110 episodes

What are the latest industry trends? What are people doing well? What's the next "Big Thing" on the horizon? How can you adapt to new industry rules and regulations? We hope you can walk away from these podcast episodes with strategic and insightful ideas that you can implement into your own events –whatever they may be –big or small. With each episode, you will get access to additional content, tools, and resources to help you grow in your career.

Great Events Cvent

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

What are the latest industry trends? What are people doing well? What's the next "Big Thing" on the horizon? How can you adapt to new industry rules and regulations? We hope you can walk away from these podcast episodes with strategic and insightful ideas that you can implement into your own events –whatever they may be –big or small. With each episode, you will get access to additional content, tools, and resources to help you grow in your career.

    Planning an Event for Your Village: A Peek into Our Business Leaders Retreat

    Planning an Event for Your Village: A Peek into Our Business Leaders Retreat

    If you’re planning an event for people in the event planning industry, you better bring your A-game.


    In this episode, two of Cvent’s Meeting and Event Planning stars, Kayla Sommers and Sam Efthimiades, join us to share their secrets on how they were able to wow the company’s top performers at our Business Leaders Retreat. Listen in to hear how treating everyone like a VIP is more about personalization than perks. As you listen, you’ll also pick a lot of insider know-how about getting the most bang for your budget.

    • 23 min
    IMEX Frankfurt Rundown

    IMEX Frankfurt Rundown

    IMEX Frankfurt is one of the biggest events for hospitality and event professionals. With their 20th year anniversary this year, they had 100 countries represented and over 11,000 attendees. It is the place to be for anyone looking to learn more about the industry, get a sneak peek at innovation, and hear from industry-leading professionals.


    But don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend. In this episode, Rachel Andrews is joined by Karen Carter, Director of Enterprise Marketing for Europe at Cvent, and Jamie Vaughan, European Vice President of Sales at Cvent, to share their biggest takeaways from the event.

    • 29 min
    Cvent Travel Summit Recap

    Cvent Travel Summit Recap

    Virtual events or in-person events? Why choose when you can take the best of both worlds and go hybrid!


    Kelli Kopec, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cvent and Lauren Allison, Lead Meeting and Event Planner at Cvent join Paulina on this episode to discuss another event that was a smash hit - the Cvent Travel Summit. The coolest part? It morphed from being an entirely virtual event to a hybrid one with great results.


    Listen in to learn how to stay agile across the board so you can reach more people in the ways they want to connect.

    • 23 min
    Big Events Are Back!

    Big Events Are Back!

    We’ve spent the last couple of years mastering virtual and then hybrid events, but now big, beautiful, in-person events are back! And the possibilities are endless.


    In this episode, our hosts Alyssa, Rachel, and Paulina discuss the new approaches being taken when planning massive events, both in the B2B and B2C spheres. Throughout the conversation, you’ll learn about the focus on incorporating technology and streamlined convenience into experiences and get inspired to go big, once again.

    • 24 min
    Getting Smart About Professional Development

    Getting Smart About Professional Development

    CMP, CGMP, PMP, CMM…Do you already have tons of acronyms after your title? Or are you thinking about adding some?


    In this episode we’re joined by Amanda Young, Owner of Young Events Consulting and Nari Courtney, Senior Marketing Manager at Cvent, to discuss professional development.


    As you listen, you’ll learn about the different educational and advancement opportunities available. You’ll also gain insight into deciding which certifications are right for you (and which ones you should pass up).


    In this episode you’ll learn:



    Focus on certifications that help advance your career, not just add acronyms to your title
    Professional experience can carry as much weight as certain certifications
    Actively networking can present great advancement opportunities


    Things to listen for:
    [03:02] Combining personal and professional education
    [06:57] Understanding WHY you want a certification
    [09:06] Transferring skills to new organizations
    [10:43] The networking piece of professional development
    [14:19] Finding your “champions” within the industry
    [15:55] Investing in your event tech knowledge
    [18:02] Validating your existing skillsets
    [21:54] Should we still be called Event Planners?
    [23:51] Out of the box affordable education opportunities
    [28:20] Parting pieces of advice

    • 32 min
    Global Event Trends

    Global Event Trends

    Felica Asiedu is the Senior Marketing Manager in Europe for Cvent, and on this episode she joins the gang to discuss the trends she’s seeing with events at a global scale.


    Since COVID, the way we tackle events is different. This includes basic logistic complications but also behavioral changes. Things like drinking gallons of coffee because you’re used to having your coffee pot next to you or taking quick naps over lunch because, why not?


    So what are other differentiations you need to be thinking about on a global scale? Tune in to find out.


    Key Takeaways:



    How people are reimagining “in-person”
    Complications that have risen from COVID
    Changes in how people show up and participate


    What to listen for:
    [01:10] Get to know Felicia
    [02:07] In-person events in Europe
    [03:32] Common themes
    [05:52] Potential complications to planning a global event
    [10:24] Including sustainability and wellness
    [15:42] How sustainability is showing up
    [18:09] Incorporating sustainability in your language
    [21:47] Experiment, experiment, experiment

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

shandelicious ,

These Two

Love the dynamic of this podcast! Keep it going!

Stasiam9 ,

Be the ❤️ of the event!

Kudos to Mark Jeffries for packaging up his magic in this podcast. As an attendee of his MC Masterclass you really take these and more insights, concepts and scenarios and put them to real practice. Be brave, be the heart of your events! Thank you Mark and Cvent!

dclionva ,

Who are better than the experts??

Great chemistry and amazing content are an unbeatable combination!

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