Groupize has launched its new functionality, enabling corporations and TMC’s to combine and consolidate negotiated hotel programs for transient and meetings travel. The product was showcased at the Global Summit & Corporate Lodging Forum of the Association of  Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) in Montreal. Travel and meetings processes have historically been managed by separate teams, in separate systems and with no connection between the content and data, according to Groupize. With increasing supplier pricing and decreasing meetings commissions, corporate buyers are looking to increase their negotiation power with suppliers by leveraging their combined volume. This is resulting in an increasing trend toward the convergence of transient travel and meetings among corporate travel programs. Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, CEO of Groupize, said his company’s mission is to be the leading fully integrated solution “that can finally deliver on the promise of consolidating travel and meetings initiatives.”