November 08, 2023
By Max Wood

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2023 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 sophomore Cvent Excellence Awards Europe

The second-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 MC Michael Newton was joined onstage by Cvent executive leaders Brian Ludwig, Stacey Fontenot, Graham Pope and Alda Egurrola-Wienke.

With a total of thirteen awards being presented, increased from 8 in 2022's inaugural ceremony, there was palpable 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 2023 Cvent Excellence Awards Europe winners! Check out all of our fantastic winners below and make sure to congratulate all the incredible finalists as well. 

2023 Excellence Awards Europe Winners - Event Professionals

Best Virtual Experience


The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) hold their annual flagship conference virtually, and increased year on year registration by 28%. Their Cvent adoption has been driven by their members' desire for connectivity, ca rbon footprint considerations, and the need to maintain high s tandards of engagement and professionalism.

Best In-Person Experience

Cross Media Ltd.

Cross Media's Hyper Japan Expo is the UK's largest event specialising in Japanese culture. This year they welcomed over 15,000 attendees while completely avoiding queues with the help of Cvent OnArrival.

Best Hybrid Experience

PKF International

PKF run a large, varied event programme, and their use of hybrid elements has enabled truly global inclusion for their members. They've expanded their event programme by a massive 400% in the last two years.

Cvent Partner of the Year


Proske offer consultation and expert guidance to clients who have not used Cvent before, resulting in improved event management processes, huge time and cost savings and exceptional experiences for attendees.

Cvent Advocate of the Year

Joy Thomas - IQVIA

Joy Thomas is a Cvent veteran with almost 20 years of experience across two different organisations. At IQVIA Joy now leads a team of event experts who use Cvent as an important tool in the IQVIA event tech stack.

Cvent Newcomer of the Year


Since kicking off their first Cvent events in April 2023, Upwork have consistently exceeded expectations. They have hosted over 51 member led sessions, covering 5 continents, and multiple different languages! In total they have hosted over 200 events, with more than 50,000 attendees, in just 6 months.

Meaningful Impact

NASUWT - The Teachers' Union

The NASUWT Conferences and Events Team has implemented various sustainable measures to reduce waste and carbon footprint. They made their impact with paperless events, carbon measurement and holding suppliers to the same high standard.

Outstanding Total Event Programme

St. James's Place Wealth Management

St. James's Place (SJP) have rolled out Cvent across over 300 events since September 2021. Using 9 different solutions, they've more than doubled their registration numbers across their large, varied event programme.



2023 Excellence Awards Europe Winners - Hospitality Professionals

The MICE Sustainability Partner

Hotel Pullman Paris Montparnasse

Pullman Paris Montparnasse is committed to sustainability practices in various areas, including carbon footprint
reduction, sustainable food, waste reduction, food waste reduction , no more single-use plastic, and sustain ble management of resources.

The MICE Game Changer


Starhotels consistently deliver superior results across their MICE and marketing programmes uilising a range of Cvent products that have supported them in enhancing their visibility internationally, improved conversion rates and prioritised their strongest leads. Their analytical and data driven approach to sales and marketing utilising insights from Cvent dashboards has substantially increased their market share, reduced response times and increased their awarded RFP value.

Cvent Hospitality Advocate of the Year

Deutsche Hospitality

Deutsche Hospitality's collaboration and partnership with Cvent has underpinned the company's rapid growth. Their passion for Cvent lies in a wide variety of products, catering to the unique needs of each hotel. Deutsche Hospitlaity are also best in class when it comes to product adoption, ensuring that staff leverage the comprehensive Cvent training programme which has enabled them to make the most out of their investment in Cvent.

Planners' Best Partner

Leonardo Hotels

Leonardo Hotels are truly a planner's best friend! Creating best in class customer experiences through use of Cvent products such as Interactive Floorplans, they have been able to successfully streamline the event planning process, create custom solutions and provide flexibility to their customers whilst offering exceptional customer service.

Transient Champion of the Year

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport

The Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport have leveraged the Cvent Transient platform to accelerate their organisation's success. By Utilising Cvent Business Intelligence it has enabled them to analyse competitor rates which has aided negotiating with clients during the busy RFP season as well as source and initiate new business opportunities.


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 San Antonio. Check out more information about the Cvent Excellence Awards and make sure to sign up and hear when next year's programme opens. All finalists receive five free Cvent CONNECT Europe registrations, so don't miss out! We look forward to the chance to celebrate your success in 2024

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