• May 7, 2024

Ian Cummings leaves CWT M&E

Ian Cummings leaves CWT M&E

Ian Cummings leaves CWT M&E 901 601 micebook.

Ian Cummings, global head of Meetings & Events at CWT has recently departed from the business.

micebook managed to catch up with him at our nineteen agency leaders’ gathering at the fabulous, recently opened Peninsula London last week.

“All great journeys come to an end at some point in time and the time was right for this journey to end,” Cummings said.

“I couldn’t be prouder of what we all achieved as team, the customers we won, delighted and retained, the events we delivered, the numerous industry awards we achieved across the globe, the partnerships and bonds we formed and how we collectively put CWT M&E on map as one of the leading, truly global industry players in all four corners of the world.”

A well respected industry leader, Cummings joined CWT M&E in 2012 as MD for UK & Ireland and worked his way through regional and global roles to be eventually appointed as the global head of M&E in September 2021 at a time when many businesses were suffering through the global pandemic.

Steering the company back to a highly successful 2022 and 2023 amidst some very challenging times was perhaps one of his defining moments at CWT, and it’s clear that Cummings was instrumental in building a dedicated and loyal team.

CWT M&E was shortlisted for several micebook Awards over the past couple of years and won Best Incentive at our 2023 awards.

Cummings remains committed to a number of industry bodies and shows he attends and supports and will be popping up at some industry events and maintaining his strong media and partnership presence.

But for now, he will be enjoying “a little summer downtime to spend with his family”. We wish him all the best, and don’t think it will be long before he pops up somewhere else soon, so watch this space for his next move.

CWT is currently in the process of being acquired by rival American Express Global Business Travel, which announced in March that it had entered into a definitive agreement to buy the travel management company including its M&E business in a deal worth $570m.


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