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Cvent Excellence Award Winners Honored at Cvent CONNECT 2021

Winners represent top performing event professionals and marketers from a diverse group of leading global organizations

Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, announced the winners of the 2021 Cvent Excellence Awards during the company’s annual customer conference, Cvent CONNECT. The awards program, now in its ninth year, recognizes meetings and events leaders from a diverse set of organizations of all sizes who leverage Cvent technology to deliver best-in-class in-person, virtual, and hybrid event experiences and drive positive business results. Award-winning organizations are selected from hundreds of submissions and embody the best in their respective industries. Finalists and winners were recognized at a live in-person ceremony on August 2 in Las Vegas at CAESARS FORUM. The event was also broadcast to a global virtual audience of meeting, event, and hospitality professionals.

“We have seen the digital transformation of the meetings and events industry accelerate over the last 18 months, and this year’s Cvent Excellence Awards winners prove the powerful role technology can play in driving event success,” said Cvent CMO, Patrick Smith. “These award-winning organizations, event professionals, and marketers have embraced technology as a critical part of their roles and will help pave the way to a future where we believe events are more engaging and more impactful than ever before. All of us at Cvent extend a well-deserved congratulations to each of this year’s finalists and winners.”

The 2021 award winners are:

Event Marketing Mastermind | Best Event Marketing Strategy

Gerber Technology

SMMP Sensation | Strategic Meetings Management Program of the Year


Ace of Safe Spaces | Best Safe In-Person Experience

ACT, Inc.

Hybrid Hotshot | Best Hybrid Event Experience


The Rookie | Cvent Rookie of the Year

MJH Life Sciences

ROI Rockstar | Best Return on Event

Wisconsin Bankers Association

Pivotal Partner | Cvent Partner of the Year

FCM Meetings & Events

Virtual Virtuoso | Best Virtual Events Program

United Federation of Teachers

Power of the Platform | Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform


Cvent Superstar | Cvent Advocate of the Year

Michael Goldenberg, Eastern Athletics Trainers’ Association

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

About Cvent

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with nearly 4,000 employees and more than 200,000 users worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company delivers a comprehensive event marketing and management platform and offers a global marketplace where event professionals collaborate with venues to create engaging, impactful experiences. Cvent is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., and has additional offices in London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Melbourne, New Delhi, and Singapore among others, to support its growing global customer base. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event organizers and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event marketing and management, virtual and onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Hotels and venues use Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions to win more group and corporate travel business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events. For more information, please visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.


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