For more information, please contact:
Liz Drazen, Maritz
Jamie Rismiller, Cvent
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
St. Louis (Sept. 28, 2011) - Cvent, the world’s largest provider of cloud-based software for event management, meeting site selection and web surveys, 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.”
Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world’s largest meetings and event management technology company and has over 800 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for meeting site selection, online event registration, event management, e-mail marketing, and web surveys, and helps over 90,000 users in 40 countries manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. The company has processed over $2 billion in online payments and has managed over 30 million event registrations and survey responses for its clients. Cvent’s client base ranges from small non-profits to large corporations, and includes over 30 companies from the Fortune 100. A leading authority on Strategic Meetings Management (SMM), Cvent’s technology has been used to implement SMM programs around the world. For more information, please visit www.cvent.com.
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.