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Venue Sourcing Solutions

Simplify Venue Sourcing with the Cvent Supplier Network.


"Cvent has been beneficial to the company because it acts as a centralized location for us to request bids from multiple properties at one time which saves us time and money!"
- Jennifer Allen, Accounting Director, Summit Professional Education

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Cvent, Inc. 1765 Greensboro Station Place
7th Floor, Tysons Corner, VA 22102

A complete platform for all event management needs

Venue Sourcing Platform Overview

Most planners have two concerns when it comes to choosing the right venue for an event: Lack of visibility into whether they're getting the most competitive rates & no control over how much time is spent manually securing the right venue with traditional sourcing methods.

The Cvent Supplier Network connects meeting and event planners to 245,000+ venues worldwide and allows them to send one eRFP to multiple properties at once. This simplifies the process and helps them gain visibility into their meeting and event spend in order to negotiate the most competitive rates.

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By the Numbers

27%

Increase in efficiency

15%

Decrease cost of booking

10 hours

Average time savings per event on sourcing

Venue Sourcing Solutions

Occasional Planners

Occasional Planners

Are you occasionally tasked with planning a one-off board meeting or holiday party and need an organized place to start? Cvent offers a complimentary version of our sourcing technology that is the perfect resource for planners who occasionally need to search and secure offsite venue space without the headaches in doing so. This version of the tool lets you:

  • Gain instant access to Cvent's database of 245,000+ venues globally
  • Search and filter for venues that meet your event criteria
  • Create and send one eRFP to multiple venues at once
  • Receive bids in one centralized location for easy side-by-side comparison

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Professional Planners

Professional Planners

Leverage the power of Cvent's sourcing platform to source for all your venue needs. Whether you manage 10 offsite meetings or a portfolio of hundreds of events, Cvent's professional sourcing solutions allow planners to streamline and customize the entire sourcing process from start to finish. Get all the benefits of the free version plus:

  • Customize eRFP templates and mark fields as mandatory for venues to respond to
  • Send eRFPs directly to your industry contacts, streamlining communication and tracking all bids through Cvent
  • Increase visibility into rates you and your team have received to leverage in future negotiations
  • Build customized budgets and track meeting spend

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Customer Success

Success Story Olympus

2,200 hours saved and $4.4M saved in annual meeting spend

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Success Story Mewdtronic

4,000 hours in resource time saved in sourcing.

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Success Story Access Intelligence

81% time savings (16 hours) per event

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“Cvent has dramatically improved our visibility into viable properties for our more than 2,700 Live Events each year, providing more options and more competition for our business, which has resulted in better locations and better costs.”

- Scott Vogel, CEO, Summit Professional Education

“With Cvent we've been able to save up to 16 hours per event”

- Liz Johnson, Senior Operations Coordinator, Access Intelligence

“When we realized how much money we were spending on meetings, we thought that sourcing would be the first way we could improve. We started investigating Cvent.”

- Kelly Pettis, Associate Purchasing Manager of Meetings, Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Council, Olympus

“Cvent has been beneficial to the company because it acts as a centralized location for us to request bids from multiple properties at one time which saves us time and money!”

- Jennifer Allen, Accounting Director, Summit Professional Education

Venue Sourcing Resources

The Essential Planner Guide

The Essential Planner Guide

This guide will teach you about the elements of choosing the perfect destination and venue, which includes writing a responsive RFP, analyzing the results, looking at other considerations the RFP may not have addressed (including a site visit) and negotiating a win-win for both parties.

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Venue sourcing evaluation checklist

Venue Sourcing Evaluation Checklist

Our Venue Sourcing Checklist will help you keep you stay focused on all the items needed when searching for a venue. By helping you identify your challenges, processes, and strategy up front, you can keep yourself on task.

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Make the most out of a venue sourcing program

Making the Most out of a Venue Sourcing Program

Hear Cvent and a panel of planners from Estee Lauder, Extra Space Storage, and Buck Institute of Education, discuss their usage of venue sourcing technology both with securing offsite venue space and better tracking their meeting and event spend.

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