Cvent CONNECT Europe 2017: Key Takeaways

With 490+ people attending, our first-ever Cvent CONNECT Europe was an amazing success, filled with inspiration, education, and insights! Our conference included some great news about how we’re improving...

(Fund) Raising the Bar: The Value of Event Tech for Nonprofits

Limited budgets, fluctuating staff sizes, lack of time–if you’re a professional working for a nonprofit organization, you’re likely faced with a myriad of challenges, most of which are centered around reaching fundraising goals year after year. One of the tried-and-true ways meeting and event planners in the nonprofit world reach these goals is by holding



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Sourcing Your Next Great Meeting or Event? Start Here

You have been tasked with planning your organization’s next big meeting, conference or convention, and the stakeholders in your company have asked you to consider unfamiliar destinations and hotels. They have asked you to “shake it up” and basically start the planning process from scratch. This document will help you do just that. Whether this


Top 5 Catering Mistakes and How to Avoid Them!

Catering is pretty simple… right? While the concept itself is basic, the actual process can get tricky. If you have ever had to deal with catering a meeting or event, you know it is not as easy as you might assume. Next time you order avoid these top mistakes. Not Adding Gratuity into Your Budget


New Study: How to Harness the Power of Live Event Data

Live event data is a goldmine of critical information left largely undiscovered by most meeting planners, event producers and marketers–which means many in the meeting and event industry are ignoring valuable insights that could vastly improve their entire event experience, and lead to more event ROI. Our new study, developed in partnership with Event Marketer,


Speak Cvent: Learn the Lingo

It’s no secret that, as Cvent experts, we are all fluent in the “language” we speak. And at times we may put on our interpreter hats to translate your goals, needs, and questions into Cvent terms. That’s what we’re here for after all! But if you’re looking for a way to get the absolute most


CrowdCompass is Here to Support You – Apple Policy Change and All

As much as Apple celebrated when their millionth app became available on the app store, they are now realizing a large percentage of their store is full of duplicate and spam apps, along with many apps that haven’t been downloaded in years. Due to this, Apple is updating their policy on uniqueness to cut-down on


Need an Awesome Event Speaker? The Answer Might Be Closer than You Think  

Influencers play an essential role in the planning and execution of great events. For one, an industry influencer can make an awesome event speaker. They develop engaging content for our general and breakout sessions, and some can draw crowds of new registrants simply by showing up. Identifying the right influencers for an event – and then getting the most value from


[Infographic] Event Professional Highlights from Cvent CONNECT 2017

2,000+ planner attendees and 800+ hospitality professionals attended Cvent CONNECT this year, making it our biggest one yet. From the Trade Show to the keynote presentations and breakout sessions, there were plenty of activities and networking opportunities throughout the week. Check out our new infographic for highlights from the Event Professional portion of Cvent CONNECT 2017