Top 10 Moments at Cvent CONNECT 2016

At Cvent CONNECT 2016 this June, hundreds of meeting and event planners flocked to Las Vegas in search of new content, better connections, and greater insight from experts in...

Want to Improve Your Events? Follow the Plannie Winners

2016 marked the fourth year for the Plannie Awards, where nine best-in-class practitioners were honored at a sumptuous Cvent CONNECT luncheon. No award ceremony would be complete without pageantry, especially when you’re at The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas. Awards Ceremony guests were treated to a Dean Martin-esque performance of the classic tune, That’s


Cvent CONNECT: Planner Welcome and Product Roadmap

After an exciting CONNECT Day on Tuesday, we officially kicked off our Event Professionals conference by welcoming Chuck Ghoorah, Co-Founder & President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, to the stage. He greeted the crowd before bringing Cvent’s Product Management team up to announce their plans for the future of the Cvent solution. The need to


Beyond the Hashtag: Social Media and the Event Experience

Social media is one of those marketing strategies that you know is important, but all you really need is an event hashtag, right? Wrong! It’s time to go beyond the hashtag and utilize social media to take your event to the next level. Emily Vera, Social Media Manager at Cvent, and Emma Bica from PeopleNet


The Future of Meetings, Events & Technology

The attendee experience has changed dramatically and will continue to evolve – are your events ready?  Attendees are beginning to expect an elevated experience, such as eliminated registration lines, highly personalized content, enriched speaker/audience interaction, superior networking, etc.  Brian Ludwig, VP of Sales at Cvent, and Roger Lewis of AllianceTech took the stage at Cvent


Jillian Michaels at Cvent CONNECT

Cvent CONNECT Welcomes Jillian Michaels

CONNECT Day continued by welcoming Cvent CONNECT’s headlining keynote, Jillian Michaels, to the stage. “I don’t know anything about your business,” Jillian admitted to a room packed with hotel professionals and planners. “But,” she continued, “I do know how to build a better life, which means a better business.” Everyone in the audience is custom


Planner Perspective: Hotels and Their Clients

In order to forge strong meeting and event planner relationships, it’s important for hoteliers to understand the planner perspective. Glenna Fulks of Kite Meeting Management and Megan Schindele of The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas sat down with Cvent CONNECT’s hotel professionals and openly discussed what they can learn from their clients. They offered five best practices


Nikhil Gupta at Cvent CONNECT

Run with the Big Dogs: Hotel Business Strategies

Day two of Cvent CONNECT concluded with three of the hospitality and travel industry’s rising “tech titans” appearing together on one stage. Top executives from HotelTonight, Skyscanner, and nSight spoke about key trends and major hotel business strategies affecting the future of technology, hospitality, and the economy. Kevin Fliess, VP of Product Marketing at Cvent,


Planners and Hoteliers Unite: A Word from Reggie Aggarwal

Welcome to CONNECT Day! Planners and hoteliers had an opportunity to mingle and come together to hear from Reggie Aggarwal, Cvent’s Founder & CEO, and this year’s Cvent CONNECT headlining keynote, Jillian Michaels. Reggie appeared on the stage for the first time to kick off CONNECT Day and day one for event and meeting professionals.


Digital Hotel Strategy

Does Your Digital Strategy Byte?

With nearly 600 hospitality brands currently in the global market, what makes yours stand out from the crowd? Steven Seghers and Michael Mustafa from HyperDisk Marketing asked this question after welcoming hotel professionals to their breakout session, Does Your Digital Strategy Byte: Create a Better Online Marketing Plan. Steven began by noting that we must look