Eventopedia Peer-Review Site Adds New York City Data

Eventopedia, a site-selection, peer-review and event-intelligence website for planners, launched its New York City content this week. The site claims to offer 90 percent of New York City's event spaces in its site-selection database, all of which can be reviewed by site users. The London-based Eventopedia, which initially launched in January of this year, now offers information and searchable databases for New York City, London, Monaco and Dubai, with plans to introduce Chicago and Las Vegas later this year.

In addition to a searchable venue database, the site offers a supplier search as well. There are 35 categories currently represented, such as audiovisual production, destination management companies and event technology. Registered users can request that specific suppliers be added, and they can review any they have used. Venues and suppliers are added to the database at no charge; they can purchase various packages to promote their tools and services.

Supplier searches are available for all of the active cities. "But they aren't as extensive as the venues for each city at this stage," noted Eventopedia COO and co-founder Alan Newton. "Using our knowledge -- 30 years in the industry, networks and our corporate committee -- we will begin the process of adding suppliers. Beyond that, it's a community site so the community effectively takes ownership and makes recommendations."