How to Keep Your Event Materials Organized

Every event planner knows that event materials get re-used. But what happens to them in between your events? Where does the stuff go? The worst thing you can do...

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Achieving Mobile App Success with Apple’s New App Store Guidelines

There are promising new developments on the horizon for event organizers when it comes to mobile technology. Apple’s 2017 proposed changes to the App Store Guidelines created a brief stopgap that the industry was forced to navigate. Luckily, Apple revised these changes to make them more event app-friendly. Event organizers can now create engaging mobile


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Get Rid of Lines at Your Event

There are a lot of terrible things that can go wrong at events. In most cases, the problems can be resolved without attendees ever knowing about them. The one thing that’s definitely noticed? Lines. Otherwise known as bottlenecks. One of the most visible hiccups onsite, lines are the bane of a planner’s existence. Attendees hate


[NEW EBOOK] Event Management Technology for Dummies

Over the years, it’s become more and more apparent that the meeting and events industry is changing. Now, technology is everywhere. From mobile event apps to registration websites, venue sourcing sites to increased data and analytics, there’s no part of the event lifecycle that doesn’t use event management technology in some way. Technology is vital


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When the Dust Settles on GDPR

If you’re still looking for loopholes in GDPR, you’re missing the point, says Patrick Smith, CMO at Cvent. He urges marketing leaders and event professionals to look for the value instead. “Maybe not now, maybe not next year, but one day, when the dust has settled on GDPR, when most businesses have absorbed it, a


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Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotel: How Do They Do It?

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center is obviously doing something right. The Nashville property has landed atop Cvent’s list of Top Meeting Hotels in the U.S. for the second year running. We asked Randy Miller, the Gaylord Opryland’s director of sales and marketing, about the strategies, processes, and tools that his team uses to


A Beginner’s Guide to Event Technology

Technology innovations have made event planning easier by allowing for more automatic and seamless processes. But with literally hundreds of options on the market for all different aspects of an event – from pre-planning to check-in, audience engagement, and post-event evaluations – it can be daunting to figure out which technologies you really need. Check


Event Promotion

The Best Ways to Promote Your Events

Promotion is a critical part of any event and requires creativity and some advanced planning.  To create the perfect promotion plan, there are a few things to keep in mind. When deciding on how to promote your event, the main factors are time and money. Luckily, with technology that allows automation, it’s easier than ever


Bethenny Frankel to Keynote at Cvent CONNECT 2018

Exciting news! We’re pleased to announce that Bethenny Frankel–Entrepreneur, TV Personality, Author, and Philanthropist–will headline as a keynote speaker at this year’s Cvent CONNECT conference taking place July 23-26, 2018 at The Venetian | The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Bethenny Frankel is a businesswoman ahead of the curve, who has always identified and capitalized on business opportunities, from becoming a natural food’s


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What’s in Your Onsite Staff Office?

It’s your planning space, your solution center, your backstage, your sanctuary. Whether it’s a daylong event or a weeklong one, your war room functions as a space for the team to come together, prep materials, solve problems, and relax. The space will reflect your team and their needs and the items in the room are