StarCite announced two major new partnerships that will greatly expand the reach of its meetings management platform today at the National Business Travel Association conference. The news included:
* Rearden Commerce partnership: Rearden Commerce’s more than 5,000 corporate customers will have increased visibility into employees’ meetings spend and can leverage real-time data to better manage this often overlooked spend category.
* Experient partnership: Through this new agreement Experient will use StarCite’s entire online platform for strategic meetings management and other activities. Experient customers will also benefit from full access to the StarCite Marketplace, which links buyers with more than 93,000 hotels, venues and meeting suppliers around the world.
Even as budgets retreat, StarCite is helping businesses keep their people on the road, in the air, and most importantly meeting face-to-face. Companies that can keep traveling, and manage their meetings programs in the proper way while they travel, will wind up ahead of the curve coming out of the recession.