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Former White House director of events will be Cvent keynote

Event technology conference moves to larger venue after sell-out success last year

The event technology conference is expanding

Laura Schwartz, former director of events at the White House during the Clinton administration, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Cvent CONNECT Europe event, where the theme is "The Power of Live" which will focus in on the positive impact that live events have on the business world. 

Following the sell-out success of the inaugural event in 2017, Cvent is set to welcome hundreds of industry professionals to the second annual conference. The conference will offer joint sessions for both event and hospitality professionals to enable further networking opportunities among attendees and will also feature a Supplier Showcase to connect event organisers with top venues and destinations. The conference is set to nearly double in size and will be hosted at the Business Design Centre in London, October 1-2, 2018.

David Chalmers, senior marketing director, Cvent Europe, said: “We had very powerful positive feedback on the quality of content and networking that took place at the inaugural Cvent CONNECT Europe last year.

“As a result, we are taking our event to the next level with more industry expert speakers, enhanced networking opportunities, and additional sessions dedicated to hands-on training across the Cvent platform. We are looking forward to another incredible conference in October.

Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer of Cvent, said: "Last year, more than 450 meetings, events and hospitality professionals gathered at Cvent CONNECT Europe, and now we are planning an event for nearly double that number.

“The increase in attendance speaks to the value that Cvent CONNECT delivers. It's a can't miss opportunity for our attendees to learn how to harness the true power of events to meet their organisational goals.” 

Cvent CONNECT Europe will provide attendees with more than 50 educational sessions covering the latest industry trends and best practices. Attendees will also be able to get a hands-on experience in the Innovation Pavilion where Cvent’s latest product enhancements and innovations will be showcased in a live-demonstration setting.

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