Chinese technology solutions provider and RFP platform 1000meetings has pulled off a coup with international meetings and events industry company MCI China adopting its tailor-made software to meet the needs of the industry operating in the country.
Julien Delerue, 1000meetings general manager, who comes from an IT background and founded the company 10 years ago in Shanghai, said the software will help MCI China transition to a paperless operation, increase its visibility with a few clicks, and help it source for hotels and suppliers more efficiently.
Describing the solution as ‚Äúwholistic‚ÄĚ and likening it to ‚ÄúSAP enterprise software for agencies in the industry‚ÄĚ, Delerue said MCI China test piloted the system for six months for its corporate meetings section.
Overseas expansion is on the cards and Delerue has earmarked Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia, as well as Singapore where there are plans to open an office.
He shared that 1000meetings is filling a gap for companies facing a challenge finding solutions not covered by technology solution providers operating in Asia.
Frankie Gao, managing director, MCI China, said its key strategy is to go digital and live for its major accounts.
‚ÄúWe are happy to partner 1000meetings. The team has engaged us to understand our core values and business model to tailor certain systems to speed up our strategy and ensure our business operations efficiency.”
Gao added the software is ‚Äúbringing the world to us and escalating our business, projects and finance operations, and where all information is live and data well stored‚ÄĚ.
On the biggest benefit of adopting the 1000meetings software, Gao commented: ‚ÄúIt will not just be limited to operational efficiency. There will be a major boost to our business profitability where we can also control our operational costs to integrate with and enhance our strengths as the industry leader.‚ÄĚ