Event management technology supplier Cvent on Monday
launched an upgraded version of its Cvent Supplier Network that includes
simplified versions of its request-for-proposals tool and enhanced venue information
The network now allows buyers to use a
request-for-information option to send their needs to restaurants and special
event venues, an alternative to the more detailed RFP needed for large multiday
events, said Chuck Ghoorah, Cvent's cofounder and executive vice president of
sales and marketing. It also includes a new simplified RFP, he said.
"The RFP can be proportional to the event,"
Ghoorah said. "You don't want to do a five-step RFP when you just want to
get a private dining room for 30 doctors."
Cvent's upgrade also
enhanced venue profile details and filters for buyers. International buyers now
can view event meeting space in square meters rather than square feet, for
example, Ghoorah said. About 30 percent of Cvent's business comes from outside
of the United States, he said.