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cievents today announced the launch of its world-first online platform, cimeetings

  • Written by Sammy Dalglish

World-first, revolutionary meeting planners’ platform launches in Australia

cievents today announced the launch of its world-first online platform, cimeetings, a new product set to revolutionise the corporate events planning industry.

Flight Centre Travel Group’s other corporate brands (FCM and Corporate Traveller) will offer cimeetings to customers as an innovative solution for better management and visibility across total travel, conference, and event (T, C & E) spend.

In an exclusive partnership with iVvy, the live corporate meetings management platform will streamline the entire meetings planning process, providing complete visibility over spend and saving significant time for planners and procurement managers alike.

cievents will launch the platform in Australia next month, to then be rolled out globally. cimeetings will give event planners the opportunity to review thousands of hotel and meeting venue options including date availability, location, room capacity, room configurations, food and beverage packages and audio-visual facilities, all in real-time.

Simone Seiler, General Manager of cimeetings says, "Our ability to offer live functionality resolves many challenges meeting planners face on a daily basis, enabling decisions to be made in real time in the one place, giving planners total control and complete peace of mind.”

The live functionality is a world-first, and not currently commercially available on any other platform. cimeetings’ unique software solution can search and secure event venues and suppliers, compare prices and enable bookings all in the one place. All booking requests are processed instantly with the option to pay later. Live, detailed reporting is readily available on all bookings, driving immediate benefits for busy procurement managers, all on one secure platform.

Lauren Hall, Founder and CEO, iVvy says, “Through our relationship with the cievents team, we have been able to launch a first to market, game-changing solution in the corporate meetings industry. Creating a live marketplace will create huge time savings, streamlining every component of meetings management from venue management to bookings, complemented with full transparency and live, real-time reporting.

“Tasks that can normally take 6 weeks, are reduced to just 6 minutes,” she added.

There are no limits to the type or size of meeting that can be booked on the platform, from a corporate cocktail function or an intimate board meeting, to a multi-million dollar exhibition for thousands – all with a simple click. 


About cimeetings:

Exceed expectations and amplify your expertise! cimeetings’ world class meeting planning platform will streamline the way that you plan and book your corporate events.

With 24/7 access to this industry leading technology, you’ve got an unrivalled entry point to reviewing thousands of meeting venues globally. Designed specifically with the professional planner in mind, cimeetings allows you to seamlessly refine your search based on date availability, location, venue size, room configurations, food & beverage packages, audio visual equipment and services.

Featuring instant booking functionality, complete cost transparency, rapid reporting tools and comprehensive venue profiles, the cimeetings platform enhances every phase of your decision making and planning process by making your task faster and simpler to perform.

Don’t just book a meeting… master meetings, with cimeetings’ planning platform.

 

About cievents:

Established in 1986, cievents is an award winning strategic event management agency for the corporate market with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Birmingham, New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Toronto, Hong Kong, Auckland and Mexico City.

Leading with creative, cievents provides robust strategic insight, supporting brands with innovation, design, interactive and digital engagement with the purpose of creating experiences that engage and inspire.

cievents is committed to providing clients with best practice, world class event management, creative services, strategic direction and event logistics.

cievents is a proud member of Flight Centre Travel Group.

 

About iVvY

Based on cutting-edge cloud technology, iVvy is Software as a Service (SaaS) that allows users to manage the comprehensive suite of tools with ease from anywhere in the world. Developed in Australia by a team of expert engineers and designers, iVvy users receive constant updates immediately. iVvy’s system contains a range of tools important to today’s event organisers and PCO’s including email and SMS marketing, online ticketing and registration features, travel and accommodation, event and delegate management, surveys, mobile apps and powerful reporting and analytics.

IVvy offers meeting planners the ability to search, compare and book function spaces, catering and group accommodations online 24/7 by reviewing real-time availability, rates and inventory posted by venue operators. Manage events using an easy-to use, cloud-based platform and custom website to attract and register attendees and guide their experience.