Cvent Secures Hotel Sourcing Partnership with Experient
Cvent Supplier Network will be used to support more than two million room nights for Experient’s association, tradeshow and government clients
McLean, Va. and St. Louis, MO — July 12, 2013 — Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today announced that Experient, a subsidiary of renowned meeting, event and incentive travel program provider, Maritz Travel, has selected Cvent’s hotel sourcing platform for preferred use with its clients. Through this agreement, Experient, a top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows and government organizations, is expected to source more than two million hotel room nights annually through the Cvent Supplier Network, an industry-leading online marketplace, connecting meeting and event planners with more than 200,000 hotels and other venues globally.
“Experient is one of the largest full-service third party planning organizations and its recent acquisition by Maritz Travel has enabled Cvent to significantly expand its portfolio of meeting planner customers to include new corporations, associations and the government,” said Chuck Ghoorah, co-founder and executive vice president of sales and marketing at Cvent. “We’re thrilled about establishing this collaborative relationship and the integration of our platform with their systems to create one-of-a-kind events for clients while delivering exceptional results.”
Cvent and Maritz Travel began their engagement in 2011, and in 2012, Maritz Travel successfully completed the acquisition of Experient. With Experient now an official Cvent partner, they join the ranks of other third-party clients using this leading event management platform.
“Cvent’s platform has proven to be a valuable resource to our planners,” said David Peckinpaugh, CMP, president of Maritz Travel and Experient. “In the two years that Maritz Travel has used Cvent’s platform, this unique solution has been extremely beneficial to our business by enabling our planners to research and source world-class destinations, at premier venues for our clients, and we look forward to providing the same level of service to our association, tradeshow and government clients under the Experient umbrella.”
Through the Cvent Supplier Network, Experient associates will now be able to streamline the site-selection and booking process when sourcing an event venue. Planners can easily and efficiently submit electronic Requests for Proposal (eRFPs) to more than 200,000 hotels and venues in more than 900 major cities in 175 countries around the world and compare side-by-side bids to help them save significantly on event costs.
Cvent is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys; and to hotels for targeted advertising to event planners looking for suitable venues, thus serving the entire event management value chain and enabling our clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of events and meetings. For more information, please visit www.cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Experient, a Maritz Travel company, leads the industry as one of the best-known and most respected brands in the event management world. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, tradeshow and government clients. Experient employs professionals dedicated to fulfilling its vision of perfecting the event experience to deliver leading-edge thinking, experience and technology solutions for meetings, conventions and tradeshows around the world.
About Maritz Travel
Maritz Travel helps create exceptional experiences that inspire people to achieve extraordinary business results. By designing and executing innovative corporate events, meetings and incentive travel programs, we help transform businesses and people. We focus on individual business objectives to provide business meeting planning and group incentive trips that drive business results and improve customer, employee and channel partner engagement. For more information, visit www.maritztravel.com or follow us on Twitter @MaritzTravel.