Maritz Travel Company Taps Cvent for Meeting and Event Management Technology
Maritz To Use the Cvent Supplier Network to Find and Book Hotels for Events; Leverage Cvent's Event Management Software to Help Clients Meet Event Goals
September 28, 2011 – NEW YORK and MCLEAN, VA – Cvent, the world's largest cloud-based software provider of meeting and event management, venue selection and web survey solutions, today announced that Maritz Travel Company, a premier provider of meeting, event and incentive (ME&I) travel management services, has chosen Cvent's registration and sourcing platform for use with its clients. With Cvent's technology, Maritz is uniquely positioned to help clients implement ME&I programs that present powerful experiences for attendees, maximize cost savings and deliver measurable business results.
Maritz Travel Company books more than 1.2 million hotel room nights annually for meeting and travel programs of all sizes. Maritz counts among its clients some of the most well-known and successful companies in the world, including most of the Fortune 500 companies.
"Maritz Travel is committed to investing in the right people, processes and technology that help us deliver exceptional experiences for our clients – their employees, channel partners and customers. After a thorough evaluation of Cvent's capabilities, we are confident that coupling Cvent's technology with the industry expertise of our team is absolutely the right move," said David Peckinpaugh, CEO of Maritz Travel. "With Cvent, we'll be better able to help our clients manage their ME&I programs by seamlessly integrating our proven systems and approach with their platform."
Maritz associates are using Cvent's meeting and event management software to streamline the entire event lifecycle while helping their clients increase attendance and decrease costs. From online registration, event marketing and secure online payment processing to housing and travel management and reporting, Cvent's software automates time-consuming tasks so planners can focus on meeting strategic goals. As a result, meeting planners achieve more engaging and effective events, benefit from greater efficiencies across the board, and ultimately exceed the expectations of their participants and their business.
Maritz is also leveraging the Cvent Supplier Network, Cvent's online marketplace that connects meeting and event planners with more than 150,000 venues worldwide, to search for event venues, send electronic Request for Proposals (RFPs) and compare bids.
"We understand the challenges meeting and event managers are up against: tighter budgets, a need to energize employees and customers with experiences that stand out, and pressure to demonstrate ROI," said Anil Punyapu, Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Partnerships at Cvent. "We continuously enhance our meeting and event management technology with these challenges in mind, and are happy that Maritz has chosen Cvent to help their clients make the right choices for their ME&I programs – choices that translate to real value for their business and an easier, more efficient planning process."
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.
About Maritz Travel
St. Louis-based Maritz Travel is the global leader in helping companies achieve business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs. Maritz Travel works with companies to reward and recognize top performers, ensure effective communications to customers or staff, spur innovation through enhance collaboration, and improve customer, employee and channel partner engagement.
Maritz is a sales and marketing services company, which helps companies achieve their full potential through understanding, enabling, and motivating employees, channel partners and customers. Maritz provides market and customer research, communications, learning solutions, incentive initiatives, rewards and recognition, effective meeting, event and incentive management services and customer loyalty programs.
For more information, visit www.maritztravel.com or call 1-877-4MARITZ. Follow us on Twitter @Maritz_LLC.