October 05, 2022
By Brittany Estes

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2022 Cvent Excellence Awards Europe! This year's winners were announced during the inaugural awards ceremony, held during Cvent CONNECT Europe.

The awards brought together the best event and hospitality professionals in the industry for an evening of celebration, entertainment, and community. We were joined by attendees from around the world as we honoured the achievements of our industry leaders. 

Celebrating success at the inaugural Cvent Excellence Awards Europe

The first-ever hybrid awards ceremony at Cvent CONNECT Europe featured finalists and winners from around the world who are driving innovation within the industry in new and inspiring ways. Cvent emcee Michael Newton was joined onstage by Cvent executive leaders Brian Ludwig, Stacey Fontenot, Graham Pope, Francesca Vereb, and Jaime Vaughan. They not only presented the awards to our esteemed winners, but also served as judges in our very own talent programme featuring several exciting entertainment acts throughout the evening.

With a total of eight awards being presented, there was clear excitement in the room and for those watching virtually. If you didn't get the chance to join or simply want to relive the festivities, you can watch the awards programme on-demand now on the Cvent CONNECT Europe Attendee Hub website.

Please join us in once again congratulating the 2022 Cvent Excellence Awards Europe winners! Check out all of our fantastic winners below and make sure to congratulate all the incredible finalists as well. 

2022 Excellence Awards Europe Winners - Event Professionals

Best Virtual Event Programme

AD Ports Group

AD Ports Group surpassed their own programme-wide attendance targets by 71%, drawing an average of over 490 attendees per event while collaborating with a range of international partners and speakers. They delivered an impressive 96% customer satisfaction rate.

Most Innovative Cvent Implementation


Fjallraven are delivering a broad events programme covering virtual hike preparation, in-person campfire events, in-store retail events, and are even using Cvent to fuel a contest between social influencers competing to win a dog sledding trip to see the Northern Lights. They tripled their registration numbers across their classic event series while planning an ambitious social influencer campaign, supported by Cvent.

Best Hybrid Event

The University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich transitioned their open days from in-person, to virtual, to hybrid throughout the pandemic. They more than tripled their registration goal at their first hybrid open day and used technology to create engagement pre- and post-event, all while improving sustainability, accessibility, and international reach.

Best In-Person Conference

Fintech Week London

Fintech Week London grew to be a central focus point of London’s fintech community in only its second edition. The event grew to over 900 attendees, 120 speakers, 50 partners and sponsors, and 25 onsite journalists. Through sophisticated scheduling, appointment management, and audience curation, they’ve received brilliant feedback from their attendees and continue to grow.

Cvent Advocate of the Year

Sarah Christopher - WPM Education

Sarah Christopher from WPM Education is a longtime user of Cvent, with more than 10 years' experience using the product and a wealth of industry knowledge. Sarah is an expert in event technology, mastering a range of products and always looking to the future.

Outstanding Total Event Programme


Bayer delivered a broad, multi-format programme while improving efficiency and data quality as well as accelerating their global Cvent rollout. They delivered internal and external events ranging from 20 attendees to over 100,000 attendees, making use of a wide range of Cvent products alongside integrations and robust internal processes to deliver results across more than 50 countries.

2022 Excellence Awards Europe Winners - Hospitality Professionals

The MICE Game Changer

Park Plaza Hotels

Park Plaza Hotels saw a 611% increase in RFP volume over the last 12 months, saw an increase of 1,300% in ROI in five months, and received 8,000 planner views in just two weeks with the launch of a new Cvent Retargeting Ad. As this year's MICE Game Changer, they have been recognised because of their outstanding 2022 performance and their commitment to the full event experience.  

Planners' Best Partner

Melia Hotels International

Melia Hotels International has excelled at creating true partnerships that grow and flourish. They have been recognised as a planner-preferred-partner due to their thorough and timely responses. In the last 12 months, the organisation improved their RFP response time by 18% and saw a 168% increase in new planners sourcing.  

Once again, congratulations to all of the winners of the inaugural 2022 Cvent Excellence Awards Europe!

Want to be an Excellence Awards winner? 

Don't miss your chance to be recognised during next year's award ceremony at Cvent CONNECT Europe or Cvent CONNECT in Las Vegas. Check out more information about the Cvent Excellence Awards and make sure to submit for for next year's awards programme. All finalists receive two free Cvent CONNECT registrations, so don't miss out! We look forward to the chance to celebrate your success in 2023.

Please reach out to excellenceawards@cvent.com with any questions.


    Brittany Estes

    After completing graduate school at Vanderbilt University, I spent over a decade writing in the nonprofit, education, and creative fields. In my free time, I enjoy rummaging through old book shops for a rare find, traveling, and learning photography. 
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