Cvent CEO and Virginian Reggie Aggarwal condemns Charlottesville racists and makes $10k endowment

Global entrepreneur and CEO of international SaaS company Cvent, specialists in meetings management technology, Reggie Aggarwal, issued the following statement on social media, 16 August, concerning the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia: “As a Virginian, an American, and a son of immigrants, I was sickened by the events in Charlottesville this past weekend. The actions…


The biggest frustrations faced by event bookers

A survey conducted by Cvent has revealed that poor transparency and accuracy over pricing, along with lack of clarity and poor response rates, are the most contentious aspects event bookers face when dealing with venues. The 2017 Global Planner Sourcing Report was conducted between April and June 2017 surveyed 1,200 event planners worldwide. Those surveyed work for…


MCI acquires Dallas-based TMC Wyndham Jade

Global PCO event management and audience activation agency MCI has announced the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based travel management company Wyndham Jade. Wyndham Jade specialises in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programmes and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations. The acquisition should accelerates MCI’s growth in the United States….


PCMA Education Foundation to fund Phase 2 of GCB ‘Future Meeting Space’ project

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) has announced that the Education Foundation of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is to fund the second phase of its ‘Future Meeting Space’ research project. Future Meeting Space is a co-operation between the GCB, the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) and the Institute for Industrial Engineering of the…


CI Capital Partners acquires AlliedPRA

Global destination management company AlliedPRA has been acquired by an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm CI Capital Partners (CI Capital). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A majority interest in the DMC was acquired from UK private equity firm sector Core Capital Partners LLP. A statement said the existing AlliedPRA management team, which…

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