Cvent Connect Europe 2018: Hospitality Cloud Agenda is now LIVE!

The Hospitality Cloud agenda for Cvent CONNECT Europe 2018 is now  !

The second Cvent CONNECT Europe is all set to be held on 1st and 2nd October 2018 at The Business Design Centre in London. And this year, the conference sessions are categorised into five different types: Industry Trends, Solution Sessions, Best Practices, Connection Round Tables and Road-map Talks.

If you’ve already registered for the conference, then grab a notepad, shortlist your ‘must-attend’ and ‘good-to-attend’ sessions and straightaway block your calendar as per your own personalised agenda. Here below are some of the highlighted Hospitality Cloud sessions that hoteliers can look forward to:

Cvent Hospitality Cloud Road-map

Type of session: Roadmap Talk

Hear from Cvent Hospitality Cloud business and product development leaders about the key Cvent initiatives and innovations.

A Quest for Room Block Greatness

Type of Session: Industry Trend

Empty rooms. Reservation errors.  Huge spreadsheets filled with delegate data. Endless back and forth between event organisers and hotel staff.  We must pursue an honourable quest:  Room Block Greatness!

The Changing MICE Landscape: Fast Forward 2020

Type of Session: Industry Trend

Hotel commission cuts, the rise of unique venues, and the trends toward experiential learning and personalised events are but a few of the disruptors affecting the MICE business landscape for venues and destinations. Our special guest speaker, Steve Lowy – Chairman of the Hotel Marketing Association, will speak about how you can position yourself for success in this new world. Cvent is excited to announce that this presentation will be given by Board members of the Hotel marketing Association.

Understanding the Planner: Tips, tricks and insights

Type of Session: Best Practice

Leverage first-hand insights from event planners as they share their unique experiences and help hospitality professionals understand their challenges. This session will be presented by Ciara Feely author of The Conference Converter.

The Onsite Experience:  Is Your Hotel Tech-Ready?

Type of Session: Best Practice

Planner — and delegate — expectations of how an event should leverage technology have never been higher.  How do you convey that your hotel is ready to host a tech-heavy event, and how do you make sure you can deliver? Hear from our in-house expert, H Mathew Howarth, Regional Business Development Manager at Cvent.

“Have your cake and Eat it” and other Life Goals by Fay Sharpe

Type of Session: General Session  

Fay Sharpe, one of the founder shareholders of one of the largest UK event companies Zibrant (now part of BCD ME) and founder of award winning Fast forward 15, shares with us her personal story from humble beginnings, to multimillion success. In her honest and open talk, she aims to inspire women to be and do whatever they want in life. Recently awarded Mentor of the Year -Shine awards and Meeting and Incentives Personality of the year as well as being awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of West London, Fay is a force to be reckoned with and a this is a must-attend session for anyone in our industry.

Closing Keynote Session by Former White House Director of Events and Author, Laura Schwartz

As a former White House Director of Events, Laura created events that represented a nation and inspired the world. At just 19, she arrived at the White House with no political connections and volunteered answering phones in the press office, quickly climbing her way up the ranks as a Staff Assistant, the Midwest Press Secretary, the Director of Television and ultimately the White House Director of Events. Today, as a professional speaker, respected television commentator and author of Eat, Drink & Succeed, Laura shares the secrets to building powerful, effective partnerships in our companies, communities and beyond!

Reminder: If you haven’t registered yet, visit this page to secure the best rates available to the conference today.


Written by Mansi