Cvent and Egencia Launch Partnership
Companies Join Forces to Bring Meeting Planners End-to-End Strategic Meetings Management Solutions that Drive Cost Savings and Efficiency
MCLEAN, VA – August 08, 2010 - Cvent, the world's largest provider of online event management, meeting site selection and web survey solutions, and Egencia® Meetings & Incentives, an Expedia, Inc. company, today announced a partnership to provide integrated Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) solutions that will help Egencia customers worldwide increase control over and maximize the efficiency of their meeting, incentive, conference and event (MICE) programs.
Egencia Meetings & Incentives integrates site selection, attendee management, travel booking and reporting with full-service meetings management into one comprehensive solution, backed by a full team of meeting planners, registration agents and meeting travel experts. Through the partnership, Cvent's online meetings management and venue site selection software will power Egencia's SMM programs, creating an unmatched combination of industry-leading technology, expertise and service.
"Cvent provides the flexibility, ease-of-use and proactive spirit we were looking for in a partner, and will help us find solutions to our clients' toughest meetings management challenges," said Debbie Grossi, Director or Egencia Meetings & Incentives North America. "Successful meeting programs that deliver quantifiable cost and time savings require attention to detail, intuitive technology and industry expertise, and partnering with Cvent uniquely positions us to bring together the whole package for our customers."
Cvent's online meetings management technology provides centralized access to a flexible assortment of tools to automate processes, implement strategic sourcing, manage spending, ensure policy compliance, evaluate Return on Investment (ROI) and generate reports. This increased visibility into and control over all aspects of the meeting planning process, coupled with the customized service and global resources of the Egencia team, will help Egencia and its customers deliver effective meetings in line with budget goals.
"Egencia Meetings & Incentives seamlessly integrates the technology meeting planners need with top-notch service from qualified professionals, ensuring that every component of the meeting programs they support is executed flawlessly – from start to finish," said Anil Punyapu, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Cvent. "We are excited to work together with Egencia to help their customers leverage new cost saving opportunities and implement streamlined, strategic meetings and incentives programs."
About Cvent, Inc.
Cvent, Inc. is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 3,500 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximize the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, is the fifth largest travel management company in the world. As part of Expedia, Inc., (Nasdaq: EXPE), the world's largest travel marketplace, Egencia helps businesses get ahead with a complete corporate travel offering supported by best-in-class online and offline service and global market expertise. With real-time availability of data and customizable reports that are integrated globally, Egencia is committed to helping increase efficiencies and savings by giving its customers more insight and control over their travel program. www.egencia.com
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