Cvent Honors 2024 Excellence Award Winners at Annual Cvent CONNECT Conference

Winners include industry-leading hotels and organizations that have established themselves as technology experts within the meetings, events, and hospitality space


SAN ANTONIO, TX – June 12, 2024 – Cvent, an industry-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, celebrated the finalists and winners of the 2024 Cvent Excellence Awards at the company’s annual customer and industry conference, Cvent CONNECT. The annual awards program – now in its 12th year – highlights event, hospitality and marketing leaders using Cvent technology to improve efficiency, drive greater marketing value, elevate their event program success, enhance their group business strategies, and deliver greater results for their hotels and organizations. Winners were honored in front of hundreds of their industry peers during a live gala event hosted both in-person in San Antonio and online. Winners will also have their achievements showcased throughout the year in case studies, webinars and other thought leadership content. 

Hundreds of nominations were submitted across multiple award categories, and finalists and winners were evaluated on a robust set of criteria including the use of technology to facilitate collaboration, program efficiency and overall organizational results. 

“It’s an honor to recognize our customers who are driving innovation across the meetings, events, and hospitality industry with this annual awards event,” said Andreas Heckmann, Chief Customer Officer at Cvent. “Year after year, it’s inspiring to see how industry professionals leverage Cvent technology in creative ways to maximize attendee and guest satisfaction and boost their return on investment.” 

“This year, we’re particularly excited about several new award categories, including the Hotel & Planner Collaboration Award, and the first-ever event professional Lifetime Achievement award,” continued Heckmann. “Our expansion of the Excellence Awards program underscores our commitment to celebrating our customers and recognizing their outstanding achievements in elevating our industry.” 


The 2024 winners are:

Ace of Spaces | Effectively Sourcing & Managing Venues to Create Exceptional In-Person Experiences

Delta Air Lines


The Great Integrator | Best Use of Tech Stack Integrations



Marketing Mastermind | Best Marketing Strategy for Events

CFA Institute


Pivotal Partner |Cvent Partner of the Year



The Rookie | Cvent New User of the Year

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)


Power of the Platform - Single Event |Best Use of the Cvent Platform for a Single Event

Stanford Alumni Association


Power of the Platform – Total Event Program (TEP) | Best Use of the Cvent Platform across a Total Event Program

Wells Fargo


Impact Icon | Best Use of Cvent to Create Meaningful Impact

Compassion International


Cvent Superstar | Cvent Advocate of the Year

Katie Toth, FCM Meetings & Events 


Lifetime Achievement Award

American Chemistry Council (ACC)


Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

The Annie E. Casey Foundation


Hotel & Planner Collaboration Award | Delivering Unparalleled Experiences

Trimm International, Inc. and Atlanta Marriott Marquis


The Portfolio Powerhouse | Exceptional Portfolio Management

Hyatt Hotel Corporation


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

Marriott International


The Group Game Changer | Best Group Sales and Marketing Strategy

InterContinental New York Barclay


The Business Intelligencer | Outstanding Achievement in Hospitality Analytics

CoralTree Hospitality


The Clever Collaborator | Seamless Collaboration with Event Diagramming

Loews Hotels & Co.


The Hometown Hero | Destination Marketing Excellence

Discover Puerto Rico


Cvent Superstar | Hospitality Advocate of the Year 

CJ Lecky, Graduate Hotels

About Cvent

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with 4,800+ employees and ~22,000 customers worldwide as of December 31, 2023. Founded in 1999, the company delivers a comprehensive event marketing and management platform and offers a global marketplace where event professionals collaborate with venues to create engaging, impactful experiences. Cvent is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., and has additional offices around the world 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 event management lifecycle 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. Cvent solutions optimize the event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events. For more information, please visit