Why We’re Different

Strategic Meetings Management continues to create a big buzz in travel procurement today—but years after engaging consultants and implementing complex technology programs, many corporations are still looking for real results.

Corporations spend up to 3% of revenue on meetings and events with only a fraction of organizations effectively managing this spend (Aberdeen Group, February 2008). For a Fortune 100 company, meetings can represent $50–$850 million a year in unmanaged spend that also present significant risk management issues. As meetings and events are increasingly under scrutiny, there is a critical need to ensure a meetings program supports the goals of the organization. A well-managed meetings program should identify, implement, and report on 15%–20% in savings and efficiency improvements.

Meetings Analytics:

  • Is independent and unbiased. We have no conflicts of interest. Many providers in the industry report on their own performance and do not suggest opportunities that may affect their bottom line.
  • Proactively finds procurement, risk management and savings opportunities for our clients, while using more sophisticated processes than any other provider.
  • Is the only company in the marketplace offering an automated process for data cleanliness as part of data management. As a large pharmaceutical client recently stated “Without reliable and accurate data it’s difficult to report with confidence.”
  • Finally, data management, reporting and analytics are all we do. We never accept a project for which we cannot guarantee indisputable, quantifiable results beyond a program’s current performance.