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Creative Group Creative Group, a Direct Travel company, designs programs and experiences that reward excellence and inspire people to reach their full potential.

Creative Group designs global programs and experiences that reward excellence and inspire people to reach their full potential – we call it Thrivability. We have been motivating people since 1970. As a performance improvement company, we specialize in engagement, incentive and recognition solutions, and end-to-end meeting and event management. Creative Group has been honored with the CMI 25 Award,

Creative Group designs global programs and experiences that reward excellence and inspire people to reach their full potential – we call it Thrivability. We have been motivating people since 1970. As a performance improvement company, we specialize in engagement, incentive and recognition solutions, and end-to-end meeting and event management. Creative Group has been honored with the CMI 25 Award,

Operating as usual

Let the good times roll! 🙌 Post-event surveys and onsite teams can agree – attendees experienced joy and satisfaction fr...
09/09/2022

Let the good times roll! 🙌 Post-event surveys and onsite teams can agree – attendees experienced joy and satisfaction from gathering in person. Attendees came ready to celebrate and engage, and the energy felt good!

Have you heard? Live incentive travel is back! 🎉 While we’ve been busy operating programs all over the world, we’ve also...
09/08/2022

Have you heard? Live incentive travel is back! 🎉 While we’ve been busy operating programs all over the world, we’ve also been collecting insights from our teams on the ground. Come back tomorrow and each day next week for the 6 key trends from the road!

A big, warm welcome (back) to Annalise Alexander on our Customer Experience Team!✈️ Favorite place to travel: Ireland or...
09/07/2022

A big, warm welcome (back) to Annalise Alexander on our Customer Experience Team!

✈️ Favorite place to travel: Ireland or California
🦄 Favorite fictional character: Katniss Everdeen
📚 The book currently on her nightstand: Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
❤️ If she could start a non-profit, it would focus on: Empowering women around the world

Creative Group is thrilled to be recognized once again, as one of the CMI 25 Top Meeting & Incentive Companies for the 1...
09/07/2022

Creative Group is thrilled to be recognized once again, as one of the CMI 25 Top Meeting & Incentive Companies for the 16th year in a row! We’re especially proud to be recognized on this prestigious list after the last two turbulent years in our industry. Check out the full story: https://bit.ly/3L0eXOH

MeetingsNet

What a joy to bring our Senior Leadership team face-to-face for our Annual Strategic Planning Meeting in Chicago! We’re ...
09/06/2022

What a joy to bring our Senior Leadership team face-to-face for our Annual Strategic Planning Meeting in Chicago! We’re fortunate to have a group of wildly passionate (and fun) people steering the ship and it’s so clear that we’re all better when we’re together. A huge thanks to our dedicated partners who helped make this happen – Virgin Hotels Chicago, Hello! Destination Management, muv, Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Happy Labo(u)r Day from your friends at Creative Group! Whether you put the “u” in Labor Day or not, we hope “you” enjoy...
09/05/2022

Happy Labo(u)r Day from your friends at Creative Group! Whether you put the “u” in Labor Day or not, we hope “you” enjoy the last, lazy days of summer! ☀️

Coming out of the pandemic, the Sober Curious movement is booming! Whether your attendees fully abstain or simply want a...
09/02/2022

Coming out of the pandemic, the Sober Curious movement is booming! Whether your attendees fully abstain or simply want a night off, they should feel just as included. Here’s how you can craft an exciting non-alcoholic beverage menu that appeals to all. https://bit.ly/3wTjwVb

Happy ! Today the spotlight is on Sarah Cacioppo, Web Project Specialist, from our Toronto office. What makes her THRIVE...
09/01/2022

Happy ! Today the spotlight is on Sarah Cacioppo, Web Project Specialist, from our Toronto office. What makes her THRIVE in her personal life?

SC: "Planning! Dinner with friends, day trips, fix it projects around the house, family get-togethers, next great travel adventure with my husband -- I love to plan and look forward to what’s ahead. Over the past two years I've learned to plan creative ways to stay connected with family and friends. This picture was recently taken in San Sebastián, Spain with my husband on one of our awesome travel adventures together."

Get to know the newest member of our Business Development team, Micki Collins!🍟 Favorite snack: Chips and queso 🍦 Favori...
08/31/2022

Get to know the newest member of our Business Development team, Micki Collins!

🍟 Favorite snack: Chips and queso
🍦 Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate marshmallow
📺 Favorite binge-worthy TV-show: Ozark
🌱 One of her favorite belongings: Her AeroGarden

Each of our offices were blessed with beautiful weather to celebrate hard work with a summer picnic. It was a wonderful ...
08/30/2022

Each of our offices were blessed with beautiful weather to celebrate hard work with a summer picnic. It was a wonderful day filled with familiar faces and some fresh ones, good food, and even greater conversations! ☀️

We’re so excited to announce that our own Karen Hudson has been selected to sit on the m&i Americas Advisory Board. Kare...
08/29/2022

We’re so excited to announce that our own Karen Hudson has been selected to sit on the m&i Americas Advisory Board. Karen was chosen for her industry experience, knowledge, and resiliency, and her contributions will help shape the future of the events industry!

m&i Forums

We’re so excited to congratulate Ellie MacPherson for being featured in the Connect x BizBash 15 Over 50 List! 🎉 These 1...
08/26/2022

We’re so excited to congratulate Ellie MacPherson for being featured in the Connect x BizBash 15 Over 50 List! 🎉 These 15 powerhouses were selected for their longevity and leadership in the industry. Click the link to read more about Ellie. https://bit.ly/3pQAijG

Round of applause for our new Program Specialist, Vanessa Vreeland. Get to know her!✈️ Favorite place to travel: The UK ...
08/24/2022

Round of applause for our new Program Specialist, Vanessa Vreeland. Get to know her!

✈️ Favorite place to travel: The UK
🍭 Favorite snack: Gummy bears!
🏖️ Favorite childhood memory: Visiting her grandparents in Florida
🍦 Favorite ice cream flavor: Pralines and Cream

600 attendees said “Aloha” to paradise for  at Wailea Beach Resort in Maui, Hawaii 🌺 This incentive program had no short...
08/23/2022

600 attendees said “Aloha” to paradise for at Wailea Beach Resort in Maui, Hawaii 🌺 This incentive program had no shortage of color and flair! Attendees experienced wow-worthy, local entertainment, flavorful, local foods, and fun activations.

Marriott Hotels

Happy ! Today the spotlight is on Karen Hudson, Account Executive, from our West coast office. What makes her THRIVE in ...
08/19/2022

Happy ! Today the spotlight is on Karen Hudson, Account Executive, from our West coast office. What makes her THRIVE in her personal life?

KH: "Biking is one of the many things that help me thrive! It allows me to let go of the rest of the world for a time and focus only on being in the moment. After a long bike ride, anywhere I may be in the world, I have greater clarity and energy, and it always gets my creative juices flowing!"

Join us in welcoming Lawrence to our Customer Experience team! Here are some fun facts about him. 🌙 Favorite time of day...
08/17/2022

Join us in welcoming Lawrence to our Customer Experience team! Here are some fun facts about him.

🌙 Favorite time of day: Evenings… he’s a night owl!
📺 Favorite binge-worthy TV show: The Great British Bake-Off
🌄 Favorite morning routine: Chatting with family and friends
❤️ If he could start a non-profit, it would focus on: LGBTQ+ issues and mental health

Another Amazing Experience happened in Edinburgh, Scotland with an epic incentive reward for 460 people. Castles, culina...
08/16/2022

Another Amazing Experience happened in Edinburgh, Scotland with an epic incentive reward for 460 people. Castles, culinary delights, and a custom-designed corporate crest; an elegant evening on the Royal Yacht Britannia, a celebratory awards night with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, and a final send-off in historic Stirling Castle – there were rave reviews from all who attended!

We all have a little “baggage” around, well…baggage 👜 Who wants to pay more to bring your carry-on aboard? One company f...
08/15/2022
Luggage Company Disrupting Airlines - Saving Travelers From Carry-on Fees

We all have a little “baggage” around, well…baggage 👜 Who wants to pay more to bring your carry-on aboard? One company found the silver lining. See how this team developed a carry-on sized luggage that dodges those pesky fees. https://prn.to/3S7ltWS

/PRNewswire/ -- Some airlines are now charging for carry-on bags, making upcharges a painful downside of flying on a budget airline. Luggage fees can increase...

Out with the stoic, stern, and rigid leadership styles of the past and in with emotional vulnerability and empathy! Who ...
08/12/2022
7 reasons why emotional leaders are the future

Out with the stoic, stern, and rigid leadership styles of the past and in with emotional vulnerability and empathy! Who says leaders can’t have feelings? We’re all human after all. Here’s why emotional, sensitive, and intuitive leaders are the future of success: https://bit.ly/3BbqCrc

Emotional, sensitive, intuitive leaders will be vital to any organization that hopes to achieve success in the next decade.

Heather Cochran-Rock is a new Program Manager in our Schaumburg office. Get to know her!🌄 Favorite morning routine: Brea...
08/10/2022

Heather Cochran-Rock is a new Program Manager in our Schaumburg office. Get to know her!

🌄 Favorite morning routine: Breakfast with her husband
🏕️ Favorite childhood memory: Summer camping trips to Maine
📃 Her quote to live by: "The best way to predict your future, is to create it!"
❤️ If she could start a non-profit, it would focus on: Infertility

Climate change is taking the phrase “don’t let it rain on my parade” to the next level. ⛈️The increase in extreme weathe...
08/09/2022
Don’t Let Climate Change Blow Your Event Away

Climate change is taking the phrase “don’t let it rain on my parade” to the next level. ⛈️The increase in extreme weather events across the globe calls for a detailed disaster preparedness plan. Here’s what you should consider: https://bit.ly/3oyyo6N

As weather patterns throw caution to the wind, event planners must deal with some unpleasant realities when it comes to planning events.

The events industry leans into a sustainability approach “that restores, renews, and heals - leaving host communities, a...
08/08/2022
Admit It: The Events Industry Is Missing the Mark on Sustainability

The events industry leans into a sustainability approach “that restores, renews, and heals - leaving host communities, attendees, nature, and society better off than we found them.” The time to start is now, and here’s how: https://bit.ly/3yVEvXE

Let’s move beyond simple checklists, one-time social initiatives, and basic measurements of landfill avoidance and recycling, and start thinking more systemically and longer term.

“Sometimes all it takes to believe you can do something is to see someone who looks like you do it first.” Being in an i...
08/05/2022
Cracker Jill™

“Sometimes all it takes to believe you can do something is to see someone who looks like you do it first.” Being in an industry that champions women, it’s so exciting to see others doing the same! Representation matters – check out how Cracker Jack is celebrating women in sports: https://bit.ly/3zr6P5O

Cracker Jack® is adding a new face to its roster, Cracker Jill™, to celebrate women in sports. Join the cause and grab a bag today.

! Creative Group is hiring for multiple positions. If you want to join a sweet team, check out the link below! 👇https://...
08/04/2022

! Creative Group is hiring for multiple positions. If you want to join a sweet team, check out the link below! 👇

https://bit.ly/3z03YPM

Get to know Suzanne Hale, an excellent new addition to our Strategic Sourcing team!🦄 Favorite fictional character: Micha...
08/03/2022

Get to know Suzanne Hale, an excellent new addition to our Strategic Sourcing team!

🦄 Favorite fictional character: Michael Scott
🍟 Favorite snack: Microwave popcorn and dark chocolate
🌊 Favorite way to spend leisure time: By the water
📚 The book currently on her nightstand: Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

Our Toronto office is closed today for August Long Weekend – hopefully, our Canadian employees are enjoying some well-de...
08/01/2022

Our Toronto office is closed today for August Long Weekend – hopefully, our Canadian employees are enjoying some well-deserved sunshine ☀️

You might think your incentive strategy is working, but odds are, it could be working harder... NOW is the right time to...
07/28/2022

You might think your incentive strategy is working, but odds are, it could be working harder... NOW is the right time to step back and evaluate – here’s why: https://bit.ly/3beuugs

Robyn Morgen is a new Program Manager in our California office. Here are some fun facts about her!📺 Favorite binge-worth...
07/27/2022

Robyn Morgen is a new Program Manager in our California office. Here are some fun facts about her!

📺 Favorite binge-worthy TV show: 90-Day Fiancé
✈️ Favorite place to travel: Dubai
💆‍♀️ If she had a day to herself, you would find her: At the spa!
❤️ If she could start a non-profit, it would focus on: Children with Diabetes

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200 N Martingale Rd
Schaumburg, IL
60173

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Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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Global Group Incentive Travel
Global Meetings & Events
Employee Engagement and Recognition
Sales Incentives
Channel Loyalty
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CreativeEDGE™ Meeting and Attendee Management
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Creative Group designs global programs and experiences that reward excellence and inspire people to reach their full potential – we call it Thrivability. We design and execute meeting, incentive, and recognition solutions that deliver business results by inspiring people to thrive. We have been motivating people since 1970.

Creative Group has been honored with the CMI 25 Award, recognizing the top 25 most influential meetings and incentive management companies in the U.S., since the award’s inception in 2007. Our global solutions include: meetings and events, group incentive travel, employee engagement and recognition, sales incentives and channel loyalty programs. We are able to effectively support these solutions through our proprietary attendee management tool, CreativeEDGE™, EventAPP™ mobile technology, and customizable rewards and cloud based platforms perfectly tailored to your needs.

Creative Group is a Direct Travel company.

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Why attend Business Card Exchange?
Cancun-Riviera Maya
Date: April 25-29, 2019
As an event planning or hospitality professional, you will find new venues for your potential upcoming programs in the # 1 destination for group business in Mexico!
You will stroll through the aisles and meet directly with suppliers from the region during the Business Card Exchange program such as hotels, team building companies, audiovisual companies, broker companies and much more.
Visit the tentative agenda and see all details regarding the entire program:
http://bit.ly/AgendaCUN-BCE2019


Airline Option:
If Spirit Airlines has service to Cancun from your city we have obtained a 250.00 dollars round trip fare for planners and guest. However, you are also welcome to use the airline of your choice, and payment is on your own. To confirm your participation after registering a link for payment will be emailed to you with a deadline. It will need to be paid by the deadline. If payment is not received your participation will be canceled and place on a waiting list. The program is at no cost for qualify planners. All registration go thru a qualification process. An acceptance letter with more details will be sent to planners that do qualify and for the ones that do not. We have to make sure all attendees have the potential of bringing business to our destination.
Hotels, venues, transportation, etc. are making an
investment to showcase the destination.
( If you like to bring a guest the fee is $195.00. Optional )

Host Hotels:
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Royalton Suites Cancun Resort and Spa
Paradisus Cancun (for pre and post only)
https://www.moonpalace.com/thegrand/en
https://www.royaltonresorts.com/royalton-suites-cancun
https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/mexico/cancun/paradisus-cancun/index.html
Interested?
Register here without commitment, and someone will get back to you shortly:
http://www.gimdmc.com/bcereg2018

For more details and registration contact:

Angelica Grullon
[email protected]
Or
Tania Wade
[email protected]

Andy R. Ortiz
President
Global Incentive Management DMC
Past President MPI Mexico Chapter
[email protected]
www.gimdmc.com
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