2016 Trends Report and 2017 Forecast

The meeting and event industry thrived alongside 2016’s flourishing economy, with positive indicators at every turn. In our new 2016 Trends Report and 2017 Forecast, we explore marketing strategy,...

Cvent 2016 Planner Sourcing Report

Cvent 2016 Planner Sourcing Report

From budgeting to the entire online sourcing process, we polled more than 700 planners about what makes their #PlannerSourcing experience successful. In the second year of this survey, you’ll gain a side-by-side data comparison of 2015 vs. 2016 results for better insight into what planners want and how their expectations are changing. Survey participants included:


[Infographic] 2016 Planner Sourcing Report

Some of the most valuable information hotel professionals can use comes directly from their actual group business audience: meeting and event professionals. In our latest 2016 Planner Sourcing Report, we tapped into our growing planner network for insight into what exactly fuels sourcing decisions now and in the future. The survey polled more than 700


Cvent On-Demand Product Videos

Videos: How to Create, Manage, and Measure Demand

In our new series of on-demand videos, you’ll find quick overviews of some of our newest and most successful software solutions. Learn more about tools you’re already using, or discover supplemental strategies for better group business practices. The videos are suitable for DMOs, individual properties, large chains, and more, and they show exactly how Cvent’s


Cvent Planner Loyalty Study

Cvent Planner Loyalty Study

According to American Express Meetings & Events, over 85% of respondents indicated having similar or increased levels of meeting activity at their venue in 2016, regardless of planner loyalty. Venues are reaping the benefits of increased meeting growth, new construction, and rates – and for the first time since 1981, occupancy rates are at an


Meeting Minds Blog

What Hoteliers Can Expect From the New Meeting Minds Blog

We are incredibly excited about the launch of our new blog, Meeting Minds. We’ve spent months of research to create valuable content in a place that’s attractive and easy to navigate. The Meeting Minds blog will serve as a resource to the entire meetings and events ecosystem, where both event and hospitality professionals will find


3 Things that Keep Hoteliers Up At Night

3 Things That Keep Hoteliers Up at Night

As your property prepares to wrap up its 2016 business, make sure you’re ready to take on 2017. Are you prepared to improve your lead generation, attract planners that are more likely to convert, and claim your fair share of the market? In our FREE upcoming webinar series, 3 Things That Keep Hoteliers Up at


Hotel Trends Study

Promising Results from the 2016 Venue Trends Study

The IACC professional organization ensures planners and attendees reach their greatest successes by establishing a set of quality standards for small to medium-sized events. In partnership with CBRE, IACC released its 2016 Conference Venue Trends that examined the health and wealth of small meeting and event venues across the industry. Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO, noted,


Group Business Evaluator

Find Your Group Business Evaluator Score

Venues are constantly battling for new group business leads, stronger planner relationships, and data-driven analytics that prove overall success. It can be challenging to measure how you’re performing compared to benchmarks in each segment of your business without the right tools. With the new Group Business Evaluator by Cvent, venues can benchmark best practice performance


Pete Floros at Cvent CONNECT

The Future of Group Business Technology

Pete Floros, Cvent’s Senior VP of Product Management, welcomed hotel professionals to day two of Cvent CONNECT 2016. Pete explained how group business is evolving faster today than any other time in the history of hospitality. He provided a sneak peak of Cvent’s product roadmap and how it will continue its role as an industry