Cvent 2016 Trends Report and 2017 Forecast

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, technology innovations, experiential design, and more. In 2016 alone, hotels and venues experienced the highest demand since 2007, challenging them to address leads with creativity, service,


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:


GBTA Meetings Education program

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


Inside the Marriott-Starwood Merger

Set to be the first hotel group with over one million rooms, Marriott International is on track to merge with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The acquisition of the company on September 23 for $13.3 billion will complete before end of the year. The merger will join more than 5,700 properties and 30 brands across


Hotel Trends and More

3 New Hotel Trends to Make You Smile

In 2016, venues are embracing their creativity. Hotels around the world are taking advantage of new trends emerging in the industry. Customizing the event and hotel experience is at the top of planners’ lists when optimizing their strategies, and hotel professionals have taken note. See the list below for ideas on how to up your


Green Meetings

Green Meetings: The New Sustainable Business Standard

Sustainability and environmental responsibility are not  new ideas but have recently gained momentum in the meeting and events industry. With a growing amount of companies looking to holistically incorporate their organizational values into their business model, meeting and event planners are turning to Green Meetings to help reinforce the importance of environmental consciousness. The Sands ECO360°


A Beginner’s Guide to Event Technology

Technology innovations have made event planning easier by allowing for more automatic and seamless processes. But with literally hundreds of options on the market for all different aspects of an event – from pre-planning to check-in, audience engagement, and post-event evaluations – it can be daunting to figure out which technologies you really need. In


[Infographic] The ROI of Event Technology

The popularity of event technology has skyrocketed. Everywhere you turn, new tools are being developed to help with event registration, onsite check-in, attendee tracking, event reporting, and everything in between. Technology helps organizations across the globe to transform their events programs. With technology, companies are now planning more efficiently, executing more flawlessly, and increasing the return


How to Select the Right Event Management Technology (Part 2)

Are you in the market for event technology? In the first part of our blog post series, we began addressing the questions you should be asking when evaluating potential event technology solutions. Let’s jump right into some further considerations: “Do you integrate with housing and travel systems?” The optimal registration experience for your attendees is a