AACB Announces Annual Partnership with Global Event Management Technology Provider Cvent

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has signed an annual partnership with global leading meetings, events and hospitality technology providers, Cvent. The partnership is a first-of-its-kind collaboration for AACB and highlights our mutual dedication to expanding Australia’s business events industry through technology and innovation.

Cvent will be the exclusive event technology partner for AACB’s 30th annual conference, Destination Business Eventswhich will allow members and conference participants to experience and engage with the technology up close and personal. The partnership will also open the door to collaborations on research and co-hosted education opportunities.

“We are very excited about this partnership. It’s great to have an industry partner that has a similar interest in the success of business events.” Chief Executive Officer of the AACB, Andrew Hiebl says.

“Over the years, we have seen the growing demand of business events in Australia’s market and as it matures, the role of technology will play an even more crucial role. As we prepare for our upcoming annual conference in September, I welcome the opportunity to utilise Cvent’s world-class event technology, and the benefits it will bring to the conference delegates.”

Through this strategic partnership, AACB will utilise Cvent’s full suite of event management solutions to help drive and enhance the attendee experience. Customised event website and online registration experience, onsite check-in and badging, data and reporting solutions, and a mobile event app designed to engage attendees, will be part of the collaboration delivered by Cvent.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Cvent to team up with AACB and support the growth of the business events industry in the region” said Chela Evans, Director of Sales, Cvent Australia. “AACB’s conference theme, Customer Experience: laneways to success, aligns directly with Cvent’s mission to transform meetings and events around the world. We are proud to offer our technology and look forward to continuing our partnership with them. Together, we can drive collaboration, connection, growth and advocacy for the industry.”

The annual conference will be held in Melbourne, September 2019. More information on the conference can be found on the conference website.

About Cvent

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with nearly 4,000 employees, 30,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company delivers the most comprehensive event marketing and management platform and offers a global marketplace where event professionals collaborate with venues to create unmatched experiences. Cvent is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., and has additional offices in London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Melbourne, New Delhi, and Singapore among others, to support its growing global customer base. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event organizers and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event marketing and management, virtual and onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.  Hotels and venues use Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions to win more group and corporate travel business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.