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BCD M&E names Christine Erickson as SVP, Industry Relations

CHICAGO November 2, 2020 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), has named Christine Erickson as SVP Industry Relations starting November 1.

Currently SVP, U.S. Events Solutions & BCD Sports, Erickson has been part of BCD M&E’s global executive team for the last five years. Her passion to help clients improve their businesses through creativity and engagement has been honed over 29 years in the hospitality, travel and performance improvement industries. Her diverse background lends itself to relationship building and innovation within the fast-evolving meetings and events industry.

“I’m so proud of the strong growth we have seen in Event Solutions over the past several years,” said Erickson. “Creating strong connections to drive behavior and ultimately business is at the heart of what I do, and I look forward to working with our supplier base to showcase their portfolios, deepen our partnerships and move our industry forward.”

Erickson will continue to lead U.S. Event Solutions and BCD Sports focusing on growing BCD M&E services—particularly in the virtual, production and creative communications space over the next six months.

Dave Sonricker, previous SVP Industry Relations, retired at the end of October.

About BCD Meetings & Events

BCD Meetings & Events is a world-leader in crafting digital and live experiences that connect organizations with the people that matter most. At BCD M&E, we create human connection by uniting emotion and action to change behavior. With more than 35 years of expertise spanning event design and strategic meetings management, our global network and custom solutions focus on fostering moments that engage and inspire action. Our passion behind the power of an experience shows in the fun we have while unleashing it. BCD Meetings & Events is an independently managed operating company of BCD Group and a subsidiary of BCD Travel. For more information, visit

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 106 countries with a global client retention rate of 97%, the highest in the industry. For more information, visit