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BCD Meetings & Events Adds Portugal to Global Network

PORTUGALAugust 23, 2018BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has increased its global presence by adding Portugal to its extensive list of partner markets, expanding its Global Network.

The Global Network extends BCD M&E’s reach through well-established, expert meetings & events companies around the world which supplement its wholly-owned locations. These companies are industry leaders in their individual markets and bring specific local expertise to customers needing the leverage and scope of a global meetings & events agency but the customization and expertise of local markets.

“We make a strategic decision to partner with the best-in-class businesses in markets where our customers need to be, and we do not have a wholly-owned presence,” said Jeroen Duiker, Vice President, Global Network. “Our partner markets know the regional and cultural nuances of doing business there which provides superior, localized service to our customers.”

BCD M&E employs a stringent qualification process to ensure its partners understand and adhere to the quality of service that it delivers to customers. While BCD M&E expands its reach and service capabilities, the partner organizations have the benefit of working under a recognized, global brand with extensive resources and expertise.

“We are delighted to partner with one of the main global meetings & events agencies in the world,” said Mafalda Bravo, General Manager of Barceló Viagens in Portugal. This partnership is part of our growth strategy, and we will use our proven local and expert meeting & events team to serve global clients in Portugal—leveraging the tools, preferred suppliers program and global brand of BCD M&E.”

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