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Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

  • 1.  Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 09-05-2022 11:09
    Hi Community members! We are starting Monday off with our Huddle of the Week post!

    This year is flying by quickly and the time is near when your start planning for 2023 strategy for your event. When you start to think about your strategy there are many aspects of planning that you will begin to consider – Market/Communication, Venue, Content, Community, Suppliers and Partners, and Insights. With your goals in mind, you might still be thinking about budget realities, distributed workplaces, and continued uncertainty.

    Let us know in the comment section below:
    1. What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
    2. What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?

    Want to learn more about communicating your strategy and motivating your employees and sales reps for the upcoming event year? Register now for our upcoming webinar – Sales Kickoffs in 2023 – today!

    Excited to hear your thought below! #HuddleoftheWeek #VoiceIt 
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    #EventApp-Building/managing
    #ManagingOn-site

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    Megan Clark
    Assistant Team Lead, Online Community Marketing
    Cvent
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  • 2.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    User Group Member
    Posted 09-06-2022 15:51
    1. What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
      1. Marketing - this is difficult for us because it's what is needed to promote and costs money and needs a dedicated person to take charge and make sure we're visible everywhere that's needed. 
    2. What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?
      1. We've already started planning for 2023 and it's all the managers coming together and forecasting each month with different events either not coming back or shifting into a different month we have to take that into consideration. It's a long process but we'll get there! 


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    Teresa James
    Director of Sales and Marketing
    DoubleTree Gainesville
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  • 3.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    User Group Member
    Posted 09-06-2022 21:27
    1. What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy? Finding a venue. With everything pushing events out from 2020/2021 and preplanning out back then it's been really hard just finding availability for programs our size/range needs.
    2. What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning? Still worried about where the state of things will be so we're still trying to focus on venue buyouts, venues with open floors/spacing but we're also trying to focus more on sustainability and what venues can do to help us meet those goals.


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    Rachel
    NJ
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  • 4.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    User Group Member
    Posted 09-07-2022 05:20
    What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
    Securing sponsors is probably our top priority at the moment, as they help fund the event. With events coming back in full swing, we need to make sure that we book the early enough before their dance cards get filled up. 

    What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?
    We've already begun the planning process, so our focus is on making sure we can deliver a fantastic event within budget.

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    Bouran Qaddumi
    Sr. Manager, Training
    Church's Chicken
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  • 5.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    Posted 09-07-2022 12:52
    What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
    Ensuring we have adequate resources to meet the demands of our business ramping up rapidly after multiple years of limbo.

    What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?
    Finding a good balance between full steam ahead and proceed with caution. 

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    Marissa Wagoner
    Registration Solutions Analyst
    One10 LLCUnited States
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  • 6.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    User Group Member
    Posted 09-08-2022 11:21
    These are all great ideas and feedback! Thank you!

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    Katie Dreifus
    Contractor
    PwC Management Services LPUnited States
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  • 7.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    Posted 09-08-2022 11:22
    1. What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
              sourcing


    1. What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?
              being well adjusted to all the events coming up this year

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    Jonathan stanaj
    Events Manager
    United Federation of TeachersUnited States
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  • 8.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    Community MVP
    Posted 09-14-2022 18:15
    1. What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy? I believe planners will be challenged finding affordable availability in 2023 
    2. What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning? I'm interested in reading what planner have to say for this question


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    Colleen Beck
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Westin Tampa Bay
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  • 9.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    Posted 09-15-2022 10:11
    What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
         - I have noticed groups are booking closer to the event dates.  Keeping a good mix of group and local with the new booking windows has been a challenge.

    What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?
         - Getting as much on the books early as possible.  
         - Keeping in mind the rising costs of product.
         - Supply chain issues


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    Erinn Ambs
    sales manager
    Hilton McLean at Tysons CornerUnited States
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  • 10.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    User Group Member
    Posted 09-16-2022 07:53
    What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
    Balancing budget with expectations. Our virtual program has allowed great cost savings opportunities and it's a challenge to for leadership to see the numbers related to bringing folks back together in person. 

    What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?
    Keep it simple and provide tons of uncomplicated networking opportunities. Since we haven't all been together in so long, we want to foster conversations and information sharing by letting folks spend time together and reconnect.

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    Jennifer Jones
    Senior Specialist
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  • 11.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    User Group Member
    Posted 09-26-2022 12:16
    Honestly, we have made the transition to virtual for most of our events, and we are really trying to up our virtual game - productions quality, content, etc. Our typical timelines (which are ALWAYS too short anyway) will not cut it with the level of event production we are really trying to produce - so timing and budgeting for this transition is our biggest challenge right now. From a planning perspective, we get it - but the folks who set our agenda & deliver a lot of the content have not worked on this moved up timeline before.

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    Kaitlin Feist
    Marketing Programs & Events Specialist
    Dakota Supply Group, USA
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  • 12.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    User Group Member
    Posted 09-26-2022 15:45
    What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
    I think just continuing to monitor the status of the pandemic. 
    What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?
    Same as above, comfort level with in-person, size of events, budget

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    Olivia Popofski
    Marketing Coordinator
    Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and AffiliatesCanada
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  • 13.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    User Group Member
    Posted 09-28-2022 15:04

    What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
    Having less money and staff (budget cuts) and the loss of Cvent software will be devastating!

    What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?

    Communicating to internal audiences that we can't offer the same services without Cvent.                     



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    Jacqueline C. Ward, CMP
    Director, Conferences and Special Events, UNC-Chapel Hill
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  • 14.  RE: Is your event game ready to get back into the traditional kickoffs as you move towards 2023?

    User Group Member
    Posted 09-29-2022 09:22
    1. What do you feel will be the biggest challenge for your 2023 event strategy?
      1. For use it's going to be volume. As we conduct internal and hospitality events for the bank - everyone wants to be back in person and bring back meetings and events that have been dormant for 2+ years. Additionally we have new leadership that is requiring business case approval for any meeting/event.
    2. What are your key considerations for the 2023 kickoff planning?
      1. We're restructuring our MRF to gather the pertinent information to create the business case, and expedite the process. This will also help us be more strategic with our resources.


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    Beth Vriesen
    Events Registration Admin
    Associated Bank Corporation
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