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FESTIVE ROAD EXPANDS PORTFOLIO

New Leader Appointed in the Americas

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a senior industry figure to lead our Americas region and Strategic Meetings Management Practice.

Meredith Smith joins us fresh from her role in the US at Merck as Executive Director of Supplier and Business Strategy for travel, meetings and payments. Meredith worked at Merck for a total of ten years, five of which were based in Singapore. Prior to this she fulfilled procurement and marketing roles at Intel Corp and Expedia respectively. She will help lead both development in the Americas region and FESTIVE ROAD’s Strategic Meetings expertise.

“Joining FESTIVE ROAD allows me direct access to some of the best and innovative minds in the industry. I am delighted to be part of a thought leadership organization that sees constant opportunity for our clients and has a singular drive to share and help others. I’m looking forward to using my global experience in travel, meetings and payments to bring more diverse services to FESTIVE ROAD at a time when a fast-moving industry needs it most.” Meredith Smith

“We are delighted to have attracted such a talented and respected individual as Meredith. Her knowledge and credibility at the top of the strategic meetings community brings additional strength to FESTIVE ROAD as demand for our services grows in this vital region, across the travel and meetings space.” Caroline Strachan, Managing Partner, FESTIVE ROAD

About Festive Road

Festive Road helps companies grow through better engagement. Headed by Business Travel Thought Leaders Paul Tilstone & Caroline Strachan, together with their network of international associates, they provide engagement, strategy, insights and event services. The Festive Road team has been recognised multiple times in prominent industry leader lists and industry awards as leading lights in the global business travel market since 2007.

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