23 May 2013

Cvent Opens Office in London, UK

McLean, Va. and London, UK - 22 May 2013 - Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, plans to expand its international presence with the opening of a London office. Cvent has facilitated meeting and event booking in Europe through its Cvent Supplier Network since 2008 and has experienced strong demand in the region. 

The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market is the second largest for event management software, following North America, accounting for thirty percent of the $28 billion global market, according to recent research conducted by Frost & Sullivan. 

"The Cvent platform has been leveraged to book a large variety of meetings and events in Europe as the region has increasingly embraced booking automation,” said Brian Pirkle, manager of Cvent’s London office. “Investing in Europe by opening a London office and hiring a dedicated team to reach more organizers and expand our roster of suppliers will position us to seize the enormous growth opportunity the market presents." 

This global expansion will allow Cvent to better support its existing client base in the region, while continuing to aggressively grow the business internationally. The company currently serves nearly 250 UK clients, including Accenture, Barclays and Nielsen. In order to attract new business, Cvent is building a London-based team to consolidate all European sales and marketing efforts locally. All European clients will be able to utilize Cvent’s complete platform of services, including the event management solution, Web surveys, event mobile apps, the Cvent Supplier Network and the company’s Strategic Meetings Management solution for enterprises. 

Founded in 1999, Cvent is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform and has 1,250 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for online event registration, meeting site selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys, and helps clients around the world manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. Cvent's client base includes corporations from every major industry, associations, universities, and non-profit organizations. 

Source: Cvent