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Cvent Excellence Award Winners Honored at Cvent CONNECT 2019

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Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, today announced the winners of the 2019 Cvent Excellence Awards at the company’s annual user conference, Cvent CONNECT, in Las Vegas. The awards program, now in its seventh year, recognizes meetings, events and hospitality leaders from a diverse set of organizations of all sizes who use Cvent technology to deliver best-in-class events and grow profitable group business in new and inspiring ways. Winners are selected from hundreds of submissions and embody the best in their respective industries.

“The Cvent Excellence Awards program puts the spotlight on our customers and highlights the incredible work they are doing to transform the meetings, events, and hospitality industries,” said Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent. “With more than 300,000 users worldwide, we have an incredible user base that continues to elevate the performance of their organizations. The finalists and winners are leading examples of how to harness the power of Cvent technology to embrace innovation and drive positive results. We’re thrilled to celebrate this year’s winners, share their stories, and give them well-deserved recognition in front of thousands of their industry peers at Cvent CONNECT.”

The Cvent Excellence Awards feature 12 unique categories which reflect the wide impact technology has on the meetings, events, and hospitality ecosystem. The winners were announced at a live ceremony at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The 2019 winners include:

Meetings and Events

The Achiever

Best Return on Event

Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area

Marketing Mastermind

Best Event Marketing Strategy


Mobile Maverick

Best Use of Mobile Event Technology


Onsite Orchestrator

Best Onsite Attendee Experience

University of Rochester

Power of the Platform

Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform

Royal DSM

The Rookie of the Year

Cvent Rookie of the Year


Savvy Sourcer

Outstanding Achievement in Sourcing


The SMM Star

Strategic Meetings Management Program of the Year

Lincoln Financial Group


The Best in the U.S.

Cvent’s Top Meetings Destination

Visit Orlando

The Block Buster

Excellence and Ingenuity with Room-Block Bookings

MGM Resorts International

The Business Intelligencer

Outstanding Achievement in Analytics

Visit Dallas

The Group Game Changer

Best Group Sales and Marketing Strategy


Since 2013, Cvent has been celebrating their customers through an awards program at their annual user conference, Cvent CONNECT. The organizations, event planning teams, and hospitality professionals recognized have established themselves as thought-leaders within the events and hospitality space. Winners are recognized in front of thousands of industry professionals each year, and their work is highlighted through case studies and thought leadership content. To learn more, please visit

About Cvent

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 27,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.