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Supplier News 8 August 2010

Cvent and Egencia Launch Partnership

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Houston, TX – National Business Travel Association Convention – Cvent, the world’s largest provider of online event management, meeting site selection and web surveys, and Egencia® Meetings & Incentives, an Expedia, Inc. company, today announced a partnership to provide integrated strategic meetings management (SMM) solutions that will help Egencia customers worldwide increase control over and maximize the efficiency of their meeting, incentive, conference and event (MICE) programs.

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Egencia Meetings & Incentives integrates site selection, attendee management, travel booking and reporting with full-service meetings management into one comprehensive solution, backed by a full team of meeting planners, registration agents and meeting travel experts. Through the partnership, Cvent’s online meetings management and venue site selection software will power Egencia’s SMM programs, creating an unmatched combination of industry-leading technology, expertise and service.

“Cvent provides the flexibility, ease-of-use and proactive spirit we were looking for in a partner, and will help us find solutions to our clients’ toughest meetings management challenges,” said Debbie Grossi, Director or Egencia Meetings & Incentives North America. “Successful meeting programs that deliver quantifiable cost and time savings require attention to detail, intuitive technology and industry expertise, and partnering with Cvent uniquely positions us to bring together the whole package for our customers.”

Cvent’s online meetings management technology provides centralized access to a flexible assortment of tools to automate processes, implement strategic sourcing, manage spending, ensure policy compliance, evaluate Return on Investment (ROI) and generate reports. This increased visibility into and control over all aspects of the meeting planning process, coupled with the customized service and global resources of the Egencia team, will help Egencia and its customers deliver effective meetings in line with budget goals.

“Egencia Meetings & Incentives seamlessly integrates the technology meeting planners need with top-notch service from qualified professionals, ensuring that every component of the meeting programs they support is executed flawlessly – from start to finish,” said Anil Punyapu, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Cvent. “We are excited to work together with Egencia to help their customers leverage new cost saving opportunities and implement streamlined, strategic meetings and incentives programs.”

About Cvent | Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world’s largest meetings management technology company and has over 650 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software with features including meeting site selection, online event registration, event management, e-mail marketing, and web surveys. Cvent helps over 80,000 users in 34 countries manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. Cvent has processed over $1.5 billion in online payments and has managed over 30 million event registrations and survey responses for its clients. For more information, please visit .

About Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. Company | Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, is the fifth largest travel management company in the world. As part of Expedia, Inc., (Nasdaq: EXPE), the world's largest travel marketplace, Egencia helps businesses get ahead with a complete corporate travel offering supported by best-in-class online and offline service and global market expertise. With real-time availability of data and customizable reports that are integrated globally, Egencia is committed to helping increase efficiencies and savings by giving its customers more insight and control over their travel program.

Egencia and the Egencia logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. Expedia, Inc. CST # 2029030-50

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