June 13, 2024
By Brittany Estes

Congratulations to the 2024 Cvent Excellence Awards winners! We're excited to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable industry professionals.

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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 recognized Cvent users from organizations across the industry for their ingenuity and remarkable achievements.

Hosted by Cvent executive leaders Brian Ludwig, Stacey Fontenot, and Kevin Carr, the ceremony was filled plenty of memorable moments. Want to see for yourself? You can watch the entire session on-demand in the Attendee Hub now.

The evening's events saw the presentation of 18 different awards, including the new Hotel & Planner Collaboration Award and the first honorary event professional Lifetime Achievement Award honored. 

The awards were a first being held in San Antonio. In a tribute to the lone star state, this was Cvent's biggest and best awards ceremony yet. "We were thrilled to highlight our incredible finalists and winners who demonstrated excellence across our the industry " says Patrick Smith, Cvent Senior Vice President and CMO. "It was wonderful to celebrate the achievements of these leaders at Cvent CONNECT in San Antonio."

Please join us in congratulating all of this year's finalists and winners!   

2024 Excellence Awards Winners - Event Professionals

Ace of Spaces

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines harnessed Cvent Exchange solutions to achieve over eighteen-million dollars in cost avoidance, streamline the contracting process, and reduce turnaround time to deliver best-in-class operations.


The Great Integrator


Cognizant implemented two-way integration workflows to increase event data captured in Salesforce and reduce manual labor, improving event data health by sixty-five percent.


Marketing Mastermind

CFA Institute

CFA Institute used Cvent and MarTech integrations to streamline event management processes and optimize marketing efforts, driving record registration numbers and saving hundreds of hours.


Pivotal Partner


MCI USA successfully transitioned to Cvent for registration and housing, resulting in a seamless experience for over four hundred thousand registrants and high satisfaction from internal teams and attendees alike.


The Rookie

The Institute of Internal Auditors

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) effectively drove a positive customer experience by using event tech to handle almost eighty thousand registrations and sixty-five events in their first year with Cvent. 


Power of the Platform - Single Event

Stanford Alumni Association

Stanford created an extraordinary Homecoming Reunion for more than eighty-five hundred attendees - exceeding previous years and generating over two million dollars in revenue with striking growth in alumni memberships.


Power of the Platform - Total Event Program

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo powers their entire events program with Cvent, achieving remarkable results in the first six months. They executed over seventeen hundred events, with over ninety-eight percent of events using the meeting request form, demonstrating their commitment to designing and executing best-in-class events. 


Impact Icon

Compassion International

Compassion International has expanded their organization’s impact by using Cvent to automate and centralize workflows, connecting thousands of global staff members at their Compassion Summit to better serve over two million at-risk children living in poverty worldwide.


Cvent Superstar

Katie Toth, FCM Meetings & Events

Katie Toth, FCM Meetings & Events uses Cvent every day to increase productivity and create exceptional programs for her clients. With multiple Cvent certifications and involvement in Cvent customer programs, she has expanded her knowledge and helped advocate for the power of the Cvent platform across her network.  


Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated

Baird has managed over 370,000 registrations and sent over 130,000 emails with Cvent in the last 22 years with Cvent, building a truly client-first culture in that time. 


FINRA has been a Cvent client for more than 20 years, supporting  over 465,000 registrants and launching more than 4,700 events in that time to help protect investors and ensure the market’s integrity. 

American Chemistry Council 

American Chemistry Council has brought together the people and companies creating the products that are improving the world around us, processing over $40 million dollars with Cvent since their first event in 2001. 

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation impacts the lives of children, youth, and young adults through different philanthropies, supporting over 44,000 registrants across over 420 events since 2001  in service to children and families across the nation.

2024 Excellence Awards Finalists - Hospitality Professionals

The Portfolio Powerhouse

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotel Corporation Is maximizing efficiency and revenue generation across its large, global portfolio. From collaborative diagrams that bring millions of square feet of meeting space to life to enhanced competitive intelligence that enables teams to optimize their marketing efforts, Hyatt is using Cvent solutions to drive growth and efficiencies at scale.


The Block Buster

Marriott International

Marriott International collaborated closely with Cvent to enhance Passkey adoptions across its portfolio. Comprehensive training for Passkey users at over 300 properties delivered an almost 20% increase in revenue from rooms booked through Passkey.


The Group Game Changer

InterContinental New York Barclay

InterContinental New York Barclay has embraced Cvent One to optimize their marketing spend and product adoption, attracting 2.5 times more RFPs than their comp set and sourcing 80% of their business through Cvent. 


The Business Intelligencer

CoralTree Hospitality

CoralTree Hospitality leverages actionable insights from CSN Business Intelligence to optimize operations, enhance guest satisfaction, and drive revenue growth. They’ve saved countless hours previously dedicated to compiling and centralizing data streams and delivered over a 75% increase in awarded RFP value by using data insights to build more competitive RFP responses. 


The Clever Collaborator

Loews Hotels

Loews Hotels empowers seamless, real-time collaboration with planners across its portfolio. In partnership with Cvent, they deliver ongoing Event Diagramming training to properties, resulting in a n almost 80% increase in events created and an over 55% increase in collaborative diagrams that streamline communications between event professionals and the properties.


The HomeTown Hero

Discover Puerto Rico

Discover Puerto Rico optimized its marketing to put Puerto Rico back on the destination events map. Targeting event professionals sourcing destinations with high-tech amenities and cultural experiences, they used an enhanced diamond listing and strategic advertising across Cvent channels to deliver a record-setting performance that exceeded pre-pandemic levels by almost 50%.


Cvent Superstar: Hospitality Advocate of the Year

CJ Lecky, Graduate Hotels

CJ Lecky, Graduate Hotels empowers her teams with the technology they need to deliver results, creating a culture that embraces personal and professional development. She implemented portfolio-wide training initiatives to help employees expand their skills and enable business growth. A true Cvent advocate and partner, CJ champions the power of Cvent within her organization and the broader Cvent Community. Whether achieving new milestones with Cvent solutions, sharing her success stories, or facilitating technology partnerships, CJ is truly a Cvent Superstar. 

2024 Excellence Awards Finalists - Joint Event & Hospitality Professional Award

Hotel & Planner Collaboration Award

Trimm International & Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Trimm International and Atlanta Marriott Marquis collaborated closely to host their annual conference using Cvent solutions like Passkey and Event Diagramming to ensure an exceptional experience that inspired confidence and left attendees impressed.  


Want to be an Excellence Awards Winner? 

Don't miss your chance to be recognized during next year's award ceremony at Cvent CONNECT. Check out more information about the Cvent Excellence Awards and make sure to submit when the 2025 submissions open later this year. 

Please reach out to 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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