Cvent has launched its Vendor Marketplace, a new sourcing solution. The Vendor Marketplace is built directly within Cvent’s industry-leading online venue sourcing platform the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN). It offers users access to a trusted network of approved vendors and suppliers that provide services for in-person, virtual and hybrid events.
Event organizers who provide a few details about their event can browse matching vendors, send requests for information (RFIs), and track and compare responses. With its robust search functionality, users can source vendors across nearly all event categories including A/V and production, content and design, destination management companies, event management, health and safety, and travel and transportation, among others.
Additional sourcing management tools within the Vendor Marketplace allow planners to track responses, capture quotes, add customized notes, and organize applicable documents. Supplier Categories can be used to organize and mark preferred vendors.
“Sourcing requirements are far more complex in this new environment, where planners and marketers are managing a Total Event Program that includes a smart mix of virtual, in-person, and hybrid events,” said Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent. “Planners need trusted vendors and suppliers to manage and maximize their Total Event Program. The Vendor Marketplace, a core component of the Cvent Supplier Network, makes Cvent a one-stop-shop for all your event sourcing needs, while centralizing all your sourcing information within one convenient platform.”
The Vendor Marketplace database will continue to expand and evolve to deliver a robust, trusted selection of suppliers for all events.