CWT Meeting Optimizer

Find the perfect event venue for international meetings

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), global specialist for corporate travel, meetings and event management, is making the innovative CWT Meeting Optimizer solution available to its clients. This CWT Meeting Optimizer is an ideal tool to help planners of small meetings find the perfect venue primarily for international conferences with up to 50 attendees.

The tool was developed in cooperation with Starcite®, a leading company in the strategic conference management industry. According to statements by Starcite®, meetings with less than 50 participants make up approximately 80 percent of events planned by businesses.

To plan such a meeting, users will simply have to input the number of participants, their locations and the meeting date. The CWT Meeting Optimizer will then automatically generate a worldwide and prioritized list of meeting destinations including those with telepresence rooms. In compiling such list, the CWT Meeting Optimizer compares almost 2,000 global destinations to find the most appropriate and cost-efficient facility. Various criteria may be defined for selecting the perfect venue: costs for flights and accommodation, distances or environmental aspects based upon carbon footprint.

The CWT Meeting Optimizer makes expenses more transparent and comparable, making it an ideal tool for reducing travel and accommodation costs associated with meetings. It supports meeting planners in their everyday work and makes it easier for these to find just the right event venue. The CWT Meeting Optimizer is consistently be being enhanced with additional features and is completely integrated in CWT's range of products and services.