DMC giant PGI announced last week that it has launched Meeting Services Plus, a fully staffed meeting and event planning operation. David Kahn, group vice president for the agency's automotive market, assumes the additional title of senior vice president, meeting services.
Meeting Services Plus will be offered as part of the “strategic event agency” services portfolio of PGI. Professional planners on the PGI staff will have complete access to the creative, strategic and logistical teams in all 28 PGI offices. From site selection to contract management, event design and complete execution, the new offering will consolidate all agency services at one point of client contact, the company said.
"Meeting Services Plus fills a very real need in the event industry said Robert McCormick, chief operating officer, PGI Strategic Events. “We believe David has both the experience and the vision to lead this important effort."
Commenting on the "Plus" as part of the title, "Our clients will have just one contact for strategic consulting services,” Kahn said. “During the entire length of our relationship with any given client, our lead meeting planner will be the same. There will always be strategic, consultative element in every event we produce because we focus on creating relevant brand experiences for all participants."