Meeting Expectations: AMI Takes Corporate Meetings to the Next Level
Global business magazine Affinity Inc. has highlighted American Meetings, Inc. in their April 2018 monthly business profile. Affinity Inc is a quarterly print and digital publication focused exclusively on the LGBT business community, as well as America’s top organizations with a commitment to LGBT equality.
For over 16 years, American Meetings, Inc. has been taking the meeting business to the next level innovating the space with the latest technology, all over the world. AMI is a visionary-led global meeting services organization collaborating with clients to meet their business goals, amplifying their organization’s brand and allowing them to stand apart, by providing exceptional live and virtual meeting strategies worldwide.
The mission at AMI is to collaborate with the world’s top brands to have a positive, and oftentimes, life-changing impact on individuals through live and virtual meetings. “The marketing needs are always changing and we try to stay updated with our client needs. That’s a challenge but also one of our greatest opportunities,” Andy McNeill, CEO & Principal at AMI. “From virtual meetings to artificial intelligence and other technologies we benefit live meetings by creating connections that change lives,” McNeill said. “There is a lot of different ways to leverage technology to the benefit of our clients. It’s not only the tech in the general sense but how we sign up people online; what kind of data; using mobile media apps, etc.”
The profile goes on to state that “When AMI was launched McNeill was focused on pharmaceutical, biotech, and healthcare but there was a market shift in the industry when diversity and inclusion initiatives started taking off. Their list of clients has expanded to companies such as Salesforce, Mars, and Pfizer. That’s when diversity and inclusion initiatives really started taking off and we were able to differentiate ourselves and build our network as meeting planners and suppliers.” At present, most Fortune 500 businesses work through the procurement process. McNeill and his team reach out to diversity officers to find out the needs of the corporation needs. Andy goes on to explain that we work with supplier diversity professionals to identify opportunities but then we get chosen for our key differentiators, which include the latest meetings technology and a diverse workforce and suppliers focusing on LGBTQ, minorities, veteran and women-owned businesses.”
The goal at AMI is to deliver exceptional service that helps our clients excel while providing a meeting experience attendees will remember. “We’ll meet you where you are and scale up or down to satisfy your specific requirements,” McNeill said. “And because our team of experienced strategic and certified meeting planners (SMPs/CMPs) has seen just about everything, we know how to resolve issues on the spot to ensure a flawless execution.”
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Affinity Inc is a print and digital publication focused exclusively on the LGBT business community, as well as America’s top organizations with a commitment to support and promote the business case for LGBT business equality in the workforce, supply chain, and marketplace of America’s leading corporations.