January 03, 2020
By Felicia Asiedu

As we enter the new year with renewed hope, energy and resolutions, it is time to reflect back and look at some of our most popular blog posts of 2019. Based on the total views and engagement these posts received through the year, this list of top 10 Cvent blogs highlights new ideas, tips, technologies, and best practices that struck a chord with event organisers. In no particular order, here are our biggest hits of 2019:

10.  Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Conference Management Software

To organise successful events like conferences, you need to get the best conference management software that will work for you. However, with endless choices available in the market, it becomes difficult to lock down on a specific solution that will fulfill your planning needs and also satisfy the stakeholders involved. For this you need a detailed guide to understand conference management software and how it can help you organise better events. This post covers all of it, and more!


9. Five Ways Facial Recognition Could Improve your Event

Facial recognition software is no longer confined to the realms of sci-fi movies and TV shows. It is a technology that has found acceptance for numerous use-cases such as enhancing the individual experience, managing crowds, personalised advertising and anything where there is a need to identify large groups of people from existing data base. For meetings and events, facial recognition is slowly and surely gaining traction among event organisers. In this post, you will read how facial recognition software can make your event much better than before.


8. Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Switch to On-Demand Badge Printing

To organise a successful event, you need to get your event registration game right, which includes onsite badge printing. A major headache faced by event organisers while planning a large-scale conference or trade show is to create pre-printed badges and arrange them the night before the event. Not only is this a very tedious and time-consuming process, but it can also result in several manual errors. The solution for this headache? On-demand badge printing.


7. 7 Event Management Tips to Minimise Stress and Make Your Life Easier!

The job of an event organiser is consistently ranked among the most stressful jobs ever. There are many factors responsible for this, including the invisible workload that overwhelms the organiser with the sheer volume of tasks that are usually not included during the planning phase. To make sure you don’t get burdened under stress, you need to follow these 7 event management tips to make your life easier.


6. What will the Meeting Room of the Future look like?

A global overview of the trends dominating the meeting industry, through a survey of 250 meeting planners from five continents, carried out by international association IACC. How do event organisers plan to deal with their budgeting needs? Are sustainable practices becoming more influential in creating future events? Will hotel venues stay as popular as before for meetings and events? Read the highlights of this report by IACC to uncover some interesting insights!


5. 13 Cool Event Promotion Ideas You Need to Try

Let’s admit it – getting people excited for a B2B event is a pretty tough ask. Unlike B2C, B2B meetings and events have a certain sombre aura around them, and only the strictly business-minded would want to attend them. But is it possible to promote such events in a cool and innovative manner? These 13 event promotion ideas will certainly add more cheer to any event you create!


4. Evolving Event Technology – A Challenge in the Event Industry?

With more event professionals from Gen Z entering the MICE industry, does event technology today present the same challenges as before? Are event organisers equipped with the right tools and skills to tackle tech-related issues? As event technology evolves continuously, read about the scope of challenges it brings for event planning in this insightful post.


3. Six Innovative Event Sponsorship Ideas

As digital technologies transform each and every aspect of event planning, the way sponsors connect with attendees has also changed. Through a new range of branding options like digital signages and mobile event apps, sponsors can reach a wider audience while also meeting their targets. This post highlights six creative event sponsorship ideas that will help sponsors get the most from your event.


2. The Ultimate Guide to Event Management Best Practices 2019

Attendee expectations and needs differ across various personas, regions and age. What interests a millennial from the UK in your event might not enthuse a Baby Boomer from Germany. To create a unique, tailored experience for each attendee, you need to have a solid event management plan in place. For that, you need to really look at this comprehensive for event management best practices!


1. A Must Know Guide To Corporate Event Planning

Since we are talking about guides, here’s one of our most popular posts of 2019 that explains in lucid detail the planning and execution required to implement a successful corporate event. Since it’s a lengthy, meticulously researched process with multiple steps and considerable focus on organisational planning, it is important to go about it with a step-by-step approach. You will learn all the nitty-gritty details required to create a great event from scratch and also chalk out a strategy to ensure healthy delegate participation and maximum event ROI.




Felicia Asiedu

An experienced CIM qualified marketing professional, Felicia is the European Marketing Manager at Cvent and has nearly 15 years’ sales and marketing experience in fast-moving technology businesses. She's responsible for the strategic direction of the marketing team in Europe, including expansion planning, campaign execution, demand generation and event management. Before joining Cvent, Felicia held multiple marketing and business development positions with technology providers including Rackspace, Telecity Group (now Equinix), Infinity Data Centres and Merrill Corporation (now Datasite). Having had a healthy appetite for events for many years, she also has experience in planning and hosting both corporate and private events as well as speaking at both live and virtual events.
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