Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.

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

This year, Chicago heads Cvent's list of the Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the U.S. Here are just a few of the reasons that, when it comes to meetings, the Second City is second to none.  First, in determining its list, Cvent looked at the more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on its Cvent Supplier...read more

Nashville Music City to Shine with CMA Awards

Nashville, Tennessee: it's earned the reputation of music city and with good reason. From the early settlers who fiddled in the 18th century to world-renowned music venues like Ryman Auditorium, the Bluebird Cafe, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and Grand Ole Opry, it has long been regarded as the...read more

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: San Diego

A perennial meeting favorite, San Diego is once again on Cvent's list of the Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations. "We’re thrilled to be in the top 5 U.S. meeting destinations," says Margie Sitton, SVP of Sales & Services at the San Diego Tourism Authority. "We hear from our customers that meeting in...read more

#holidayparties 2014: Private or Semi-Private?

With a Broadway Ballroom complex that can accommodate groups as large as 2,800 people and more than 50 possible event spaces overall, the 1,957-room New York Marriott Marquis is an established holiday party venue. So established that more than 50 percent of its party venues are booked a year in...read more

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
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