August 20, 2019
By John Hunter

We are always amazed and inspired by the way our customers use our products to drive success in new, innovative ways at their respective organizations. That's why it's always such a great pleasure to recognize and reward these efforts through the Cvent Excellence Awards, held annually at Cvent CONNECT.

The Cvent Excellence Awards feature 12 unique categories which reflect the wide impact technology has on the meetings, events, and hospitality ecosystem. The winners were announced at a live ceremony at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The 2019 winners include:

Meetings and Events

The Achiever

Best Return on Event 

Wolters Kluwer
Winner: Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area

Marketing Mastermind

Best Event Marketing Strategy 

USC – Cultural Relations & University Events
Winner: BlackRock

Mobile Maverick

Best Use of Mobile Event Technology

Gore & Associates
Winner: MDVIP

Onsite Orchestrator

Best Onsite Attendee Experience

New York Presbyterian
Sensus, a Xylem Brand
Winner: University of Rochester

Power of the Platform

Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform

Winner: Royal DSM

The Rookie of the Year

Cvent Rookie of the Year

Winner: Verizon

Savvy Sourcer

Outstanding Achievement in Sourcing

Estee Lauder Companies
BCD Meetings & Events
Winner: Autodesk

The SMM Star

Strategic Meetings Management Program of the Year

Merck & Co.
Winner: Lincoln Financial Group


The Best in the U.S.

Cvent’s Top Meetings Destination

Choose Chicago
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Winner: Visit Orlando

The Block Buster

Excellence and Ingenuity with Room-Block Bookings

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa
Portola Hotel and Spa
Winner: MGM Resorts International

The Business Intelligencer

Outstanding Achievement in Analytics

DoubleTree Toronto
Melia Barcelona Sarria
Winner: Visit Dallas

The Group Game Changer

Best Group Sales and Marketing Strategy

Paradisus Playa del Carmen
Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Winner: IHG

Since 2013, Cvent has been celebrating their customers through an awards program at their annual user conference, Cvent CONNECT. The organizations, event planning teams, and hospitality professionals recognized have established themselves as thought-leaders within the events and hospitality space. Winners are recognized in front of thousands of industry professionals each year, and their work is highlighted through case studies and thought leadership content.

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John Hunter

John is the Manager of Event Cloud Content Marketing at Cvent. He has extensive copywriting experience across a diverse set of industries, including broadcast television, retail advertising, associations, higher education, and corporate PR.

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