CWT Meetings & Events has announced that Floyd Widener is appointed senior vice president of Global CWT Meetings & Events effective June 1, 2012. In this newly-created role, he will report to Cathy Voss, executive vice president CWT Global Program Solutions and Meetings & Events.
CWT Meetings & Events has consolidated its existing teams and expertise under the leadership of Widener. With this new organization, companies will benefit from access to an even broader range of global services, such as data consolidation, safety and security and world-class tools and processes. At the same time, national and regional teams will continue to provide customized local account management to their clients while enabling them to benefit from CWT’s global scale and shared best practices.
“We see the significance of this market and we are putting into place a global structure that will best address expanding business opportunities,” said Voss. “An important part of Floyd’s role will be to leverage our global scale and regional best practices to provide the highest level of service to our clients.”
Widener will provide strategic and operational leadership for the meetings and events business across all regions and continue incorporating the latest innovations and technologies into the meetings and events arena. Widener joined CWT in April 2006 as senior vice president sales and global program management Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). His previous positions included vice president corporate solutions EMEA at Sabre Travel Network and sales director for Amadeus France.