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Flexible, Intelligent Meetings Technology Puts Power Back in Meeting Owner’s Hands

BCD Meetings & Events launches proprietary, scalable technology to power meetings management

Chicago – March 25, 2016 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) launched Smart Meeting: a suite of intelligent, flexible meetings technology solutions to manage specific needs throughout the end-to-end meetings management process Tuesday.

“Our newest proprietary technology gives meeting owners a choice,” said Ted Stone, SVP Global Technology. “They have the power to choose the full suite to support meetings management or the individual solutions that work best for them now – with the scalability for future needs.”

Smart Meeting is a seamless plug-in and value-add to current meetings technology. It provides specific functionality that current technology providers are not focused on or lack the service and process expertise in niche areas such as life sciences. Its three scalable solutions can be tailored to meet multi-audience invitation requirements, complex compliance needs, flexible reporting capabilities and more.

Smart Invitation: A multi-user, invitation application that simplifies and automates the meeting invite process – replacing the manual process of compiling customer lists and invitee contact information from multiple sources.

Smart Expense: Fully automated, online attendee expense management tool that captures domestic and international expenses as well as meeting spend – with the capability to segment data. A particular need for life sciences customers managing complex compliance regulations such as Transfer of Value reporting.

Smart Registration: Simplified attendee management with features such as attendee registration, opt in/out tracking, contract management, document library as well as flexible meeting and spend reporting.

Smart Meeting is a differentiator for us,” said Stone. “We are the only global meetings and events agency to offer customizable technology that provides this level of flexibility, detail and specific meetings management capability as part of our service offering. Given the complex compliance requirements in the Life Sciences vertical, Smart Meeting, is a true value add when considering operational efficiency.”

About BCD Meetings & Events

BCD Meetings & Events are experts at creating experiences that connect organizations with the people that matter most. With 1,900 passionate people servicing clients in 60+ countries around the world, we offer services across event design, brand experience, meetings management, production and content, venue search and sports travel and hospitality. BCD Meetings & Events is an independently managed operating company of BCD Group and a subsidiary of BCD Travel. For more information, visit

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 106 countries with a global client retention rate of 97%, the highest in the industry. For more information, visit