2016 Hot Event Industry Trends

At the threshold of a new year, event and meeting planners are able to take a breather. It’s important to keep events fresh, unique and alive, year after year....

2016 Trends Hospitality

4 Exciting Forecasted Trends of 2016

2016 promises to be exciting with the Summer Olympics in Rio, and the Presidential Race in our living rooms (and in our pockets) from now until next November. Meetings and events are also back in the news with a changing landscape that includes increased group business and a shift in control from the meeting owner to the hotel


2015 Fall Colors, Cuisine and Decor for Events

Two days ago, the calendar flipped to fall. For event planners in the process of planning fall events (and looking ahead to winter), color and cuisine are two of the most powerful touches to reflect the season. An Evolving Color Landscape Once again, the Pantone Color Institute has identified a color palette to add a


Arianna Huffington Advises Event Planners to Disconnect to Re-connect

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post shared her personal wake-up call with over 2,000 attendees in her Cvent Connect keynote. In 2012, when she “came to” after collapsing from exhaustion and sleep deprivation she asked herself “Is this what success looks like?” Arianna made major adjustments in order to improve her work/life


Cvent Planner Sourcing Report

[Infographic] The Millennial Generation of Planners

Everyone in our industry is talking about the rise of the millennial (Gen Y) planner generation. Their online-first behaviors, early-technology adopter mentalities, and aversion to conflict are fundamentally changing the way hoteliers and destinations are marketing and selling to them. Yet no one has data on millennial planners specifically. Who are they? What are their


8 Spring Themes for Corporate Events

It’s official. After much anticipation, spring is officially here. It’s time to think out of the garden box and tie some spring flair into your corporate events. Here are some themes guaranteed to put your attendees in the mood for spring: Cherry Blossom Sakura Matsuri, the Cherry Blossom Festival, is celebrated every year in Japan.


Hot 2015 Food and Beverage Trends

Serving cuisine and beverages in a fresh new way is a sure-fire strategy for spicing up just about any event. Here are some of the hottest food and beverage trends expected to take hold this year. At the recent Gourmet Food & Wine Expo in Toronto, bison stew and ethnic foods from Indian chicken tikka


Meeting Technology at Cvent

Networking 22nd Century Style: Is that Really You?

For most of us, it’s difficult to imagine what the future will look like 10 years, even one year from now. Yet there are futurist thinkers who are trying to envision what the Internet will look like in the 22nd century. Curious about what the Internet of the future could look like? One of the projections


Hotel SEO

6 Ways Hotels Can Tick Off Google

With all of your hotel marketing programs and practices, at the end of the day Google decides your hotel’s fate. This is why smart hotel marketers scramble to understand the newest set of rules set forth by each Google update. But, for every smart marketer who knows what quasi-SEO practices to stay away from, there


Event Coordinators Have the 5th Most Stressful Job in America

Event coordinators are getting the nod as the fifth most stressful job in America in 2014, coming in just above “public relations executive.” Event coordinators are among some interesting company in the newly published list alongside enlisted military soldiers, firefighters, airline pilots, military generals and police officers. According to the CareerCast study, though event coordinators