Countdown to CONNECT: Featured Hospitality Speakers

Cvent CONNECT is coming up fast! In addition to all the networking, keynotes, and parties, the Cvent Hospitality Cloud team is very excited to welcome so many talented, knowledgeable speakers to our breakout sessions.

(Haven’t decided which sessions are right for you? Use this short quiz to help you pick!)

Greg OatesAll hospitality professionals will find value in the insights coming from Greg Oates, the executive editor of the Skift brand strategy group. His breadth of knowledge across the tourism, hospitality, and event sectors has continually helped Skift envision new disruptive trends before the rest of the industry fully acknowledges and embraces them. To that end, Oates will be presenting “The New Group Business Landscape” to help hoteliers and destination representatives learn how to position themselves for success.

Other partner presenters at Cvent CONNECT:

Mary Ann McNulty

Director of The BTN Group’s Content Solutions
Session title: “Business Travel News & Cvent Present Trends in Hotel RFP Practices”

McNulty has covered business travel and meetings for more than 25 years and spearheaded several research studies about strategic meetings management, hotel sourcing, and various corporate travel management practices.

Vail Ross

Senior Vice President of Global Business Development & Marketing for STR
Session title: “Meet the Planner: Tips, Tricks, and Insights”

Vail is responsible for the overall coordination, functional management, and leadership of the business development and marketing strategies for STR, provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights.

Make sure to check out all the sessions for our hospitality attendees!


Written by Hannah Prince

Hannah joined Cvent as the Senior Editor for Hospitality Cloud content after more than a decade in the journalism world. As a passionate editor, she's always willing to discuss the merits of the Oxford comma, the use of who vs. whom, or the definition of a dangling modifier. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, taking her dog to happy hour, and buying even more shoes.