2017 Plannie Award Winners Honored at Cvent CONNECT

Winners represent top performing meetings and events professionals within the Cvent platform

TYSONS, Va. & LAS VEGAS--()--Cvent, Inc., the market leader in meetings, events, and travel technology, today announced the winners of the fifth annual Plannie Awards at the company’s annual user conference, Cvent CONNECT. The awards recognize professionals from top organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, who have used the Cvent platform to increase the attendance at their events, engage their attendees and increase their ROI. Selected from hundreds of submissions, the winners exemplify the best in the industry.

“Every year, it is increasingly difficult to choose the Plannie Award winners. I applaud the entire planner community for their commitment to the industry. Today’s event and meeting attendees demand an interactive, innovative and comprehensive experience and event planning professionals around the world continue to take the Cvent platform to new levels to meet these demands,” said Stacey Fontenot, Vice President of Event Cloud Marketing at Cvent. “As the leader in meetings and events management software, we are in a unique position to see all the outstanding work come to life, and we are thrilled to showcase all of the hard work these event professionals and companies have been doing throughout the year.”

This year’s Plannie Awards feature ten unique categories that reflect a wide range of the meeting and event planning lifecycle. The winners were announced at a live ceremony at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which included performances by Cirque du Soleil.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Power of the Platform
Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform
Samaritan’s Purse

Savvy Sourcer
Outstanding Achievement in Sourcing

The Listener
Best Feedback Strategy

The Rookie of the Year
Cvent Rookie of the Year

The SMM Star
Strategic Meetings Management Program of the Year

The Achiever
Best Return on Event

Mobile Maverick
Best Use of Mobile Event Technology
ACIG Insurance Company

Onsite Orchestrator
Best Onsite Attendee Experience

Marketing Mastermind
Best Event Marketing Strategy

Cvent Advocate of the Year
Lindsay Buchanan

Since 2013, Cvent has been celebrating its customers with the Plannie Awards. These organizations and event planning teams have established themselves as thought-leaders within the events and meetings management space. Winners are recognized in front of more than 2,000 industry professionals each year at Cvent CONNECT and their work is highlighted throughout the year through various Cvent case studies and thought leadership opportunities. To learn more, please visit www.cvent.com/plannies.

About Cvent, Inc.

Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, with tens of thousands of customers and more than 2,600 employees worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. Cvent provides hoteliers with an integrated platform, enabling properties to increase group business demand through targeted advertising and improve conversion through proprietary demand management and business intelligence solutions. 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 Cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.


Patrick Mendoza, 469-729-6059


Patrick Mendoza, 469-729-6059