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Newmarket International and Elite Meetings International Partner
to Enable Direct Online Connectivity between Hospitality
Venues and Meeting Planners

SpeedRFP™ to Integrate with MeetingBrokerSM and Directly Connect to Leading Sales and Catering Solutions Offered by Newmarket International




Las Vegas, NV – May 6, 2010 – Newmarket International, Inc. (www.newmarketinc.com), the leader in sales and catering software solutions for the hospitality industry, and Elite Meetings International, a leading provider of integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals, announced the integration of their market-leading technologies at the NewmarketPLUS 2010 User Conference today in Las Vegas. 

The partnership will enable direct connectivity between buyers and suppliers in the fast-growing online groups and meetings market.  MeetingBroker, an innovative online lead management and distribution solution, will integrate with Elite Meetings International’s (EMI) SpeedRFP (www.SpeedRFP.com) – a new product for creating, submitting, and tracking requests for proposals (RFPs) online. 

The integrated offering, which will be available this summer, will enable hospitality providers to find and win more business by reducing RFP response times, increasing conversion rates, and ultimately lower costs and generate greater value for both the supply and demand-side. Event suppliers will also benefit from MeetingBroker’s assignment and escalation rules, reporting, and integration with Delphi®, Daylight®, and Delphi.Net™, Newmarket’s leading sales and catering software. 

SpeedRFP meeting planners will receive quick and accurate responses to their RFPs, ongoing RFP status updates, and the advantage of a direct communication link to their preferred suppliers. The integration will provide hotels with seamless delivery of SpeedRFPs, allowing them to easily view and respond to meeting planners, all within the integrated solution. 

“We are delighted to make today’s announcement and welcome Elite Meetings’ SpeedRFP technology into Newmarket’s comprehensive suite of integrated lead management, distribution, and sales automation solutions,” said Marty Denning, Director of Marketing and Business Development for Newmarket International, Inc. He concluded, “The addition of SpeedRFP on our platform is another way we are working to make our online hospitality solutions as broad and efficient as possible for our customers, partners, and the entire industry.”

“We are excited to partner with Newmarket International to open up the connection between SpeedRFP and MeetingBroker, providing a huge value to the thousands of hotels using the MeetingBroker platform,” said Foy. He concluded, “The integration of our systems could not be more natural and easy. We are confident that SpeedRFP, already gaining widespread adoption, will be even more widely utilized as a result of this partnership.” 

About SpeedRFP and MeetingBroker

Created and introduced by Elite Meetings International, Inc. – the innovator in online solutions for the hotel and meeting industries – SpeedRFP is a completely portable and seamless RFP technology that is fully APEX-compliant; it is completely free to planners, as is the Community version to hotels. SpeedRFP is already drawing enthusiastic support from both the planning and hotel communities. 

Access to the MeetingBroker connection is included in both Pro and Enterprise versions of SpeedRFP. SpeedRFP Prices range from $45 to $195 per hotel per month.

SpeedRFP is being used as a primary online RFP solution by Destination Hotels & Resorts (www.DestinationMeetings.com); additional integrations will soon be announced by other leading hotel chains, independent hotels, CVBs, hotel consortia, and other hotel guide websites. Online SpeedRFPs are also being submitted to hotels via www.AmexMeetingPlanner.com, and www.EliteMeetings.com

Meeting professionals or hotels that are interested in becoming part of the emerging SpeedRFP community can learn more at www.SpeedRFP.com or by calling 1-805-730-1000.

MeetingBroker is a lead distribution and management platform that enables hotels and hotel brands to manage and distribute all incoming leads through a central distribution point; assign leads by channel, market segment account or other user-defined rules; and eliminate missed opportunities by automatically escalating leads not viewed or responded to.

MeetingBroker also offers easy customization capabilities and easy application management and integration with Newmarket’s Delphi, Daylight, and Delphi.Net Sales and Catering software system.

About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International, Inc. (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale, and upscale properties. EMI’s innovations include FaceTime™ (www.FaceTimeScheduler.com), a widely used program for helping buyers and sellers – across any industry – identify synergies, manage appointments, and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (www.SpeedRFP.com), a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call (805) 730-1000.

About Newmarket International 
Newmarket International, Inc. (www.newmarketinc.com) is the leader in delivering sales, group catering and event software solutions to the global hospitality and entertainment industries.  Newmarket International’s suite of business solutions can be found in hotels, casinos, restaurants, visitor bureaus, stadiums, meeting arenas and convention centers throughout the world. Newmarket International has over 20,000 installations in over 154 countries. Newmarket International is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with international offices in London, Shanghai and Singapore.

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Contact: 

Marty Denning
Director, Marketing and Business Development
Newmarket International, Inc.
603-479-7993 (mobile)
mdenning@newmarketinc.com
www.newmarketinc.com

Michael Frenkel, MFC PR
for SpeedRFP
michael@mfcpr.com
(201) 317-7035 (mobile)
 

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Also See: SpeedRFP™ Launches - Elite Meetings' Free Online RFP Solution is Generating RFPs and Gaining Rapid Support in the Planner Community - Destination Hotels & Resorts Becomes the First Hotel Brand to Adopt SpeedRFP / April 2010
Elite Meetings Creates Two Tiers for Elite Certified Hotels, Which Will Soon Number More Than 1,400 on www.EliteMeetings.com; Elite Properties Are Now Categorized as Platinum and Gold, to Provide Even More Options and Information to Support Meeting Professionals / March 2010
FaceTime Appointment Scheduler is Now Available to Meeting Professionals, Suppliers, and Conference Organizers Worldwide; After Connecting Record Numbers of 'MeetDifferent' Attendees, Overwhelming Demand Spurs Elite Meetings to Release its FaceTime Scheduling Technology as a Universally Available Solution for Organizing Appointments at Meetings and Conferences / March 2010
Elite Meetings International (EMI) Holds its First Offshore Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA); Meeting Professionals and Hotels Come Together in Honolulu to do Business, Exchange Ideas / February 2010
Elite Meetings International (EMI) Adds Two Sales Directors and Promotes a Third; As EMI Increases its Suite of Products to Support Meeting Professionals and Hotels, it Bolsters its North American Sales Team / February 2010
Elite Meetings International Announces Mark Ley as Director of Marketing; Sales and Marketing Executive to Spearhead Building Communities and Social Networks Around EMI's Suite of Products, Services and Events / January 2010
Elite Meetings International Names Carol M. Lynch Director of Planner Communications; Seasoned Sales and Planner Relations Executive will Expand Program of Meeting Planner Outreach, as EMI Brings SpeedRFP, Other Innovations into 2010 / January 2010
Elite Meetings International to Present SpeedRFP™ at The  Travel Innovation Summit@The PhoCusWright Conference – Available in Q1 2010, SpeedRFP offers a Solution to the Inefficiencies and  Costs of Submitting Request For Proposals Online / November 2009
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