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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.

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.

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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.

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@cvent

Language:

English

Contact:

515.508.1663


Episodes

Combatting the Stress of Event Planning with Betsy Pake

11/29/2022
We have control over our own thoughts. Betsy Pake (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bpake/), former Cventer and Subconscious Change Expert, believes our subconscious is powerful enough to drive change. Having forged a career as a change expert, she’s known for substantially altering her clients’ lives by shifting the way they think. In this episode, she and Paulina discuss human behavior and how to alter our mindset to live the biggest version of ourselves, wherever we are. Along the way, you’ll...

Duration:00:24:43

Vegas Is Always A Good Idea, Hot Take with Lisa Messina, LVCVA

11/8/2022
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Not this time! In this episode, hosts Paulina Giusti and Rachel Andrews are joined by Lisa Messina (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisasmessina/), Chief Sales Officer at Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority (https://www.lvcva.com/) (LVCVA). Lisa shares what she’s been up to since leaving Ceasar’s Entertainment (https://www.caesars.com/) and gives some insight into what major events they’re planning for in 2023. At the end, you’ll also hear her take...

Duration:00:37:31

How Women Can Break the Glass Ceiling in Leadership Roles

11/2/2022
DEI is always going to be an important topic, but what’s missing right now is the focus on diverse leadership. This year at Cvent CONNECT Europe, we hosted our first-ever leadership summit. At the summit, we discussed some of those bigger trends in the industry. In one of the panels, we focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion with a sub-conversation centered on women in leadership. This episode is a recording of that panel where guests Muriel Poulenc Charpentier...

Duration:00:34:10

How Women Can Break the Glass Ceiling in Leadership Roles

11/1/2022
DEI is always going to be an important topic, but what’s missing right now is the focus on diverse leadership. This year at Cvent CONNECT Europe, we hosted our first-ever leadership summit. At the summit, we discussed some of those bigger trends in the industry. In one of the panels, we focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion with a sub-conversation centered on women in leadership. This episode is a recording of that panel where guests Muriel Poulenc Charpentier...

Duration:00:32:51

How Events are Impacting the Success of Your Return to Office Strategy

10/25/2022
We’ve been talking about it for a while, but it’s time for Cvent employees to return to the office. In this episode, you’ll get to hear from all of your Great Events hosts, Alyssa, Rachel, and Paulina, as they discuss their return to the office and the employee engagement events that have kind of surrounded Cvent as a company. Tune in to learn more about the back-to-office trend and how to think about it like an event.

Duration:00:29:34

Maximizing Your Marketing and Event Tech in 2023

10/18/2022
There are somewhere around 10,000 technologies in the market that a marketing operations professional has to look at, procure, and understand the value of before making a recommendation to the organization. It’s overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be if you think about it smartly. In this episode, host Alyssa Peltier (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyssapeltier/) talks with Christine Kelly (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinenkelly/) and Taylor Bohn...

Duration:00:30:44

Technology Enabling Accessible Attendee Experiences

10/11/2022
Accessible technology is really changing the way we create events, especially for those who have disabilities. Not long ago, in-person events were inaccessible to people with certain disabilities. Now, with intention and technology, people are helping change this space for the better. In this episode, Stephen Cutchins, the Senior Product Manager of Accessibility at Cvent, joins hosts Alyssa and Paulina to share how he helps organizations transform their events to be more accessible and...

Duration:00:26:55

Applying Takeaways from Dreamforce

10/4/2022
Dreamforce. The ultimate event everyone wants to attend. For years they’ve set the gold standard of how to put on a great event and tie the Salesforce brand and marketing to make it seamless. In this episode, host Alyssa Peltier is joined by three guests at Cvent, Charlie Friend (https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleswfriend/), Mackenzie Regan, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mackenzieregan/) and Kevin McNeal. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-mcneal-37bb78b4/) All three had the opportunity to...

Duration:00:28:06

From Planning Corporate Events to Weddings: A Unique Pivot Story

9/27/2022
Whether you’re planning a corporate retreat or someone’s dream wedding, when you connect with your client on a personal level, you’re better able to create an unforgettable event. In this episode, we’re joined by Bianca Cruz and Victoria Williams, Co-Founders of Pivot Productions (https://www.apivotproduction.com/). This duo has a background in corporate events but they shifted to the wedding industry, and they take a distinctly personal approach to event planning. Listen in to learn more...

Duration:00:28:17

Evoking Emotion and Fostering Community at INBOUND

9/20/2022
Next level branding can be used to create a sense of community and even evoke emotions in attendees that stick with them long after they’ve headed home. In this episode, host Alyssa Peltier (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyssapeltier/) is joined by fellow Cventer Carisa Bartelt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carisa-bartelt/) to reflect on their recent experiences at INBOUND. Both witnessed how HubSpot used a combination of high-profile, inspirational speakers and in-your-face brand...

Duration:00:14:37

What It Takes to Be a Good Partner to Marketing Ops with Darrell Alfonso, AWS

9/13/2022
Marketing operations play a specific role in organizations, and especially events. So what does it take to be a good partner to the team, whether you’re a vendor or a part of the company? In this episode, host Alyssa Peltier is joined by Cvent guest-hosts Emily Dick and Carisa Bartelt. They speak with Darrell Alfonso, the Head of Global Marketing Operations for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and author of The Martech Handbook, on all things marketing operations, from its evolution to how event...

Duration:00:33:15

2022 GBTA Convention Insights and Reflections

9/6/2022
The travel industry took a pretty big hit during the pandemic, but when it comes to events, it forced them to think outside the box and deliver what truly matters. In this episode, host Rachel Andrews is joined by Jess Hayes (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesshayes/), Senior Director of Digital and Growth Marketing Membership Operations at GBTA (https://www.gbta.org/) (Global Business Travel Association), and Nicole Seely (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleseely/), Manager of Event Operations....

Duration:00:37:08

Why Your Presenters’ Experience Matters with OVATION'S VP of Sales, Peter Gentile

8/30/2022
The way people facilitate and execute great events are changing, especially when it comes to technology enhancements and innovation. On this episode, hosts Rachel Andrews, Paulina Giusti, and Alyssa Peltier are joined by Peter Gentile, VP of Sales from OVATION. OVATION is an event production agency focused on creating unique event programming in both the live and virtual settings. Listen in as they discuss the future of event tech and production, how those two industries have collaborated...

Duration:00:32:09

It Takes Two to Tango: When Marketing and Sales Unite

8/23/2022
We’ve all heard the phrase, “It takes two to tango,” but have you ever thought of how it applies to sales and marketing? This year B2BSMX, a show usually attended by marketers, opened attendance to include sales professionals as well and show how the two departments can really work together when it comes to events. In this episode, host Alyssa Peltier is joined by two guests, Brian Ludwig (aka Luddy) SVP of Sales at Cvent, and Greg Jackman, a manager on the Cvent demand generation team, to...

Duration:00:18:49

CEMA Recap: Inspiration, Creativity, and Community

8/17/2022
The Corporate Event Marketers Association (CEMA) holds a conference each year with anywhere from 400 to 500 attendees. This year, hosts Alyssa Peltier and Paulina Giusti were able to attend for the first time, and they’re bringing all their learnings to the podcast. In this episode, Alyssa and Paulina share their biggest takeaways from the event, including digital experiences, thoughts on “the great exposure,” and how creativity is making a grand entrance.

Duration:00:29:23

Achieving Sustainability through Radical Collaboration

7/26/2022
There’s a surge of interest for organizations to build more sustainable meetings and events programs. But how do we do it effectively and avoid greenwashing? On this episode, host Alyssa Peltier is joined by Kris Justice, Senior Manager on the Cvent Enterprise Client Success Team, and Ben Quarrell, the Co-founder of Isla and Trace, the carbon measurement platform. To get the planet where it needs to be, there has to be radical cross-sector collaboration. In their conversation, they share how...

Duration:00:24:39

Behind the Scenes: Planning MPI’s 50th Anniversary

7/19/2022
Meeting Professionals International produces one of the biggest event professional conferences every year and they recently celebrated MPI's 50th anniversary at The World Education Conference’s (WEC) in San Francisco. Creating an event for event planners is no small feat. What does it take to pull off? We’ve got two MPI experts to share the tricks of the trade. Melinda Burdette, Senior Director of Events, and Drew Holmgreen, Chief Brand Officer, share valuable insights not only on how to put...

Duration:00:42:10

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

6/28/2022
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...

Duration:00:23:03

IMEX Frankfurt Rundown

6/16/2022
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...

Duration:00:29:37

Cvent Travel Summit Recap

6/7/2022
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...

Duration:00:23:38