HELSINKI, FINLAND – Davinci Meeting Rooms and MeetingPackage, a technology provider for hotels and meeting venues, announced a new distribution partnership that will support the increased demand for safe, fully equipped meeting spaces once the present crisis has subsided.
As part of the agreement, MeetingPackage will be building connectivity through a new API service to Davinci’s 5000 meetings spaces across the USA. MeetingPackage will also offer Davinci’s meeting spaces across a global network of several hundred demand partners ranging from TMCs and meetings professionals to corporate meetings planners.
Fredrik Hermelin, the Commercial Director of CWT Meetings & Events in the Nordics commented on the news, “The demand for booking offsite meeting rooms in real-time is a growing need for corporate bookers. We are excited to see more real-time connected venues within our CWT white label portal delivered by MeetingPackage. We have been the first TMC to offer customers an online tool for real-time planning and booking of meeting rooms and we’re happy to support MeetingPackage in their mission and global development to become the best connected player in the market.”
MeetingPackage is uniquely positioned in the market as an integration layer between global meeting room inventory and customer facing platforms. Their innovative software allows distribution channels to reach a growing inventory of meeting rooms across the globe while giving the venues control over their distribution strategy, all with minimum integration efforts.
Joonas Ahola, CEO of MeetingPackage said of the new agreement, “We’re delighted to have signed this partnership agreement with Davinci. It shows that forward thinking organizations are making decisions about how habits around the organization of meetings are going to change in the aftermath of the Covid crisis. Venues and clients can optimize their efficiency by integrating state of the art booking systems that make finding and booking a convenient and safe venue for a meeting as easy as any other online transaction.”
Martin Senn, CEO of Davinci Virtual Office Solutions commented, “We’re really excited about our new partnership with MeetingPackage. Once the API integration is complete, our venues will benefit greatly from the additional exposure to new corporate channels while enjoying even broader global visibility. That’s going to be especially valuable as the economy recovers from the present public health crisis and the meeting industry gets back to business.”
Ahola is a firm believer that the new working from home culture will impact the small meeting room booking volumes positively. People will still need to hold meetings as large scale corporate offices in primary cities may dwindle in number, or companies opt to hold meetings in smaller towns or closer to employees’ homes.
It is estimated that more than 100 billion euros is spent each year globally on small meetings of under one hundred delegates and the vast majority of these events are still planned and booked offline.