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Elite Meetings Magazine Celebrates a Successful Decade with a Special, Redesigned 10th Anniversary Edition
Santa Barbara, Calif. – June 23, 2015 – Elite Meetings International (EMI), recently acquired by Cvent, Inc., will commemorate its first decade in print with a special 10th anniversary edition of Elite Meetings magazine in 2016. Plans for the publication include a complete redesign and enhanced content by an expanded pool of industry-savvy writers. In addition, more emphasis will be placed on covering the latest trends and vital issues within the hospitality business, including Q&A’s with industry insiders and in-depth coverage of memorable group destinations.
In an effort to create the most comprehensive guidebook for meetings professionals worldwide, both Platinum and Gold Elite-Certified hotels and resorts will be showcased in the same issue of Elite Meetings magazine. The magazine’s distribution will be increased to 50,000 direct buyers and will continue to be distributed through newsstand, subscription, online sales and industry events.
“We’re already seeing a great deal of excitement surrounding this issue and its cover-to-cover redesign," says Kelly Foy, general manager of Elite Meetings International. “Our parent company, Cvent, has been incredibly supportive of our plans to enhance the magazine and produce an issue that’s sure to be widely read and highly regarded as an indispensable resource. Elite Platinum and Gold Certified hotels represent the top 4% of hotels around the world for meeting and incentive groups, and this milestone issue will feature a great collection of them, making this an issue planners will definitely want to read."
Editor Susan Campbell says, “We plan to create a much more visual experience that complements insightful articles on trends, destinations, and of course, amazing venues for meetings and incentives.” She describes the new look as ”inspirational and contemporary, hip and high-quality."
Foy further explains, “Since the first issue in 2007, our focus has always been to showcase top hotels and resorts for meetings, events and incentives. Now, 10 issues later, we are looking to reinvent ourselves while keeping with our original goal to make the meeting planner's job easier and save them time.”
The 10th anniversary edition of Elite Meetings will be available in print and digital format in January 2016. For more information, visit www.EliteMeetings.com.
About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Elite Meetings International (EMI), a subsidiary of Cvent, provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technologies, direct sales support, customized marketing programs, face-to-face business-building events, and an annual publication, Elite Meetings magazine. 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 AttendeeHub™ (www.AttendeeHub.com), a sought-after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ ( www.SpeedRFP.com), a time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.
Cvent, Inc. (NYSE: CVT) is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, with more than 14,000 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. Cvent provides hoteliers with an integrated platform, enabling properties to increase group business demand through targeted advertising and improve conversion through proprietary demand management and business intelligence solutions. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including the company’s plans and expectations regarding the content, design, circulation, readership, timing and impact of Elite Meetings magazine. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If any such risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of the assumptions prove incorrect, the company's results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to the risks detailed in Cvent's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 16, 2015, our Form 10-Q filed on May 11, 2015, and other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.