Since 2003, WizMeetings International offers a unique Boutique approach to the Meetings, Incentives, Congress, Exhibitions Business (MICE), helping international companies organize successful tailor-made meetings whilst turning every challenge into a new opportunity. We love to be a go-between, sometimes a devil’s advocate and always reach win-win-win solutions.

Be it a board meeting for 15 persons in Zermatt or a flagship event for 700 attendees in New York, a surgeon training course in Bangkok or a car presentation in Rome…

Whenever you are planning a large or small meeting, local or global, anywhere in the world, we will assist you!
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Our Services

WizMeetings has a very “lean” approach: we save international companies valuable time and effort on all the rounds of venue hunting, from qualifying the hotel to negotiating contract clauses thanks to our deep knowledge of hotels and hotel revenue management.

Our client’s base spreads across many industries, medical, automotive, food, household and luxury goods, and IT to name a few.

We are a resource on your side all the way to the event arrival day: we advise you objectively on the destination, request hand-picked hotels – from large conference hotels to individual design hotels- that fit best your budget and company requirements and evaluate their customized offers with you. Our long-term, straight forward, unbiased relationships with senior contacts within all the major international brands as well as independent hotels enable us to share with you hotel insider tips and make you benefit punctually from special deals. And because we know your company culture, we can convey your specific values and policies to the hotels.

If needed, we also provide and orchestrate full event management service together with our seasoned partners; and we find the right person who will source the castle or the museum you would like for a gala dinner, or suggest out-of-the-box team-building activities.

Moreover, for you, our consultant and venue finding services are at no cost at all, as long as we are mandated and involved in the booking until the confirmation of your program: we are remunerated by the hotels from their marketing budget allocated to third parties. It means that your rates are totally transparent and not influenced or increased to cover our fees. And you sign the contracts with hotels, hereby protecting your company’s brand identity and recognized value as a customer.

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Events

If, alongside meeting spaces and bedrooms, you need a fully integrated communication solution, then our partnership with The Outlook Creative Group could be just what you are looking for.

Their unique experience in live event production, including the design and delivery of digital and video solutions, perfectly complements our expertise in all areas of logistics and venue finding. Whether it’s a Kick Off meeting, a stakeholder event, an awards ceremony, a training seminar or a product launch, the award-winning Outlook team offers a valuable combination of all aspects of creative design, technical specification, project management and on site delivery.

Moreover, with them, you have a full communication team; producers, designers, technical experts, keen to work with you to determine the most effective and engaging way to achieve your specific requirements. They also orchestrate a global network of technical and staging partners.

We love working hand in hand and share the same commitment to provide you with reliable solutions: exceeding your expectations is front and centre of everything we do.

To find out more about Outlook’s wide range of services follow this link:

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Management Team

Régine Zambaldi

Régine Zambaldi

Co-founder and Managing Director, has a wide experience in the hospitality industry at senior level. This, combined with her knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the corporate world, enables her to act with a sense of urgency as a go-between, resiliently driven to achieve her client’s objectives.

She keeps developing new opportunities to adapt WizMeetings International to the trends of the ever-changing Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions – MICE – world, and divides her time between Europe and Asia.

Régine is multicultural, has lived in several countries and speaks four languages. She is a postgraduate from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris (Sciences-Po Paris).

Sven Wicander

Sven Wicander

Co-founder and Managing Director, brings 20 years of hotel experience to the firm. Starting his hotel career with Kempinski Hotels, from rooms division to food and beverage, he has experienced various hotel operations leading roles among others also at Hyatt Hotels in Chicago.

He has also exercised senior positions in Regional Sales and Marketing for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Finland at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Based in London, Sven is a multilingual Swede and has a passion for negotiating on behalf of our clients leaving no stone unturned!

Olga Gorshkova

Olga Gorshkova

Account Director, based in Zurich, comes with the experience of providing IT services to large multinational corporations and working in high-end tourist market in Russia.

Olga lived in several countries in Europe and speaks five languages. She holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Moscow Technical University.


Kerry Cooper

Kerry Cooper

Account Director, based in Los Angeles, shares his years of experience of the hospitality world and travel services with us in the USA.

He has worked for the company Design Hotels as well as Internet based travel sites companies.

Multilingual, he is a graduate from University of Nebraska and has also studied in Europe.

Esra Levent

Esra Levent

Esra is a proud native Istanbulite and has been a leader in the travel industry since 1989. Esra’s 30 years of experience in corporate event planning ensures that her clients get expert services in value buying, creative consulting and smooth execution.

Esra specializes in seeing events through from conception to completion, and her creativity, penchant for detail, and attention to building client relationships ensure that every event is a success.

Outside of work she is an avid cook, culinary art specialist and food activist. She promotes sustainability through increasing awareness about recycling, minimizing waste, using energy efficiently, raising and eating fresh, healthy and locally grown food.

Esra speaks Turkish, English and German.

Denise Bina

Denise Bina

Account Director, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has 20 years of leadership roles in sales and marketing working both at independent luxury resorts as well as for leading hospitality travel technology agencies. Global clients have included Four Seasons, Hyatt, Accor, Starwood, Marriott, Silversea, and Grupo Posadas among others.

Denise is a graduate of the University of Arizona where she now serves on the Advisory Board of the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences: she enjoys traveling around the globe, and is a fine wine aficionado.

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Testimonials

"WizMeetings have a passion for ensuring their Clients have the best possible hospitality experience in the Hotels that they together choose for Meetings, Conferences and Events. With such passion, attention to detail and professionalism they continue to be a perfect partner for Kempinski."

- David Sparrow, Vice President Sales Kempinski Hotels

"Whether I’m planning a meeting in Amsterdam or Chile, China, Italy or Dubai, Wizmeetings has proven to be a phenomenal partner.  Their responses are impressive and the support I receive from them is beyond ordinary! Their professionalism, attention to detail and customer service brings them into a class of their own.  Highly successful meetings don’t just happen, Wizmeetings makes them happen!"

— Rosalie Camisa, Executive Assistant Medtronic Diabetes, Northridge, California

"WizMeetings is a key professional partner for our group for years now. They are always fine-tuning the level of their requests with our sales team to deliver a state-of-the art service to their clients. It is a pleasure to work with them and get a very trustful and qualitative business relationship."

— Marion Gauthier, Senior Director EMEA, Strategic Sales, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

"We outsourced finding the right venues for some major events to WizMeetings. I can say that my team and I were really impressed with the reactiveness and the professionalism of WizMeetings. They understand the business of events, they have a huge experience and know many people in that industry which makes them very effective – and this around the world. At several occasions we got into some hotel at great price because of the personal relationship WizMeetings had built with the Hotel’s Management. They are very flexible and have the ability to deal with ambiguity and last minute changes, and they will always run the extra mile to please their customers."

— Thierry Minvielle, DELL Inc.

"WizMeetings is a valued partner of Starwood Hotels and Resorts within EAME.  Their rigorous attention to detail, knowledge of our Hotels and sense of professionalism makes them a great partner for us and we enjoy the relationship built over several years."

— Roeland Vos, former President EMAE Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.

“Whenever I request WizMeetings’s assistance for finding a hotel for our meetings, I know that they will do what it takes to meet my requirements. I can choose among a wider choice of venues and benefit from their experience. They go thoroughly over the contract with the hotel and negotiate on my behalf, saving me time and communication issues."

— Philippe Monestes, Nestlé SA
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Locations / Contact

We have offices in London (UK), Paris and Toulon (France), Geneva and Zurich (Switzerland), Los Angeles and Scottsdale (USA), Istanbul (Turkey) and Shanghai (China).

We also work with a network of seasoned partners in Brazil, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Scandinavia, Turkey, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Every single person we involve at a hotel level, hotel global sales office or senior brand level is part of our organization, and work with us to get what you require.

And while we run a search on your behalf to find the ideal hotel and destination for your next meeting, we also like to feel part of your team, especially when we exchange Whatsapp messages at 11pm and we have been working with your company for 10 years!

To find out more about how we can fine-tune our assistance to reach your goals, or even just to get our opinion about a hotel, do contact us:

Régine

regine.zambaldi@wizmeetings.com
+33 6 22 75 40 94
wizmeetings.regine
or via LinkedIn

Sven

sven.wicander@wizmeetings.com
+44 78 08 87 55 15
wizmeetings.sven
or via LinkedIn

Olga

olga.gorshkova@wizmeetings.com
+41 78 83 641 14
wizmeetings.olga
or via LinkedIn

Kerry

kerry.cooper@wizmeetings.com
+1 32 36 32 99 70
wizmeetings.kerry

Esra

esra.levent@wizmeetings.com
+90 (532) 2863639
wizmeetings.esra

Denise

denise.bina@wizmeetings.com
+1 (480) 425 3085
wizmeetings.denise
or via LinkedIn
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