[Infographic] The ROI of Event Technology

The popularity of event technology has skyrocketed. Everywhere you turn, new tools are being developed to help with event registration, onsite check-in, attendee tracking, event reporting, and everything in...

How to Select the Right Event Management Technology (Part 2)

Are you in the market for event technology? In the first part of our blog post series, we began addressing the questions you should be asking when evaluating potential event technology solutions. Let’s jump right into some further considerations: “Do you integrate with housing and travel systems?” The optimal registration experience for your attendees is a

4 New Tools Any Event Planner Will Love

Event planners are some of the busiest (and most stressed) people in the world. We’re balancing a million tasks and trying to brand our businesses, earn new clients and connect with future prospects all at the same time. And how do we do it all? With a little help from technology. Planners around the globe

How One-Click Surveys Increase Response Rates

I think at some point we all have received an email with an invitation to take a survey, but have you ever opened a survey invitation with a one-click survey directly embedded within the email? One-click surveys aren’t necessarily new, but they are certainly a newer trend for feedback, research, and NPS strategists. It allows strategists to

How I Saved the Day: A Parking Predicament

Cvent Advocates is a fun and bustling VIP community of enthusiastic meeting and event planners. In addition to building relationships with like-minded individuals, advocates also have access to top industry content and resources in the Cvent Advocates Hub. We love hearing about our advocates’ experiences, that is why we created the mini-blog series, How I Saved the Day.

How to Select the Right Event Management Technology

Today’s meetings and events are quickly evolving. Why the change? Event technology has played a huge role. Technology gives us all the information we need to make more informed decisions. It helps us plan and manage events more productively, drive attendance, better engage attendees, offer more benefits to exhibitors and sponsors, manage costs, and prove

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How to Estimate Your Meetings Cost Savings

While I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that for many companies, cost savings is not enough of a driver to secure complete buy-in or get the go-ahead for implementing a meetings management program, the question of financial implications will inevitably arise. Before undergoing any business case conversation with your executive team, it is important

Take Your Event Live with Social Media

There is no denying that we live in a technology-dominated world, and, yet, the desire to meet face-to-face continues to prevail. Event producers can merge digital and in-person worlds by live streaming their events with social media. While live streaming isn’t a new concept, the traditional barriers to broadcasting have been torn down with the


[eBook] Listen Up! Exploring the Importance of Event Feedback

As an event planner – wait – an event producer, you have a long list of responsibilities and wear many hats when planning, managing and creating a world-class event. Often times, event producers become so caught up with the execution leading up to an event and the rigorous onsite production that feedback is never gathered. One

How to Develop a Meetings Policy

Last week I talked through some of the reasons your company might be looking at implementing a meetings management program. The next step is to outline your meetings policy. I’m still surprised by how many organizations still do not have a meetings policy in place, even something informal. The true value of a meetings policy is to