Power of the Platform

Outstanding Achievement across the Cvent Platform


Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan's Purse


  • Lincoln Financial
  • ALTOUR: 7-Eleven

Event professionals know one size does not fit all when it comes to their meetings, conferences and trade shows. Cvent’s cloud-based event management platform is helping customers transform their meetings and events based on their individual needs. Nominees in this category are embracing the power of the platform, utilizing multiple Cvent solutions to meet and exceed their goals.

Criteria: MUST use three or more Cvent solutions

The Savvy Sourcer

Outstanding Achievement in Sourcing




  • Summit Professional Education
  • Kiewit Corporation

Finding the perfect venue and destination are critical for any meeting or event, especially at the right price! Savvy sourcers juggle RFPs for multiple events, get bids from multiple vendors, and generate measurable results to ensure success.

Criteria: MUST use the Cvent Supplier Network

The Listener

Best Event Feedback Strategy




  • Cisco Systems
  • Fox World Travel

How do you know what your attendees thought of your event? Did they like your keynote speaker? Were they satisfied with your event content? Recognizing the importance of event feedback is crucial to adapting and optimizing meetings and events year after year.

Criteria: MUST use Cvent Post-Event Feedback, Inquisium AND/OR CrowdCompass products

The Rookie

Cvent Rookie of the Year




  • EQIS
  • Extra Space Storage

It doesn't take long to see positive changes in meetings and events at an organization that has rapidly and successfully implemented new technologies. Though these companies may be new to the Cvent platform, their strong adoption of Cvent technology is transforming their company’s event planning process.

Criteria: MUST use one or more Cvent solutions; MUST have signed their first Cvent Agreement no earlier than June 1, 2016.

The SMM Star

SMM Program of the Year




  • The Estee Lauder Companies
  • AIG

Implementing a Strategic Meetings Management Program (SMMP) is no easy feat – there are many moving parts to consider and numerous stakeholders to include. Successful Strategic Meetings Management Programs master the complicated blend of registering and approving meetings, strategic sourcing, and budgeting and cost saving methodologies, and continuously expand upon their effectiveness.

Criteria: MUST be an Enterprise customer with Cvent.

The Achiever

Best Return on Event




  • Barcoding, Inc
  • Conference Catalysts

Meetings and events are essential to businesses for training employees, engaging clients, and building strong relationships through person-to-person interactions. In order to pull off successful meetings and events without getting stuck in the mundane details, meeting goals are set, event communications are automated, and attendance and response rates are maximized in order to realize a measurable Return on Event.

Criteria: MUST use one or more Cvent solutions to demonstrate Return on Event.

The Mobile Maverick

Best Use of Mobile Event Technology


ACIG Insurance Company


  • Lincoln Financial
  • One10 (formerly known as Aimia US Inc.)

Let’s face it. Mobile devices have become the center of our universe. Savvy event planners, however, have tapped into a phone’s innate ability to engage audiences and are rapidly making mobile devices the centerpiece of their events. From following sessions to retrieving exhibitor leads, mobile technology is powering events more than ever before.

Criteria: Minimum-MUST use CrowdCompass

Submission may also include CventSocialWall AND/OR LeadRetrieval solutions.

The Onsite Orchestrator

Best Onsite Attendee Experience



  • Leading Real Estate
  • Ewing Irrigation

Every event planner knows the importance of an awesome onsite experience. The day of the event needs to be flawless – from the moment an attendee checks in, to their navigation of speaking sessions throughout the day, to their engagement with other attendees. Nominees in this category focus on delivering the most engaging onsite experience possible.

Criteria: Miniumum-MUST use Cvent OnArrival; Submission may also include Cvent SocialWall, CrowdCompass, and/or LeadRetrieval solutions.

The Marketing Mastermind

Best Event Marketing Strategy




  • Mortgage Cadence

Event marketing is critical to the success of any event. Subsequently, event planners are becoming increasingly more experienced in developing targeted, multi-channel event marketing strategies to build buzz, increase event registration, and enhance their brand. Their event marketing process is automated, integrated and includes multiple channels for event success.

Criteria: MUST use Cvent e-marketing solution, Cvent integration with a marketing automation solution (i.e. Salesforce, Eloqua, Marketo, etc.), OR Cvent integration with a CRM Solution

MUST demonstrate multi-channel marketing (social media, event website, e-mail, etc.)