holiday planning

Last Minute Suggestions for a Small Holiday Party

Holiday parties range in size and shape, but despite the wide variety most offices have them. Whether to thank clients, celebrate internal success, or for pure fun someone has to plan them. Some companies have a dedicated planner, outsource, or give the daunting task to one individual on staff. If you’re that lucky person in


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5 Ways To Make Your Events More Festive This Holiday Season

The winter months are some of my favorites, and no, it isn’t because of the lovely weather. Holiday decorations, twinkle lights, and the general cheer that fills the air makes this time of year magical. Whether your event happens to take place around the holidays or you’re organizing a merry soiree, make sure to include some of these fun


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Get Ahead of Stress This Holiday

The holidays should be a time filled with joy and laughter, but, more often than not, the days or weeks off for break can lead to greater stress. When you work in the events industry, that stress can be monumental. After all, event planner consistently ranks as one of the top ten most stressful jobs


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2017 Event Tech Trends – Where Are They Now? (Live Streaming)

Welcome back to our series of event tech trends to watch in 2017. As a reminder, here’s a peek at all of the top trends we were keeping a close eye on for 2017: Virtual Sourcing: virtually find the perfect event venue, from the comfort of your desk Google Cardboard: transport attendees anywhere in the world


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Build Excitement Before Your Event Starts with a Mobile Event App

A mobile event app is a great tool to add to your event toolkit and it isn’t just for when attendees are onsite. Apps have many pre-event features that can help to build hype and increase attendee engagement. How does one do this, you ask? It’s actually pretty easy! Read on to discover how you can


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Why Following Your Attendee’s Digital Breadcrumbs is a Good Idea

Your Attendees Leave a Trail Everywhere They Go – Don’t Let It Go To Waste Pretend that your attendees are Hansel and Gretel. Just like the brother and sister duo, your attendees drop breadcrumbs throughout the event life cycle that give valuable insight into their attendee journey. Once upon a time, this trail was invisible


Cvent 2018 Planner Sourcing Report

[Infographic] 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report

We just went global! Cvent and its hotel counterparts love to pick the brains of our event planner audience, who make up a network of over 200,000 across our planner sourcing platforms and managed a total of 650,000 events in 2016 alone. For our 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report, we went right to the source



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2017 Event Tech Trends – Where Are They Now? (Live Q&A and Polling)

Welcome back! So far, we have covered four of the seven predicted trends (Catch up or re-visit them here). As a reminder, here was our list of the 7 Must-See Event Tech Trends for 2017: Virtual Sourcing: virtually find the perfect event venue, from the comfort of your desk Google Cardboard: transport attendees anywhere in the