July 06, 2020
By Brittany Estes

As the industry adjusts to the challenges brought on by the global health crisis, event professionals continue to inspire with their resilience and ingenuity. Despite the challenges we've faced, the meetings and events industry is working hard to prepare for better times ahead.

Looking Towards the Future at the Cvent Excellence Awards 

To honor the tireless work of our dedicated event professionals over the last year, Cvent is proud to showcase their success during the 8th annual Cvent Excellence Awards.

This year’s award ceremony will be a fully virtual experience held on August 25th at 4:30 pm ET during Cvent CONNECT Virtual. The ceremony is open to all who wish to attend, so please encourage your friends and colleagues to join us as we honor this year's finalists.  

To join, register for Cvent CONNECT for free. Save the date by adding the session to your calendar.  

The awards ceremony typically celebrates customers who are driving innovation in the meetings and events industries in new and inspiring ways. This year, we will be bringing together our finalists to celebrate the stellar work they’ve already done, as well as highlight their contributions to shaping the path forward. “The Cvent Excellence Awards offer us the opportunity to highlight the incredible work Cvent customers are doing with our platform, particularly given the extraordinary challenges they are facing during the current climate,” notes Patrick Smith, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Cvent.

Honor Your Peers and Colleagues...Virtually!

Save the date to join our virtual ceremony on August 25th! Register for free Cvent CONNECT Virtual and join this dedicated session as we honor our record number of finalists and three new categories. You can celebrate their success while hearing about award-winning strategies for both in-person and virtual events.

We will announce winners live during the ceremony, so make sure to follow #CventExcellenceAwards on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. In the meantime, please join us in once again congratulating the 2020 Cvent Excellence Awards finalists!


ACE OF SPACES: Outstanding Achievement in Venue Management & Relations

  • Growth Energy
  • Innov8 Meetings & Events
  • Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

SMM STAR: SMM Program of the Year

  • Boston Scientific
  • BlackRock
  • University of Missouri

ONSITE ORCHESTRATOR: Best Onsite Attendee Experience

  • ALTOUR Meetings & Incentives
  • University of Southern California
  • Insperity

MOBILE MAVERICK: Best Use of Mobile Event Technology

  • SoftPro
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • The Culinary Institute of America

THE ACHIEVER: Best Return on Event

  • Capture Management Solutions
  • P.E.O. Sisterhood

EVENT MARKETING MASTERMIND: Best Event Marketing Strategy

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Morningstar
  • FIS

THE ROOKIE: Cvent Rookie of the Year

  • CUE
  • Campus Management
  • Toyota Motor North America

PIVOTAL PARTNER: Cvent Partner of the Year

  • BCD Meetings & Events
  • CWT Meetings & Events
  • Meetings & Incentives Worldwide

POWER OF THE PLATFORM: Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform 

  • Infor
  • athenahealth
  • Penn State University 

CVENT SUPERSTAR: Cvent Advocate of the Year

  • Michele Gebrayel, DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
  • Kyle Flinn, University of Missouri
  • Lindsay Stuebe, Insperity

Don't forget to register for the free Cvent CONNECT Virtual conference on August 25 - 26. Make sure to check out our website for more info about the virtual Cvent Excellence Awards and don't miss your chance to be recognized during our 2021 event! Please email [email protected] with any questions.


Brittany Estes

After completing graduate school at Vanderbilt University, I spent over a decade writing in the nonprofit, education, and creative fields.

In my free time, I enjoy rummaging through old book shops for a rare find, traveling, and learning photography. 

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