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What Event Planners Can Learn From The Holiday Shopping Revolution

As the end of 2017 approaches, the annual Holiday shopping spree is drawing to a close. For years now, online shopping has increased in popularity due to convenience and lack of jostling crowds. This switch from traditional shopping methods has been great for online retailers, such as Amazon and Jet!, but has made it difficult for brick-and-mortar


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Event Planner New Year’s Resolutions: Association Edition

The New Year is almost here! Time to take a few minutes of peace and quiet in between family visits, holiday parties, and work to think about how this next year will be different. The event planner life isn’t easy. Working within your budget to create an event that will further the association’s mission and


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Event Planner New Year’s Resolutions: TPP Edition

Looking into the New Year, it’s time to make some changes. No more overtired, haggard planner barely hanging on during hour 127 of the event. No more computer vision syndrome from straining to navigate a 5,000-row excel sheet. This year will be a year with far fewer blisters, less client frustration, and more enjoyment of


Cvent CONNECT 2017

Success Story – Cvent Passkey at Cvent CONNECT 2017

As an industry leader in the meeting and event software space, Cvent has over 300,000 users worldwide — and that’s before you count the event planners under our own roof. Events are at the center of everything we do; our team is built on the idea that face-to-face interaction creates meaningful connections. Our team, led


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5 Ways To Make Your Events More Festive This Holiday Season

The winter months are some of my favorites, and no, it isn’t because of the lovely weather. Holiday decorations, twinkle lights, and the general cheer that fills the air makes this time of year magical. Whether your event happens to take place around the holidays or you’re organizing a merry soiree, make sure to include some of these fun


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Get Ahead of Stress This Holiday

The holidays should be a time filled with joy and laughter, but, more often than not, the days or weeks off for break can lead to greater stress. When you work in the events industry, that stress can be monumental. After all, event planner consistently ranks as one of the top ten most stressful jobs


Registration Now Open for Cvent CONNECT 2018

Cvent CONNECT,  the world’s premier event technology conference, is returning to Las Vegas and The Venetian | Palazzo, July 23-26, 2018, where over 3,500 meeting and event professionals will come together to advance the industry and their careers through innovation. Click here to learn more about our agenda, what’s new for 2018, and how we took your feedback


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Build Excitement Before Your Event Starts with a Mobile Event App

A mobile event app is a great tool to add to your event toolkit and it isn’t just for when attendees are onsite. Apps have many pre-event features that can help to build hype and increase attendee engagement. How does one do this, you ask? It’s actually pretty easy! Read on to discover how you can


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Why Following Your Attendee’s Digital Breadcrumbs is a Good Idea

Your Attendees Leave a Trail Everywhere They Go – Don’t Let It Go To Waste Pretend that your attendees are Hansel and Gretel. Just like the brother and sister duo, your attendees drop breadcrumbs throughout the event life cycle that give valuable insight into their attendee journey. Once upon a time, this trail was invisible