Cvent, Inc. (NYSE: CVT), a leading event management technology company, today announced the winners of its fourth annual Plannie Awards at the company's annual customer conference, Cvent CONNECT. The awards program recognizes event professionals from leading organizations who've transformed their meetings and events in exciting and innovative ways. The number of submissions received year over year continues to grow, indicating an increasing desire for professionals within the event management industry to be recognized for their achievements.

"Cvent's annual Plannie Awards is an opportunity for the meetings and events industry to celebrate the success and achievements of planners from organizations around the world," said Stacey Fontenot, vice president of event cloud marketing at Cvent. "As leaders in the events management space, we understand how hard our customers work on their own meetings and events and are thrilled to be in a position to showcase their hard work and give them the opportunity to tell their success stories."

This year's Plannie Awards included nine unique categories that reflect the various stages of the event planning lifecycle. The newest award, Cvent Advocate of the Year, honors an individual from the Cvent Advocate program which began last year. The following winners were announced live onstage at Cvent CONNECT in Las Vegas this afternoon during an awards ceremony. Cvent congratulates the following companies for their outstanding achievements this year:

Power of the Platform Outstanding Achievement Across the Cvent Platform Illumina

Savvy Sourcer Outstanding Achievement in Sourcing Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

The Listener Best Feedback Strategy AIMIA

The Rookie Cvent Rookie of the Year ADTRAN

SMM Star SMM Program of the Year Kiewit Corporation

The Achiever Best Return on Event SevOne

Mobile Maverick Best Use of Mobile Event Technology Anthem, Inc.

Onsite Orchestrator Best Onsite Attendee Experience Cisco Systems

Marketing Mastermind Best Event Marketing Strategy Morningstar

Cvent Advocate of the Year Allan Villanueva

Since 2013, Cvent has been celebrating its customers with the Plannie Awards. These organizations and event planning teams have established themselves as thought-leaders within the events space. Winners are not only recognized amongst their peers within the industry but throughout the next months, Cvent will be highlighting the work of this year's Plannie Award winners through various case studies and thought leadership speaking opportunities. To learn more, please visit

About Cvent

Cvent, Inc. (NYSE: CVT) is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, with approximately 16,000 customers and 2,000 employees worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. Cvent provides hoteliers with an integrated platform, enabling properties to increase group business demand through targeted advertising and improve conversion through proprietary demand management and business intelligence solutions. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit, or connect with us on  FacebookTwitter or  LinkedIn.

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