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Simple Steps for Social Media Success: FAQs on Boosting Onsite Attendee Engagement

Social media is one of those marketing strategies that you know is important, but it probably hasn’t made it off your “nice-to-have” list just yet. If it has, I sincerely applaud you and encourage the #humblebrag.  However, if you’re just getting started with social media, don’t get overwhelmed or...read more

Cvent CONNECT Dine Around Venues in Las Vegas

Dine-arounds. It's a concept that significantly boosts interaction between participants. Dine-arounds can take a variety of formats: small group dining for where groups of 6 - 8 attendees can bond over a full course meal progressive dinners at which attendees switch venues with each course pick your...read more

Special Event Inspiration from Cvent CONNECT #cventconnect

At Cvent CONNECT, event planners, as well as participants from associations and hotels, worked hard to take in a lot of valuable content that will help improve their meetings and events. They've also been picking up great ideas for their own events, entertainment, decor, and catering at the...read more

Cvent Connect Chronicles: Tech Innovation @cventconnect

Conferences and tradeshows are some of the best places to keep abreast of technology trends and discover emerging technology. Attendees can pick up ideas not only from exhibitors but also from examples used by keynote speakers and in breakout sessions. Since Sunday, attendees from hotels, resorts,...read more

Cvent CONNECT Plannies: And the Winners Are…

The Third Annual Cvent Plannie Awards were held today at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Brian Ludwig, Senior Vice President of Sales, and Stacey Fontenot, VP of Platform Marketing at Cvent, showgirls, and a couple of rappers (!) celebrated customer success Vegas Style.  Hundreds...read more

Cvent CONNECT Serves Up 3 Courses of Content

Tuesday’s opening session at was a seated breakfast, and MGM Grand served Egg White Fritatas from their Stay Well menu, a healthy menu developed by nutritionists at Cleveland Clinic Wellness. (If you haven't heard about MGM's Stay Well program, check out  Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: How to Stay Well...read more

Cvent CONNECT 2015: Reggie Aggarwal Welcomes Attendees

Cvent's CEO, Reggie Aggarwal opened the day at Cvent CONNECT and discussed Cvent's commitment to helping our clients achieve meeting and event success. Reggie began his remarks to over 1,600 buyer attendees with a look back at the events in his professional, and personal, life that led to the...read more

Arianna Huffington Advises Event Planners to Disconnect to Re-connect

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post shared her personal wake-up call with over 2,000 attendees in her Cvent Connect keynote. In 2012, when she "came to" after collapsing from exhaustion and sleep deprivation she asked herself "Is this what success looks like?"...read more

Cvent CONNECT: Planner Loyalty Drivers: From One-Offs to Repeat Bookings

Beginning with the question, “Who is your best customer?” a panel session that featured James Gelfand, General Manager, PGA Resort & Spa; Ashley Kissinger, Global Account Director, Marriott International; Gregg Herning, VP of Sales, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino; and was moderated by Carol Lynch,...read more

Cvent CONNECT: Jagger, Madonna, Beyonce and Beiber: Being the Hotelier Who Can Rock Every Generation

This session, presented by Debra Zabloudil, from The Learning Studio, focused on the differences between the generations and how to market to them differently. She started out by commenting on how we are ‘younger’ at the same age as our parents and grandparents. Sixty is the new 40 and 50 is the new...read more
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