i-Meet Global Community Surpasses 20,000 Members

Meeting & Event Professionals Gathering Spot Continues Fast Growth

 

Philadelphia, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/25/2010 -- i-Meet.com, the professional and social network for people who plan meetings and events, announced today that it its global online community has surpassed 20,000 members. The meeting and event industry’s largest online community has attracted professional meeting planners and suppliers from 140 countries around the world.

“We continue to be encouraged by the strong support we have received within the industry,” said John Pino, i-Meet’s Founder and CEO. “Social media for business is a quickly emerging trend that is gaining momentum. Our members recognize the economic power of meeting professionals, and this definitely prompts leading professionals around the world to join us.”

Through its global partnership program, i-Meet has enjoyed particularly strong growth in Europe and Asia, with i-Meet local communities forming in over 30 countries.

The most popular activities (www.i-meet.com) include networking and business connections, following supplier brands, and participating in group forums. i-Meet’s RFI (Request for Information) engine provides suppliers with lead generation opportunities, and a secure channel to communicate and respond directly with buyers of meeting and event services.

“We are grateful for the support from both corporate meeting planners and hotel / travel / destination suppliers, and we’re looking forward to continued strong growth for the remainder of the year through organic growth and industry partnerships,” said Pino.

About i-Meet
Created by the Founder of StarCite, i-Meet.com is focused on building the industry’s most relevant worldwide online community for the meeting and event industry. With over 20,000 members from 140 countries around the world to date, i-Meet brings social networking, web 2.0 tools, work flow and relationship opportunities, and industry intelligence to its members and suppliers.

For further information, contact:
Chip Stockman
cstockman@i-meet.com