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  • 1.  We're back with our 'Ask the Expert' session - Sep 2022

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 3 days ago
    Edited by Megha Jetley 3 days ago

    It's time for our next Ask the Expert session here in the Open Forum!


    According to the recent Northstar/Cvent Meetings Industry PULSE Survey, 53% of event planners say that concern about a new COVID variant impacts their current planning. This has grown steadily over the last three reports. That's notable and a little surprising. Why? Because at the same time, 68% of planners are nonetheless actively sourcing and booking events. Does this show concern around new mandates? Or does it really show how resilient we are, how we've adapted, and our determination to reconnect. The new era of meetings and events is about using tools and best practices to overcome challenges.


    Join us on  September 29, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET to hear from industry experts on how they're overcoming recent challenges, whether that's COVID or even more pressing cost concerns and short staffing. How can destinations better help planners and hotels connect to design meaningful experiences? What should destinations and hotels know about the most pressing challenges facing planners? When planners say that they want suppliers to be more supportive – what are some tips on how to better engage and provide a greater level of support? 


    Our featured experts include:  

    • @Steve Pierson, Director of Convention Sales, Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
    • @Paul Dangel, CMP, Director of Sales and Marketing, HYATT REGENCY Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel


    Cvent is partnering with Northstar Meetings Group to co-produce and cosponsor the Meetings Industry PULSE Survey. We surveyed 460+ event professionals in August 2022 to get a look at planner sentiment around the meetings and events industry.


    Reminders from our Community Team on how the Ask the Expert session will work: 

    Add your questions from the industry experts by replying to this thread below any time before or during the Ask the Expert session. Be sure to look at other Community users' questions and click Recommend  to those that you would also like to learn more about.    

    You can expect to see answers from our experts starting at 11:00 am ET on Thursday, Sep 29. Follow the thread by clicking the blue star and be ready to add follow-up questions and discuss further with other users. We'll wrap up the event at 12:00 pm ET, so be sure to join us then.    

    We look forward to reading your questions!  

    Note: This post contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Specifically, any unreleased services, features, functionality, or enhancements referenced in this discussion post or in other public statements are not yet generally available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who license any solutions from Cvent, Inc. should make their purchase decisions based on features that are currently available. We have based these forward-looking statements on our views concerning future events and development plans as of the date they were made. We assume no obligation for and do not intend to update any such forward-looking statements. 



    Tanvi Kakodkar
    Customer Marketing at Cvent

  • 2.  RE: We're back with our 'Ask the Expert' session - Sep 2022

    User Group Member
    Posted 2 hours ago
    What is different this time around? In terms of safety guidelines, sourcing, supply chain, pre-event feedback?

    Olivia Popofski
    Marketing Coordinator
    Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and AffiliatesCanada

  • 3.  RE: We're back with our 'Ask the Expert' session - Sep 2022

    Posted 56 minutes ago
    How do you respond/take action, when you discover that there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 at an in-person event you hosted?

    Jessica johnson
    Web Site Editor