VenueVerdict press release: 3 March 2017

VenueVerdict partnership with promotes excellent service directly to buyers

Venue Verdict

In an age where online review platforms have become an essential reference point for guests choosing hotels, BVA BDRC’s VenueVerdict and now provide meetings planners with an independently-audited quality rating for venues, powered entirely by verified guest feedback.

The independent meetings experience management and benchmarking service, VenueVerdict, has partnered with to publish customer ratings on their comprehensive venue search platform; and to the agents and convention bureaux whose databases are powered by their software.

Ratings will appear on the site from the middle of March and will update monthly.  Phase two will see VenueVerdict Accreditations automatically uploaded to the site and included in the awards section of profiles.

OPI image is the UK's leading provider of meeting and event RFPs, facilitating over 600,000 in 2016 to their active database of 22,000 UK conference and meeting venues.  As well as their online presence, their GRATIS software is used by booking agents to power their venue recommendations and RFP responses.  This new venture will see VenueVerdict performance ratings visible on profiles and to key agents, including ArrangeMy, ExecSpace and Ellis Salsby.

Natalie Wiseman, Client Services Manager at BVA BDRC, lauded the benefits this brings to VenueVerdict subscribers.  “This new partnership allows VenueVerdict subscribers to share their success with potential clients, instil confidence in the product they offer and distinguish themselves from competitors who are unwilling to be measured independently.”

Tim Clark, Strategic Development Directory at commented, "Ratings and reviews are an active contributor to our daily decision making, from on-line purchases to key business decisions.  This integration to our systems allows us to dynamically display the latest VenueVerdict scores on and to distribute the data to users of our software systems, including partners who use our live venue API data feed to power their own systems and booking channels.”

The partnership launches 7th March 2017.  For more information, please contact the VenueVerdict team on Subscribers can navigate to ‘About OPI’ through the Client Portal.