May 06, 2024
By Brittany Estes

Congratulations to the 2024 Cvent Excellence Awards finalists! We’re excited to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable industry professionals during Cvent CONNECT.

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 12th annual awards will recognize Cvent users from organizations across the industry for their ingenuity and remarkable achievements.

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 the hybrid awards take place from the lone star state during Cvent CONNECT in San Antonio.

This year also brings several new categories, including the inaugural joint Hotel & Planner Collaboration Award and the first honorary event professional Lifetime Achievement Award. Don't miss seeing who wins! 

Join the celebration during the Cvent Excellence Awards!

Join our hybrid awards ceremony during the evening of Tuesday, June 11 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 can't wait to highlight these incredible finalists who have demonstrated excellence across our 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 in San Antonio."

Winners will be announced live during the ceremony, so make sure to follow #CventExcellenceAwards on Twitter (X), Facebook, and Instagram. In the meantime, please join us in once again congratulating the 2024 Cvent Excellence Awards finalists!

2024 Excellence Awards Finalists - Event Professionals

Ace of Spaces

  • Anheuser-Busch 

  • Delta Air Lines

  • Humana

The Great Integrator

  • Capital Group

  • Merchant Risk Council (MRC)

  • Cognizant

Marketing Mastermind

  • CFA Institute

  • Alkami Technology

  • The Ohio State University

Pivotal Partner

  • FUSION Performance Group


  • World Travel, Inc.

The Rookie

  • Air Force Civil Engineers 

  • Docebo

  • The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Power of the Platform - Single Event

  • Stanford University

  • MicroStrategy

  • ParetoHealth

Power of the Platform - Total Event Program

  • Children’s Trust

  • Wells Fargo

  • Merz Aesthetics

Impact Icon

  • USAA

  • IEEE

  • Compassion International

Cvent Superstar

  • Katy Barontis, Christian Brothers Automotive

  • Lacey Rose, Catalyst 

  • Katie Toth, FCM Meetings & Events

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated


  • American Chemistry Council 

  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation

2024 Excellence Awards Finalists - Hospitality Professionals

The Portfolio Powerhouse

  • Hyatt Hotels

  • Grand America Hotels & Resorts

  • Highgate

The Block Buster

  • Hilton Austin

  • Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

  • Marriott International

The Group Game Changer

  • InterContinental New York Barclay

  • InterContinental Miami

  • Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

The Business Intelligencer

  • CoralTree Hospitality

  • Crescent Hotels and Resorts

  • The Diplomat Beach Resort

The Clever Collaborator

  • Lambeau Field

  • The Scottsdale Plaza Resort & Villas

  • Loews Hotels

The HomeTown Hero

  • Discover Puerto Rico

  • Houston First Corporation

  • Visit Baltimore

Cvent Superstar: Hospitality Advocate of the Year

  • CJ Lecky, Graduate Hotels

  • Rowena Moll, Hilton Corporation

  • Susan Steinbrink, Hyatt Hotels

2024 Excellence Awards Finalists - Joint Event & Hospitality Professional Award

Hotel & Planner Collaboration Award

  • JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa and Events North

  • Trimm International and Atlanta Marriott Marquis

  • Christian Brothers Automotive & Marriott Marquis Houston

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

Don't forget to register to attend Cvent CONNECT virtually or in San Antonio from June 10 - 13 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.

Please email 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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