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    Cvent Acquires Jifflenow and iCapture

      Cvent has acquired Jifflenow, a B2B 1:1 and group appointments scheduling solution and iCapture, a lead capture solution. As in-person events have returned as a critical channel for driving growth, hundreds of global organizations rely on Jifflenow to schedule and manage high-quality B2B appointments and iCapture for their trade show and conference lead capture needs. “The Jifflenow team is excited to continue its mission to transform meeting automation as an integral part of Cvent, a clear leader that continues…

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    Choice Hotels Adds Cvent Instant Book

      Cvent and Choice Hotels International are rolling out Cvent Instant Book across Choice’s portfolio of franchised hotels. The new direct booking integration, available later in Q3, offers a simplified booking experience for meeting planners to easily find and book guest room blocks online at Choice Hotels properties, streamlining what can traditionally be a cumbersome, manual process. Hotels joining the Choice distribution engine after the acquisition of Radisson Hotels Americas will gain access to Cvent Instant Book soon. Planners can…

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  • Cvent Purchased by Blackstone

      Cvent is set to be acquired by Blackstone for approximately $4.6 billion. “We are excited to share this announcement and look forward to our next chapter alongside the Blackstone team,” said Cvent founder and CEO Reggie Aggarwal. “As one of the world’s largest private equity firms, Blackstone brings deep expertise in the event and hospitality industry, and with their backing, we plan to continue to invest in our business and deliver the innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs and…

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  • Cvent, Zoom Partner for Hybrid Events

      Meetings technology platform Cvent and Zoom Video Communications have teamed up to power hybrid events. Organizations that are already working with the Cvent platform for in-person events will soon be able to integrate with Zoom Events to deliver an engaging and impactful end-to-end hybrid experience. “We recognize the value Cvent brings as a long-time leader powering in-person events around the world,” said Steven Li, ISV sales and strategy leader at Zoom. “Zoom has always been a company built to connect…

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    Cvent Launches Vendor Marketplace

      Cvent has launched its Vendor Marketplace, a new sourcing solution. The Vendor Marketplace is built directly within Cvent’s industry-leading online venue sourcing platform the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN). It offers users access to a trusted network of approved vendors and suppliers that provide services for in-person, virtual and hybrid events. Event organizers who provide a few details about their event can browse matching vendors, send requests for information (RFIs), and track and compare responses. ​With its robust search functionality, users can…

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    Cvent Signs Multi-Year Agreement with MPI

    Cvent has extended its partnership with the largest global meeting and event industry association, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), through to 2024. “MPI has remained steadfast in its commitment to creating a community that advances the industry and the careers of the people in it,” says Cvent CEO and founder, Reggie Aggarwal. “After what’s been a difficult last 18 months for meeting and event professionals, it’s more important than ever to continue this mission. We’re proud to support MPI and their…

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    Winners of VEI’s Virtual and Hybrid Event Awards Announced

    Event professionals from around the world tuned in to watch the Virtual Events Institute’s (VEI) first-ever Virtual and Hybrid Events Awards on April 22. Broadcasted from ExCeL London and Anna Valley’s hybrid event studio, accolades were presented across 15 categories. Awards’ entries were judged by a panel of 47 industry leaders, comprised of a diverse mix of corporations, associations, exhibition organizers and agencies. The judges came together for a combined total of 200-plus hours to determine the winners, runners-up and…

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  • Lessons Learned from Moving a Massive In-Person Event Online

    Taking the well-oiled machine that is Cvent CONNECT and transforming it into an entirely new experience wasn’t easy. From the initial pivot to getting buy-in, strategically designing the event to new technology considerations, Cvent’s director of meetings and events, Rachel Andrews, and senior manager of meetings and events, Paulina Curto, share lessons learned from moving the world’s largest event technology and hospitality conference online. The Digital Pivot While pre-event risk conversations occurred back in 2019, the decision to go virtual…

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