June 13, 2019
By Brittany Estes

It’s time to celebrate the best in the industry at the Cvent Excellence Awards for Meetings, Events, and Hospitality! These honors will put the spotlight on our customers on July 9th, 2019 during Cvent CONNECT in Las Vegas.

What are the Cvent Excellence Awards?

The Cvent Excellence Awards celebrate customers who are driving innovation in the meetings, events, and hospitality industries in new and inspiring ways. "The Cvent Excellence Awards offer us the opportunity to highlight the incredible work Cvent customers are doing with our platform, and to recognize their extraordinary results," explains Chief Marketing Officer Patrick Smith.

These nominees are delivering unforgettable attendee experiences and measurable advances in event marketing, as well as driving revenues and planner satisfaction to new heights. The award winners set trends, pursue innovation, and transform their organizations into industry leaders. "With more than 25,000 customers worldwide, we are in a unique position to showcase how event and hospitality professionals are utilizing our solutions to not only drive results, but also to enhance their careers," he adds. "The caliber of entrants grows every year and it is incredibly rewarding to recognize their success on the national stage."

2019 Cvent Excellence Awards Nominees

The Cvent team reviewed a record number of fantastic submissions from organizations of all sizes and industries. We sincerely appreciate everyone who submitted to this year’s awards, and were inspired  by the astounding work you are doing.

This year's award recognizes customers across twelve unique categories. We'll announce winners live at Cvent CONNECT on July 9th, so make sure to follow #CventExcellenceAwards on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. In the meantime, please join us in congratulating the incredible work of these nominees!

Event Professional Categories

SAVVY SOURCER: Outstanding Achievement in Sourcing

  • Autodesk
  • BCD Meetings & Events
  • Estee Lauder Companies

SMM STAR: Strategic Meetings Management Program of the Year

  • Pearson, Inc
  • Merck & Co.
  • Lincoln Financial Group

ONSITE ORCHESTRATOR: Best Onsite Attendee Experience

  • Sensus, a Xylem Brand
  • University of Rochester
  • New York Presbyterian

MOBILE MAVERICK: Best Use of Mobile Event Technology

  • One10
  • Gore & Associates

MARKETING MASTERMIND: Best Event Marketing Strategy

  • Merkle
  • BlackRock
  • USC - Cultural Relations & University Events

THE ACHIEVER: Best Return on Event

  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
  • Morningstar, Inc.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Best Rookie Platform Experience

  • Variety
  • Verizon

POWER OF THE PLATFORM: Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform

  • Royal DSM
  • Trimble

Hospitality Professional Categories 

THE BLOCK BUSTER: Excellence and Ingenuity with Room Block Bookings

  • Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa
  • Portola Hotel and Spa
  • MGM Resorts

THE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCER: Outstanding Achievement in Hospitality Analytics

  • DoubleTree Toronto
  • Visit Dallas
  • Melia Barcelona Sarria

THE GROUP GAME CHANGER: Best Group Sales and Marketing Strategy

  • Paradisus Playa del Carmen
  • Kimpton EPIC Hotel
  • IHG

THE BEST IN THE U.S.: Cvent's Top U.S. Meetings Destination

  • Visit Orlando
  • Choose Chicago
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority


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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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