Regional Leadership Summits Tune-up for Cvent CONNECT

As a run-up to the Cvent CONNECT Leadership Summit in Las Vegas on July 23-26, Cvent has been busy staging a series of productive Regional Leadership Summits for clients this spring in four U.S. cities, as well as London. The half-day events provided an intimate setting for executive-level travel, meetings, and events industry professionals to share best practices, discuss ideas, hear from their peers, and gain helpful insights from industry experts.

Summer Highlights

Here is a brief summary of the key topics shared at the Regional Leadership Summits:

Meetings & Events Risk Management

A recent report finds that many meetings and events decisionmakers are not meeting the minimum risk management or duty of care standards for event attendees in their corporate travel programs. A session during the summit addressed best practices for integrating risk management policies for meetings and events.

Future of EventTech

The travel and events industry, like so many others, has undergone massive changes due to technology, especially over the past decade. Summit attendees gained a glimpse into the future of event tech, what’s up next, and how to bridge physical events and integrated marketing.

Impact of GDPR

Several informative sessions were held on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including a comprehensive overview of the new regulations, where things stand currently, its likely impact, and how Cvent is positioned to address this new reality for GDPR compliance.

Interactive Discussions on Trending Topics

Discussion groups comprised of Cvent customers and company attendees were held to address some of the more noteworthy topics shaping the meetings and events industry. These topics included the future of EventTech, Strategic Meetings Management, and how to maximize the attendee experience.

The Regional Leadership Summits have energized senior events, meetings and travel leaders around the country, whetting their appetite for the Cvent CONNECT Leadership Summit this summer. For more information and to register, please visit here.

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Julie Haddix

Written by Julie Haddix

Julie Haddix is the Director, Enterprise Marketing for Cvent, Inc. She has worked for Cvent for 11 years helping to build the company’s Enterprise sales and marketing divisions, including its approach to Strategic Meetings Management. Julie has also been a part of the planning team for Cvent CONNECT, Cvent’s annual user conference, which has grown from 150 to 3,000 people in 5 years, leading the event marketing and content development efforts. Outside of work, Julie is learning a new role, Mom, to Christopher, and enjoying the daily challenges that job brings.