An Unparalleled Collection of Marriott Brands in the Middle East and Africa

At Marriott International, our 30 brands are differentiated by design, signature programming, and personalized service. From the utmost in luxury to the efficiency and value of select service, we offer every traveler and travel professional the right brand, in the right place, at the right price. With more than 260 properties spanning 30 countries and


Season 2 Podcast

How Great Events Happen Podcast: Season 2

We’re back! Thanks to the incredible support for Season 1, we’ve been renewed for another season and we couldn’t be more excited. This season has even more event planning content that’s sure to inspire. Let’s hear it for you – the listeners First, we have to thank our listeners. This podcast has been a dream


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What to Consider When Planning Your Next Gift Experience

We understand all that goes into planning a successful event and how much work it is! Luckily, company gifts can be taken off your plate with the help of an on-site gift experience. Aside from inventory management to set up and distribution, there’s a lot to consider when deciding which gift experience will best fit


Discover the Vibrant Coastal City of Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is more than a top Virginia meeting destination with unbeatable service and value — it’s a game-changer in providing excellent meeting experiences. Where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, this premier destination balances coastal charm and metropolitan flair with experiences that create a distinct vibe for meetings of any size and budget.


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Set Yourself Up for Event App Success

4 Tips to Ensure Your Event App is Successful Not to toot our own horn, but we at Cvent like to think we’re event tech experts – especially when it comes to event apps. We’ve worked with many planners on their events and have seen pretty much everything you can think of! Because of this,


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How Event Technology Can Help Sustain Your Business Model

As the value of events grows, organizations are investing in event technology more than ever. What happens, however, when an organization is accustomed to doing more with less? Relying on small teams and manual processes to manage events can directly affect the success of the organization. Jared Cohen, President and CEO of the Parkinson Foundation of


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A Day in the Life of an Event Planner

An exclusive look into the world of event planners Event planning is one of the rare jobs where no two days are the same. Each event an event planner organizes can be vastly different. That’s what makes event planning one of the world’s most stressful jobs. But this got us thinking, how could we best


Are You Trendy

New Podcast – Are You Trendy? Part 2

Last week on the How Great Events Happen podcast, Brooke and Cody chatted with Cvent Senior VP of Sales Brian Ludwig to discuss 2019 pre-event trends. In the second part of this series, and the final episode of Season 1, we’ll discuss 2019 onsite event trends, Brian’s thoughts on the future of events and how


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[New eBook] Strategic Meetings Management for Dummies

According to research conducted by The Aberdeen Group, corporate meetings and events account for an estimated 1-3% of companies’ top-line revenue. Creating an efficient Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) Program can lead to significant cost savings, facilitate operational improvements and provide unprecedented visibility into meetings activity across your organization. Unfortunately, many companies feel like SMM programs