The Automation Evolution in Event Management – Part I

Event organisers spend their days surrounded by bright neon-coloured sticky notes, trying to make sense of information available on disparate systems, and staring at spreadsheets until their eyes glaze...

Small meetings event management

Small Meetings – the next frontier of meetings management

According to a recent study by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), 50% of all corporate meetings are classed as ‘small’ or ‘simple’. What’s more, agency Banks Sadler reported at last month’s Cvent Connect that these small meetings make up around 80% of some of their key clients’ events portfolio. Usually defined as a small


MICE Outlook 2020

American Express paints healthy MICE outlook for 2020

Global meeting planners are confident in what they do, with more than 70% remaining optimistic about the health of the sector in the year ahead. This is according to the 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast report from American Express Meetings & Events. The ninth annual Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express Meetings


Cvent CONNECT Europe 2019

A delegate’s eye-view of Cvent CONNECT Europe 2019

Our roving blogger, Mike Fletcher, headed to the Intercontinental London – The O2 to report on two days packed with education, debate, inspiration and Cvent technology at Cvent CONNECT Europe 2019. Taking my seat early in the UK’s largest pillar-free ballroom to await the opening keynote from Cvent’s Founder and CEO, Reggie Aggarwal, I found


Get Social with Cvent CONNECT 2019

Get Social at Cvent CONNECT Europe 2019!

This year’s Cvent CONNECT Europe will be our biggest and best event yet, and we can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for you at the InterContinental London – The O2. If you’re active on social media, this multi-day conference offers the perfect opportunity to leverage your social media influence, connect


Events and Meetings spend

DDR and Meetings Spend Rises Signal Industry Positivity…

…But how price-focused are event organisers? Average spend per meeting is on the rise, alongside venue day delegate rates (DDR) according to two recently published pieces of industry research. The HBAA Meetings Barometer reveals an 8.8% increase in the average spend per meeting to £2,144 during the past 12 months. The average spend per delegate


Sustainable Events Positive Impact Survey

Creating Sustainable Events of the Future – Contribute Your Part!

Sustainability and environmental issues like climate change have risen to the forefront of challenges faced by the global economy in recent years. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is now an integral part of a company’s identity. What’s more, relationships with stakeholders and the public are infused with ethical principles based around the well-being, economic development, and


The Celebrity Experience at Cvent Connect Las Vegas 2019

Cvent CONNECT Las Vegas 2019 was bigger and better than ever, especially for Cvent Celebrities.  Over 700 Cvent Celebrities joined us at Cvent’s marquee event to come together, learn, and embrace the power of live.  We rolled out the red carpet and took the Cvent CONNECT experience a notch higher for our Celebrities. Celebrating Our


Meeting Room Report

What will the Meeting Room of the Future look like?

IACC releases the findings of its annual future-facing survey into planner predictions   ‘The meeting room of the future will need to place greater emphasis on sustainable practices as planners become more conscious of their environmental and social footprint.’ This is one of the key findings from a survey of 250 meeting planners from five


Here’s How Hospitality Professionals Can Get Cvent Supplier Professional Certification at 50% off!

Cvent’s sourcing platforms, marketing tools, and software solutions offer countless benefits to hotels, destinations, and event venues. Are you capitalising on all of them? Get even more out of your investment by signing up for Cvent Supplier Professional Certification. The programme is available at the 2019 Cvent CONNECT Europe, and — even better — it