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TUESDAY, 18 JULY 2017

Bizly Announces AI-Powered Messaging for Small Meetings – Liberating Meeting Planners and the Hospitality Industry from the RFP Process

Two-thirds of Corporate Meeting Spend is on Small Meetings – Bizly Offers Streamlined Technology to Easily Select Venues, Book Events and Manage Spend



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NEW YORK -- Bizly, a next generation platform for booking and managing small meetings, today unveiled a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Message Center designed to quickly and easily customize the requirements of any type of event and remove the need for a traditional RFP process. This comes at a time when RFPs are facing rapidly declining response rates given the epidemic of "ghost RFPs" in the hospitality industry.

In the past two months, Bizly has added several new Fortune 100 customers to its list of early adopters, including a large pharmaceutical company, a top 10 U.S. manufacturer, a consumer products leader, and one of the world's largest software companies. Bizly also received the Innovation Award at the ibtm America Conference, which recognizes companies' abilities to provide technology solutions that address the latest trends and challenges within the meetings and events industry.

Bizly caters to an economy in which workforce mobility is at an all-time high, increasing the frequency and importance of smaller face-to-face meetings. Small meetings now equate to two-thirds of all annual meeting and event spend for companies. Bizly gives "hidden" meeting planners, marketing teams, and company administrators a platform to book small meetings efficiently and effectively while abiding by the pre-set spending and compliance parameters established by their respective organizations.

Bizly provides access to thousands of hand-picked and exclusive hotel, restaurant and activity-based event spaces in the top 50 U.S. metropolitan markets. Users can search through curated, detailed content on event spaces, which is traditionally hidden behind an RFP process, and can either book small spaces instantly or use Bizly's Message Center to chat directly with venues and book complex custom events, revolutionizing the small meeting booking experience.

Bizly founder and CEO Ron Shah said, "Bizly liberates anyone who's booking a small meeting by eliminating the need for a lengthy and overly complicated RFP or manual process, which may involve countless internet searches, phone calls, emails, and contracts. Most small meetings require customization, and our artificial intelligence-powered Message Center allows users to communicate directly with venues, book a custom event, add sleeping rooms, negotiate, and complete the transaction – all without leaving the chat. The AI technology imbedded within our Message Center gets smarter over time, learning and automating user preferences, corporate negotiated rates, approval and legal requirements, and other workflow needs for our enterprise customers. "

"Having easy access to productive meeting space is now mission critical for companies," Shah added. "Small meetings have been painful to book on the front end, with costs nearly impossible to manage on the back end. Bizly was created to give users the consumer-type booking experience for small meetings they've come to expect in other areas of travel, while delivering an enterprise solution to capture meetings spending and control expenses."

To learn more about Bizly, please visit https://www.bizly.com/.

About Bizly
Bizly is a next generation platform for booking and managing small meetings and events. Bizly provides a seamless booking experience, access to thousands of exclusive hotel, restaurant and hospitality event spaces for meeting venues and transparency around pricing. Users can chat directly with venues and book complex custom events in minutes, without the traditional RFP process. To learn more about Bizly please visit https://www.bizly.com/.


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