McLean, VA (Vocus) November 24, 2009
Cvent, the leading provider of meeting management and site selection software for over 20,000 meeting planners and travel procurement professionals across 29 countries, announced that the Cvent Supplier Network now allows planners to source meetings across the entire globe. The Cvent Supplier Network is a free site selection service that includes comprehensive profiles for over 100,000 meeting hotels, conference centers, and special event venues. Meeting planners can sign up for a free account to send electronic Requests for Proposals (eRFPs) to venues for information on group meeting pricing and availability. Cvent has recently added meeting space profiles for venues throughout Africa and Central America, making the Cvent Supplier Network the most comprehensive resource of global meeting venues in the industry. With properties listed in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, North America, South America, and Central America, the Cvent Supplier Network truly encompasses all the world has to offer for event planners who source globally. Cvent also features more than 125 destinations on the Cvent Destination Guide to help clients plan meetings worldwide, including locations such as Barcelona, London, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Singapore, Seoul, Toronto, Aruba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas.
"Cvent's broad, global depth has been a tremendous benefit to our meeting planners when sourcing global meetings and events," said Dave O'Connor, President of Meeting Connections Inc., who uses the Cvent Supplier Network to select venues from Mexico to the Canary Islands. "We have been very impressed with the speed of responses from suppliers through Cvent. I can research destinations, effectively analyze my options, and book a meeting halfway around the world on the Cvent Supplier Network at a fraction of the time it used to take us. The time savings using this tool is critical. I just send an electronic request for proposal to get bids back from venues regarding my event, and I'm able to compare side-by-side which venue best fits my group's needs." Cvent's response rate from venues for electronic Requests for Proposals (eRFPs) is over 98% worldwide, ensuring that meeting planners such as those at Meetings Connections can rely on the Cvent Supplier Network to get their responses back in a timely manner.
Cvent will showcase this global site selection tool and its event management software at the 2009 EIBTM Global Meetings & Incentive Exhibition, to be held on December 1-3 in Barcelona, Spain. "In just the month of October 2009, 30,000 group business eRFPs were sent through the Cvent Supplier Network. Outside of the United States, the volume of eRFPs has grown by 204% in just the last month. We look forward to meeting hoteliers and suppliers in Barcelona at EIBTM to show them how they can win additional group business from our Cvent Supplier Network meeting planners," says Bharet Malhotra, Cvent Vice President of Sales. Cvent will be located at EIBTM's Technology Village in stand #P205.
Founded in 1999, Cvent has over 500 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software with features including meeting site selection, event sourcing, online event registration, event management, event website creation, and web surveys. Cvent helps over 20,000 planners in 29 countries manage 200,000 events, surveys and email campaigns per year. Cvent has processed $1 billion in online payments and has managed over 10 million event registrations and survey responses for its clients. For more information on Cvent's web-based software, please visit http://www.cvent.com.
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