Conferli to Work with Leonardo Hotels Benelux, Expanding Possibilities for Association Events

Published June 29, 2020

Leonardo Hotels Benelux joins Conferli, offering association events a fast and easy access to suitable venues.

Zeist, the Netherlands; Boston, MA, USA (June 29, 2020) - Today, Conferli, an innovative platform which matches association events with destinations and venues, announces its cooperation with Leonardo Hotels Benelux.

“In the last few years, small and medium association events have started to explore outside their traditional venue choices. We have seen associations’ growing interest in hotel venues, because of the all-in-one offering,” according to Nienke van der Malen, CEO of Conferli.

“At the same time, it hasn’t been very easy for associations to make use of these offerings, because the process of selecting the destination is rather complex for most of them. Between manually comparing all destinations, making sense of nonuniform proposals and getting limited information - there is not much room for exploration and new ways of working.”

“Over eighty percent of all association events are small or medium-sized, with under 500 delegates in attendance. The tender process traditionally used for selecting an event destination is complex and takes a lot of time and effort,” explains Ms. Nienke van der Malen, Founder and CEO of Conferli. “Until now, there hasn’t been a simple way to match cities and venues to your needs, but with Conferli we are able to do just that.”

Conferli’s match-making and benchmarking algorithms close this gap, providing independent data that will support faster and more confident decision-making.

“We are excited to be working with Conferli, with all of our Belgian and Dutch hotels featured on this platform,” according to Alexander Kluit, Managing Director at Leonardo Hotels Benelux.

“The new reality pushes the event industry to reinvent itself by looking for new opportunities and ways to add value. Today, all players in this industry need to be more agile and better connected with each other,” he explains.

Leonardo Hotels is a European chain which caters to the special requirements of business travellers and event participants, and has over 16 hotels in the Benelux area.

Conferli provides conference organizers with the opportunity to make their choices based on data-driven benchmarking. In this process, destinations and venues are matched with organizers based on their strengths and suitability, which cuts their lead time, increases their success rate and makes the tender process cost-efficient.

Editor’s Notes
About Conferli

Conferli is a conference match-making platform for organizers, venues and destinations. Our aim is to level out the playing field in the event industry, enabling events of all shapes and sizes to find best-suiting destinations - easily and efficiently. We do that by creating access to independent benchmarking data, supported by smart technology and fueled by our passion for the conference world.

About Leonardo Hotels

Leonardo Hotels is part of the Fattal Hotel Group, which was founded in 1998 by David Fattal. It is one of the fastest growing hotel chains in Europe and Israel and operates 221 hotels with 43,000 rooms in 106 destinations and 19 countries. The brand portfolio includes: Leonardo Hotels, Leonardo Royal Hotels, Leonardo Boutique Hotels, NYX Hotels by Leonardo Hotels, Jurys Inn, Apollo Hotels and Herods. The Israeli hotel group is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE).

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