It was a great meeting. Feedback from our executive team was excellent, and highly complementary of you and your staff. Your team was awesome and did a fantastic job. The fact that it appeared effortless speaks volumes about the behind the scenes efforts and preparation that made this such a successful meeting!

About Global Meetings & Incentives

Global Meetings & Incentives

Global Meetings & Incentives (GMI) is more than a meeting management company. We are a leading provider of end-to-end meeting solutions and logistic services. Our philosophy is to become a seamless extension of your organization and its objectives.

GMI is committed to making each and every one of your meetings successful. We focus on our customers, build solid relationships and are experts in identifying unique meeting requirements.

We consistency meet business objectives through flawless execution, quantifiable cost savings, and a keen awareness of industry guidelines and trends.

Outsourcing your meeting management services to GMI will:

  • Reduce your operating cost
  • Give you access to world class capabilities & buying power
  • Gain access to our experienced team
  • Provide accurate meeting costs & data

Eli Sananes – President

Eli brings over twenty years of industry experience to GMI including sales and marketing positions at The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Inter-Continental Hotels, Hilton Hotels and The Kimberly Suite Hotel.

In 2007, Global Meeting & Incentives opened its doors as cutting edge meeting logistics provider with emphasis in the pharmaceutical and health care sector. In a few short years, Global Meetings & Incentives established itself as a leader in the industry and was recognized in 2012 & 2013 by Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine as one of the largest and most influential agencies in North America. The recognition is a testament to Eli’s belief in hiring and developing the finest talent in the industry.

As the industry evolves, Eli continues to work with clients on Strategic Meeting Management initiatives and other cost saving measures that deliver value and increase ROI. Eli often speaks at industry events about strategic sourcing initiatives and industry trends.  As a result,  Global Meetings & Incentives has gone from a company managing 25 domestic meetings in 2007 to over 200 global meetings under management in 2014.

Please contact Eli with any questions about meeting logistics, strategic initiatives, or to discuss your upcoming event.



Gudrun Echterhoff –
Vice President,
Meeting Operations

Gudrun brings over fifteen years of industry experience to Global Meeting & Incentives. Gudrun graduated with a degree in hospitality management from the prestigious Adolph Kolping School of Hotel Management in Muenster, Germany.

Upon graduation, Gudrun was hired by Swissôtel Beijing, China for a hotel management training and transferred to Swissôtel Chicago, IL to work in Front Office, Human Resources & Convention Services.

Following several illustrious years at Swissôtel, including organizing a banquet with former US President Bill Clinton in attendance, Gudrun took a Senior Meeting Planning position at Travel Forum and Conference Solutions, Inc.

In her current position with Global Meetings & Incentives, Gudrun manages the meeting planners and oversees operations (including HCP spent reporting & compliance by country), develops companywide policies and procedures, and coordinates the planning for key accounts and high level meetings worldwide.

Gudrun is fluent in English and German, and has a fair knowledge of French.

Please contact Gudrun with any questions about international compliance, optimizing meeting procedures, or to discuss your upcoming event.