Cvent Excellence Award Winners Honored at Cvent CONNECT 2020

Winners represent top performing event and hospitality professionals from a diverse group of organizations

TYSONS, Va – August 26, 2020 Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, today announced the winners of the 2020 Cvent Excellence Awards during the company’s annual customer conference, Cvent CONNECT. The awards program, now in its eighth year, recognizes meetings, events, and hospitality leaders from a diverse set of organizations of all sizes who use Cvent technology in new and inspiring ways to deliver best-in-class events. Award-winning organizations are selected from hundreds of submissions and embody the best in their respective industries. Finalists and winners were recognized at live virtual ceremonies on Aug. 25 and 26.

“The Cvent Excellence Awards program gives our more than 30,000 customers the opportunity to highlight the incredible work they’re doing to elevate their businesses by leveraging Cvent technology in innovative and inspiring ways,” said Cvent CMO, Patrick Smith. “Given the current environment, it’s more important than ever to celebrate and recognize those whose efforts are paving the road ahead and propelling our industry forward, and for us to be able to do that in front of more than 35,000 attendees at this year’s virtual Cvent CONNECT makes it all the more special.”


The 2020 award winners for event professionals and their organizations are:

Ace of Spaces | Outstanding Achievement in Venue Management & Relations

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits


The Rookie | Cvent Rookie of the Year

Campus Management


The Achiever | Best Return on Event

National Network for Oral Health Access


Event Marketing Mastermind | Best Event Marketing Strategy



Mobile Maverick | Best Use of Mobile Event Technology

S&P Global Market Intelligence


Onsite Orchestrator | Best Onsite Attendee Experience



Power of the Platform | Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform

Penn State University


SMM Star | Strategic Meetings Management Program of the Year

Boston Scientific


Pivotal Partner | Cvent Partner of the Year

BCD Meetings & Events


Cvent Superstar | Cvent Advocate of the Year

Kyle Flinn, University of Missouri Extension


The 2020 award winners for hospitality professionals and their organizations are:

The Block Buster | Excellence and Ingenuity with Room-Block Bookings

Host Hotels and Resorts


The Business Intelligencer | Outstanding Achievement in Analytics

Loews Hotels


The Group Game Changer | Best Group Sales and Marketing Strategy

Galt House

Clever Collaborator | Executes Seamless Collaboration Experiences

Sonesta Hotels and Resorts


The Wedding Whisperer | Most Inspiring Venue for Couples

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco


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 during Cvent CONNECT, and their work is highlighted throughout the year 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 nearly 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, 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, or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.