PODCAST: Captivating Events with Cirque du Soleil

No one puts on a show quite like Cirque du Soleil. And on the latest episode of Don’t Forget Your Name Badge, I sit down with Jay Guilford from Cirque du Soleil SPARK Sessions to talk about bringing the magic of Cirque to the world of corporate events. Help us grow Don’t Forget Your Name Badge!  Share the show


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3 Steps to Securing the Perfect Keynote Speaker

If you’ve been searching high and low for the perfect keynote speaker, you’re not alone. It’ may seem easy on the surface, but finding the right speaker for your event is incredibly important and can have a positive (or negative) effect on your organization for years — and conferences — to come. Typically, vetting a


Why Small Businesses Need More Events

Hosting events is healthy for small businesses. Today’s digitally-drenched world may have put many options at our disposal to connect with others, but they are no match for live in-person meetings, where you get the pleasure of interacting with someone face-to-face and making real connections. This is the main reason why events make for a


PODCAST: Attract More VIP Attendees

Want to learn how to get more VIP attendees to show up for your next event? Then check out the latest episode of Don’t Forget Your Name Badge, a podcast about events, marketing, and the business of bringing people together. It’s the debut podcast from the Cvent Podcast Studio. Subscribe to Don’t Forget Your Name Badge! Apple



Safety First! Best Practices for Duty of Care in Meetings and Events

One of the topics covered on the final day of Cvent CONNECT was safety surrounding the events industry, and Duty of Care. While most corporate travel programs have established comprehensive Duty of Care programs — generally centered around using a centralized travel management company (TMC) and security expert firms that offer corporate services, such as International


Reggie Aggarwal Keynotes at Cvent CONNECT

Reggie Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of Cvent, Steve Lucas, CEO of Marketo, and  legendary comedian Jay Leno delivered exciting keynotes at Cvent CONNECT. Reggie kicked things off by speaking about the reason why we’re all here: to experience the power of human connection. Specifically, on a day he calls “convergence day” at CONNECT. Convergence day,


Chuck Ghoorah Introduces Cvent Product Roadmap

Big things are in store for Cvent in the very near, and not-so-distant future. Chuck Ghoorah, Co-Founder & President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Cvent introduced the 2017-2018 product roadmap for attendees at Cvent CONNECT, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Expanding on Cvent Founder & CEO Reggie Aggarwal’s


5th Annual Plannies Winners Announced at #cventCONNECT

The 5th Annual Plannie Awards, celebrating the perseverance, creativity, and innovative spirit of our customers, were held today at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas as part of the Cvent CONNECT conference. Here’s a list of this year’s winners. Congratulations to you all! SMM Star Winner: Amazon This is the First Plannie