The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-07-16T21:00:55Z Cvent Unveils List of Top Meeting Destinations in Australia and Oceania for 2019 2019-07-16T21:00:55Z cvent-unveils-list-of-top-meeting-destinations-in-australia-and-oceania-for-2019 Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today released its list of the Top 10 Meeting Destinations for meetings and events in Australia and Oceania. Sydney took the number one position as the most popular destination for business meetings and events in the region while cities such as Cairns and Nadi were new to the list. Australian cities were previously featured in one Asia Pacific list, but due to increased sourcing volume to the region, Cvent unveiled Asia and Australia & Oceania as two standalone lists this year. The expanded list highlights Australia’s and Oceania’s growing strength and popularity as a meetings and business events destination. The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced in 2018. Cvent's Top 10 Meeting Destinations in Australia & Oceania are: Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Gold Coast Perth Auckland Adelaide Queenstown Cairns Nadi “It’s fantastic to know that Sydney has received the accolade of Top Meeting Destination,” said Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO, Business Events Sydney (BESydney). “We have an undeniable appetite for innovation, a high degree of professionalism and the infrastructure to support productivity and business – particularly within the Asia Pacific. Combined with our positive historical track record, this title as the number one meetings destination in Australia and Oceania will be a boon for the interest we already receive across our strength sectors such as professional services, technology, and health and science.” “Renowned as a global city on Asia’s doorstep, and boasting a strong and stable economy, Sydney is the ideal destination to conduct meetings with international counterparts,” concluded Lewis-Smith. “With more events being held around the world, we’re proud to expand our lists this year with the addition of Top Meeting Destinations in Australia and Oceania,” said Chris McAndrews, vice president of marketing for Cvent Hospitality Cloud. “Meeting and event activity in the region is booming and it is exciting to highlight new cities that have been successful in positioning themselves as top destinations to host meetings and events. Business events add USD $1.5 trillion to the global GDP and because of this positive economic impact, the cities featured in this year’s Top Meeting Destinations lists have put significant time and resources into attracting more business events to their locales.” Methodology Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities worldwide featured on Cvent’s venue sourcing sites to compile the eighth annual list. Activity was tracked from January 2018 through December 2018 and destinations were ranked according to the following criteria: Unique Request for Proposals Received Total Room Nights Received Awarded Request for Proposals Awarded Room Nights Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues Number of Profile Views To see the full list of the Top Meeting Destinations around the world, please visit here. - Ends - Images: Sydney skyline Melbourne skyline Brisbane skyline For media enquiries, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro +61 420 761 189 debbie@zadroagency.com.au Yvette Schlegelmilch, Account Manager, Zadro +61 2 9212 7867 yvette@zadroagency.com.au About the Cvent Supplier Network Featuring more than 260,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) is one of the world's largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Cvent sourced more than $16 billion in meetings and events through its marketplace and more than 42 million room nights in 2018. The CSN contains listings of hotels and other venues in more than 175 countries that can be searched and filtered based on approximately 200 meetings and events attributes. The Network is part of the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, which partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. To find venues, request quotes, and book event space on the Cvent Supplier Network, visit https://www.cvent.com/venues. About Cvent Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 27,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. 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. Cvent Unveils List of Top Meeting Destinations in Asia for 2019 2019-07-16T21:00:49Z cvent-unveils-list-of-top-meeting-destinations-in-asia-for-2019 Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today released its list of the Top 25 Meeting Destinations for meetings and events in Asia. For the fourth year in a row, Singapore retained its number one position as the most popular destination for business meetings and events, and China led with the highest number of cities featured on the list with six. Asian cities were previously featured in one Asia Pacific list, but due to increased sourcing volume to the region, Cvent unveiled Asia and Australia & Oceania as two standalone lists this year. The expanded list highlights Asia’s strength and growing popularity as a MICE destination. The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced in 2018. Dr. Edward Koh, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “We are privileged to be named Cvent’s Top Meeting Destination in Asia for the fourth year in a row. This accolade is a testament to Singapore’s reputation as a choice destination for meetings and business events in this region. Our distinct offerings of a pro-business environment, strategic location in Asia, positive safety track record, as well as a diverse selection of unique and inspiring venues and experiences have given us an edge. These offerings allow us to continually draw business event organisers and delegates to our city and offer them a memorable experience. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to share this accolade with our dedicated industry stakeholders and partners, as we acknowledge their tireless efforts in contributing to Singapore’s standing as a top business events destination.” Cvent's Top 10 Meeting Destinations in Asia are: Singapore Bangkok, Thailand Hong Kong Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Shanghai, China Tokyo, Japan Seoul, South Korea Beijing, China Bali, Indonesia Mumbai, India To see the full list of Asia’s Top Meeting Destinations please visit here. “With more events being held around the world, we’re proud to expand our lists this year with the addition of Top Meeting Destinations in Asia,” said Chris McAndrews, vice president of marketing for Cvent Hospitality Cloud. “Meeting and event activity in the region is booming and cities such as Seoul, Osaka, and Yokohama have all risen in rank year-over-year highlighting their successful efforts in positioning themselves as top cities to host meetings and events. Business events add USD $1.5 trillion to the global GDP and because of this positive economic impact, the cities featured in this year’s Top Meeting Destinations lists have put significant time and resources into attracting more business events to their locales.” Methodology Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities worldwide featured on Cvent’s venue sourcing sites to compile the eighth annual list. Activity was tracked from January 2018 through December 2018 and destinations were ranked according to the following criteria: Unique Request for Proposals Received Total Room Nights Received Awarded Request for Proposals Awarded Room Nights Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues Number of Profile Views To see the full list of the Top Meeting Destinations around the world, please visit here. -ENDS- For media enquiries, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro +61 420 761 189 debbie@zadroagency.com.au Yvette Schlegelmilch, Account Manager, Zadro +61 2 9212 7867 yvette@zadroagency.com.au Images: Singapore skyline Bangkok skyline Hong Kong skyline About the Cvent Supplier Network Featuring more than 260,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) is one of the world's largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Cvent sourced more than $16 billion in meetings and events through its marketplace and more than 42 million room nights in 2018. The CSN contains listings of hotels and other venues in more than 175 countries that can be searched and filtered based on approximately 200 meetings and events attributes. The Network is part of the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, which partners with hotels and venues to help them drive MICE and corporate travel business. To find venues, request quotes, and book event space on the Cvent Supplier Network, visit https://www.cvent.com/venues. About Cvent Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 27,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive MICE and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. 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. Cvent Unveils 2019 List of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in APAC 2019-05-21T23:50:18Z cvent-unveils-2019-list-of-top-50-meeting-hotels-in-apac Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today unveiled the results of its annual Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Asia Pacific (APAC). Hyatt Regency Sydney took the number one spot for the second year in a row. Australia properties made up more than 25 per cent of the top rankings with 13 hotels listed in the top 50. The list is compiled by analysing meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), one of the world’s largest venue sourcing platforms. More than USD $16 billion and more than 42 million room nights were sourced through the CSN in 2018. Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotels lists rank venues based on group business performance according to criteria including total requests for proposals (RFPs) and conversion rate. The Hyatt Regency Sydney outranked top hotels from Singapore, Seoul and Hong Kong to secure the number one spot. “We’re thrilled to be recognised as the number one meeting hotel in Asia Pacific for the second year in a row,” said Malcolm Zancanaro, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Sydney. “In the last 12 months we’ve had the opportunity to welcome thousands of guests to our property for events both large and small, so this accolade is really a testament to our associates and their passion to deliver exceptional meetings every day.” Hotels in Sydney and Melbourne continue to demonstrate their market-leading efforts with InterContinental Sydney (ranked 6th), Hilton Sydney (ranked 12th) and Crown Melbourne (ranked 18th) all moving up in their respective positions on this year’s list. Chela Evans, Director of Sales, Cvent Australia said the results illustrate the key role Australian hotels play in attracting business events and supporting tourism growth in the region. “It is exciting to see an increased Australian presence in this year’s Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Asia Pacific. Meetings mean business, and the hotels featured on this year’s list are attracting top conferences and events to their venues by enhancing their group marketing efforts and expanding their offerings. After just two years in Melbourne, it’s been an honour collaborating with our hotel partners here in Australia to help them grow their group business and elevate their positioning within the global meetings and events marketplace.” Asia Pacific List Highlights Hyatt Regency Sydney retained its number one position as the Top Meeting Hotel in APAC for the second year in a row InterContinental Sydney ranked 6th moving up four places and Hilton Sydney ranked 12th moving up one place compared to 2018 Two Australian hotels are new to the Top 50: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (ranked 20th) Sofitel Sydney Wentworth (ranked 37th) There are 17 new APAC properties in the Top 50 list including: Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Millennium Seoul Hilton, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, and Grand Hyatt Tokyo among others. Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list. Top 10 Hotels in APAC: 2019 Rank Hotel Name 1 Hyatt Regency Sydney 2 Grand Hyatt Singapore 3 Grand Hyatt Seoul 4 Grand Hyatt Hong Kong 5 Pan Pacific Singapore 6 InterContinental Sydney 7 Hilton Tokyo 8 Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 9 ANA InterContinental Tokyo 10 Marina Bay Sands Singapore Top Hotels in Australia (Within Top 50 Hotel Properties in APAC): Final Rank (2019) Hotel Name City 1 Hyatt Regency Sydney Sydney 6 InterContinental Sydney Sydney 12 Hilton Sydney Sydney 18 Crown Melbourne Melbourne 19 Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Sydney 20 Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Sydney 21 PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney Sydney 25 Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney Sydney 30 The Westin Sydney Sydney 32 Pullman Melbourne On The Park Melbourne 33 Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park Sydney 37 Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Sydney 38 Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay Sydney Top Australian Hotels Outside of Sydney and Melbourne (Within All Top Hotels in APAC): Final Rank (2019) Hotel Name City 62 Crown Perth Perth 79 Hilton Brisbane Brisbane 106 Hilton Adelaide Adelaide 119 Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Gold Coast 179 Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Hunter Valley View the full 2019 list of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in APAC. -Ends- For media enquiries, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro +61 420 761 189 debbie@zadroagency.com.au Interviews with Chela Evans, Director of Sales, Cvent Australia are welcomed upon request. Notes to Editors: Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2018 through December 2018. The properties were ranked according to various criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel's unique profile visits in the Cvent Supplier Network. The criteria are designed to provide the most accurate reflection of the top meeting hotels in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions. About the Cvent Supplier Network Featuring more than 260,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) is one of the world's largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Cvent sourced more than USD $16 billion in meetings and events through its marketplace and more than 42 million room nights in 2018. The CSN contains listings of hotels and other venues in more than 175 countries that can be searched and filtered based on approximately 200 meetings and events attributes. The CSN is part of the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, which partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. To find venues, request quotes, and book event space on the Cvent Supplier Network, visit www.cvent.com/venues. About Cvent Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximise the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive event and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimise 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/au, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Cvent Brings Global ‘Event Evolution Model’ to AIME 2019-02-06T05:21:58Z cvent-brings-global-event-evolution-model-to-aime Benchmarking against more than 10,000 events, APAC event planners can compare and re-invent their events using Cvent’s new analysis tool Cvent, a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, will launch its Event Evolution Model at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) in Melbourne on 18 – 20 February 2019. This innovative tool offers event professionals an easy way to gauge the maturity of their organisation’s events program. Based on an analysis of more than 10,000 events, the Event Evolution Model assesses the maturity of an event program by looking at four Centres of Performance: Event Strategy: How to develop a purposeful, measurable, and data-informed meetings and events program that aligns with organisational goals. Event Execution: How to execute a defined Event Strategy efficiently and effectively across the entirety of a meetings and events program. Attendee Experience: How to deliver a seamless, personalised event experience to attendees, as well as the ability to capture attendee buying signals and feedback. Measurement & Optimisation: How to translate event and attendee data points into provable value for the organisation and attendees, as well as to optimise an event program based on data-driven insights. Event planners are invited to assess their event within the Event Evolution Model by answering a set number of questions which will gauge their program’s current state. Based on the user’s responses, an overall event program maturity score is determined and categorised as Emergent, Elevated, Evolved or Expert. Users receive a personalised roadmap with actionable recommendations for improving their current meetings and events practices to increase their overall program impact and embrace global best practice. Speaking of Cvent’s upcoming showcase at AIME in 2019, Jack Ukil, Director of Sales said, “After more than a decade of exhibiting, we’re thrilled to be able to bring this new innovation and unique insight model to our Asia-Pacific audiences. We know event technology works best in combination with a personalised and human approach, which is why this year we’re hosting an ‘exchange hub’ on our stand to foster collaboration in the industry.” Attendees at AIME are invited to bring their Event Evolution Model benchmarking report to Cvent’s Stand #C22 to receive a FREE one-on-one expert consultation and a personalised roadmap. To book an appointment, visit: https://www.cvent.com/au/ Click HERE to explore the Event Evolution Model and assessment tool. -ENDS- About Cvent, Inc. Cvent, Inc. is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality software company with more than 3,700 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximise the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimise 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. Thriving Singapore MICE Market Continues Impressive Growth According to Cvent 2018-12-17T00:38:52Z thriving-singapore-mice-market-continues-impressive-growth-according-to-cvent Media Announcement: 17 December 2018 Thriving Singapore MICE Market Continues Impressive Growth According to Cvent Singapore hotels and venues saw a 12% year-on-year increase in requests for meetings equating to $82m in additional revenue opportunity according to sourcing data from the Cvent Supplier Network Cvent, a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, released a report highlighting the thriving Singapore MICE industry and strong demand for technology solutions to help support and drive additional growth. The proprietary data, compiled from activity within the Cvent Supplier Network, along with Singapore’s recent recognition as a Top Meeting Destination in Asia Pacific, reinforce its position as an ideal destination for organising exceptional meetings, conventions and exhibitions. Venues in Asia using the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), the world’s largest database for venue information, saw a 32% year-on-year increase in unique Request for Proposal (RFP) volume and a 20% year-on-year increase in unique room night requests. Singapore saw a 12% increase for unique RFPs. These growth rates translate into more than $379m of additional unique RFP value for the Asian market and approximately $82m for the Singapore market specifically. To support this growth, hoteliers in the region have embraced the adoption of event management solutions to help streamline manual processes and drive MICE business. Leading organisations, including the World Travel Awards, have brought additional awareness to the event technology industry by highlighting platforms that are making an impact on the global travel and tourism industries. Cvent was recently named ‘Asia's Leading Travel Technology Provider 2018’ by the World Travel Awards. Will Kataria, Director of Sales, APAC at Cvent, commented on Cvent’s success in helping to drive MICE and transient business in the Singapore and Asia regions. “Hotels and venues that truly embrace event management technology and utilise our suite of solutions as additional marketing and sales tools typically see incredible incremental growth in both the volume and quality of MICE business that they attract and retain. Event planners and corporate travel managers will source more than $16 billion dollars in business through Cvent’s online platforms in 2018, and the Cvent Hospitality Cloud offers our clients direct access to these buyers,” said Kataria. “As a partner to many of the leading hotel chains in Singapore and the region, we look forward to continuing to support the thriving Asia MICE market and to provide hoteliers and venues with the solutions they need to grow and own their business,” concluded Kataria. For more information on Cvent, please visit the website: https://www.cvent.com/sg/ -ENDS- For media enquiries, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro | debbie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 420 761 189 Image: Will Kataria, Cvent Singapore's Director of Sales About Hospitality Cloud The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive profitable MICE group and corporate travel business. Event planners and corporate travel managers source more than $16 billion dollars in business through Cvent’s online platforms each year and the Cvent Hospitality Cloud offers clients direct access to these buyers. Using Cvent digital marketing tools and software solutions, hoteliers attract valuable leads to grow their business, maximize the value of that business, and strengthen direct customer relationships. By connecting hotels with buyers and providing technology for winning and servicing customers, Cvent Hospitality Cloud helps hoteliers grow and own their group and corporate travel business. For more information regarding the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, visit: https://www.cvent.com/sg/hospitality-cloud/ About Cvent, Inc. Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based event management company with more than 3,600 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users 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. Cvent revolutionises event website design and online registration with launch of ‘Registration Reimagined’ 2018-11-01T00:47:01Z cvent-revolutionises-event-website-design-and-online-registration-with-launch-of-registration-reimagined Media Announcement: 1st November 2018 Cvent revolutionises event website design and online registration with launch of ‘Registration Reimagined’ Redesign of its flagship event management product marks the largest technology investment in company’s history Cvent, the market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, has revolutionised event website design with the launch of their revamped website and registration solution. The new interface, described as ‘registration reimagined’, places complete design control in the hands of the user and combines flexible design capabilities with drag-and-drop usability. Australian event professionals and marketers can now create completely customisable registration pages and interactive websites that are simple to use, mobile-responsive, flexible and align with their specific event branding. Over the past year, the ground-breaking effort, referred to as Project Flex, has been in an early adopter phase in which more than 1,200 Cvent customers participated. David Quattrone, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Cvent emphasised this was a critical stage in the creation and design of the final product. “We are incredibly thankful to our customers who took the time to use the solution and provide their suggestions on how to improve and package the new technology. This was truly a team effort and the end result is a direct reflection of the feedback we received from those who matter most, our customers,” said Quattrone. Using this customer feedback, the new registration and website design solution has been revamped to cater to the needs of its users. The tool makes back-end design easy for the planners and marketers who are building event websites, and also enhances the external-facing experience for event attendees. “The ability to customise not only the look & feel, but also the flow of the registration experience is incredible. Also, the in-depth capabilities offered within the solution ensure planners and event marketers have the tools they need to create websites that stand out among the rest. My team and I are excited to bring this simple, yet powerful event solution to our Australian customers.” said Jack Ukil, Director of Sales, Cvent Australia about Cvent’s new user experience. The redesigned solution simplifies the website creation experience in the following areas: Build: The new interface is widget-based with a drag and drop style system taking away the need to use HTML or CSS. This new system makes it easy to place and edit content while being able to see changes live as you make them. Design: Event planners and marketers now have more freedom to create event and registration pages that are on brand. The solution enables page builders to change design elements, including typography, borders, backgrounds, and more. Registration Management: With full control over the registration process, event planners and marketers can customise the registration path based on their business or industry needs. It can be as simple as a one-page form, or it can be built to accommodate multiple attendee types and profiles. Experience: Project Flex is a complete reimagining of the registration process, website build, design and management. Registration sites are often boring, but this new solution offered within the Cvent event management platform, is making them fun, dynamic and easy to use. Responsiveness: Events built within the solution automatically adjust to the screen size of any device they’re being viewed on. For more information, visit: https://www.cvent.com/flex For more information on Cvent Australia, please visit the website: https://www.cvent.com/au/ -ENDS- For media enquiries, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro | debbie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 420 761 189 About Cvent, Inc. Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based event management company with more than 3,600 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users 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. Cvent Sales Director named finalist in coveted Australian business awards 2018-09-26T23:19:21Z cvent-sales-director-named-finalist-in-coveted-australian-business-awards Cvent, the market leader in meetings, events and hospitality technology, announced that Jack Ukil, Director of Sales Australia, was named a finalist for the highly coveted, Executive of the Year Awards, by The CEO Magazine, in the category of Sales Executive of the Year. The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of leaders and professionals who made significant contributions to not only their company culture, but to the industry at large. “I am honoured to be recognised as a finalist by The CEO Magazine among such incredible companies. The recognition is a true testament to the passion and dedication our entire team has put into connecting with our Australian customers and helping to establish Cvent as a trusted partner in the region,” Mr. Ukil said. “Since opening our Melbourne office last year, we've experienced an incredible spike in demand as the APAC market embraces event management technology and I am extremely proud of the relationships we have built here in Australia. Cvent has more than 3,500 employees worldwide and the Australian team plays a huge role in Cvent’s global success and continued expansion,” continued Ukil. “Many companies of this size tend to forget to listen to their customers – but at Cvent, we keep customers at the forefront and listen to their needs – which ensures we continue to develop products that impact our clients. A ‘win’ for our team is not about signing another contract – it’s about helping our customers create memorable and engaging attendee experiences that deliver ROI. Competing in a category that sees Australia’s leading sales executives reveal their main sales objectives and targets, and initiatives to meet the demands of the modern customers, Mr. Ukil says that, “creating a winning culture isn’t easy and you need to define your company values and missions and ingrain them in everything you do.” The CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday 21 November 2018. Click here for more information on the awards: http://www.executiveawards.com.au/ For more information on Cvent Australia, please visit the website: https://www.cvent.com/au/ Cvent Awarded Asia’s Leading Travel Technology Provider at World Travel Awards 2018 2018-09-10T01:28:19Z cvent-awarded-asias-leading-travel-technology-provider-at-world-travel-awards-2018 Media Release: 10 September 2018 Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, has been recognised by the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2018 as Asia’s Leading Travel Technology Provider, reinforcing their position as a global leader in event management technology. With nominations from across the region, Cvent competed with other leading brands including AxisRooms, BookLogic, LodgIQ, Mystifly, Skyscanner, and Travelopro to name a few. The coveted award celebrates excellence across key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, and winners were determined with votes and input from top travel and tourism professionals worldwide. “This is a milestone win for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud platform in Asia, and it’s a testament to our best-in-class technology,” said Sandeep Nagpal, Vice President of Marketing at Cvent. “As a partner to many of the leading hotel chains in the region, we have provided hoteliers with the solutions they need to manage, measure, and maximise the true revenue impact of their events programs. Winning this award demonstrates the growing demand for our Hospitality Cloud platform in this strategic region.” Event planners and corporate travel managers source more than $16 billion dollars in business through Cvent’s online platforms each year, and the Cvent Hospitality Cloud offers clients direct access to these buyers. In 2017, more than 40 million room nights worldwide were sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), the world's largest database of detailed venue information featuring more than 255,000 hotels, resorts and event venues. Venues in the Asia Pacific region using the CSN saw a 17% year-on-year increase in requests for proposals (RFP) volume and a 23% year-on-year increase in room night requests. What’s Next Within Cvent’s online platform last year, unique RFPs for events increased 32% in Asia and 12% in Singapore. This growth translates to more than $300 million worth of business value that could be captured for the Asia market, making it one of the most lucrative destinations for event planners and travel managers. Additionally, Cvent’s annual list of Top Meeting Destinations named Singapore as the top meeting destination in the Asia Pacific region for the third year in a row. “Since opening our first office in Asia in Singapore just last year, we have seen incredible growth and increased demand for our services, and we are proud to be recognised by the World Travel Awards. Immense opportunities lie ahead, and we look forward to continuing to provide hoteliers in the region with the solutions they need to own and grow their MICE business,” concluded Nagpal. As winners of the “Asia’s Leading Travel Technology Provider” award, Cvent will go on to compete in the “World’s Leading Travel Technology Provider” category of the World Travel Awards later this year. -ENDS- For media enquiries, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro | debbie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 420 761 189 About Hospitality Cloud The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive profitable group and corporate travel business. Event planners and corporate travel managers source more than $16 billion dollars in business through Cvent’s online platforms each year and the Cvent Hospitality Cloud offers clients direct access to these buyers. Using Cvent digital marketing tools and software solutions, hoteliers attract valuable leads to grow their business, maximise the value of that business, and strengthen direct customer relationships. By connecting hotels with buyers and providing technology for winning and servicing customers, Cvent Hospitality Cloud helps hoteliers grow and own their group and corporate travel business. For more information regarding the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, visit: https://www.cvent.com/sg/hospitality-cloud/ About Cvent, Inc. Cvent, Inc. is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 3,200 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group/MICE and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimise 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. New Cvent Event Planner Study Highlights Larger Budgets and Increased Desire to Provide Unique Experiences 2018-08-20T03:44:15Z new-cvent-event-planner-study-highlights-larger-budgets-and-increased-desire-to-provide-unique-experiences Media Release: 20 August 2018 After conducting an in-depth survey of meeting and event planners across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events and hospitality technology, has released the results of its ‘2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report APAC.’ The study explores how meeting planners source venues and what influences their decision-making process. The results equip hotels and venues with new insights to improve their offerings and attract a greater share of MICE business events in the region. Compared to previous years, the study revealed event planners in the APAC region are seeing an increase in budgets and have an increased desire to deliver unique experiences for their attendees. The report showed over half, 52 percent, of respondents said their event budgets had increased year–on–year (compared with 29 percent in the year prior). Small events with one to 20 attendees have increased by 14 percent compared to 2017 results. The report also revealed an increase in organisers planning off-site meetings. Commenting on the state of the events industry across the APAC region and what it means for hoteliers and venues, Sandeep Nagpal, Vice President of Marketing at Cvent said, “Organisers are seeing an increase in their event budgets and now more than ever, planners are looking to utilise these additional funds for more memorable and personalised experiences. Hotels and venues that are able to re-evaluate their strategies to focus on flexible meeting space, unique activities and atmospheres, and delivering enhanced amenities and best-in-class service levels are the ones that will find most success in attracting MICE business to their properties.” “This survey offers hospitality professionals the data insights they need to attract meetings and events buyers, and to ensure their venue’s sales and marketing teams are focusing on the areas that will bring the most ROI for planners,” said Nagpal. Additional findings from the report include: Sourcing events continues to go digital and most group business is available for the taking and can be earned by any venue with great marketing plans and a strong digital presence. 17 percent of respondents now list smart phones or tablets as venue sourcing tools. Now more than ever, planners are more flexible and work on the go. Since less than half of planners are certain of their venue at the beginning of the sourcing process, APAC hotels and venues need to be more visible and appealing online, ensure their websites are mobile-responsive, and prioritise digital into their sales and marketing strategies. Despite growing budgets, costs and discounts remain important to planners, but they aren’t everything. Though they may have more resources at their disposal, planners remain sensitive to costs, but the desire to deliver a memorable experience can help override cost restrictions Nearly 70 percent said they are extremely or very certain about what they have to spend. Only 40 percent of planners said they would move to their second choice venue if they offered a more than 10 percent savings. Additionally, unique atmosphere, customer service and free amenities are all up year over year as top influencers in booking a venue. This helps to demonstrate the importance of these offerings, all of which can provide a standout experience and entice group business. Read Cvent’s 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report APAC, here: -ends- For media enquiries, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro | debbie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 420 761 189 About Hospitality Cloud The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive profitable group and corporate travel business. Event planners and corporate travel managers source more than $16 billion dollars in business through Cvent’s online platforms each year, and the Cvent Hospitality Cloud offers clients direct access to these buyers. Using Cvent digital marketing tools and software solutions, hoteliers attract valuable leads to grow their business, maximise the value of that business, and strengthen direct customer relationships. By connecting hotels with buyers and providing technology for winning and servicing customers, Cvent Hospitality Cloud helps hoteliers grow and own their group and corporate travel business. For more information regarding the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, visit https://www.cvent.com/au/hospitality-cloud. About Cvent, Inc. Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based event management company with more than 3,200 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users 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 optimise 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/au, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Why Mobile apps are ‘must have’ not ‘nice to have’ for events 2018-08-09T03:28:15Z why-mobile-apps-are-must-have-not-nice-to-have-for-events In 2017, there were over 178 billion mobile app downloads on smartphones around the world, and this astronomical number is predicted to grow by 2020.[1] Additionally, the average person spends more than 3 hours on their device every day.[2] There is an immense opportunity for event organisers to interact and engage with them in a more direct way – on the devices they use most – their smartphones. From the attendee perspective, expectations are at an all-time high, and the success of an event is largely determined by the attendees’ overall satisfaction. The goal of the planner is to provide attendees a memorable experience that makes a lasting impact. In such a scenario, the integration of a mobile app into the event is no longer just a nice enhancement, but a must have addition. It’s time to embrace mobile apps as an integral part of events because not only do they provide an engaging, interactive experience onsite, but also offer an opportunity to further engage our attendees long after the event has ended. Why is a mobile event app a ‘must have’? Attendee engagement: Mobile apps can completely transform an attendees’ experience; connecting them with meaningful content and facilitating face-to-face connections. Incorporating a mobile app into your event gives you the ability to initiate a conversation with every delegate, providing them with an integrated social experience. Up-to-the-minute updates: Having instant access to information at your fingertips is not only expected, it’s the norm. Event attendees want to be able to access news and alerts, session schedules, speaker bios, and relevant updates whenever and wherever they need it. A mobile app is the easiest way to provide this interaction and gives event organisers the ability to edit content on the fly and send relevant push notifications to the audience in real time. Social integration: Creating an engaged event community can be hard, so a mobile app with a built-in integrated social wall can quickly empower attendees to join in the conversation, share event-related photos, and make personal connections with people with similar interests. Gamification: Keeping attendees inspired, entertained and engaged throughout an event can be a challenge. Mobile apps can connect attendees to their physical environment through their digital devices with a variety of games or challenges – catered specifically to that audience or venue. This not only keeps attendees engaged, it can focus them on the event benefits, connect them with sponsors, and best of all, it’s fun! Printing costs and the ever-changing event program: It’s not only about reducing the event carbon footprint and going ‘green’ – printing hard copy programs and shipping is expensive and stressful. A mobile event app supports the inevitable ever-changing event schedule and eliminates the exorbitant cost of reprinting programs last-minute. Keeping your investors happy: Sponsors and exhibitors can build brand equity by engaging in face-to-face interaction with attendees and are able to expand recognition through the app via banner ads, splash pages and profiles. Mobile apps allow sponsors to be highlighted via interactive floor maps and has the capabilities to upload last-minute promotions and news – getting them the most out of their financial investment. Track digital footprints of attendees: Live event data is a goldmine of critical information and mobile event apps help capture and analyse this data. The entire process of collecting data has become easier with mobile apps. They help facilitate live polls and Q&As, are a great networking tool, and can give information on who your attendees are meeting with at your event. Mobile event apps have analytic tools that can help you identify how people are engaging with your event and what they find interesting based on the in-app actions they take – allowing you to improve your event based on real-time attendee feedback. Event planners that forgo the use of mobile apps will not be able to keep up with the fast-paced requests and needs of their attendees and will inevitably fall behind. Say goodbye to the days when mobile apps were simply a good addition to your event – mobile apps are now a necessity. At Cvent, we believe people attend events for two primary reasons, to absorb great content and to network – which is why we have worked hard to ensure our mobile event app solution, CrowdCompass, facilitates those needs and empowers event planners to provide their attendees with engaging content and to help power the human connection. For more information on Cvent and CrowdCompass visit: https://www.cvent.com/au/ [1] https://www.statista.com/statistics/271644/worldwide-free-and-paid-mobile-app-store-downloads/ [2] https://www.statista.com/statistics/781692/worldwide-daily-time-spent-on-smartphone/ Cvent announces availability of its Event Management Technology For Dummies® book produced in partnership with acclaimed Wiley brand 2018-08-03T01:24:56Z cvent-announces-availability-of-its-event-management-technology-for-dummies-r-book-produced-in-partnership-with-acclaimed-wiley-brand Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced the publication of Event Management Technology For Dummies. The guide, produced in partnership with the For Dummies® brand, outlines how organisations can successfully plan and run great events using event management technology. “Event management technology gives event professionals and marketers the tools they need to plan, execute, and report on their events, and it’s a gamechanger because it empowers organisations to maximize the impact of their event programs. Even though the use of event management technology is growing rapidly around the world, many organisations still rely on manual processes to market and run their events,” said Patrick Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at Cvent. “We developed a clear and concise guide on how to successfully manage events of all sizes by leveraging technology at every stage of the event lifecycle. We expect that this guide will become a valuable resource that organisations can reference to deliver bigger, better, and more profitable events.” “As the world’s leading reference brand, we always strive to help customers solve problems and get up to speed on topics that may seem difficult or intimidating; help them turn ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can,’” said Michael Friedberg, Senior Marketing Manager, Wiley. “Offering Special Editions like Event Management Technology For Dummies from Cvent, gives us the opportunity to bring new in-demand topics to our audience and further empower our customers to reach their goals.” In conjunction with the release of Event Management Technology For Dummies, Cvent also is offering an educational webinar series that will dive more deeply into the key topics covered in the book. The series covers key topics such as creating a comprehensive events strategy, streamlining event planning processes, driving attendance, engaging attendees, and proving an event’s return on investment. Download Event Management Technology For Dummies here. Cvent Unveils List of Top Meeting Destinations in Asia-Pacific for 2018 2018-07-27T01:20:13Z cvent-unveils-list-of-top-meeting-destinations-in-asia-pacific-for-2018 Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today released its annual list of the top cities for meetings and events in Asia-Pacific (APAC). The list was compiled based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network. In 2017, more than 40 million room nights worldwide and $14.7 billion of business were sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network – helping to support more than 715,000 events around the globe. The top 10 cities in Asia-Pacific for 2018 are: Singapore Sydney, Australia Bangkok, Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hong Kong Shanghai, China Melbourne, Australia New Delhi, India Tokyo, Japan Mumbai, India To see the full list of the top cities, please visit here. “The cities featured in this year’s Top Destinations lists have invested significant time, energy, and resources into building premier locations that entice organisations, large and small, to plan meetings and events in their areas,” said Chris McAndrews, Vice President of Marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “Meetings have become a major economic driver for cities worldwide. Because of this positive impact, destinations are pulling out all the stops to attract MICE business, and we expect to see this healthy competition continue.” “We are heartened that Singapore has maintained our standing as Cvent’s Top Meeting Destination in the Asia-Pacific region for the third year in a row. It is an honour and privilege to be consistently recognised as a preferred business events destination,” said Jeannie Lim, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board. “Singapore stands out as a city that offers a wealth of possibilities – both at work and play – in a dynamic, pro-business environment that offers excellent connectivity, security, and a diversity of unique and inspiring venues and experiences. This recognition would not have been possible without the support of dedicated individuals and organisations in the business events industry, and we would also like to share this accolade with our industry stakeholders and partners. Methodology Destinations around the world compete on a variety of factors including the accessibility of the destination and facilities for events, price and price flexibility, quality of facilities, quality of services, personal safety for attendees, and having a point of differentiation. Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities worldwide featured on the Cvent Supplier Network to compile the seventh annual global list. Activity was tracked from January 2017 through December 2017 and the ranking was then determined by a set of qualifying criteria consisting of: Unique Request For Proposals Received Total Room Nights Awarded Request For Proposals Awarded Room Nights Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues Number of Profile Views To see the full lists of the top cities for each global region, please visit: United States, Europe, Canada, Middle East and Africa, and Caribbean and Latin America. EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to have major impact on Australian event planners 2018-05-23T00:09:41Z eus-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr-to-have-major-impact-on-australian-event-planners By Jack Ukil, Director of Sales, Cvent Australia Starting 25 May 2018, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced. Although Australian event planners may initially deem the new regulation as irrelevant to their Australian-based operations, the reality is that the GDPR does affect the Australian events industry, and its impact could be significant. When you consider the number of Australians who hold dual citizenship, it is safe to state that the clear majority of events held in Australia are attended by citizens of the European Union (EU). This means that Australian event planners who ignore the new regulation do so at their peril. Of course, Australian event planners who run events in the EU are obliged to adhere to the new GDPR standards; but moreover, even if an event held in Australia is attended by a single citizen or resident of the EU, that likely needs to be GDPR compliant – and enforcement will start in earnest on May 25. Regardless of location, organisations that offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of EU citizens and residents, are now required to reconsider how it collects, stores and protects any and all data relating to citizens of the EU. The fines for non-compliance are massive, up to 20 million Euros, or four percent of revenue, and being found non-compliant can have a detrimental impact on a brand's reputation. So, what is the GDPR and what does it require of Australian event planners? Internationally deemed the most important change in data privacy regulation in more than 20 years, GDPR is the result of four years of public consultation regarding the collection, use, storage and protection of any and all data relating to the identification of EU citizens. From gender, age and preferred modes of communication, to basic records of event attendance and even dietary requirements, GDPR covers all data relating to the identification of individuals. A data-driven marketing game-changer, GDPR essentially gives individuals ultimate power over how their personal information is collected, used, stored and protected. It includes requirements that resemble those in the Australian Government's Privacy Act 1988, and additional measures that similarly aim to foster transparent information handling practices and business accountability around data handling. While the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has formally published new guidance for Australian businesses on the EU's GDPR requirements, many industry insiders predict that Australia – like China and other nations from all corners of the globe – will soon follow the EU's lead when it comes to privacy protection laws pertaining to Australian citizens. To be GDPR compliant, an organisation must: Have a legitimate business interest, contractual right or seek the consent of an EU citizen or resident before obtaining any data that could identify that individual including his or her preferences and behaviours Be able to prove lawful storage of data in accordance with GDPR standards Be able to delete the individual’s data if they request to be forgotten from all your digital systems Adhere to standards of ongoing protection of data in accordance with GDPR The OAIC recommends that Australian businesses ensure they are compliant with GDPR now. While the task may seem overwhelming, event organisations can use purposely-designed technology, provided by companies like Cvent, to manage the lawful control of data. As a global company, Cvent - which recently opened their Asia-Pacific headquarters in Melbourne - has been focused on data security and privacy for many years. We have built functionality into our system and technology platform to give our customers the tools they need to alleviate the risks associated with managing data. Our software can track the collection of data, where it is being used and how across the event lifecycle. The investment we’ve made into our platform represents the company’s longstanding dedication to being ahead of the curve on data privacy issues including third-party validation by Privacy Shield and TrustArc Inc. Cvent’s focus on privacy and data security did not just come about because of GDPR. These are concerns that are growing in importance for many of our clients and their customers. We have invested heavily to help bolster the compliance demands of our customers and will continue to be at forefront of this wave as it grows momentum around the world. For more information visit: www.cvent.com/gdpr. -ENDS- To find out more about Cvent, visit: http://www.cvent.com/au/ Connect with Cvent on social media via: Facebook: /Cvent Twitter: /Cvent YouTube: /CventVideo For media enquiries please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro | debbie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 420 761 189 Cvent Selected as Official Mobile Event App Provider for AuSAE’s Conference and Exhibition: ACE 2018 2018-05-22T08:15:13Z cvent-selected-as-official-mobile-event-app-provider-for-ausaes-conference-and-exhibition-ace-2018 Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced its official partnership with The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE). Cvent will provide full mobile event app support via its CrowdCompass solution for AuSAE’s Conference and Exhibition: ACE 2018 to be held in Adelaide later this month. The custom mobile event app will help increase attendee engagement and offer additional networking opportunities onsite. “We are thrilled to be working with AuSAE to showcase the game-changing functionality of Cvent’s technology and the difference it can make for Association events,” said Jack Ukil, Cvent Australia Director of Sales. “Meetings and events offer the highest return on investment on marketing dollars spent, so it is imperative that attendees are fully engaged. Our CrowdCompass solution puts the power to connect in the palm of the delegates’ hands and ensures that the interactions between delegates, and their engagement with the program, stay top of mind.” Kerrie Green, General Manager at AuSAE said, “We searched far and wide for a mobile app partner that would provide our delegates a way to pre-plan their conference experience, connect with speakers, sponsors and their Association peers and access live information at the conference. “Cvent’s mobile event app CrowdCompass was chosen as the official app for AuSAE’s conference and exhibition, as we recognise that the engagement tools available through Cvent’s platform can significantly increase the ROI for our attendees” concluded Ms. Green. Event technology is rapidly changing the way Associations are managing and executing their events: from session engagement to the way delegates meet and connect onsite. Large-scale conferences and exhibitions are an important part of the business model for many Associations, and technology can dramatically increase the value of these events for their members and the community at large. In addition to supplying the mobile event app technology for the AuSAE conference, Cvent is also providing its OnArrival software for seamless event check-in and onsite attendee management. More information, visit: www.cvent.com.au To attend ACE 2018, visit: www.ausae.org.au/ace #ACE18 -ENDS- Notes to Editors: Cvent, Inc., is the official app partner and silver sponsor for The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) Conference and Exhibition: ACE 2018. AuSAE is one of the leading and recognised associations in Australia and New Zealand. Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company with more than 25,000 customers, 300,000 users, and 3,000 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 optimise 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. To find out more about Cvent, visit: www.cvent.com.au For media enquiries please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro | debbie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 420 761 189 Cvent Unveils 2018 List of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Asia Pacific 2018-05-16T00:19:30Z cvent-unveils-2018-list-of-top-50-meeting-hotels-in-asia-pacific Cvent Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced the results of its Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Asia Pacific. The list was compiled by analysing group booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $14.7 billion and more than 40 million room nights in 2017, helping to support more than 715,000 events worldwide. “With industry research showing the current global value of the meetings and events industry at $750+ billion* and growing substantially, there is huge potential for hotels across the region to capitalise on group business opportunities,” said Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President of Sales for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “In the Asia Pacific region, Singapore and Australia remain top hubs for meetings and events, but hotels in Hong Kong, China, and Japan have worked hard to attract more group business to their regions and the rankings this year certainly reflect the positive results of those efforts,” said Chris McAndrews, Vice President of Marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “Since opening in December 2016, Hyatt Regency Sydney has gone from strength to strength, welcoming thousands of domestic and international guests,” said Malcolm Zancanaro, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Sydney. “We pride ourselves on being a place for people to connect, so the meetings, incentives, conferencing and events market is extremely important to our business. This award is a nice acknowledgement of the effort we invest in delivering exceptional and memorable experiences for our guests.” APAC List Highlights: Hyatt Regency Sydney, new to the list this year, took the top position. Five additional new properties have broken into the Top 10: Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay (ranked 3rd) Hilton Kuala Lumpur (ranked 4th) Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (ranked 5th) Hilton Tokyo (ranked 6th) Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok (ranked 8th) There are 13 new properties to the list including: Grand Hyatt Shanghai; DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur; Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong; Millennium Hilton Bangkok; and JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt (in that order) are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list. View the full 2018 list of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in APAC. Due to increased demand and buyer preferences, Cvent also announced it has expanded its list categories to include sub-lists which segment venues further based on commonly searched attributes including property type, conference space size, and region-specific locales. These lists will be announced over the coming weeks. Top 10 Hotel Properties in APAC: 2018 Rank Hotel Name 1 Hyatt Regency Sydney 2 Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney 3 Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay 4 Hilton Kuala Lumpur 5 Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 6 Hilton Tokyo 7 Hilton Singapore 8 Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok 9 Pan Pacific Singapore 10 InterContinental Sydney Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2017 through December 2017. The properties were ranked according to various criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel's unique profile visits in the Cvent Supplier Network. The criteria are designed to provide the most accurate reflection of the top meeting hotels in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions. For more information regarding the Cvent Supplier Network, visit www.cvent.com/venues -Ends- *Allied Market Research, Jan 2018 About the Cvent Supplier Network Featuring more than 255,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, the Cvent Supplier Network is one of the world's largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Cvent sourced more than $14.7 billion in meetings and events through its marketplace and more than 40 million room nights in 2017. The CSN contains listings of hotels and other venues in more than 175 countries that can be searched and filtered based on approximately 200 meetings and events attributes. The Network is part of the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, which provides hotels, CVBs and other event venue owners, solutions to effectively generate qualified demand for meetings and events, manage that demand more efficiently, and measure group business performance. About Cvent Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company with more than 25,000 customers, 300,000 users, and 3,000 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. For media enquiries, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro | debbie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 420 761 189 Erica Stoltenberg | Cvent | estoltenberg@cvent.com