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Cvent CONNECT Recap: Trends in Hotel RFP Practices

It’s undeniable that business travelers provide hotels with an opportunity to maximize their profit. In a session with Business Travel News, we learned about trends in hotel RFP practices. Trends in Corporate Travel Management to Consider Growth Consolidation/leveraging New data tools New travel managers Project-based travel Traveler demands What do travel managers want from hotels?


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Cvent CONNECT Recap: Trends in the Hospitality Industry

We learned about trends in the hospitality industry in separate sessions presented by Skift and American Express Meetings and Events. Here are the highlights! Economic Forecast and Disruptions in Intermediation Group intermediation and acquisition costs are a big concern as digital transformation is creating an opportunity for access to direct buyers. With the rise in


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Cvent CONNECT Day 3: The Meetings & Events Ecosystem Unites

Day three of Cvent CONNECT focused on networking and the power of human connection with the theme “Connect + Celebrate.” The morning was dedicated to 1:1 appointments and roundtable discussions as well as the hugely popular Cvent CONNECT Trade Show – which brought together more than 330 venues and suppliers to meet with thousands of


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Cvent Excellence Awards Winners Celebrate at Cvent CONNECT 2018

It was a party to remember during Day 3 of Cvent CONNECT 2018 as this year’s Cvent Excellence Awards were announced during a live ceremony at The Venetian Las Vegas. The awards featured 11 unique categories reflecting the wide impact technology has on the meeting, event, and hospitality industries. Congratulations to the following winners, and to all


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Cvent CONNECT 2018: Day 2

Day 2 brought the official launch of Cvent CONNECT  2018 and it was a packed day filled to the brim with performances, inspiring keynotes, educational sessions, impactful 1:1 appointments, and fun. The main takeaway? Innovation is key. Take a look at some of the highlights! Reggie Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of Cvent, kicked the day off with


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Cvent CONNECT Recap: Hospitality Cloud Product Roadmap

During the Hospitality Cloud Product Roadmap Innovations, we uncovered what new tools and solutions are in store for hotels, venues, and destinations in the coming year. What Does Cvent Do? Cvent is the world’s largest marketplace, bringing meeting planner and business transient buyers together with suppliers to do business in an efficient and cost-effective manner.


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Cvent CONNECT Recap: Meet the Planner – Tips, Tricks, and Insights

In a captivating hospitality session, Vail Ross, senior vice president of global business development and marketing at STR Inc., and Michele Gebrayel, a corporate event manager at Ducharme, McMillen & Associates, broke down key hotel booking trends and discussed how meeting planners choose hotels. Here are some of the high-level insights. Hotel Trends ADR continues


Event Cloud Product Roadmap Introduced at Cvent CONNECT

Cvent’s technology leadership team debuted the Event Cloud product roadmap at Cvent CONNECT today at The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas. As the meetings and events industry continues to transform, the role of the meetings and events planner’s role continues to become more complex, for several reasons: Role expansion. Ever-increasing attendee expectations for relevance/value. Stakeholder requirement


Reggie Aggarwal Speaks about the Power of Live at Cvent CONNECT 2018

Reggie Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of Cvent, officially kicked-off Cvent CONNECT 2018 in front of a packed ballroom of meetings and events professionals at The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas. Every one of the attendees could immediately relate to this year’s theme: The Power of Live. Reggie noted that the incredible power of events, of meeting