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Cvent’s Event Management Platform Enables Customers to Manage the Entire Event Lifecycle

October 17, 2016

Cvent’s Event Management Platform Enables Customers to Manage the Entire Event Lifecycle
Platform enhancements make events of all sizes and complexity easier to execute and more impactful

Cvent (, a leading event management technology company, has announced that it has further extended its event management platform to help event professionals, marketers, and executives deliver exceptional events. The added capabilities will help customers to increase event attendance, deliver engaging experiences, and gain data-driven insights in order to understand the impact of their events, from costs to improving ROI.

Cvent’s comprehensive event management platform enables organisations of all sizes to execute from the simplest to the most complex events. “Over the past few years, we have made tremendous strides towards expanding our product portfolio through two strategic acquisitions and by accelerating our internal development,” comments David Chalmers, Marketing Director, Cvent Europe.

“We’ve invested heavily to extend our event management platform and are now providing our customers with day-of-the event solutions such as OnArrival and LeadCapture, which have been well received by customers because of their ease of use, ability to reduce registration wait times and more easily capture attendee information on site. Combined with the introduction of our new Abstract Management and Appointments solutions, we are extending the reach of the Cvent platform to more areas of the event planning lifecycle and across more types of events than ever before.”

Cvent’s ultimate goal is to provide planners and marketers with the technology to focus on what they do best. By automating and simplifying time-consuming tasks, Cvent’s event management platform allows customers to concentrate more on engaging with their attendees and maximising the opportunity that face-to-face interaction provides.  Cvent has introduced a number of solutions that have increased functionality to its event management platform for before, during, and after events.

These additional solutions for before the event help event organisers promote and plan their events:

Abstract Management: Allows event organisers to source great content with an efficient call-for-papers process.  This solution enables planners to easily manage the complete process, from collecting submissions and judging, to automatically publishing final selections into an agenda and registration form.

Appointments Solution:  Ensures event attendees get the most out of their meetings and make the right connections at conferences and events.  Appointments facilitate the process of scheduling meetings amongst your attendees or with exhibitors, and enables the engagement and networking that attendees are looking for.

Cvent Express:  Provides event planners with a streamlined event set-up process to build and launch less complex events in minutes. New express ticketing and one-click registration forms make attendee registration effortless.

For the event organising activities that occur during the event, Cvent has introduced these solutions to assist in managing and engaging attendees:

Event-in-a Box: Provides event planners all the hardware and supplies they need to set up and run the registration desk at an event.  Planners can easily use the system to check in attendees quickly and print name badges on-demand.

OnArrival:  Enables event planners to make a strong first impression with attendees onsite through an efficient check-in and registration app that can print badges on-demand, securely collect payments and provide real-time reporting.

LeadCapture: Allows exhibitors to manage their lead retrieval and measure the impact of their participation at many conferences and tradeshows. Custom qualification surveys, scanning, and real-time access to lead data fuel a powerful solution that allows exhibitors to connect with prospective buyers and track interactions.

CrowdCompass by Cvent: Delivers a smarter event experience through attendees’ mobile devices that increases engagement and provides a strong return on investment.  These mobile event apps integrate seamlessly into Cvent’s event management platform and include features such as personalised schedules, gamification, social media integration, and in-app polling that transform events into experiences.

Cvent has also created this post-event solution to aide in the process of evaluating the impact of events:

Inquisium: Provides survey programs that produce reliable insights for smart decision making.  This feedback management platform allows event organisers to truly understand the view of attendees after the event has concluded, providing event insights and a closed-loop functionality for follow-up tasks.

Cvent has solidified its ability to serve meetings and events of all sizes or complexities.  Collectively, these product line additions have extended the platform’s ability to help customers navigate through the entire event lifecycle.  To learn more about Cvent’s Event Management Platform please visit


March 1, 2016
CUT Communications, the PR agency with a division focused on brand building and communications for clients in the b2b meetings and events sector, has been appointed by meetings technology provider Cvent to handle its PR in the UK and Europe.

As an agency that has built a reputation in this industry sector over the past decade and strategically helped clients achieve their goals through their thought leadership, creative ideas and network of global media contacts, we are excited to be working with the team at CUT, ” said David Chalmers, Marketing Director, Cvent Europe.

CUT will focus on generating awareness of Cvent and its b2b cloud software for the meetings sector through a variety of tactics to show how their technology innovation can transform meetings and events.

We are delighted to be working with the team at Cvent as we have watched their rise in the sector for the past decade. Technology is one of the key components that drives the industry and Cvent is one of the leading players in the sector,” said Nina Gardiner, CEO, CUT Communications.


EIBTM 2014 ends year on a high

November 28, 2014

EIBTM 2014 ends year on a high

Business boom returns to the show floor
New show name for 2015 – ibtm world

EIBTM closed last Thursday with over 15,500 (8% increase on 2013) industry professionals onsite for the three days of the show. With over 80% of attendees (excluding exhibitors) coming from Europe, the trend underlines the American Express Meetings & Events 2015 Global Forecast presented to over 200 global industry thought leaders on the eve of the first day of the event. The report indicated that the number of meetings in Europe is predicted to increase.

At the same time, trade visitor numbers are also up by nearly 8%. EIBTM attracted nearly 70% of trade visitors from Spain supporting the country’s positive economic recovery which was highlighted in the same report. Some 78,436 pre-scheduled appointments and, for the first time, self select were made between Hosted Buyers and exhibitors, a 20% increase over last year.

Association planners are also forecasting an increase in their meetings activity, and this year’s show has seen the highest number of independent Association planners attending with 67% of the 271 planners coming from individual associations and societies, overall the event saw an increase of 12% in attendance by Association Hosted Buyers helped by the launch of a more flexible approach to this year’s Buyer programme, with the introduction of My Association | My Club.

Jeton Iseni, European Project Manager, European Huntington’s Disease Network, who participated in the Association programme commented; “I am very pleased with the new flexibility for Association Buyers this year, especially around our appointments diary. The difference is that it has given us a great opportunity and time to meet with others in the industry, share knowledge and network.”

Business optimism across the show floor was also reported by exhibitors, many of whom rated EIBTM as their best trade show of the year.

Jim Hensley, CEO, Global DMC Partners; “EIBTM is the strongest and busiest show in our trade show calendar. We´ve had more appointments each day here than we have had in entire trade shows. The buyers we have seen have been good quality and most importantly ready to do business with proposals in place, rather than general enquiries. We are very optimistic about the future business we will place thanks to EIBTM.”

David Chalmers, Marketing Director Europe for Cvent inc; “We have been oversubscribed on appointments this year making it our best ever EIBTM. All members of our sales team have fed back on the fantastic quality of buyers whom they have met with and a significant amount of business has been made here as a result of that.”

In Rob Davidson’s annual Industry Trends Report, he highlighted the optimism of the mood in the U.S. meetings market as “very positive according to various studies”. Supporting this trend for business, Deanne Boynton Grupp, VP Tourism for Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau commented; “it’s been the best EIBTM for many years in terms of number of appointments, quality and the diverse nationalities of buyers wanting to do business with us.”

This year’s new EIBTM concierge service was also recognised as an important initiative: Isabel Agrelo, Communication Manager, Global Sales Division, Accor; “We have been extremely busy at EIBTM with over 800 appointments across the three days. We have met with some very interesting sales leads and there will be some positive contracts to come. The new concierge service provided by EIBTM this year has been extremely useful to us, helping us find a solution to every problem straight away. We can´t wait to return in 2015.”

Newcomer to EIBTM, The Faroe Islands was looking to find business from the event and Annleyg Lamhauge, Marketing Manager – MICE, Visit Faroe Islands commented: “It has been our first time exhibiting at EIBTM and we have been very popular with a lot of interest in our stand. We are finding there is a demand for smaller meetings groups and this works well with our destination. There is a trend to visit the Nordic countries and the surrounding islands. We have met with a lot of good quality buyers at EIBTM and are looking forward to 2015.”

“You really couldn’t miss the buzz on the show floor this year which I hope was a result of not only economic confidence but also from new initiatives such as the fact that this year exhibitors could top up their diaries with appointments they had requested with buyers – the first time we have trialed this,” commented Graeme Barnett, EIBTM Senior Exhibition Director.

Finally from the close of this year’s show, EIBTM is to be rebranded as ibtm world – where connections mean everything. Ibtm world will join its sister events ibtm arabia, ibtm Africa, ibtm america, ibtm china and ibtm india under the ibtm events umbrella along with AIME in Melbourne and the recently announced ICOMEX in Mexico.

Announcing the new name for EIBTM, Graeme Barnett said; “We’ve emphasised the fact that it’s a global show. Whatever markets our clients are looking to connect with, we’ve got most of the globe covered”. Together the events in the newly branded ibtm portfolio annually provide access to more than 5,000 suppliers from 100 countries, 19,000 event organisers and more than 110,000 pre-scheduled meetings take place.

** All EIBTM attendee numbers will be independently verified and audited post show

ibtm world will take place in Barcelona from 17-19 November 2015.

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