American Express Meetings & Events to Help Companies Bridge the Gap Between Virtual and Physical Meetings With Multimedia

American Express Meetings & Events to Help Companies Bridge the Gap Between
Virtual and Physical Meetings With Multimedia Solutions Powered by NASDAQ OMX
Corporate Solutions

Combines In-Person and Virtual Meetings Expertise of American Express Meetings
& Events With NASDAQ OMX's Virtual Meetings and Multimedia Technology

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Express Meetings & Events
today announced that it is working with NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, a
leading global provider of webcasting and other multimedia technologies, to
provide meetings stakeholders with virtual and hybrid solutions that are
designed to improve the quality and engagement of their meetings programs

American Express Meetings & Events Multimedia Solutions powered by NASDAQ OMX
Corporate Solutions (Multimedia Solutions) will connect virtual and physical
events by distributing live meeting content for companies worldwide. The
solution offers customers a seamless meetings and events experience for both
their in-person and virtual meeting attendees, including content creation and
delivery. American Express Meetings & Events' global team of experts will
fully manage the complete solution on behalf of its clients, to make planning
and executing meetings easier for organizers and attendees. 

"By combining American Express' keen understanding of how and when to employ
virtual elements with NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions' leading multimedia
solutions, meetings owners, presenters and attendees, both virtual and
physical can improve the overall effectiveness of meetings worldwide," said
Issa Jouaneh, Vice President and General Manager, American Express Meetings &
Events. "Meetings organizers are challenged to reach critical audiences who do
not attend in person.The creation of a virtual meetings strategy supported by
policy can help companies identify the right opportunities to deploy such
tools to drive engagement, reach a wider audience, capture content and achieve
the greatest return on investment and experience."

As identified in the upcoming American Express 2014 Meetings & Events
Forecast, previewed at IMEX Americas on October 15, 2013, 46 percent of
meetings professionals surveyed were unaware of their company's policies and
strategies to integrate hybrid technologies into meetings and events
programs. American Express' consultative experts are able to address these
concerns by establishing a virtual meetings strategy that identifies
opportunities to incorporate technology solutions that allow clients to create
a more robust experience for both in-person and virtual attendees.

"We are proud to be working with American Express Meetings & Events to help
their clients reach and engage online audiences," said Shaun McIver, Vice
President and Global Head of Multimedia Solutions, NASDAQ OMX."Our integrated
webcasting and video communications services for the enterprise support
customers in over 60 countries. This new endeavor is an ideal fit as we look
to support American Express Meetings & Events' wide range of customer online
communications programs around the world." 

The value of the Multimedia Solutions is derived from a fully managed process
where clients and meetings owners benefit from expert resources to support
their strategic meetings program. The solution's full range of capabilities
include: managed webcasts and webinars,online video content management, venue
and location services, planning and logistics management, virtual meetings
executions, online meetings catalogues and production coordination.

Please visit the following webpage to request a copy of the American Express
2014 Meetings & Events Forecast:

About American Express Meetings and Events

American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global
Business Travel, offers longstanding experience, expertise and leading
capabilities spanning program implementation to budget optimization to deliver
powerful meetings and events experiences for clients. The global team is
focused on meetings and events sourcing, planning, contract negotiations,
budgeting, expense management, reporting and benchmarking, combined with
strategic counsel and integration of leading technology. This end-to-end
approach focuses on creating visibility, driving savings and enabling
effective meeting experiences.

With more than 40 years in the industry and a presence in over 50 countries,
American Express Meetings & Events is uniquely positioned to manage meetings
and events locally, regionally, internationally and across the globe. American
Express Meetings & Events works with local leaders to enhance its offering to
clients. To learn more about the services offered by American Express Meetings
& Events, visit

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         American Express
         Erica Rose
         (212) 640 2265
         kwittken + company
         William Nikosey
         (646) 747 7150

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