Simple Steps for Event Success: Happy Hours

Who has been excited for an office happy hour until you realized you had to plan it? Me (and I bet I’m not the only one out there). Everyone knows that company happy hours are essential for morale, but they can be tough to plan–and they can get thrown at almost anyone–so, if you aren’t a professional planner,


With Amazing Weather, Hotels and Dining, Miami is Made for Meeting Success

A vibrant and dynamic global hub, Miami offers a stunning array of creative venue options for even the largest meeting needs, including the new Miami Beach Convention Center coming in 2018. Located in the heart of South Beach, the new Miami Beach Convention Center will be a bright, glass-encased facility as innovative and tech-rich as


3 Tips for Better Networking (without looking like a stalker).

Whether you produce events – or just attend a bunch of them – understanding the ins and outs of networking can be a huge asset to your career. I’m not a naturally networker myself – I often find it a chore to make small talk with people I’m meeting for the first time – and for that reason I really enjoyed my recent interview


3 Ways to Help Exhibitors Make the Most Out of Your Trade Show

Your trade show can sometimes be the one time a year your exhibitors get in front of their prospects face-to-face. And that can make the stakes extremely high for them. From managing a budget to driving those prospects to their booth, your exhibitors sometimes need some help to have a great experience at your show.


Simple Steps for Event Success: Packing

Packing may seem like an afterthought, but don’t let it become one any longer. For planners, it is vital to have a game plan in place, or you are bound to forget things. After all, nothing  is more important than your event valuables being on time, intact, and easily accessible. So how do you ensure


Why Going Outdoors Changed Everything at Cvent CONNECT

Have you ever spent eight days straight inside a convention center just dying to see the sunlight? Okay, maybe not eight days, but if you are a planner there is a good chance you have experienced the feeling.  Solution: Go outdoors! Cvent’s Planning Team decided to take a stab at this. We worked with Mandalay


Cvent CONNECT 2017: Top 5 Takeaways

With 3,400+ people attending, Cvent CONNECT 2017 was our biggest ever! Our conference included some great news about how we’re improving our platform to maximize the impact of your events, regardless of their size, key industry trends, and how to further leverage the power of your events. Here’s a quick peek at our Top 5 Takeaways.


New Technologies and Gadgets

We know by now, that technology is a must for meetings and events: before, during, and after. But, you might be asking yourself, what’s right for my particular event? Here are a few things to consider. What’s will resonate with my attendees? Event apps are a must-have for today’s attendees. This is a no-brainer. But, consider


How Event Technology Makes Sustainable Planning Simple

As concern for climate change becomes more pressing, event planners will be forced to manage resources more efficiently. And since a plurality of event attendees are now millennials, it’s increasingly demanded. Of course, event planning can seem costly and complex enough without having to calculate your carbon footprint, but streamlining just a few processes with