For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara O’Neil
Marketing and Public Relations
Meetings & Incentives Worldwide (“M&IW”), a global event management and strategy firm and Bizly, a leading meeting technology company, announced a partnership combining the power of M&IW’s end-to-end event management and strategic consulting services with Bizly’s best-in-breed self-service meetings technology. Together, these two award-winning companies will deliver an integrated approach and offer a 360-degree meeting solution to clients.
Bizly and M&IW have worked collaboratively to support mutual customers including a top global pharmaceutical company and a leading U.S. insurance company. Under the expanded partnership, M&IW will provide strategic consultation to help customers in onboarding Bizly to drive a self-service meeting experience across their organizations while ensuring best practices in service, event management, and data analytics.
“We are thrilled to formalize our successful collaboration with M&IW. They continue to be a great partner, supporting Bizly’s efforts to drive adoption with self-service meetings and providing our clients with personalized support, overall program management infrastructure, and critical strategic guidance,” says Ron Shah, Bizly’s CEO and Founder. Now in our third year working with our mutual customers, we’ve seen consistent growth and success rates. We are looking forward to extending this success to others.
“Our customers are interested in a self-service solution for their small and simple meetings; yet recognize the need to do so in an integrated way across their entire program with service in mind,” said Tina Madden, M&IW’s Co-CEO & chief customer officer. “Now is a good time for them to evaluate their meetings and technology strategy whether they are just starting out or refining an existing SMM program. This partnership supports our vision to wrap strategy, processes, policies around the technology, and aggregate data across platforms for greater optimization. The addition of Bizly gives M&IW the final piece in a scalable SMM offering to provide a comprehensive 360-degree solution.”
M&IW and Bizly are also responding to the changes occurring across the meetings industry in response to COVID-19. The partners have been supporting customers with event cancellations and conversion to virtual meetings. They also recognize the increased need for “duty of care,” accountability, and group interaction tracking in the post-crisis environment.
The world’s leading brands use Bizly to power meetings across their organization. Founded in 2015, Bizly is a venture capital-backed enterprise platform focused on the small meetings market – which totals two-thirds of all corporate meeting and event spend. Bizly’s collaborative platform brings together all the people, data, and expert guidance so that teams can create deep personal connections that drive the business forward. Bizly provides powerful content and seamless booking experience for events at thousands of hotels, restaurants, and hospitality event spaces across the U.S. To learn more about Bizly, please visit bizly.com.