Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: New Orleans

Each year, Cvent looks at the more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on its Cvent Supplier Network to compile its Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations. Now in its third year, the list tracks activity from July 2013 to June 2014; a ranking is then determined by a set of qualifying criteria consisting of...read more

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: Nashville

For the first time, the Mid-South city of Nashville has climbed up the ranks, landing on Cvent's list of the Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations. “We are very excited to have moved into the Top 10 this year,” said Butch Spyridon, President & CEO of the Nashville CVC. “Jumping four spots is quite a leap...read more

#holidayparties 2014: Fiestas of Lights

Every year, the city of San Antonio kicks off the holiday season with a lighting ceremony along this south central Texas city’s famed Riverwalk. For the hotels and restaurants lining the Riverwalk, the colorful light display becomes a festive backdrop for the holiday parties they’re hosting. For...read more

Business, Not Weather Pattern, Defines Urban Shoulder Seasons

A decade ago, there might have been clearly defined high, low, and shoulder seasons, but those days are long gone at least in most urban markets. This doesn’t mean value periods no longer exist. To the contrary, value periods exist in most every market; they can just be harder to identify. Los...read more

#CventCMS #CventAMS Debrief (Part 1): Two Killer Keynotes

Having experienced Cvent's outstanding Corporate Meetings Summit (CMS) and Association Meeting Summit (AMS) last week at the stunning Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel and Casinos in Las Vegas, I'm now unpacking and reflecting on the wealth of education and networking experiences delivered. In the...read more

Inspiring Opening Kicks Off #CventCMS #CventAMS in Style

Kicking client meetings off in style is important as it sets the tone for the rest of the event. With the theme "Transform Your Meetings and Events," Cvent Corporate Meetings Summit and the Cvent Association Meetings Summit effectively transformed the opening. In his introductory welcome remarks,...read more

Music, Art, and Inspiration Dazzle Attendees on Day One of #CventCMS and #CventAMS

Comedy troupe Improv Everywhere and keynote speaker Erik Wahl headlined Day One of the Corporate and Association Meetings Summits, filling the night with impromptu humor, live art, and unique perspectives. Before Wahl took the microphone, Improv Everywhere surprised attendees by staging a flash mob...read more

#CventCMS #CventAMS: How Pre-meetings Raised the Bar

The Cvent Corporate Meetings Summit and the Cvent Association Meetings Summit, which are taking place this week at Sands Expo at The Venetian | The Palazzo hotel complex in Las Vegas, are effectively role-modeling how can transform client meetings with interactive content, opportunities to maximize...read more

“Sacred Season” Brings Economic Boost to Cities Around the Country

June marks the start of the heaviest season for religious conferences, so much so that summer has been dubbed “the sacred season” by many destinations that count on faith-based meetings to fill in off-peak business. Meetings going on this month range from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (250...read more

Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Venetian and The Palazzo

By Keith Salwoski, Executive Director of Public Relations, The Venetian | The Palazzo The Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center is One of the Greenest Convention Center Facilities in the World. The meetings complex that includes the Sands Expo and The Venetian and The Palazzo has further solidified...read more
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