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Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

  • 1.  Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 04-03-2020 15:29
    Greetings Cvent Community Members,

    In the past few week's I have seen the meetings and event industry evolve faster than ever before. In this time of uneasiness, it is natural to want to connect with peers and other professional in a similar position. I am starting this Birds of a Feather discussion to help you identify and collaborate with other planners and suppliers on how to navigate the evolving environment of seeking and managing meeting and event spaces.

    To get participate copy the questions below, click reply, paste the questions, and provide your responses.

    • Where are you located?
    • What is your role?
    • I want to connect with people who ___________ (fill in the blank.)
    • What has been your favorite space that you have hosted or attended an event?
    • What's the most creative experience you've seen or hosted at a meeting or event?
    • What is your favorite Cvent feature?

    Feel free to pose your own questions to other planners and suppliers by simply replying to this thread.

    PARTICIPATION NOTE: If you reply to the discussion you are automatically "following" the discussion. Following a discussion means you will get an email anytime someone replies. The star will be red if you are following the discussion, to unfollow click the star and it should turn blue.

    #Miscellaneous
    #SourcingaVenue

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    Kelli Kopec
    manager
    cvent
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  • 2.  RE: Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

    Posted 04-09-2020 10:44
    HI!!

    • Where are you located?  I'm in Waterford, MI
    • What is your role?  Sourcing, contracting, events of any size
    • I want to connect with people who __share interests with me_________ (fill in the blank.)
    • What has been your favorite space that you have hosted or attended an event?  Too many to name!
    • What's the most creative experience you've seen or hosted at a meeting or event? Fire and ice theme for dinner
    • What is your favorite Cvent feature?  The mapping feature 

    Judy
    HelmsBriscoe

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    Judy Smadu
    Director Global Accounts
    Helmsbriscoe
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  • 3.  RE: Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

    Posted 04-09-2020 11:12
    • Where are you located? Charlotte
    • What is your role? Director of Marketing and Events
    • I want to connect with people who are adjusting in-person to virtual events.  Also people rebooking and making sure contracts are up to par with these new circumstances.  
    • What are the types of meetings/events you typically host and how are you handling your events over the next few months? Multi-day events that require meeting space and hotel rooms and average between 40-60 people each.  We do 1-2 each month. 
    • What's the best part of being at an event you're not responsible for? Observing, listening and learning to spark fresh ideas.
    • What is one thing you want to learn about Cvent? How it will adapt their platform to virtual meetings and how it will be helping event planners adapt.


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    Jennifer S
    Director of Marketing & Events
    Saltzman Associates
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  • 4.  RE: Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

    Posted 04-09-2020 12:35
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    Hello! This is Ashley Peacock and Jennifer Thornton with Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma! We are users of Cvent through the Cvent Supplier Network and website tool as well as with Social Tables event diagramming software. Nice to meet everyone! :)

    • Where are you located?
      • We are at Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
    • What is your role?
      • Ashley is the Senior Event Services Manager and Jennifer is the Director of Sales
    • I want to connect with people who ___________ (fill in the blank.)
      • We would love to connect with event planners who are looking for a versatile venue in an artistic and vibrant city to hold conventions, meetings, conferences, trade and consumer shows, and more!
    • What has been your favorite space that you have hosted or attended an event?
      • Our venue of course :)
    • What's the most creative experience you've seen or hosted at a meeting or event?
      • We recently hosted an event here in our facility that had an LED block Tetris style game set up inside of their space. People loved it for engagement and social posts!
    • What is your favorite Cvent feature?
      • Ashley's favorite is Social Tables because that's how we do our event diagrams for planners and Jennifer's favorite is CSN because that's how we connect with new planners

    Please feel free to send us a message or visit our listing if you'd like to connect with us. We'd love to talk with you about your events! :)

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    Jennifer Thornton
    Director of Sales
    Cox Business Center an SMG Managed Facility
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  • 5.  RE: Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

    Posted 04-10-2020 08:38
    • Where are you located? New Jersey
    • What is your role? Project Support Admin
    • I want to connect with people who ___also use cvent event management for registration websites________ (fill in the blank.)
    • What has been your favorite space that you have hosted or attended an event? gaylord in orlando
    • What's the most creative experience you've seen or hosted at a meeting or event? team building event building wheelchairs for a local charity
    • What is your favorite Cvent feature? crowdcompass mobile app


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    Jennifer Zutterman
    Marketing Admin
    Getinge (Maquet Holding B.C. & Co KG)
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  • 6.  RE: Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

    Posted 04-10-2020 13:37
    Hello!

    • Where are you located? Dallas, TX
    • What is your role? Event Operations Manager
    • I want to connect with people who work in events (fill in the blank.)
    • What has been your favorite space that you have hosted or attended an event? Lots of them. We often have great experiences with museums. 
    • What's the most creative experience you've seen or hosted at a meeting or event? We hosted a mini-festival with attendees for night one of their conference. We included graffiti stations, art cars, and lots of entertainment. 
    • What is your favorite Cvent feature? The venue search and RFP tools 


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    Haley Kilar
    Junior Operations Coordinator
    Encore Live Productions
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  • 7.  RE: Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

    Posted 04-13-2020 10:44
    • Where are you located? Conshohocken, PA
    • What is your role? Jr. Meeting Manager/Attendee Mgmt Specialist
    • I want to connect with people who _____love attendee management like I love it______ (fill in the blank.)
    • What has been your favorite space that you have hosted or attended an event? Everywhere :)
    • What's the most creative experience you've seen or hosted at a meeting or event? Superheros charity event where our attendee created capes for children in hospitals and added inspirational quotes on them.
    • What is your favorite Cvent feature? roommate matching


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    Tracey MacArthur
    Meeting Manager, Usa
    GBT Travel Services UK Limited d/b/a American Express Global Business Travel
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  • 8.  RE: Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

    Posted 04-16-2020 10:29
    Hi..
    • Where are you located?    Fort Worth, TX
    • What is your role?   CRM Administrator, Lead Catcher, Cvent Administrator/Supplier Network
    • I want to connect with people who ______share similar positions and interest/questions_____ (fill in the blank.)
    • What has been your favorite space that you have hosted or attended an event?          Though question - Scottsdale & Spokane attended events, Vegas is great every time as well
    • What's the most creative experience you've seen or hosted at a meeting or event?     Just look at what CventConnect does every year is amazing
    • What is your favorite Cvent feature?      Cvent Community, Social Table & Supplier Network, I dont know much about other products


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    Andrea Timbes
    CRM Administrator
    Visit Fort Worth
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  • 9.  RE: Birds of a Feather: Venue Sourcing

    Posted 04-27-2020 13:07
    Hi everyone!

    • Where are you located?  Dayton, NJ
    • What is your role?  Housing & registration, meeting sourcing and planning
    • I want to connect with people who __ are in similar roles
    • What has been your favorite space that you have hosted or attended an event?  A museum
    • What's the most creative experience you've seen or hosted at a meeting or event? A bayou theme in Florida
    • What is your favorite Cvent feature?  Custom reports


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    Kayla Sisco
    Convention Coordinator
    Impact XM
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