Event technology to support all your networking events

Attendees laughing at an in person event

Enable meaningful in-person connections

From the moment your attendees arrive onsite, make sure you have the right tech in place to help them discover, engage, and connect with one another in real-time.

Technology recommendations:

  • Event registration
  • Venue sourcing and diagramming
  • Check-in and badging
  • Lead capture and appointment tools
  • Mobile event app
attendees waving on a virtual video call

Deliver virtual events that drive engagement

Your virtual networking events need technology that creates an engaging environment, provides interactivity, and cultivates a sense of togetherness without your attendees leaving their house.

Technology recommendations:

  • Video conferencing platform
  • Event registration
  • Breakout sessions and group discussions
  • Chat, Q&A, polling, and gamification
  • Engagement scoring
Attendees logging into a session during a hybrid event

Build powerful hybrid networking experiences

Bridging the gap between in-person and virtual audiences is not easy, but you can give all your attendees a great experience with the right tools in place.

Technology recommendations:

  • Video conferencing platform – web and app-based
  • On-demand library
  • Event registration
  • Engagement scoring
  • Group discussions

Find the perfect venue to support your vision and goals

The right location instantly sets the stage for your networking event. Your venue should support the purpose of the event and encourage your guests to mingle and network.

  • Search over 300K global venues and filter results to narrow your search
  • View 3D floor plans and use venue diagramming tools to design and customize the layout
  • Find vendors that help your event shine, from event production to onsite swag

Make it easy for attendees to meet each other and share best practices

Networking events are more than just a place for people to talk – they're all about helping people bond through shared interests. Organize your networking event in a way that encourages people to open up.

  • Foster community and bring everyone into the conversation through live Q&A, polls, chat, and gamification
  • Facilitate speed networking conversations with AI-powered recommendations
  • Pre-scheduled appointments with other attendees that share mutual interests

Track attendance, capture leads, and quantify your audience

At the end of the day, you need a way to measure and prove event success. Lead capture tools will help you collect, qualify, and export leads onsite so that you can quickly prioritize high-intent leads for sales.

  • Scan badges to track attendees and export leads on demand
  • Rate, qualify, and prioritize leads onsite for a more effective sales follow-up
  • Access real-time reports to prove ROI and show attributed pipeline and closed business

Cvent supports all types of networking events

Happy hours & meetups

Roundtable discussions

Industry-specific events

Professional development

Speed networking

Online events & webinars

Connect your event, marketing, and sales system


How Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) used networking technology to create community

Using Cvent's event marketing and management technology, the WFF team created networking rooms that sparked conversations among online attendees and enabled 1:1 discussions for instant networking.

  • 4,460 registrants across two events
  • 93% attendance rate
  • 66,280 engagement points tracked