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.
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
• 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
• 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.
the Future of Event Technology”: This session uncovers the latest
event tech trends and what is on the way.
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.
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
- “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.
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.
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.