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CME Expands Services by Aligning with Experient

GLASTONBURY, CONN., (4.20.17) – Celebration Meetings & Events, Inc., announces a new relationship with Experient—A Maritz Global Events Company. Through this new affiliation, CME will be able to offer a more sophisticated level of strategic services to its clients, leveraging Experient’s role as an industry leader that secures more than four million room nights annually.  CME’s clients will benefit from reduced costs, time and risk made possible by Experient’s industry knowledge, buying power, and full-time legal staff.

By aligning with Experient CME will be able to more effectively develop highly individualized needs assessment, site evaluations, rate and concession negotiations, contract and RFP analysis, and risk management.

“By teaming with Experient, CME is able to expand services and add significant value to our clients helping them save approximately 27 percent of total room spend along with time spent on detailed site researches, negotiations and contracting, which typically is 25 hours per event,” said Ali Ginnett, CME’s CEO and event strategist.  “The savings and time allows client staff to re-allocate resources to be used in other areas such as content, attendee experience, ROI, and procurement of other services.  Our clients will still work face-to-face with the CME team, but will now enjoy even more sophisticated, knowledgeable and financial benefits.”                   

              Founded in 2002, Celebration Meetings & Events, Inc., ( works with corporate clients, non-profits, trade associations and educational organizations to develop and manage meetings, conferences and events that engage, inspire and connect. CME focuses on the wide variety of different elements that go into every event to define and meet unique needs in a strategic, creative, energetic and engaging way.                   

                  Experient—A Maritz Global Events Company ( leads the meetings and events industry as one of the best-known and most-respected brands in the world. Across the globe, association, tradeshow, sports and government clients turn to Experient for the best in event planning and management, site sourcing and contract negotiation, unified registration and housing, mobile event platform, lead retrieval, data management and marketing. Experient creatively engineers and fully integrates the total event experience—one that is distinct, memorable and remarkable—while driving data analytics and bottom line results.