Cvent Excellence Award Winners Honored at Cvent CONNECT 2019

Winners represent top performing meetings, events, and hospitality professionals from a diverse group of organizations

LAS VEGAS & TYSONS CORNER, Va. – July 10, 2019 – Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events and hospitality technology, today announced the winners of the 2019 Cvent Excellence Awards at the company’s annual user conference, Cvent CONNECT, in Las Vegas. The awards program, now in its seventh year, recognizes meetings, events and hospitality leaders from a diverse set of organizations of all sizes who use Cvent technology to deliver best-in-class events and grow profitable group business in new and inspiring ways. Winners are selected from hundreds of submissions and embody the best in their respective industries.  

“The Cvent Excellence Awards program puts the spotlight on our customers and highlights the incredible work they are doing to transform the meetings, events, and hospitality industries,” said Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent. “With more than 300,000 users worldwide, we have an incredible user base that continues to elevate the performance of their organizations. The finalists and winners are leading examples of how to harness the power of Cvent technology to embrace innovation and drive positive results. We’re thrilled to celebrate this year’s winners, share their stories, and give them well-deserved recognition in front of thousands of their industry peers 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
Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area

Marketing Mastermind
Best Event Marketing Strategy

Mobile Maverick
Best Use of Mobile Event Technology

Onsite Orchestrator
Best Onsite Attendee Experience
University of Rochester

Power of the Platform
Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform
Royal DSM

The Rookie of the Year
Cvent Rookie of the Year

Savvy Sourcer
Outstanding Achievement in Sourcing

The SMM Star
Strategic Meetings Management Program of the Year
Lincoln Financial Group



The Best in the U.S.
Cvent’s Top Meetings Destination
Visit Orlando

The Block Buster
Excellence and Ingenuity with Room-Block Bookings
MGM Resorts International

The Business Intelligencer
Outstanding Achievement in Analytics
Visit Dallas

The Group Game Changer
Best Group Sales and Marketing Strategy

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. To learn more, please visit

About Cvent

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 30,000 customers, and 300,000 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, 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, or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.