Cvent CONNECT Roundup: See What You Missed!

Have you (mostly) recovered from the fun and excitement of Cvent CONNECT 2018? Here at Cvent, we’re all still talking about the great people we met, the inspiring speakers we heard, the important things we learned, and the awesome parties we attended.

But even though the event is over, it’s not too late to make sure you learned everything you could. Check out this roundup of the great sessions presented and useful content released for hospitality professionals.

Growing Your Hospitality Group Business For Dummies‘Growing Your Hospitality Group Business For Dummies’

We’re very excited about the release of this Cvent Special Edition book! Make it your go-to resource for information about the group business landscape, planner sourcing journey, and tools you can use to reach more customers, maximize the value of those customers, and operate more efficiently. Download the e-book now.

Meet the Planner

STR’s Vail Ross broke down key hotel booking trends and discussed how meeting planners choose hotels with the help of corporate event manager Michele Gebrayel. Read all about their insights.

How to Grow and Own Your Group Business

It’s important to reach planners at every stage in their sourcing and buying journey. Cvent’s Francesca Vereb showcased the tools that hotels and destinations can use along the way. Read the recap.

2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report

Cvent’s annual report is bigger and better than ever this year. Based on a survey of nearly 2,700 meetings and events professionals, it looks at planner behaviors, trends, and preferences — and what it all means for you. Download the full report now.

Trends in the Hospitality Industry

There’s a lot going on in the hospitality industry, from personalization to economic disruptions. To get the full picture, we had separate sessions with Skift and American Express Meetings and Events, who each shared the trends they’re seeing. Get the highlights.

Cvent Top Meeting Destination

Top Meeting Destinations

Not only did Cvent crown Orlando, Florida, the Top Meeting Destination in the U.S. again this year, we also released lists for around the world, including three new regions. The rankings are based on sourcing activity on the Cvent Supplier Network. See the full lists for the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Changes in Group Business

Here at Cvent, we’re all about the data. But not only do you need to know the numbers, you need to understand how to use them to help you succeed. Brian Berry, our senior vice president of sales and data analytics, helped you do just that. Read the recap.

Trends in Hotel RFP Practices

Business Travel News helped us look at another slice of the hotel revenue pie: business transient. See the trends they identified.

Cvent CONNECT Hospitality Cloud

Hospitality Cloud Product Roadmap

Cvent works as your partner to help you increase revenue and operate efficiently. A big part of that is adding new features and technologies to our suite of products. See what’s on the horizon.

Cvent Excellence Awards

For the first time, our annual awards ceremony for meetings and events professionals expanded to recognize our outstanding hospitality partners as well. The hospitality categories honored superior use of room blocks, analytics, marketing strategies, and more. See all the winners.


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.