Press Release

Building Community On and Off-Line: MCI Group & Higher Logic Announce Global Partnership

Event industry leaders and cutting-edge technology providers join forces for building a global network of communities

Washington, D.C. — September 27, 2016 — MCI, the global leader in association management and consulting and the world’s largest professional conference organizer, announces a new global partnership with Higher Logic the leader in cloud-based community platforms. MCI applies strategic engagement and activation solutions to build lasting online and offline experiences that foster change, inspire, educate and enhance business performance.

At MCI, we help clients by providing strategic advisory services and creating unforgettable experiences for brands and associations, governments and corporations by scaling new technology and solutions. Our business is growing globally and as the demand for intensified engagement with target audiences continues to grow as well, we are now enhancing our offline business offerings with an integrated online community option for our clients, the MCI Building Community Solution.

With the integration of Higher Logic’s online platform we will increase our clients’ capacity to actively engage with target audiences 365 days a year, build an interactive market place and extend grass roots collaboration, co-creation and content generation,” says Nikki Walker, Global Vice President of Association Management & Consulting at MCI.

The partnership represents new thought leadership in the global customer engagement space. MCI and Higher Logic will work together to provide MCI clients across 31 countries with industry-leading management, event and online community solutions. This integrated solution consists of Higher Logic’s online platform that facilitates collaboration through sharing knowledge and resources in a secure online environment, in addition to MCI’s community engagement and activation strategy that can be adapted for each client type.

Our expertise in engagement platforms and community management, along with MCI’s association development and extensive events experience, will provide targeted and robust customer experiences,” says Mark Lowry, Chief Revenue Officer at Higher Logic. “We look forward to enhancing these offerings and providing more cohesive thought leadership in the community space.

For any press inquiries please contact:

Alex Papaioannou
Group PR Manager
MCI Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 305 35 72

About MCI

MCI is the global leader in engaging and activating audiences. Our business is founded on a simple human insight: When people come together, magic happens. This magic is called community. Since 1987 we have been bringing people together through inspiring meetings, events, congresses and association management. MCI helps organizations harness the power of community by applying our strategic engagement and activation solutions to build unforgettable online and offline experiences that foster change, inspire, educate and enhance business performance. MCI is an independently owned company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and a global presence. Our 1,900 professionals in 60 cities and 31 countries work with clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. Find out more at

About Higher Logic

Higher Logic is an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms. Organizations worldwide use Higher Logic to bring people all together, by giving their community a home where they can interact, share ideas, answer questions and stay connected. Learn more at