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Friday,  April 19, 2024 5:14 PM 

FCM Meetings & Events launches global venue finder platform

FCM Meetings & Events launches global venue finder platform
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Pax Global Media

FCM Meetings & Events (FCM M&E) has launched a brand-new booking solution for meetings and group hotel lodging within the MICE industry.

The new FCM Venue Finder, powered by Hubli, includes over 200,000 spaces around the world with fast and easy online booking, as well as sustainability solutions with contracting and cost controls.

It follows the recent announcement detailing the global expansion of the M&E business that saw industry expert Simone Seiler moving into the role of global general manager to oversee lofty ambitions for an industry sector that is set to boom in 2024.

Events, event travel and meetings are leading the business travel bounce back globally with recent research showing that the MICE market size, in terms of revenue, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.6 per cent from 2022 to 2030 to reach USD1563.3 billion by 2030.

“We believe the meetings, events, conferences, and event travel markets are ripe for disruption worldwide – this is an important step in ensuring we have best-in-class technology to deliver for a flourishing sector of the travel market,” Seiler stated. “It’s clear the demand for in-person connection continues to increase, with recent data showing conferences and events being one of the top two reasons for travel among both SME owners and decision-makers – the passion and engagement we’re seeing is very encouraging.

“We’re experiencing and anticipating a steady annual growth rate of demand at 12 per cent year on year for in-person meetings, which means we have some exciting opportunities coming our way.”

Seiler said the new FCM Venue Finder platform was a user-friendly and effortlessly delivered seamless venue sourcing, event management bookings, innovative sustainability solutions, and cost control to simplify the dynamic MICE world.

“This easy-to-navigate platform gives people fast, real-time access to venue availability and bookings and allows you to select from a global inventory of over 200,000 spaces, including both hotels and unique venues,” she said.

With a range of options from cutting-edge venues to corporate conference centres across Canada and worldwide, the new platform allows users to directly access detailed images and specifications, simplifying the decision-making process. 

“We are excited to partner with FCM M&E to transition from manual to online meeting and group bookings, and are eager to assist their clients bring people together to meet in-person in the most cost-effective and sustainable way possible,” stated Hubli, founder, Ciarán Delaney.

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