To navigate the pandemic's difficult waters, Flight Centre Travel
Group's event agency, cievents has announced its merger with the
company's TMC arm, FCM Travel Solutions — under the new name of FCM
Meetings & Events Australia.
Event and group travel planners can expect continued "world-class
events with the service our customers know and trust, with the added
benefits of a full suite of award-winning travel management services and
technology through FCM Travel Solutions," said Melissa Elf, general
manager FCM Travel Solutions Australia.
Leading the team is Simone Seiler, who steps into the general manager
role after perviously serving as cievents’ general manager of strategic
growth. Seiler takes the helm after global general manager and industry
veteran, Natalie Simmons, stepped down in October after 21 years with
“Components of the MICE industry [is starting to] fire back up again,
[and] we are incredibly excited to have someone of Simone’s experience
across our company step into this new leadership role to lead FCM
Meetings & Events in the next phase of growth,” said Melissa Elf,
general manager FCM Travel Solutions Australia.
Since starting at Flight Centre 20 years ago, Seiler has held various
leadership roles across Flight Centre Travel Group’s retail and
corporate brands. The last four years have been focused on growing
cievents' presence in the MICE industry.