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| Written by Marie Johnson, CMP

M&IW Named a Finalist in Two Categories for 2020 Cvent Excellence Awards

Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc. (M&IW) was named a finalist for the 2020 Cvent Excellence Awards, part of the world’s largest event technology user conference, Cvent CONNECT. The company was named a finalist in the “Pivotal Partner” category. This new award recognizes Cvent Partners who harness the power of the Cvent platform to deliver unparalleled event experiences for their clients. These partners leverage event technology to demonstrate industry-leading expertise, creating stellar attendee experiences, improved efficiencies, and a clear return on investment for their clients.

The awards program, hosted by market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider Cvent, is now in its eighth year and recognizes industry leaders from a diverse set of organizations who use Cvent technology to deliver best-in-class events in new and inspiring ways. 

“With more than 300,000 users worldwide, we have an incredible user base that continues to elevate their organizations,” said Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent. “We received hundreds of submissions this year, and the finalists are leading examples of how to harness the power of the Cvent platform to drive innovation and influence business results. We’re excited to announce the winners at Cvent CONNECT in August.”

“We are proud and honored to have been selected as a finalist in this new Cvent award category. M&IW has embraced the role of Cvent “Pivotal Partner” since 2008 as our teams continuously strive to leverage all aspects of the platform to run our business and support our clients,” said Lisa Palmeri, VP and Principal Consultant of Intent Strategy Group.

Some highlights and industry firsts that best illustrate the depth and breadth of our Cvent partnership include:

  • Implemented the entire Cvent platform starting in 2008 with the Event Module and Supplier Network; adding the SMM module in 2010, shortly after its release.
  • Launched the Intent Strategy Group (ISG), a division of M&IW, in 2015 as the first consulting organization focused holistically on Strategic Meetings Management Programs together with event technology.
  • Integrated Cvent with Domo to offer enhanced business intelligence (BI) solutions.
  • Provided feedback on new products and services through our role on Cvent’s Partner Advisory Board and by taking part in many Cvent Early Adopter programs over the years.
  • Completed a comprehensive training and certification process to become the first third-party certified as Cvent OnArrival onsite technicians.

Additionally, Intent Strategy Group (ISG) in conjunction with Toyota is also a finalist in the “The Rookie” award category. ISG was selected as the consulting partner for Toyota and responsible for guiding its 2019 Cvent implementation.

“M&IW’s culture encourages innovation which means never shying away from being the first or trying something new. Over the years, there have been many occasions for us to be at the forefront in our interactions with Cvent and we look forward to many more,” said Tina Madden, Co-CEO and Chief Customer Officer for Meetings & Incentives Worldwide.

Winners will be announced on August 25, 2020, during Cvent CONNECT. Winners are selected from hundreds of submissions and embody the best in their respective industries.  

About the Cvent Excellence Awards 

Since 2013, Cvent has been celebrating its customers through an awards program at their annual user conference, Cvent CONNECT. The organizations, event planning teams, and hospitality professionals recognized have established themselves as thought-leaders within the events and hospitality space. Winners are recognized in front of thousands of industry professionals each year at Cvent CONNECT, and their work is highlighted throughout the year through case studies and thought leadership content. To learn more, please visit https://www.cvent.com/excellence-awards/.

About Cvent

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,000 employees and 30,000 customers worldwide. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform provide software solutions to event professionals and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, and attendee engagement, helping to automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.  Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions help hotels and venues win more group and corporate travel business enabling them to service their customers directly, efficiently, and profitably. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have empowered clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events.