MCI – a global brand

Robin Lokerman Group President

Since MCI was founded in 1987 as a logistics-driven agency (managing congresses, enhancing meetings and creating innovative events), we have been constantly evolving.

MCI began its strategic expansion around the world with a vision to offer client solutions from strategic consulting to execution and delivery of programmes globally and locally. We opened a Professional Congress Organisation (PCO) before 1990 and in 2003 we became one of the first Association Management Services (AMC) companies outside the US. Our business has been growing ever since and we began acquiring new offices and brands around the world to transform us from a logistics company to a creative agency (eg. 2006 – merger with Dorier, 2007 – acquisition of Ovation Global DMC, 2015 – merger with Coulter Companies in the US).

Today, MCI operates in 31 countries worldwide, spanning Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, India, the Middle East and Africa.  Our global business units are dedicated to Healthcare, Information and Communication Technology, Finance, Sports, FMCG, Energy and Sustainability.

Our area of expertise, the strategic engagement and activation of audiences, is the catalyst for our industry’s shift towards the strategic partnership model.

MCI Key Milestones

Number of
MCI Talents
4 1987

MCI is founded with the vision of creating strong connections between real people, in real places, in real time.

106 1999

Introduction of Performance Improvement Programmes, deepening MCI’s expertise in building community.

223 2003

Acquisition of GIC, expanding MCI’s expertise to include Association Management & Consulting; broadening MCI’s capabilities encompassing strategy, creativity and logistics.

492 2006

Merger with Dorier, strengthening MCI’s Creative & Staging Production solutions across Europe.

663 2007

Acquisition of Ovation, expanding MCI’s global destination management (DMC) services to over 13 countries.

1,116 2011

Introducing new services in areas of content capture, hybrid events and community management technologies.

1,452 2013

Further reinforcing MCI’s creative and consulting services in Asia-Pacific and Americas region.

1,812 2015

MCI further focuses on digital and technical services and expands in the US with Coulter Companies merger.

1,900+ 2016

60 Offices in 31 countries with 1,900+ global talents

2,100+ Today

Celebrating 30 years in the business with 63 Offices in 31 countries & 10 international partnerships

People are what our business is based on and we continue to engage with clients, partners and audiences.