January 08, 2024
By Brittany Estes

It's time to celebrate your achievements at the 2024 Cvent Excellence Awards! Step into the spotlight and join the best in the industry as we honor the incredible work of event and hospitality professionals like you.

What are the Cvent Excellence Awards?

Cvent Excellence Awards presenter on stage
Cvent Excellence Awards 2023

Held annually during Cvent CONNECT, the Cvent Excellence Awards celebrate customers from across the globe who are driving innovation in the meetings, events, and hospitality industry. The 12th 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, incredible performances, and an evening of celebration with the industry's brightest stars. This year, the Excellence Awards will be bigger and better than ever as we broadcast our hybrid awards ceremony from San Antonio during Cvent CONNECT. Check out some of the excitement we have in store below! 

Already familiar with the Excellence Awards? View all categories and submit here.

What’s new for the 2024 Cvent Excellence Awards? 

Cvent Excellence Awards emceee onstage

We have several new categories this year for both event and hospitality professionals, including our first-ever Hotel & Planner Collaboration Award. We'll also be honoring our first-ever event professional lifetime achievement nominees and celebrating more finalists than ever before.

This year, the awards ceremony will be bigger and better than ever - a true testament to our host city in the Lone Start state. We'll be highlighting the successes of our amazing finalists across the conference and celebrating with VIP experiences, giveaways, fabulous entertainment, and plenty of surprises. 

Not able to make it to Cvent CONNECT in-person? No problem! Our global awards program will celebrate finalists both onsite and virtually in front of tens of thousands of industry professionals.

What do finalists and winners receive?

Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal greeting an Excellence Awards winner

All finalist organizations receive two (2) free Cvent CONNECT registrations. You'll also enjoy exclusive VIP experiences and the opportunity to promote your success in front of thousands of your peers. 

Onsite, you'll also attend our catered banquet filled with entertainment and plenty of celebratory moments (check out the 2023 awards ceremony here!). All finalists will also receive an engraved plaque of appreciation and winners receive a customized trophy to commemorate their achievements.

How can you submit? 

Excellence Awards winner receiving trophy

Submitting is easier than ever! Submit via our website and follow these simple steps:

  • Create a quick login (doesn’t need to be your Cvent credentials)
  • Choose the categories you'd like to apply to
  • Fill in a few questions and upload any desired media
  • Submit!

You can edit or even save and return to your submission later. A Cvent account team member can submit on your behalf, with permission. Again, you don't have to attend Cvent CONNECT to submit, though we’d love to see you there!

Check out our website for more information: https://www.cvent.com/en/excellence-awards

When's the deadline? 

Cvent Excellence Awards presenters on stage

The deadline is March 25, so don't wait to get your submission in! Finalists will be selected by an executive committee of industry leaders, and we will announce finalists via our website and email on or before May 1, 2024. 

What are the categories for 2024?

We have all-new categories for this year and brought back a few of our favorites. Check out the recommendations below to find out which categories are right for you!

Event Professionals

View all event professional categories here.

  • Ace of Spaces: This category is for those who are sourcing and managing safe in-person experiences using Cvent Exchange solutions like Cvent Supplier Network or Passkey.
  • Marketing Mastermind: If you’re a guru when it comes to event marketing or leveraging events a channel within your marketing mix, this is the category for you. 
  • The Impact Icon: This category is for those who have leveraged event tech to deliver meaningful experiences that create a measurable impact.
  • Pivotal Partner: This award is designed specifically for travel, events, and meetings management agencies or Cvent Alliance Partners to showcase their success.
  • The Rookie: If you’re a new Cvent user with a contract that started January 1, 2023 or later, this category is designed just for you!
  • Power of the Platform: Single Event: This category is for those who use three or more Cvent solutions to power a single, complex event.
  • Power of the Platform: Total Event Program: This category is for those who use Cvent to support and optimize their total event program.
  • Cvent Superstar: This “people’s choice” award is selected by members of the Cvent Community and honors individual contributors who are sharing the power of the Cvent platform.
  • NEW! The Great Integrator: This category honors those who demonstrate outstanding achievement in leveraging technology integrations with Cvent to drive program success.
  • NEW! Hotel & Planner Collaboration Award: This shared award highlights the collaborative relationship between event professional organizations and choice hotel, hotel chain, venue, or DMO who together deliver exceptional event experiences.

Hospitality Professionals

View all hospitality professional categories here.

  • The Block Buster: This award celebrates the hospitality professionals that use Cvent Passkey to simplify tasks and opportunities of room block management.
  • The Business Intelligencer: This category recognizes organizations that use CSN Business Intelligence to create new opportunities for sales and marketing teams.
  • The Group Game Challenger: This category honors organizations that consistently deliver superior results across their sales and marketing programs by using CSN Advertising.
  • The Clever Collaborator: This award celebrates those who use Cvent Event Diagramming to power collaboration between a planner, venue, and vendor.
  • The Hometown Hero: This award goes to the DMO that best uses CSN Advertising and/or CSN Business Intelligence to increase awareness of their area and provides critical support to hotels and venues.
  • Cvent Superstar: This award recognizes a Cvent Supplier or Venue Solution user that leverages the Cvent platform to accelerate their organization’s success.
  • NEW! The Portfolio Powerhouse: This award recognizes a chain, brand, management company, or ownership group delivering unparalleled results at the portfolio and property levels. 
  • NEW! Hotel & Planner Collaboration Award: This shared award highlights the collaborative relationship between a hotel, hotel chain, venue, or destination marketing organization and their event professional partners who together deliver exceptional event experiences.

Have questions? 

Feel free to email us at: excellenceawards@cvent.com or find out more info on our website at: https://www.cvent.com/en/excellence-awards

We’re excited to celebrate your achievements at the 2024 Cvent Excellence Awards!

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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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