Event technology conference to champion associations

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This year’s hybrid Cvent Connect Europe conference will focus on collaboration across sectors by involving association groups in the discussion.

Meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, Cvent, has finalised the agenda for its hybrid annual customer conference, Cvent CONNECT Europe, taking place 4 - 6 October at the InterContinental London - The O2, with a one-day, in-person event at the Frankfurt Marriot Hotel with live streaming from London. 

“In addition to delivering the latest industry insights, best practices and technology innovation, this year’s conference also champions industry leaders and association groups; creating a dedicated forum to facilitate discussion with the aim to promote greater collaboration across sectors,” said Cvent SVP & chief marketing officer, Patrick Smith.

The three-day conference agenda is designed to help industry professionals master the evolving events landscape and includes more than 45 breakout sessions, learning opportunities and networking events.  

New 2022 programming:

• Leadership Summit - This invitation-only session brings together industry trailblazers who will share their experiences and discuss ways of working to maximise business impact and offers a forum for industry associations to discuss key issues including open conversations on diversity, equity and inclusion.

• Cvent Excellence Awards - This awards programme recognises leading organisations and hotels that prove the powerful role technology plays in delivering more engaging experiences and driving positive results. This in-person awards ceremony will also be broadcast live to a virtual audience across Europe.

Conference highlights:

• Cvent Academy Training Workshops (4 October): A dedicated day of CMP-accredited immersive classroom-style training and networking tailored to active Cvent users. The Cvent Academy training is only available to in-person attendees.

• Celebrity keynotes, industry influencers, leadership panels and product experts highlight a programme designed to educate and inspire. Sessions are focused on industry trends, event best practices and developments in MICE and hospitality technology that event organisers, hoteliers, and marketers can leverage to succeed in a new era of events.

• Curated meetups:  In-person attendees will have multiple face-to-face networking opportunities throughout the conference as well as evening events to connect with their peers, while virtual attendees can join topic-driven roundtable discussions and chat with other attendees in real time.  

• Innovation Pavilion theatre: In-person attendees can engage and interact with Cvent solutions and get a sneak preview of innovative capabilities on Cvent’s product roadmap. 

• Scheduled appointments: Attendees can make appointments with Cvent product experts, account team members and senior leaders during the conference, offering a unique opportunity to get 1:1 support and have deeper conversations with key Cvent resources.

Session highlights include: 

  • “Shaping the Future of Event Technology”: This session uncovers the latest event tech trends and what is on the way.
  • “How to Activate the Goodness of Your Event Beyond its Live Date(s)”: This session covers how to utilise marketing and event data in tandem to create more personalised content programmes that offer year-round engagement, community support and development.
  • “You CAN Sit with Us - How to Foster a Culture of Inclusion and Allyship”: This session will explore how to foster and build more diverse and inclusive communities.
  • “Track Your Sustainability Goals: Understanding the Impact of Your Events”: Hear from a panel of carbon calculator experts and sustainability specialists, as they unpack the complexities of how to track and improve the environmental impact of events.
  • “Recovery in Process: A Look at MICE and Corporate Travel Sourcing Trends”: Hear what 2023 has in store for in-person events and corporate travel programme sourcing. This session highlights planner and travel buyer activity in the Cvent Supplier Network and Cvent Transient platform.
  • “CVBs and MICE Business: Destinations’ Role in the Recovery”: Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) are important players in attracting MICE business and delivering outstanding in-person event experiences in their destinations. In this session, attendees will hear from CVBs about their MICE strategies and tactics.
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A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.

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