To keep up with changing demands, event technology company Cvent is acquiring Chicago startup Kapow.
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Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced that it has acquired Kapow, a leading online platform that allows companies to find and instantly book unique venues and curated experiences via a credit card.
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AlliedPRA and Kapow have partnered to offer a platform that helps secure client events during major conventions and tradeshows. Together, AlliedPRA, a global destination management company, and Kapow, an online marketplace with unique events curated for client and corporate entertainment, now provide local destination experiences and events ranging from tiered self-service to full-service options.
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AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, and Kapow, an online Kapow marketplace housing thousands of unique events for corporate entertainment, are pleased to announce their new partnership to change the landscape of client events at major conventions and tradeshows.
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