The 7 Types of Event Crashers (and How to Catch Them)

Yes, even though conferences, expos, annual meetings, and tradeshows are business events, they still come with enticements that attract unwelcome guests. You know what I’m talking about – the...

Cvent CONNECT for Hoteliers

What Can Cvent CONNECT 2016 Offer Hoteliers?

“At Cvent CONNECT, we were reaching customers outside of the traditional meeting platforms. The most exciting part for us was uncovering a new type of customer, which in this day in age is so hard to do.” – Darren Green, Senior Vice President, Sales, L.A. Tourism & Convention Board While you’re at Cvent CONNECT, you’ll


Which Plannie Are You?

This year honors The Plannie’s fourth appearance at Cvent CONNECT. Think of it as The Grammys for meeting and event professionals. The Plannie Awards celebrate Cvent customers who excel in strategy, implementation, experience, design, and more. There are nine prestigious awards in all, each category representing all the wonderful achievements of our customers. Which one


Tuesday Tip: Create A Checklist of Your Venue Requirements

Venue checklists are a simple way to make sure all your event requirements are met before the big day. Before searching for a venue, outline your criteria and make it incredibly detailed. Include room layouts, audio and video, and all your meeting needs to make submitting RFPs quick and easy. This will eliminate any unnecessary


Cvent CONNECT Breakout Sessions

Top 10 Breakout Sessions at Cvent CONNECT 2016

Cvent CONNECT 2016 is quickly approaching, and we’ve put together an incredible lineup of speakers for our hospitality audience. Our breakout session topics range from emerging group business trends to new marketing tactics and expert planner panels. Keep reading for our list of the ten breakout sessions you won’t want to miss at this year’s Cvent


CventCONNECT Story

Be a Part of the #CventCONNECT Story

The hashtag. Once the pound sign on your phone, it is now an integral part of social media and the way we communicate with each other online. While #selfie and #YOLO have given the hashtag a juvenile reputation, professionals and businesses need to know how hashtags work and how crucial they are to the meeting


Event Planner at Work

Part 1: Understanding Planners’ Needs

In a three-part series, we’ll dive deep into how venues can prepare themselves for their biggest events and exceed the expectations of the industry’s top planners. Understanding planners’ needs was the first tip Rachel offered: “Cvent CONNECT 2016 will be a large conference with several sessions occurring concurrently throughout the day. Not all venues have


Event Planner

What Hoteliers Can Learn from Planner Wish Lists

On June 26-30, close to 3,000 event and hospitality professionals, partners, and employees will come together at this year’s Cvent CONNECT. As our largest event, Cvent CONNECT 2016 will encourage the best in the business to share ideas, build stronger relationships, and deepen their knowledge of the industry. On Tuesday, June 28, event and hospitality


Are You an Early Bird Planner?

As meeting planners, we are conditioned to constantly think ahead. We’ve been trained to envision all possible scenarios (we’ve seen it all) and react accordingly. Ask me what my plan is for my next event, and I’ll respond, “Do you want to see plan A, B, or C?” It’s all about planning ahead and being