Cvent Puts Education and Innovation at the Forefront for its Third Annual Travel Summit

This year’s virtual event helps corporate travel buyers, procurement leaders, and travel executives make the most of their travel programmes.
11th Apr, 2023

Cvent will host its third annual Cvent Travel Summit on Wednesday 19 April. The complimentary virtual event, hosted on the Cvent Attendee Hub, is curated for travel executives, global corporate travel buyers, travel management companies (TMC), and hoteliers looking to maximise the impact of their travel programmes.

This year’s content is sponsored by the Travel and Meeting Society (TAMS), whose goal is to educate, disrupt, and innovate the business travel and meeting and event industry.

“With nearly 75% of travel managers expecting business travel will reach pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year, this is the perfect time for travel and hospitality professionals to come together and learn best practices and new techniques to capitalise on this incredible momentum,” said Senior Vice President of Sales, Anil Punyapu (cover photo). “As the business travel industry continues to evolve and both corporate and traveller priorities change, this year’s Cvent Travel Summit will offer industry professionals the latest insights, guidance, and actionable tips on how to anticipate and navigate these changes.”

The robust agenda offers general sessions led by travel executives and inspirational thought leaders to discuss the current business travel landscape. Expert-led breakout sessions will cover a range of timely topics including examining how ChatGPT/AI will transform the industry, leveraging travel data to inform programme strategy, negotiating tactics, breaking down sustainability trends, and DE&I. In addition, an interactive “Ask Cvent Anything” session will offer attendees the unique opportunity to engage with Cvent product experts live and ask questions about Cvent’s award-winning Travel and Transient technology solutions. Keynote presentations will feature:

  • Bart Berkey, former hospitality executive and award-winning motivational speaker

Bart Berkey has held numerous global executive roles in the hospitality industry, including Hyatt Hotels and StarCite, in addition to leading the sales efforts for several Convention and Visitor Bureaus. He also served in several executive roles for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, producing nearly $1 Billion in revenue. He is a viral TEDx speaker, bestselling author on Amazon, and has been recognised as one of the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.” With his keen observational skills and unwavering focus on others, Bart draws from his extensive experience in the service and hospitality industries to deliver his unique trademarked "Most People Don't" approach that is transforming the way people view their potential and empowering them to take action.

  • Dan Cnossen, seven-time Paralympic medallist and former SEAL Team One platoon commander

Lieutenant Commander Dan Cnossen was serving as the platoon commander for SEAL Team One in Afghanistan in September 2009 when he was wounded in an explosion. The accident caused Cnossen to lose both his legs just above the knee. Cnossen went through extensive rehabilitation and eventually went on become a world champion biathlete and cross-country skier, winning seven Paralympic medals (two gold, four silver, one bronze). Cnossen was also awarded both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with Valour from the Secretary of the Navy for his service in combat. At the Cvent Travel Summit, Cnossen will share his motivational story and discuss the critical role belief and mindset play in overcoming monumental challenges.

Attendees can also join a pre-event in-person networking reception on 18 April in New York at the Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar from 5.30pm to 7.30pm ET.

For more information and to register for the Cvent Travel Summit, visit the website here.

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