Cvent and WPM Education Announce Integration to Streamline and Enhance Event Planning Processes for Universities and Higher Education Organisations in the UK
LONDON: 19 May 2021 – Cvent, an industry-leading meeting, events, and hospitality technology provider, today announced its integration with WPM Education, the leading higher education online payment services provider in the UK. The integration gives universities, colleges, and other educational organisations the tools they need to streamline their event planning processes and offers a secure, compliant system through which to process all event-related payments.
Cvent’s comprehensive event marketing and management platform can be seamlessly integrated with WPM Payment Platform to incorporate online payment processing into an organisation’s event registration process. The integration between Cvent’s event platform and WPM’s Payment Platform, offers users a more holistic view of payments rendered for all types of events, whether virtual, in-person, or hybrid. All information is securely transferred through Cvent’s European Data Center and in accordance with GDPR guidelines, helping organisers ensure data privacy compliance for their events.
In addition, Cvent will be the exclusive event technology and mobile application provider for WPM Education events including the WPM Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony on 20-21 April, which was hosted virtually on Cvent’s Attendee Hub platform, The WPM International Payments Summit, and WPM Payment Security Conference.
“We’re proud to partner with WPM Education, the leader in the higher education space, to offer universities access to the tools and resources they need to market and manage more impactful meetings and events,” comments Patrick Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at Cvent. “Seamless payment processing is critical, and by integrating our solutions, higher ed professionals can spend less time organising payments and focus more on engaging their students and event attendees.”
“For more than 20 years, we’ve offered the higher and further education sector the easiest, most secure way to manage and accept online payments,” said Holger Bollman from WPM Education. “Given the important role of meetings and events for universities to connect with their students, engage alumni, and host charitable events, having the option to pay online is now expected by students and other customers alike. WPM has been working with Cvent for a number of years to deliver our own events, so we have confidence that we can work together to support the unique needs of the higher education sector.”
Cvent Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: CVT), is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,000 employees and nearly 21,000 customers worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company delivers a comprehensive event marketing and management platform and offers a global marketplace where event professionals collaborate with venues to create engaging, impactful experiences. Cvent is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., and has additional offices around the world to support its growing global customer base. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event organizers and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event marketing and management, virtual and onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Hotels and venues use Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions to win more group and corporate travel business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.