Companies that comply with federal and
regulatory expenditure-reporting practices, whether they need to or not,
realize more strategic meetings management cost savings than companies that don't,
according to a study conducted by research firm The Aberdeen...
Hilton Worldwide recently launched an online portal for
booking and managing meetings, including a tool for submitting electronic
requests for proposals.
Marriott International is adding sales resources to
boost large group sales at its largest hotels as demand growth continues to lag
transient growth, president and CEO Arne Sorenson said in the company's
second-quarter earnings conference call on Thursday...
firm The Active Network, owner of StarCite, has formed a committee of its board
of directors to evaluate "expressions of interest from outside parties
ranging from an investment in Active Network to an acquisition of the company,"
technology supplier Cvent on Monday filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission a registration statement for an initial public offering of its stock.
After two years of research and investment,
Brussels-based Global Videoconferencing Network has launched an online booking
platform for virtual meeting rooms that enables direct bookings as well as
those via corporate tools and travel management companies...
technology today is big business. No longer a horde of little suppliers
fighting for a small number of interested corporate customers, the sector has
evolved into a prominent, reasonably stable pillar of the corporate meetings
Canadian mobile meetings technology firm QuickMobile this month secured a C$3.2 million round of financing, its second such round in the past seven months. CEO Patrick Payne said the funds will support what he described as the company's rapid growth following...
Meetings & Events has developed a dashboard that joins data from external
meetings technology tools with that of parent company Carlson Wagonlit Travel
to offer clients a detailed review of their meetings spending. Currently used in
parent The Active Network this week announced that CEO Matt Landa and chairman
David Alberga resigned from their positions, effective immediately. Former
Active COO Jon Belmonte, who left the company in 2011 to become president of private
Marriott International and Hyatt Hotels Corp. each reported
sluggish group business during the first quarter, although both companies said
long-term group bookings are showing strength.
Professionals International on Tuesday appointed as president and CEO Paul Van
Deventer, a former American Express and Walgreens executive. Van Deventer will
assume the role on April 29, according to MPI.
A month before the official death of their nearly
four-year-old Maxvantage partnership, American Express and Maritz Travel this
week indicated they planned to continue to offer separately the strategic
meetings management services they once had teamed...
ground to Orlando, Las Vegas and even some other Midwestern markets, Chicago
intends to reclaim some convention and trade show business. The owner of
Chicago's McCormick Place convention center is planning a new 1,200-room "headquarters"
a decade after first dedicating resources to the development of strategic
meetings management educational programs and tools, the Global Business Travel
Association recently introduced a guide to assist buyers in developing
requests for information...