Meeting & Event Intelligence

The Millennials Are Here...What are you doing about it?

The time for saying "the Millennials are coming" is past. The Millennials, representing 25% of the U.S. workforce...and climbing, are here. By 2020, they will make up 46% of the labour force. Associations and organizations need to dramatically transform their approach to marketing and re-engineer...read more

3 New Gadgets You'll Love For Your Events

As a techy event planner, I'm always looking for new gadgets that will help in my event planning or make events a little more fun. I'm always on the scout, so here are 3 new gadgets I've recently found that I love!  Karma GoThis is great for event planners on the go who are looking for Wi-Fi...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 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

Catering to Diverse Learning Styles at Cvent Connect

Cvent Blog has previously highlighted the importance of catering to diverse learning styles through a variety of content delivery formats and styles that let attendees choose their path. The Group Business Forum at Cvent Connect, which kicked off on Sunday morning at the MGM Grande Hotel in Las...read more

Randi Zuckerberg Kicks Off Cvent CONNECT 2015

Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media Randi Zuckerberg kicked off Cvent CONNECT in rousing style with an energetic, entertaining and Broadway-level keynote address to cap the first day of activities.  Here's a quick video recap of our amazing first day:   Day Two promises more excitement, surprises...read more

Getting Enough Sleep When You're on the Road

A couple of weeks ago, Memphis based 101.0 KISS FM posted this image on their Facebook timeline. Can you read it? It generated 318,447 likes and 4,197,296 people, including me, shared it on their timeline. Clearly, it resonated with a lot of people and event planners aren't the only sleep deprived...read more
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