Event Professionals


Ace of Spaces

Outstanding Achievement in Venue Management & Relations

Sourcing, booking, and managing the perfect venue is critical for any meeting or event. This award celebrates those savvy site managers who demonstrate expertise in using technology to find the perfect space, fill and manage their room block, and collaborate to create the perfect event set up.

Criteria: Must use the Cvent Supplier Network, Social Tables, Kapow, and/or Passkey solutions.


The Rookie

Cvent Rookie of the Year

It doesn't take long to see positive changes in meetings and events at an organization that has rapidly and successfully implemented new technologies. Nominees in this category may be new to the Cvent platform, but their strong adoption of Cvent technology is already transforming their event planning process and showing impressive results.

Criteria: Must use one or more Cvent solutions. Must have signed their first Cvent Agreement no earlier than January 1, 2019.


The Achiever

Best Return on Event

Meetings and events are essential to businesses for training employees, engaging clients, and building strong relationships through person-to-person interactions. This award recognizes organizations of all sizes and industries who are realizing measurable Return on Event. These nominees are setting and exceeding goals, automating event communications, and maximizing attendance and response.

Criteria: Must use one or more Cvent solutions to demonstrate return on event.


Event Marketing Mastermind

Best Event Marketing Strategy

Event marketing is critical to the success of any event. Nominees in this category develop strategic programming to support their event portfolio, whether for hosted events or trade shows. They prove the value of events as a key channel in their organization’s overall marketing strategy by mastering event promotion, leveraging multi-channel marketing strategies, and enhancing their brand. Moreover, their event marketing process is automated and integrated within the organization’s marketing mix to drive measurable results.

Criteria: Must use one or more Cvent solutions. Must demonstrate how successful marketing of event program contributes to organizational success in measurable ways (ex: attribution to pipeline, increasing attendance, expanding program growth, etc.).


The Mobile Maverick

Best Use of Mobile Event Technology

Mobile devices are becoming an intrinsic part of the event experience. This award recognizes those savvy event planners who have tapped into this cultural obsession and made mobile devices the centerpiece of their events. From following sessions to retrieving exhibitor leads, mobile technology is powering events more than ever.

Criteria: Must use Cvent mobile event app.


The Onsite Orchestrator

Best Onsite Attendee Experience

Every event professional knows the importance of an incredible onsite experience. A flawless event creates a seamless experience for attendees during check-in, while navigating sessions, and in engaging with other attendees. Nominees in this category focus on delivering events that capture our attention while leaving us feeling connected and inspired.

Criteria: Must use Cvent OnArrival. Submission may also include Cvent mobile event app, LeadCapture, and/or Appointments solutions.


Power of the Platform

Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform

Event professionals know when it comes to their meetings, conferences, and trade shows, one size does not fit all. Nominees in this category are embracing the power and flexibility of the entire Cvent event management platform to meet and exceed their organization's unique goals.

Criteria: Must use three or more Cvent solutions.


The SMM Star

SMM Program of the Year

Implementing a Strategic Meetings Management Program (SMMP) is no easy feat. This award recognizes those successful practitioners who master the complicated blend of registering and approving meetings, strategic sourcing, and budgeting and cost saving methodologies, all while continuously expanding upon their effectiveness.

Criteria: Must use the Cvent Meetings Management module.


Pivotal Partner

Cvent Partner of the Year

This award recognizes Cvent Partners who harness the power of the Cvent platform to deliver unparalleled event experiences for their clients. These partners leverage event technology to demonstrate industry-leading expertise, creating stellar attendee experiences, improved efficiencies, and clear return on investment for their clients.

Criteria: Must be a travel, events, or meetings management agency with an active Cvent agreement.


Cvent Superstar

Cvent Advocate of the Year

This award recognizes a Cvent super user who understands and promotes the intrinsic value of the Cvent platform. This person advocates for the use of Cvent event technology within their organization and actively shares the benefits of Cvent across their network. Nominees in this category are unmatched in their appreciation of—and passion for—spreading the power of the Cvent platform across various channels, year after year.

Criteria: Must be an active Cvent user.