The Berner Group is a family-run company with around 8,500 employees and 60 years of corporate history. The Berner, BTI, Caramba, ambratec and KENT brands form the basis of the pan-European group.
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Whether tools and equipment for workshops, materials and fire protection for construction projects or special chemicals for industrial plants and building cleaning - the Berner Group supplies B2B customers in 25 European countries with its products and solutions.
As a reliable trading partner, they are always at the service of their customers.
At the Berner Group, a wide variety of events are on the agenda throughout the year: from elaborate sales conferences to smaller team workshops. Before collaborating with meetingmasters.de, Event Manager Miriam Brümmer had to independently inquire about every hotel and every location. The research of graphical material, detailed information on location and equipment and the analysis of reviews took a lot of time. In addition, Ms Brümmer had to prepare the offers manually for presentations and cost overviews.
The cooperation with meetingmasters.de completely eliminates "time wasters" such as searches, enquiries and final negotiations with conference hotels. Ms. Brümmer has thereby more spare time for other important tasks - in particular the detailed planning of the event. Ms. Brümmer must submit her requirements only to meetingmasters.de - whether by telephone, e-mail or via the MICE tool. Afterwards Meike Six (experienced account manager at meetingmasters.de), takes over the entire search, inquiry and booking process.
"As a "one-woman-show" I often didn't have enough time to search for suitable locations. Thanks to the competent support of Ms. Six this changed very quickly."
Miriam Brümmer, Event Management, The Berner Group
The entire process is handled via the MICE tool moreDirect. The key data of the event and Mrs. Brümmer's requirements are recorded by Mrs. Six in moreDirect, so that several RFPs can be sent simultaneously to the selected conference hotels at the push of a button. The access of complete conference packages and the use of reusable watch lists with favoured hotels accelerate the enquiry process considerably, which is a great advantage especially for short-term enquiries. As a general rule, the first offers arrive within two hours. Ms Brümmer then received a complete overview of all the requested dates, in which the best offers were compared. The Event Manager always keeps the overview and only has to make the final selection. For Mrs. Brümmer this means a large work relief.
Ms. Brümmer also benefits from the teamwork function, another important functionality in moreDirect. This function enables Ms. Brümmer to be deputised for by her colleagues. They also gain insight into the enquiry process and can quickly and easily provide the required approval. They are also automatically reminded of all current deadlines. Even short-term requests with a high degree of complexity are no issue for Ms Six.
Thanks to her many years of experience, she knows exactly which hotels fit best. During the entire planning phase, Meike Six supports Ms. Brümmer as her personal support angel. Through regular exchanges and close cooperation, Ms. Six can react flexibly to demands and changes and make adjustments quickly. Good accessibility and short reaction times characterise the cost-free service of meetingmasters.de.