Open Forum

 View Only
Expand all | Collapse all

Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

  • 1.  Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 01-18-2022 05:48
    Edited by Megha Jetley 01-18-2022 07:09

    Hey you all! In this week's Huddle of the Week discussion, we want to talk about some trends you must consider when you develop strategies that influence customer decisions and to stay ahead in the disruptive hospitality industry:

    Have a look below 

    - Sustainable business culture
    - Voice search to transform the booking process and make it more convenient
    - Mobile technology as guest preferences for mobile apps rise steadily
    - Going after niche markets to open more opportunities to serve guests while facing less competition
    - Acquiring new and relevant skills to grow your career

    So, tell us  –
    - What new trends according to you will be game-changers this year?


    Do let us know your thoughts below! #HuddleoftheWeek

    #Miscellaneous
    #SourcingaVenue

    ------------------------------
    Megha Jetley
    Assistant Manager
    Cvent Marketing Department
    ------------------------------


  • 2.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    User Group Member
    Posted 01-18-2022 09:53
    Hi, I love the idea of voice search. Will Cvent be implementing anything like this in their platform for accessibility?

    ------------------------------
    ~
    Jo Anna Chapin
    Meetings & Events Registration Lead
    Accenture
    ------------------------------



  • 3.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    User Group Member
    Posted 01-18-2022 11:20
    We're definitely focusing on sustainability this year.

    Mobile apps and making everything available digitally so people aren't picking up papers and spreading germs.

    Focusing on more smaller road shows vs larger scale events.

    ------------------------------
    Rachel
    NJ
    ------------------------------



  • 4.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    Posted 01-19-2022 03:07
    In my opinion sustainability and mobile technology are the topics to focus. Those 2 topics are linked as mobile tech facilitates a paperless experience. Also the idea of organizing "regional / local" events where travel for participants might be reduced to the minimum.

    ------------------------------
    Maria Pedrosa
    EMEA Event Manager Associate
    W.L. Gore & Associates
    ------------------------------



  • 5.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    Posted 01-19-2022 08:07
    One of my goals is to acquire new skills in the sense of mobile and the attendee hub.  With Crowd Compass retiring we have a need to utilize the platform and using the user friendly program should increase efficiency within our events while providing attendees with a great experience.

    ------------------------------
    Amy Lum
    Senior Systems and Tools Specialist
    Boston Scientific Corporation
    ------------------------------



  • 6.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    User Group Member
    Posted 01-19-2022 10:07
    I think sustainable culture will soar this year as well as platforms that gather and verify information for vaccination, COVID testing, and screening for events.

    ------------------------------
    Mary Ann Hall
    Event Specialist
    Federal Reserve System
    ------------------------------



  • 7.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    Posted 01-20-2022 09:58
    We're looking forward to moving back to in person events at some point, and utilizing ID.me and OnArrival for safe and sustainable events.

    ------------------------------
    Beth Vriesen
    Corp Events Registration Administrator
    Associated Bank Corporation
    ------------------------------



  • 8.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    Posted 01-20-2022 17:01
    I literally met with my boss earlier today and we talked about how this year our goal is to be sustainable. Coming out of a 2 year holding pattern we want to focus on getting back into the swing of things without reinventing the wheel. 

    Event wise we're still focusing on virtual events, with a very large industry conference in September to look forward to.

    ------------------------------
    Sarah Jordan Usher
    Senior Market Administrator
    CNC Software, Inc.
    ------------------------------



  • 9.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    Posted 01-21-2022 05:20
    I think hybrid and virtual events will become the norm! 
    Sustainability/carbon footprint is at the heart of this but also because of the uptick in participation. 
    I don't think covid is going anywhere, and by offering hybrid platforms then those who are in isolation or can't travel etc. will have an opportunity to participate.

    ------------------------------
    Olivia Popofski
    Event Coordination Specialist
    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company("Manulife")
    ------------------------------



  • 10.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    User Group Member
    Posted 01-21-2022 06:01
    I love that sustainable business culture is on the list, I hope it becomes more of a permanent culture adjustment vs. a trend.

    ------------------------------
    Bouran Qaddumi
    SR MANAGER, NATIONAL FIELD TRAINING
    Cajun Operating Company d/b/a Church's Chicken
    ------------------------------



  • 11.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    Community MVP
    Posted 01-21-2022 08:48
    I thing Mobile technology will continue to be enhanced and a total game changer this year!  Really interested in learning more about Voice search! Can't wait to hear more about that! 
    #Huddleoftheweek is awesome! I appreciate everyone's input and enjoy ready what others have to say about any given topic! ​

    ------------------------------
    Colleen Beck
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Westin Tampa Bay
    ------------------------------



  • 12.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    Posted 01-31-2022 08:41
    Making use of digital technology that puts information and the ability to act in the hands of our attendees is key focus area for 2022. As we transition back into in-person events, using event apps to provide attendees with event related information and allow them to complete event experiences such as checking in helps reduce traditional touchpoints while equipping attendees with information that is always with them (versus leaving it behind in their hotel room).

    ------------------------------
    Jennifer Jones
    Senior Event Specialist
    Corning Incorporated
    ------------------------------



  • 13.  RE: Think Ahead: Things to look out for in 2022

    Community MVP
    Posted 01-31-2022 09:10
    My top three:

    - Mobile technology as guest preferences for mobile apps rise steadily
    - Going after niche markets to open more opportunities to serve guests while facing less competition
    - Acquiring new and relevant skills to grow your career (I'm frantically trying to fill the gaps in my Cvent knowledge as I'm the only one in Cvent right now (FYI, we are hiring an event planner! Interested? Reach out to me!!!

    ------------------------------
    Lori Wildman
    Senior Marketing Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
    ------------------------------