Cvent reduces headcount by 10% worldwide

Event tech giant Cvent, has which has grown exponentially in recent years and which was acquired in 2016 by Vista Equity Partners in a record US$1.65bn deal, has released the following statement, 22 May, announcing a major programme of lay-offs and furloughing of staff: “Furloughs and lay-offs have greatly impacted professionals across the meetings, events, and hospitality industries – indus...

Industry professionals should ‘adopt a flexible mindset’ to succeed post-pandemic

Senior Vice-President and CMO of meetings technology provider Cvent, Patrick Smith, has said that event professionals will need to ‘adopt a flexible mindset’ and’ be prepared to adapt and evolve their business practices in order to succeed in a post-pandemic world’. Smith made his comments at PlanetIMEX, 11 May, during his session ‘Adapt, Evolve, Accelerate’, which formed part of EduMonday. He off...

Virtual destination PlanetIMEX goes into orbit 6 May

Following the cancellation of IMEX in Frankfurt this year, the IMEX team have come back with a new virtual experience, due to launch 6 May and run for several months, according to the organisers. ‘PlanetIMEX has been designed as a destination in its own right and will feature 3D, interactive islands, each created using principles borrowed from the world of online gaming. Visitors to PlanetIM...

Cvent calls for hoteliers to keep their digital doors ‘open’

Cvent, a UK-based event management software company, has urged hoteliers across the UK and Europe to utilise a number of online marketing tactics ahead of the lifting of social distancing restrictions. The advice came in a webinar hosted by Cvent entitled ‘Keep Your Doors Open with Digital Marketing’, which was led by Cvent Senior Marketing Manager, Karla Pearce. More than 300 hospitality professi...

Corporate Travel Manager role is expanding, says Cvent report

Cvent has published its 2020 Cvent Travel Managers Report – UK Edition, offering new insights into what corporate travel managers in the UK are looking for.

Cvent secures large association contract

Event technology company Cvent has announced a new partnership with the Europe region of HSMAI (the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International).

Crystal Interactive forms tech partnership with Cvent

Provider of smart event badges Crystal Interactive has announced a partnership with event tech company Cvent.

In pictures: CventCONNECT Europe

InterContinental London, The O2 was the host venue for this year's CventCONNECT Europe, which took place from 15-16 October.

Cvent panellists support sustainability with Positive Impact

Cvent, a meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, has announced its partnership with Positive Impact, a company which aims to create a sustainable event industry. The partnership will compile research on sustainability. At Cvent CONNECT Europe, a panel of industry experts led a discussion on the state of sustainable events and outlined how event professionals can meet UN ‘sustainable ...

How we measure event performance is changing, says ICE research

Corporate event organisers are now prioritising non-event related metrics as part of event performance measurement, according to new research created by ICE.

UK planners are organising more and larger events, says Cvent study

UK event planners are organising more events, and with larger attendance than in previous years, according to Cvent’s new 2019 Planner Sourcing Report.

IMEX America wOw of an Ovation for industry influencers

Ovation Global DMC announced the winners of the Ovation wOw Awards 2019 during the IMEX America show in Las Vegas this week. The goal of the recognition, the agency says, is to select individuals, institutions or organisations whose passion, talent and expertise made the greatest contribution to the development and advancement of the MICE industry worldwide. MICE professionals were invited to vote...

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