Customers now have access to a wider selection of solutions and partners within The Meetings Marketplace to address evolving needs for virtual, hybrid, and in-person meetings and events
New York, NY – November 18, 2021 – American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), has partnered with event experience software company Bizzabo to expand its virtual meetings technology portfolio. Bizzabo’s easy-to-use Event Experience Operating System offers customers a range of solutions, including an email marketing platform, speaker portals, one-on-one networking, video production suite, integrated mobile applications and on-site technology.
Gerardo Tejado, GBT’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of Meetings & Events, said: “As the global business community emerges from the pandemic, there are new risks and complexities associated with meetings and events. Choosing a technology and service supplier that has been vetted and tested is more important than ever, especially given the explosive growth in meetings and events technology and services over the past 18 months.”
“Our Meetings Marketplace now includes a wider range of technology solutions and partners – helping our customers choose the right technology or service to enhance their meeting or event while saving time and minimizing risk. We are excited to partner with Bizzabo, a company focused on closing the engagement gap between in-person and virtual meetings,” added Tejado.
The partnership unlocks access to Bizzabo’s industry-leading event success platform, along with a transparent, event-level pricing model tailored for GBT and its customer base.
About American Express Meetings & Events
American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel, offers longstanding experience, expertise and leading capabilities spanning program implementation to budget optimization to deliver powerful meetings and events experiences for clients in all delivery formats including virtual, hybrid, and face-to-face. The global team is focused on meetings and events sourcing, planning, contract negotiations, budgeting, expense management, reporting, and benchmarking, combined with strategic counsel and integration of leading technology. This end-to-end approach focuses on creating visibility, driving savings, and enabling effective meeting experiences.
With more than 40 years in the industry and a presence in over 140 countries, American Express Meetings & Events is uniquely positioned to manage meetings and events locally, regionally, internationally, and across the globe. The company’s broad capabilities meet the full spectrum of every client’s meetings and events needs, especially through GBT’s 2017 acquisition of events management agency, Banks Sadler, and the 2018 acquisition of travel management company, HRG, including its meetings and events division. American Express Meetings & Events works with local leaders to enhance its offerings to clients.
For 15 consecutive years, American Express Meetings & Events has been recognized on Meetings Net’s “CMI 25” list, an annual directory of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the US corporate meetings and incentives industry. To learn more about the services offered by American Express Meetings & Events, visit:
About American Express Global Business Travel
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is the world’s leading business partner for managed travel. We help companies and their employees prosper by making sure travelers are present where and when it matters. We keep global business moving with the powerful backing of travel professionals in more than 140 countries. Companies of all sizes, and in all places, rely on GBT to provide travel management services, organize meetings and events, and deliver business travel consulting.
Bizzabo powers immersive in-person, virtual, and hybrid experiences. The Bizzabo Event Experience OS is a data-rich open platform that allows Event Experience Leaders to manage events, engage audiences, activate communities, and deliver powerful business outcomes — all while keeping attendee data private and secure. As a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Events Management Solutions, Q1 2021 Report, we are trusted by world-leading brands to power their events — from Fortune 100 enterprise organizations and financial institutions to creative agencies and scaling tech companies. Bizzabo was founded by Boaz Katz, Alon Alroy, and Eran Ben-Shushan, and has more than 350 employees in its New York, Tel-Aviv, Kyiv, Montreal, and London offices, as well as 15+ remote locations around the world.
Media contacts: Paul Revel, Senior Manager, Global Communications & Public Affairs,
American Express Global Business Travel
Tel: +44 (0) 7786-692665