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EMCVenues Partners with Cvent to Relaunch VenueFinder

Significantly Enhancing Sourcing for Meetings

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Brielle, New Jersey, July 2009… EMCVenues has announced that it has partnered with Cvent to significantly enhance sourcing functions through the company’s signature VenueFinder tool.  Cvent’s technology now powers VenueFinder, providing planners and suppliers with the most powerful search functions and placement resources available.  
 
“We are just thrilled with our new strategic partnership with Cvent,” said Jody Wallace, President and CEO of EMCVenues.” “Our VenueFinder tool is now the most sophisticated on the market with significant ability to source the right venue for each client every time.”
 
VenueFinder provides detailed profiles of suppliers for planners to utilize in strategic online searches and with a menu of qualifying options.  Profiles include specific details on property location, amenities, meeting & function space statistics, photographic images, as well as virtual tours -- which are all accessible to planners free of charge.  
 
Importantly, planners are also able to use the services of EMCVenues by sending their RFP, at no direct cost to the planner, to the EMCVenues Sourcing Help Desk.  The EMCVenues sourcing team is readily available to help the planner find the right venue, in the right location, for the right price, each time with the support of the newly empowered search tool, VenueFinder.
 
“We are so pleased to now have this powerful VenueFinder search tool, which supports our goal of getting back to our customers quickly, with qualified responses,” states Nancy Crook, EMCVenues director of online sourcing. “Our customers can not only use our sourcing team to aid with their search, but can also leverage our supplier relationships with brands and small / independent hotels alike to support their budgetary goals."
 
EMCVenues is a one-stop marketplace for meeting & event planners and venues globally.  The meetings resource company specializes in education events, supplier tradeshows, training workshops, online registration support, as well as serving as the strategic interface between planners and suppliers to ensure the best venue for every meeting and event.
 
About Cvent
 
Founded in 1999, Cvent has over 400 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for web surveys, online event registration, event management, event website creation, meeting site selection and event sourcing. Cvent helps over 12,000 planners manage 100,000 surveys, marketing campaigns and events per year. Cvent's users have sent over 175 million event invitations, have processed $750 million in online payments and have managed over 5 million event registrations and responses using Cvent's software. For more information on Cvent's web-based software, please visit www.cvent.com.
 
About EMCVenues
 
EMCVenues is a one-stop marketplace for meeting & event planners and venues globally.  It exists to actively bring the two groups together, managing the process and the relationship for a productive outcome for each.  Through its extensive international portfolio of meeting and event facilities; its attendee and meeting management solutions products; its vendor relationships providing meeting support services; its vast planner, customer and provider databases; and its marketing and promotions expertise; the company has the capacity and the bandwidth to engage in every aspect of the meeting and event planning and execution process.  The goal is a successful meeting or event -- from concept to completion -- for both the venue and the planner organization.  For more information on EMCVenues, visit www.emcvenues.com
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Contact:

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864  /  201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com

Jody Wallace
President & CEO, EMCVenues
732-528-9340
jwallace@emcvenues.com

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Also see: EMCVenues’ Neil Pompan Elected President of the International Association of Conference Centers Global Board of Directors / February 2009
EMCVenues Announces Complimentary Webinars For Meeting & Event Planners / February 2009
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