Houston’s New Meetings District

Known as Houston‘s new epicenter of art, dining, entertainment, and more, Avenida Houston is quickly becoming an integral part of meetings and conventions within the Greater Houston area. Named after Avenida de las Americas, the boulevard that fronts the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB), the 97,000-square-foot Avenida Houston is home to public art installations, two convention


Day in the Life of the Event Planner

Event planners are the consummate jugglers. According to the results of a recent Cvent survey of more than 700 event planners, over half plan 5+ events at a time. They also have their hands in the mix on all phases of the event life-cycle – from strategy to sourcing, budgeting, execution, promotion, mobile apps, onsite


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Leadership Summit: Planner Perspectives

Prior to the start of Cvent CONNECT, Cvent held its fourth annual Leadership Summit. This one-day, invite-only session provided learning and engagement for nearly 300 senior leaders in the meetings and events industry. In addition to keynotes from Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com and Kayak.com, and Dennis Snow, a former Walt Disney World executive, three


Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Surveys

Over the past decade, the use of online and mobile research methods like online surveys has skyrocketed.  Thanks to technological advances, you can now conduct research for a fraction of the cost and time. This makes collecting data easier than ever and better for everyone. After every event, especially Cvent CONNECT, we use online surveys


Cobo Center: Detroit’s Premier Meeting Space

Located downtown, Cobo Center is one of the premier convention venues in Detroit. As the 17th-largest convention center in the U.S., it has over 2.4 million square feet of meeting space and a range of new developments on the way. Cobo Center also just finished a $279 million renovation, which more than doubled the use



Onsite Solutions

Great Events Don’t Just Happen: Onsite Solutions

Nothing can stop your attendees in their tracks quite like a long check-in line. They may have just spent the day traveling, waiting in line after line at the airport and their hotel. Now another line? Talk about a buzzkill – and a not-so-great first impression for your event. And when it’s finally their turn,



5 Simple Steps for Analyzing Attendee Feedback

Being able to understand your attendees’ feedback is huge. This can be difficult, though. Comment cards and surveys can be seen as highlighting your failures, but they’re incredible tools to analyze your successes. That’s why it’s so critical to understand the feedback you collect and improve from it. Questionnaires allow planners to measure the extent