American Express and American Express Global Business Travel expand to Merck
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) and American Express Company today announced the expansion of their existing corporate travel and payments relationships with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada.
In addition, GBT will become the global (North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America) provider for end-to-end strategic meetings management services to Merck. American Express Meetings & Events, a division of GBT, was selected to consolidate suppliers for strategic meetings management while enhancing compliance, transparency, and service excellence for those efforts.
GBT and American Express Company’s Global Corporate Payments business, which continue to stay closely aligned following the creation of the GBT joint venture, are delivering an integrated, end-to-end solution that addresses travel, meetings, and payments needs for Merck. GBT will expand its corporate travel services to an additional 32 countries with a key focus on global governance, cost savings, policy, and service. American Express Meetings & Events will provide Merck with comprehensive global meeting solutions in the areas of sourcing, management, programme governance, and compliance in 56 geographies. American Express Company’s existing Corporate Payment services with Merck will grow to provide related solutions as a result of the meetings and events and travel expansion.