30 Year Story


About Bucom


Bucom is a strategic, full-service incentive and conference planning company headquartered in Chicago, IL. It provides meeting planning and incentive travel/recognition programs to leading corporations throughout the world. Founded in 1987, Bucom’s approach combines extensive experience and collaborative relationships with seamless execution in order to design memorable events. The company’s success stems not only from its expertise, but also its values, which include promoting a work environment that inspires motivation, creativity and innovation for its team members. Named one of the CMI’s Top 25, Bucom is proud to be ranked among some of the largest meeting and incentive companies in the United States.


Celebrating 30 Years of Event Inspiration


2017 Marks a Milestone Anniversary for Bucom International

CHICAGO, Il. – April 24, 2017Bucom is celebrating its 30th year of producing corporate meetings and incentive programs that motivate and inspire participants. Offering a full-service suite of resources that include pre-event consulting, sourcing, attendee and travel management, creative and production, merchandise, promotional materials, and on-site execution, Bucom continues to be an essential partner for organizations that want to educate audiences, reward employees, launch products, and reach new stakeholders.

Founded in 1987 by Ludwig and Darlene Krammer, Bucom has grown from a small family start-up into a respected business leader in the corporate meeting and incentive program industry. Demonstrating this growth, Bucom has earned the distinction of being ranked on CMI’s top 25 list, which is MeetingsNet’s annual listing of the largest meeting and incentive companies working with corporations in the United States.

“Bucom International’s 30th anniversary is a terrific opportunity for our brand and team – we’re thanking our partners and the wonderful clients we’ve had the opportunity to work with all these years,” said Darlene Krammer, Bucom’s President. “Equally important, we’re looking forward to the bright future, together.”

Bucom’s first event was a company picnic for a local Chicago area pharmaceutical company. Today, Bucom supports a variety of industries and organizations and has successfully planned and executed more than 2,500 events – everything from high-level Board Meetings to the Global Sales Conference with thousands of attendees from every corner of the world. Bucom’s team of talented professionals, from diverse backgrounds and fields of expertise, embrace both forward thinking and innovation as cornerstones to produce successful events.

“It’s our high-touch, personalized approach that sets us apart,” states Krammer. “We align to the goals of every single program with unique and tailored solutions.”

To mark this milestone occasion, Bucom commissioned a specially designed anniversary logo that will be used on its website and promotional information throughout the year.