Cvent Opens First European Office in London
Company Plans to Increase European Client Base with Consolidated Sales and Marketing Efforts
McLean, Va. and London, UK — May 22, 2013 — Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today announced plans to expand its international presence with the opening of a London office. Cvent has facilitated meeting and event booking in Europe through its Cvent Supplier Network since 2008 and has experienced strong demand in the region. Likewise, hundreds of UK-based organizations have been leveraging Cvent’s online event registration solution for many years now. The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market is the second largest for event registration software, following North America, accounting for thirty percent of the $28 billion global market, according to recent research conducted by Frost & Sullivan.
"The Cvent platform has been leveraged to book a large variety of meetings and events in Europe as the region has increasingly embraced booking automation,” said Brian Pirkle, manager of Cvent’s London office. “Investing in Europe by opening a London office and hiring a dedicated team to reach more organizers and expand our roster of suppliers will position us to seize the enormous growth opportunity the market presents."
This global expansion will allow Cvent to better support its existing client base in the region, while continuing to aggressively grow the business internationally. The company currently serves nearly 250 UK clients, including Accenture, Barclays and Nielsen. In order to attract new business, Cvent is building a London-based team to consolidate all European sales and marketing efforts locally. All European clients will be able to utilize Cvent’s complete platform of services, including the event management solution, Web surveys, event mobile apps, the Cvent Supplier Network and the company’s Strategic Meetings Management solution for enterprises.
Cvent’s platform can be leveraged in any international market. Event registration fees can be processed in more than 100 currencies, including US dollars, British Pound Sterling and the Euro via all major credit cards. In the interest of providing world-class solutions in a global marketplace, we also offer multi-lingual event registration and surveys, multi-lingual event websites, multi-currency budgets, and a supplier network of more than 200,000 meeting and event venues and suppliers around the world.
Founded in 1999, Cvent is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform and has 1,250 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 clients around the world 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.