Planning Moments With and Without Phones

Smartphones, for all the good they do, are changing the way we experience life. The next time you’re at a restaurant, look around. You’re likely to spot many large...

Better breakouts

Building Better Breakouts

Breakouts are one of the most powerful vehicles for engaging participants at business meetings and conferences. A common pitfall is turning them into mini-keynotes and missing out on the opportunity to provide targeted and truly interactive content for your audience. In this blog, we’ll explore strategies for designing effective and interactive breakouts. Two popular formats


special meals

Special Meals Should Be No Surprise

Nowadays at events, there is more demand for special meals than ever before. Attendees come with all types of allergies, preferences, religious duties, doctor’s orders etc. Event managers should have a process in place for dealing with special meal requests in advance. Last-minute requests can throw off the catering staff, as they may have to


Designing Gala Events

10 Tips for Designing Gala Events That Sparkle

Tuxedos, lace, the swish of taffeta, and the clink of champagne glasses: these are the undisputable markers of galas and glamorous balls. But behind the glitz and glamour of every gala is tons of hard work put in by event organisers. If you’re looking to pull out all the stops and design an unforgettable gala,


Getting it Right When You’re Onsite

Meeting planning is stressful enough without leaving onsite check-in to chance on the first day of your event. For many meeting and event organisers, the arrival of delegates is a nerve-wracking experience – this after the months it takes to organise the event. Research even shows that delegates themselves find the prospect of checking in


How to Draw VIPs to Your Event

Getting VIPs to attend your event has its perks all right, but getting them to tick ‘Yes’ on your invite can be quite a task in itself. And even if they attend your event once, there’s no telling if they would come again. Here are a few tips to attract VIP attendees to your events


Cvent CONNECT Europe 2017 Event Cloud Highlights

With 490+ people in attendance, our first-ever Cvent CONNECT Europe was an amazing success, filled with inspiration, education, and insights! Our conference included some great news about improvements to our platform that’ll maximise the impact of events, as well as informative sessions on key industry trends and how to further leverage the power of events.


Securing the Perfect Keynote Speaker

3 Steps to Securing the Perfect Keynote Speaker

As we prepare for our inaugural Cvent CONNECT Europe 2017, we’ve been searching high and low for the perfect keynote speakers. We’ve had meeting after meeting, talked to key stakeholders, the purse-string holders, and even our legal team. Every event manager knows how important having an amazing keynote speaker is for creating a great event.


Event Gaming

3 Principles for Event Gaming Success

As an event manager, it is often challenging to deliver an amazing onsite experience. And while there may be mobile apps to engage delegates with live Q&A and polling, Event Gamification has become one of the hottest topics in the events industry. I assume by now you have formed an opinion about it. But before


5 quick tips to boost registration and engagement

The right marketing can ensure you get the largest and most relevant audience for your event. But your marketing efforts shouldn’t stop there — you want to build a buzz and get your registrants engaged and talking before, during and after the event. Here’s how event managers can achieve just that, regardless of budget or