With its tested and perfected business model, Takeoff Partners’ portfolio company MeetingPackage.com is now ready to speed up its growth and international expansion. The company has recently hired two experienced executives and an entire sales team of multicultural talents based in Espoo. It’s now ready to take the world’s meeting organizers by storm.
MeetingPackage.com recently added two experienced new members to its team, namely Henri Nyström, the former CEO of Varusteleka as COO, and Himanshu Mittal, a top-notch professional in software development, as Head of R&D. Both are excited about the highly talented and dynamic team of MeetingPackage.com, and look forward to speeding up the growth of the company that has already taken off.
Getting ready for growth, winning CWT as customer
MeetingPackage.com has spent the last couple of years
acquiring new customers both at home in Finland and in the UK, perfecting its
service offering, getting top tier advisors on board, and paving the way for further
international growth. Now the offering is polished, and MeetingPackage.com just
recently landed Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the largest global travel organizer,
as client using its platform in Finland and in the Nordic countries.
it’s not just small meetings that are being booked through MeetingPackage.com.
Customers have already organized 500-700 attendee conferences using the platform,
so MeetingPackage.com has proven the service accommodates the higher end needs
“It’s pedal to the metal time”, says Joonas Ahola, CEO and
Founder of MeetingPackage.com. “Bringing the combination of meeting room bookings
and the related service package bookings online is a lucrative business and
there’s competition out there of course. However, none of the players is
dominating the market yet. Our goal is to become a global business and be among
the top three players in this field by 2020”, Ahola says.
”It’s been very exciting to be involved in the growth story
of MeetingPackage.com for two years now”, says Markko Vaarnas, Managing Partner
of Takeoff Partners and Chairman of the Board of MeetingPackage.com. “The
company has a truly global vision, and a genuine opportunity to successfully
compete in the international marketplace. It’s going to be very interesting to
see how things develop this year for MeetingPackage.com, with its ‘full speed a
ahead’ growth mode”, Vaarnas continues.
Ahola won the AmCham
EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award in November 2016. This was further proof of
the viability of the innovative business idea of MeetingPackage.com, and an
endorsement for the team’s dedicated execution on the company’s ambitious plans
Recruiting 10+ new sales team members
To realize its growth ambitions, MeetingPackage.com decided
to hire as many as 10+ sales managers, all at once. The company has now built a
global sales team based in Espoo.
“We are happy to have fantastic new team members representing
many nationalities and knowledgeable of many languages and cultures. All of
them are based in Finland, and many of them were also educated here. We were
truly happy to find such talented and hard-working individuals already residing
here in Finland”, Joonas Ahola says and sends his greetings to other recruiters
as well: “We found there’s lots and lots of talent among the foreign population
in Finland, and the Finnish companies should definitely make better use of this
The MeetingPackage.com team now has a tried and tested
product in their hands, and it’s sales time. Takeoff Partners wishes the team
lots of energy and the best of luck!