June 09, 2023
By Brittany Estes

Congratulations to the 2023 Cvent Excellence Awards finalists! We’re excited to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable industry professionals during Cvent CONNECT this year.

Honoring the best in the industry

Held annually at Cvent CONNECT, the Cvent Excellence Awards celebrate customers from across the globe who are driving innovation in the meetings and events industry. The 11th annual awards will recognize Cvent users from organizations of all sizes across industries for their ingenuity and dedication.

Our awards ceremony has always featured remarkable moments - last year even included artistic and musical performances from some of Las Vegas' brightest stars! This year’s award ceremony will feature more exclusive experiences that you don’t want to miss.

Join the celebration during the Cvent Excellence Awards!

Join our hybrid awards ceremony during the evening of Tuesday, July 25 as we honor the best and brightest in the industry. If you can’t join us in-person, register for Cvent CONNECT now and tune in virtually to see who wins! 

We'll be honoring our esteemed event and hospitality professionals during our fantastic awards program featuring exciting entertainment and plenty of celebratory moments. "We're thrilled to highlight these incredible finalists who have demonstrated excellence within the industry," says Patrick Smith, Cvent Senior Vice President and CMO. "We are excited to recognize and celebrate the achievements of these leaders at Cvent CONNECT this year.”

Winners will be announced live during the ceremony, so make sure to follow #CventExcellenceAwards on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. In the meantime, please join us in once again congratulating the 2023 Cvent Excellence Awards finalists!

2023 Excellence Awards Finalists - Event Professionals

Ace of Spaces

  • Connections Housing
  • Apex Events

Cvent Superstar 

  • Olivia Figary, FUSION Performance Group
  • Katie Toth, FCM Meetings & Events
  • Tori Martinez, Direct Travel

Hybrid Hotshot

  • MedAxiom
  • American Marketing Association

Impact Icon

  • CWT Meetings & Events
  • YPO
  • Children’s Defense Fund

Marketing Mastermind 

  • PIMCO 
  • CDM Media
  • Gulfstream

Pivotal Partner

  • Bishop-McCann
  • Unbridled
  • FUSION Performance Group

Power of the Platform - Single Event

  • Kyndryl
  • Southeastern Employment & Training Association (SETA)
  • Wolters Kluwer

Power of the Platform - Total Event Program

  • Neuberger Berman
  • Astellas Pharma Inc. 
  • Merck

The Rookie

  • Wells Fargo
  • Temple University 
  • Kimley-Horn

Virtual Virtuoso

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Altera Digital Health
  • NWEA

2023 Excellence Awards Finalists - Hospitality Professionals

Cvent Superstar 

  • CJ Lecky, Graduate Hotels
  • Ori Levy, HEI Hotels
  • Ashley Reid, The Westgate Hotel, San Diego (Grand America Hotels & Resorts)

Planners' Choice

  • Sofitel New York
  • Grand Hyatt Washington

The Block Buster

  • Marriott Village Orlando
  • Sonesta International Hotels
  • Pendry Washington DC - The Wharf

The Business Intelligencer

  • Accor
  • IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • CoralTree Hospitality

The Clever Collaborator 

  • The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72

The Group Game Changer

  • Loews
  • Mohonk Mountain House
  • Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

The Hometown Hero

  • Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
  • Visit Pasadena
  • Visit Indy

Don't miss out on the industry's biggest event!

Don't forget to register to attend  Cvent CONNECT virtually or in Las Vegas from July 24 - 27 and tune in to see who wins the Excellence Awards! 

Make sure to check out our website for more info about the Cvent Excellence Awards and don't miss your chance to be recognized during our Cvent Excellence Awards Europe later this year or our 2024 awards in Las Vegas.

Please email excellenceawards@cvent.com with any questions.

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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, travelling, and learning photography. 

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