August 20, 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 star customers during Cvent CONNECT on July 25th in Las Vegas.

What are the Cvent Excellence Awards?

The Cvent Excellence Awards for Meetings, Events, and Hospitality--our 6th Annual “Plannies”--celebrate customers who are driving innovation in the meetings, events, and hospitality industries in new and inspiring ways. Historically geared toward meeting and event planners, the awards now recognize our partners in the hospitality industry for their invaluable contribution to our shared success.

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.

2018 Cvent Excellence Awards Finalists

After reviewing a record number of incredible customer submissions, we’re proud to announce this year’s finalists!

Meeting & Event Professionals

SMM STAR: Strategic Meetings Management Program of the Year

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Allegis Group
  • ALTOUR Meetings and Incentives

SAVVY SOURCER: Outstanding Achievement in Sourcing

  • Conference Catalysts, LLC
  • ACT, Inc.
  • Kiewit Corporation

MARKETING MASTERMIND: Best Event Marketing Strategy

  • Teradata
  • Associated Luxury Hotels International
  • Wharton External Affairs - University of Pennsylvania

ONSITE ORCHESTRATOR: Best Onsite Attendee Experience

  • Paragon Events, Inc.
  • Cardinal Health
  • Leading Real Estate

MOBILE MAVERICK: Best Use of Mobile Event Technology

  • University of Southern California - Cultural Relations and University Events
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • One10

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Best Rookie Platform Experience

  • CHG Healthcare
  • AbbVie
  • University of Texas at Austin

THE ACHIEVER: Best Return on Event

  • Latin Expo Group
  • Fox World Travel
  • HMI Performance Incentives

POWER OF THE PLATFORM: Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform

  • Travel Oregon
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • cievents

Hospitality Professionals

THE BLOCK BUSTER: Excellence and Ingenuity with Room Block Bookings

  • The Peppermill Resort & Spa
  • Lansdowne Resort & Conference Center

THE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCER: Outstanding Achievement in Hospitality Analytics

  • HEI Hotels & Resorts
  • Two Roads Hospitality

THE GROUP GAME CHANGER: Best Group Sales and Marketing Strategy

  • The Westin Copley Place
  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts

We sincerely congratulate all of our finalists and appreciate everyone who submitted to this year’s awards. Make sure to follow #CventPlannieAwards on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as we announce the winners at our awards ceremony in Las Vegas.


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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