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Stakeholder Engagement; Be the Conductor
Melissa Nahama, BCD Meetings and Events
Shauna Whitehead, BCD Meetings and Events
Like any instrument in an orchestra, each voice is unique and valuable. This panel will explore creative ways to better engage with the key stakeholders that make up your organization’s orchestra so that you can make beautiful music together.
Power Up the Platform Play: Cvent as an Enterprise Solution Pays off Big for University of Colorado
Kate O’Connell, University of Colorado
Kris Justice, Cvent
Learn how one of Cvent’s clients is utilizing the power of Cvent’s event management solution across its enterprise and solving their diverse needs and initiatives.
Solution Session: Leveraging the Cvent Platform
Alex Rolfe, Cvent
Allan Villanueva, Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply
Cvent's event management platform is constantly evolving with new features and functionality being released every week. Are you harnessing the full power of the platform? Join the session to catch up on everything Cvent has to offer.
Designing and Delivering WOW Moments
Gary Schirmacher, Maritz (Experient, A Maritz Company)
Today’s most successful event experience designers are laser focused on WOW moments that matter to their guests. In this session, we’ll explore best ways to scale up and extend events through Experiential Design.
Meetings Management: Leveraging Your Program’s Engagement Strategy to Reach your ROI Potential
Heather Kane, McDonald’s Corp
Connie Tullis, McDonald’s Corp
The value of being able to tell your story is critical in today's organization. This session will share McDonald's success story of taking its meetings management program to the next level through the development of an attendee engagement program.
The Last Mile: Understanding the Issue with Group Housing Management
Chris Avery, Cvent
Adam Briggs, ConferenceDirect
Kevin MacIntyre, Accor Hotels
Whether you hate spreadsheets, can never seem to meet your room block commitments, or struggle to manage constantly changing attendee reservations, room block management is a painful piece of managing any event. This session will provide you with the tools to take back control and empower your room block management process.
The Art of Connecting People: Why Planners should be Master Connectors
Jessica Levin, Seven Degrees Communications
If you have been in the industry long enough you know that the reasons people attend events are networking and education. Solid education is imperative to the success of an event. However, it’s often networking and relationship building that creates an emotional connection to your event and organization and that’s what keeps people coming back. This session will explore the importance of being a connector and how planners can facilitate relationship building among their attendees. We will discuss techniques that can help to foster relationships with and without the use of technology.
From Sourcing to Booking: Power Plays
Barbara Atom, VisitDallas
Betsy Bondurant, Bondurant Consulting
Margot Connaughton, Enterprise Events Group
Stephanie Glanzer, MGM Resorts
Jodi VanWoerkom, Association of American Medical Colleges
TPPs, CVBs, NSOs, RFPs. The litany of acronyms continues. But which process is the best to empower your team's sourcing and booking process? Join this discussion to understand all of the different options.
Cvent Quick Wins: Speaker Engagement, Mobile Adoption, and Salesforce Integration
Alexis Aguilu, Nicholas Parrish, Beca Spiraga, Ounce of Prevention Fund
Through a series of Cvent use-cases, The Ounce of Prevention Fund, will share critical insight on their event planning process and CRM Salesforce integration. Utilizing a relationship-based approach, the event and IT professional team builds high-quality content, engages with participants and ultimately creates value for attendees and the organization.
No Pain and A Lot to Gain: Conference Apps for All
Stephanie Martinez, Professional Media Group
Former web designer and user experience expert now corporate event producer, Stephanie Martinez, will help event industry professionals understand the conference app landscape, what capabilities are most important in a conference app and how to make the best decision for their company/clients.
Solution Session: Transforming Events with the CrowdCompass Mobile Event App
Brooke Gracey, CrowdCompass by Cvent
Pamela O’Connor, Association for Community Living, Inc.
Your job is to delight and excite your attendees. But it’s not always that simple, is it? Modern attendees have modern expectations, and you must continuously update your repertoire to keep your attendees on their toes. Learn how you can use a mobile app to give your attendees a mind-boggling, gasp-inducing, tear-jerking, dazzling event. Join us and see how CrowdCompass’ features can transform your event by streamlining your job as a planner, personalizing your attendees’ experience, and increasing event engagement.
Tap into the Power of Influencers at Your Next Event
Lisa Marcyes, Marketo
'Influencer marketing' is more than a just a buzzword. It's an opportunity for brands to reach a large audience by interacting with only a few. Events provide a unique venue for marketers to develop content with influencers that can be utilized throughout the year. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to craft an influencer strategy that builds relationships, increases reach, expands your content arsenal, and makes your event shine.
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