cievents shortlisted for Incentive of the Year at C&IT Awards

Media release: 31 July 2019

cievents shortlisted for Incentive of the Year at C&IT Awards.


Event management agency cievents has been shortlisted for Incentive of the Year at the C&IT Awards for Flight Centre Travel Group’s Global Gathering in Berlin.

Global Gathering is an iconic world-class event with a cult following in the travel industry, with Flight Centre Travel Group employees aspiring to claim their spot at this ultimate incentive reward event each year. With over 3,000 attendees from across the globe, it’s the world’s largest travel industry conference and a key driver for the overall success of the company’s annual business result.

cievents has produced FCTG’s Global Gathering for over 15 years, and the nomination for Incentive of the Year recognises 2018’s Global Gathering was the company’s biggest success yet.

“Mounting a world-class event for 3,000, on the other side of the world, in a country where English is not the first language, is no mean feat,”

Natalie Simmons, Global General Manager, cievents.

“We had to overcome a number of obstacles including landing an A380 at Berlin Airport when it had never been done before, dispatching 75 coaches at one time and negotiating rates with suppliers in EURO.

“The experience and skills of our events team ensured that any issue big or small was met head on, and we produced what will go down in history as one of the best Global Gatherings of all time.”

Berlin’s event was made even more memorable, with cievents securing international talent such as Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr, Kylie Minogue, Jonas Blue, Duke Dumont, Aloe Blacc and Thor himself – Chris Hemsworth. The all-star line-up and flawless event execution helped secure cievents a near perfect score card, with 95.5% of respondents highly rating the overall event experience.

The shortlisting for the prestigious C&IT Awards has been met with applause across the global cievents business.

“Our talented team has worked hard on a true end-to-end service for Berlin 2018. We managed everything – communications, sponsor support, delegate registration, travel, event logistics, content development, digital and design, speaker support, script development, entertainment, dining experiences, video and audio development, technical and set design,” said Natalie.

“For cievents, it showcases what the people of this Australian-born business do best, always delivering world class, inspiring and engaging experiences, with exceptional customer service and smiles on our faces.”

About the awards:

The C&IT Awards are judged by an even split of event professionals from UK agencies, global agencies, corporates, associations and industry bodies that come together to discuss, and sometimes debate, the entries put forward. Winners will be recognised for their outstanding achievements and creativity by the most engaging brand in the MICE industry.

The awards presentation and dinner will take place on Friday 20 September 2019 at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London.

For more information on the awards please visit

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About cievents:

From our first office that opened in 1986, cievents has grown into a globally recognised, award-winning, full service strategic meetings and event management agency. Today the business is focused on crafting unique, insight driven brand experiences for the global corporate market and has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, London, New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Toronto, Hong Kong, Auckland and Mexico City.

In the midst of our fast paced, ever changing global economy, technology connects us like never before. But more than ever our customers are seeking out physical experiences that focus on connecting their people together in the moment. We pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail in creating authentic experiences that connect and inspire delegates within these moments. Even though some of these events can be enormous in scale and attended by thousands, they are always personal and truly memorable.

Services: Event Production | Event Management | Creative Services | Group Travel | Strategic Meetings Management

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About Flight Centre Travel Group

Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) has grown to be the world’s largest travel agency since its founding in 1982. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, the company has more than 30 brands in its portfolio, 3000 retail shops worldwide and employs around 20,000 people. After starting as a leisure travel agency, the company is now also one of the world’s largest corporate travel managers through a network of specialist brands that includes FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller, cievents and Stage and Screen.