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TalkPoint powers Meetings Focus Magazine and Cvent live panel broadcast on global meeting planning from IMEX America

International meetings experts will share their industry insight to help organizations plan successful meetings on an international stage

New York, NY(02 Oct 2012)

TalkPoint, the leader in global communications technology, specializing in browser-based audio and video webcasting, along with Meetings Focus Magazine, the leading content provider for meeting professionals across North America, and Cvent, which operates the number one marketplace for group meeting business, announced today that they will be uniting to broadcast a live panel discussion from IMEX America on global meeting planning.

The TalkPoint powered video event will be broadcast live from Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, October 9 at 9:00 a.m. PST. International meetings experts will share their success stories and ways to avoid potential pitfalls when taking meetings overseas.

Global meetings experts include:

    • Charles Massey, President, Synaxis Meetings

    • Joost deMeyer, President, First Incentive Travel

    • Cherryl Brazier, Director, Global Sales, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

    • Meredith Jursnick, Director, Managed Meeting Solutions, American Express Meetings & Events

    • Moderator: Tyler Davidson, Chief Content Director, Meetings Focus

    • Hosted by Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and Founder, Cvent


During the complimentary video broadcast, participants will learn tips of the trade to effectively plan meetings abroad including:

    • How international contracts and negotiations differ from those in North America

    • Resources meeting planners can utilize before going to scout locations

    • Outsourced planners, hotels and other venues for partnership, and how to make sure you can trust    

       them with your group

    • Cultural dos and don'ts

    • Developing a communication strategy with delegates and suppliers

    • Building a timeline to ensure success

Attendees can register for the event here: Going Global: Experts Reveal Their International Meetings Secrets

“We’re proud to partner with Meetings Focus Magazine to extend the audience for their live panel discussion at IMEX America,” said Nick Balletta, CEO of TalkPoint. “Live video broadcasts are one of the many resources for organizations to expand their meetings globally, and TalkPoint is happy to support this event and the growth of meetings overseas.”

“The rapidly expanding global nature of the meetings business, and the evolution of many associations to include an international audience, means that meeting planners will increasingly find themselves charged with planning meetings, events, conferences, conventions and trade shows outside of North America, joining the already strong presence of international incentive programs,” said Tyler Davidson, chief content director of Meetings Focus. “Our live broadcast from IMEX America will tap the knowledge of key experts who have extensive experience in the international meetings arena, and with the use of TalkPoint technology, we’ll deliver that knowledge and key strategic and logistical advice to an audience that will both be in attendance at the event as well as participate online.”

About TalkPoint

TalkPoint is the industry leader in global communications technology, specializing in browser-based audio and video webcasting. Since 1998, TalkPoint's easy-to-use, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud platform has facilitated more than 20,000 live webcasting events per year for the top Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. From investor relations and corporate communications to product launches and continuing education, TalkPoint offers scalable and flexible technology to meet today's business communication needs. For more information, visit

About Meetings Focus

Meetings Focus publications target meeting planners who book meetings, conferences, conventions and events throughout North America and the Caribbean, and most recently, globally. It publishes six primary titles, Meetings Focus West, Meetings Focus South, Meetings Focus MidAmerica, Meetings Focus East, Meetings Focus Guide and Meetings Focus International, and offers a planner-based website,, and four regionally focused editions of the Meetings Focus E-Newsletter. Additional Meetings Focus products include the Meetings Focus Live! hosted-buyer events, educational webinars and video e-newsletters.

About Cvent

Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world's largest meetings and event management technology company and has more than 1,000 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for online event registration, meeting site selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing, and web surveys, and helps over 10,000 clients in 90 countries manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. The company has processed over $2.5 billion in online payments and has managed over 30 million event registrations and survey responses for its clients. Cvent's client base includes over 30 companies from the Fortune 100, corporations from every major industry, associations, universities, and non-profits. For more information, please visit