Hogg Robinson Group’s Meetings Manager technology is to be expanded across the globe in a deal with cloud-based solutions firm Active Network.
A phased introduction will begin across the HRG worldwide network in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, followed by Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Meetings Manager is already in use in parts of Europe.
HRG special projects director John Harvey said: “Our preferred relationship with Active Network will enable us to make the business of strategic meetings management more effective for everyone involved.
“Intuitive for our travel consultants to use and well suited to helping us manage our clients’ strategic meetings programmes, the use of HRG Meetings Manager in an increasing number of countries enhances our worldwide capability and means that clients and suppliers can receive quality, consistent and cost-effective sourcing across multiple markets.”
Active Network business solutions senior vice president JR Sherman said: “Just as we’ve seen corporations make a priority of automating their sales and human resource departments, Active Network believes that Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) is another level of global corporate spend that needs to be automated in order to help ensure the financial health of a company.
“We’re fortunate to have a partner like HRG who recognises the importance of SMM and can help us pioneer the industry.
“Together, we’re confident that we can achieve more accountability and ultimately greater insight into meetings spend worldwide.”