Cvent Announces Corporate Meetings Summit
CEO of Concur Technologies to Keynote the Event; Followed by a Live Videocast of Hotel Executives Sharing Insider Negotiation Tips and Strategies for Meeting and Travel Professionals
February 23, 2012 – NEW YORK and MCLEAN, VA – Cvent, the world's largest cloud-based provider of event management, venue selection and web survey solutions, today announced the Corporate Meetings Summit, a gathering for corporate meeting and travel executives. The three-day event will take place on February 29 – March 2, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, near Washington, D.C. Steve Singh, CEO of Concur Technologies, Inc., will give the opening keynote for the event, and will be followed by presentations from executives and managers at The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Raytheon Company, and more.
"We are thrilled to have over 200 attendees from both Fortune 500 and leading meeting management companies joining us in-person for this event," said Chuck Ghoorah, Cvent's Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The industry has responded with incredible interest and so far we already have an additional 1,000 professionals who plan to view sessions online as they are broadcast live from the event."
The Corporate Meetings Summit will feature sessions that offer best practices for strategic sourcing, technology implementation and mitigating risk, along with case studies that discuss real-world successes. It will also feature a hotel executive panel, which will be broadcast live online on Thursday, March 1 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. Titled, "Strategies to Get Your Meeting RFP Top Priority Attention," the panel is free to the public and will touch on tips and strategies that meeting and travel professionals can implement when negotiating business with suppliers. The panelists include:
- Michael Dominguez, CHSE, Vice President, Global Sales, Loews Hotels and Resorts
- Eric J. Mannino, CHA, Executive Director, Sales Lead Generation, The Gaylord Entertainment Company
- Gail Wargo, Vice President of Sales, Global Accounts, Marriott International
Those who are interested in attending the videocast can register at http://campaigns.cvent.com/event/cmslive?refid=PR.
Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world's largest meetings and event management technology company and has 1,400+ employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for online event registration, meeting site selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys, and helps more than 10,000 clients in 90 countries manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. Cvent's client base includes corporations from every major industry, associations, universities, and non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit www.cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.