Cvent Excellence Award Winners Honored at Cvent CONNECT 2018
Winners represent top performing meetings, events, and hospitality professionals from a diverse group of organizations
Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced the winners of the Cvent Excellence Awards at the company’s annual user conference, Cvent CONNECT in Las Vegas. Previously known as The Plannies, the awards recognize meetings, event, and hospitality professionals from top organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, who have used the Cvent platform to deliver best-in-class events and drive profitable group and corporate travel business in innovative ways. Selected from hundreds of submissions, the winners exemplify the best in the industry.
“The Cvent Excellence Awards program highlights the incredible work Cvent customers are doing with our platform and the extraordinary results they have achieved. We are extremely excited to also recognize the unique accomplishments of our customers in the hospitality industry as well, a new addition to our awards program that we added this year,” said Patrick Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at Cvent.
“With more than 25,000 customers worldwide, we are in a unique position to showcase how event and hospitality professionals are utilizing our solutions to not only drive game-changing results, but also to enhance their careers,” continued Smith. “The caliber of entrants grows every year, and it is incredibly rewarding to recognize their success in front of thousands of their peers at Cvent CONNECT 2018.”
This year’s Cvent Excellence Awards feature 11 unique categories which reflect the wide impact technology has on the meeting, event, and hospitality industries. The winners were announced at a live ceremony at The Venetian Las Vegas.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Meetings and Events
Power of the Platform
Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform
Outstanding Achievement in Sourcing
Conference Catalysts, LLC
The Rookie of the Year
Cvent Rookie of the Year
The SMM Star
Strategic Meetings Management Program of the Year
Allstate Insurance Company
Best Return on Event
Latin Expo Group
Best Use of Mobile Event Technology
University of Southern California – Cultural Relations and University Events
Best Onsite Attendee Experience
Best Event Marketing Strategy
The Block Buster
Excellence and Ingenuity with Room-Block Bookings
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
The Business Intelligencer
Outstanding Achievement in Hospitality Analytics
Two Roads Hospitality
The Group Game Changer
Best Group Sales and Marketing Strategy
The Westin Copley Place
The Best in the U.S.
Cvent's Top U.S. Meetings Destination
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 more than 4,000 industry professionals each year at Cvent CONNECT, and their work is highlighted throughout the year through case studies and thought leadership content. To learn more, please visit www.cvent.com/plannies.
Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with nearly 4,000 employees and more than 230,000 users worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company delivers the most comprehensive event marketing and management platform and offers a global marketplace where event professionals collaborate with venues to create unmatched experiences. Cvent is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., and has additional offices in London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Melbourne, New Delhi, and Singapore among others, to support its growing global customer base. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event organizers and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event marketing and management, virtual and onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Hotels and venues use Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions to win more group and corporate travel business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.