Meeting Expectations Joins Etherio Group, Driving Expansion of Meeting and Association Management Services


Etherio Group announces the addition of Meeting Expectations to its brand portfolio, accelerating the breadth and depth of expertise and services available to businesses and client associations. Meeting Expectations joins the existing meeting and event management brands of Etherio Group, MeetingAdvice and Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI), to provide complementary and additional services, including full-service association management. The Etherio Group, formed in January 2021 when MeetingAdvice, Global Meetings & Incentives, ABC Global Services, CCRA International and Matchstick Creative united under one ownership, is now ready to provide meeting planning, incentive, logistics and most customer-centric sourcing. solutions available on the market.

Founded in 1992 by Company President Jalene Bermudez, Meeting Expectations has been recognized by MeetingsNet on CMI 25 for 15 consecutive years as one of the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies serving the market. American business. In addition, the company’s association management business currently leads more than a dozen nonprofits, trade associations, and technology user groups. Its services are complemented by an in-house marketing and creative services agency, virtual and hybrid event production, leadership consulting, ME Rewards travel incentives, and event technology development and implementation.

“Over the past 30 years, Meeting Expectations has consistently delivered impactful events and premier association management solutions, while continuing to deepen our expertise and expand our services to meet the needs of our clients,” said said Jalene Bermudez. “Our clients can continue to count on the same professionalism, talented team members and unmatched service in the meeting, event and association management industry.

“I am delighted to entrust our next growth evolution to the Etherio group and to partner with MeetingAdvice and the life sciences specialist GMI. By joining forces, we will bring even more resources and increased purchasing power to our customers. Brian and I look forward to joining the teams here in Atlanta, ”continued Bermudez.

With this latest acquisition, the Etherio Group expands its management team to include Bermudez of Meeting Expectations as well as Managing Partner Brian Meyer. Led by Eric Altschul, CEO, the Meetings and Incentives leadership team also includes Steve Goodman, Managing Director of Meeting Advice; and Eli Sananes, president of GMI.

“What differentiates the combination of Etherio Group companies is not only the range of highly complementary services, but also their complementary cultures,” said Eric Altschul, CEO of Etherio Group. “Everyone is unwaveringly focused on customer service and providing employees with a great place to work. Together they are unstoppable and we are positioned to provide an unmatched level of service and expertise not only in meeting management, but also in association management.

With its brand portfolio, Etherio Group is a unique specialist in full-service meetings and events, incentives and sourcing across its four divisions – Meetings & Events, Life Sciences, Incentive and Associates – as well as service companies. ABC Global agencies and suppliers. Services, CCRA International and Travtion Technologies.

“The addition of Meeting Expectations to the Etherio group strengthens our leadership in the industry, not only in the South East but across the country,” said Steve Goodman, Managing Director of MeetingAdvice. “The ability to collaborate and leverage each other’s unique strengths reinforces the growth projection we are already experiencing as the meetings and events industry rebounds. “

“This new investment demonstrates the Etherio group’s commitment to our current and future customers,” said Eli Sananes, President of GMI. “Meeting Expectations is a very respected and dynamic organization, and I look forward to leveraging our respective strengths to achieve industry-leading results. “


About meeting expectations

Meeting Expectations, an Etherio Company, is a professional services company enabling organizations to connect with their stakeholders through meetings and event planning, association management, incentive travel rewards, consulting in leadership, marketing and creative services; event technology, and through its unique partnership with Businessgames. Founded in 1992, the company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with satellite sites across the United States, including Denver, Chicago, Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Francisco. Meeting Expectations has been recognized by MeetingsNet as one of CMI’s Top 25 Corporate Meetings and Incentives Companies for 15 consecutive years. For more information, visit and follow Meeting Expectations on LinkedIn.

About the Etherio group

Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Etherio Group is comprised of leading companies operating in the areas of meeting and event management, incentives, association management and travel agency services. The company’s diverse and complementary family of brands include Meeting Expectations, a full-service association and meeting management company; event management company MeetingAdvice; and Global Meetings & Incentives (GMI), specializing in meeting logistics for the life sciences. Agency and supplier services include ABC Global Services, the world’s largest hotel consortium program with 53,000 hotels and a leading B2B hotel reservation engine; CCRA International, providing 24/7 call center services to major TMC and travel agency leisure programs; and Travtion Technologies, which provides white-label hotel reservation engines for travel agencies. For more information, visit


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