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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 are experts at creating experiences that connect organizations with the people that matter most. With 2,000+ passionate people servicing clients in 60+ countries around the world, we offer services across event design, brand experience, meetings management, production and content, venue search and sports travel and hospitality. For more information, visit BCD Meetings & Events is a division of BCD Travel Group.

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies travel smart and achieve more. We drive program adoption, cost savings and talent retention through digital experiences that simplify business travel. Our 15,000+ dedicated team members service clients in 170+ countries as we shape a sustainable future for business travel. BCD’s leading meetings and events management and global consultancy services complete our comprehensive suite of solutions for all aspects of corporate travel. In 2023, BCD achieved US$20.3 billion in sales. For more information, visit