This year’s event saw a nearly 170% increase in in-person attendance over 2021’s hybrid event, highlighting the desire for meetings and hospitality professionals to get back to in-person events and prepare their organisations for the future.
The multi-day hybrid event (which ran from 4 – 6 October) offered both an in-person experience at the InterContinental London – The O2, and an immersive virtual experience powered by the Cvent Attendee Hub for those attending remotely.
An additional in-person experience was hosted in Germany on 5 October at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel, offering local attendees the opportunity to view and engage with live sessions streamed from the conference in London. It also provided localised breakout sessions and networking opportunities between peers and industry experts.
To conclude, Aggarwal reminded delegates that, “digitisation is a catalyst for success,” and encouraged them to, “challenge the status quo, learn, engage, and have the important conversations that help shape our industry,” during the event.
The conference agenda included more than 45 workshops, panel sessions, roundtable discussions and networking events, and was designed to educate, inspire and empower industry professionals with the tools and insights they need to flourish in the evolving events landscape. In addition to delivering the latest industry insights, best practices and technology innovation, this year’s Cvent CONNECT Europe was designed to champion industry leaders and association groups – creating a dedicated forum to facilitate open discussion and foster greater collaboration across sectors.
Sessions from the event are available on-demand on the Cvent CONNECT Europe website until 4 November 2022.