Recap: Lanyon’s Preferred Supplier Summit for a Top Tier Software Company’s SMMP

Posted by Kevin Iwamoto on 07/07/2015

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At IMEX Frankfurt 2015, our team hosted and organized — with cooperation from Experient — a preferred hotel summit for a top tier software company’s SMMP. Since many of this U.S.-based company’s preferred suppliers were in attendance, the team and I put together a short summit with an overview of the company’s SMMP, including tips from Experient (their global intermediary partner for program execution and sourcing).

The results of the summit were very positive, and all came away with a better understanding that compliance with the company’s SMMP guidelines will be the only door open for increased market share and revenue. Hotel suppliers who don’t comply can expect to see a decrease in RFP volume — and most importantly, those sourcing outside of the company’s SMMP guidelines and preferred suppliers (Experient and Lanyon) will lose future business.

Some of the RFP best practice tips offered to attending suppliers were very universal — and so beneficial that I think they warrant repeating here. Some of the valuable sourcing advice given included:


There was much more valuable information sharing — but to learn more, you’ll have to attend some of the other sessions we’re planning on behalf of our clients. In SMMP deployment, it’s critically important that your preferred supplier partners know and understand your SMMP objectives, as well as the risks and rewards for compliance.  

Next stop is Asia — where we’ll do similar workshops on behalf of at least six of our top multinational SMMP clients. Our goal is to increase adoption and awareness of our technology and client processes, so our clients can increase their SMMP compliance numbers and collect data in a consistent manner. We take full ownership and investment in the partnership to make this happen; it’s the only proven road to SMMP deployment success.

See you on the road!

Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Posted by Lanyon on 11/29/2016

Cvent and Lanyon have merged


Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016

Posted by Lanyon on 09/19/2016

Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016


Meetings Today-Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016-July 2016

Posted by Patrick Mendoza on 07/26/2016

Lanyon, a meetings and travel software company, released a new version of its Smart Events Cloud platform that features a number of significant enhancements, a simplified user interface and improved scalability.


Lanyon Launches New Functionality and Salesforce Integration for the Company's Smart Events Cloud®

Posted by Lanyon on 07/25/2016

New release delivers event ROI transparency for marketing teams


Lanyon Selected as Event technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International

Posted by Lanyon on 06/15/2016

Lanyon Selected as Event Technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International


Meetings and Conventions Magazine — 5 Tips to Make Your Event More Environmentally Friendly — May 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 05/11/2016

Earth Day fell on April 22 this year. As happens every year, people from around the world agreed on that day to turn off lights, reflect on ways to make our planet cleaner and take steps to reduce waste. 
As we in this industry know, bringing together thousands of people can create a great deal of waste and emissions. However, we can make conscious decisions every day, at every event, to make sure we are doing all that we can to make our events environmentally friendly.

Read the original article here.


Lanyon Selected to Power GBTA’s Worldwide Events

Posted by Lanyon on 05/02/2016

Dallas, Texas (April 28, 2016) — Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, today announced that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has selected the company’s RegOnline® software to power their global events. The agreement reinforces Lanyon’s commitment to provide best-in-class software to the association marketplace.


How Dreamforce Mastered Event Registration With Salesforce’s Scott Owens

Posted by Lanyon on 04/25/2016

Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM technology provider, is one of the most recognizable names in the tech industry. And with over 172,000 attendees, their flagship event, Dreamforce, is the largest software conference on Earth. They’re also a Lanyon customer.


PCMA Convene – 5 Tips to Max Out Your Mobile Event App – April 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 04/11/2016

If you’ve attended an event, or even walked around any street recently, it’s a safe bet you saw a lot of folks walking around with their heads down, eyes trained on their smartphones, thumbs busily scrolling up and down their screens.

What’s so awesome about their phones? Most likely, they were engaged with an app. 


...read the original article here.


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