LONDON – Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, travel and hospitality technology provider, will host its annual Travel Summit on Tuesday 24 May. The complimentary virtual event will be hosted on the Cvent Attendee Hub, with participants also invited to attend in-person networking receptions in London and New York City on 23 and 24 May, respectively. Curated to the needs of travel buyers and managers, travel management companies (TMC), and hoteliers, this year’s event will offer attendees the chance to hear from a range of industry leaders and experts as they discuss the current state of travel and how the industry is charting a path forward as pandemic recovery continues.
A panel of travel experts and executives will headline this year’s Summit keynote, offering a wealth of insight into the key trends propelling the business travel ecosystem. The opening keynote will feature:
- Chip Rogers, President & CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)
- Peter Caputo, Principal and US Hospitality Subsector Leader, Deloitte
- Patrick Mendes, Group Chief Commercial Officer at Accor
- Richard Eades, Global Category Lead (Travel & Meetings) at BP
In addition to providing an interactive virtual networking reception on 24 May, Cvent will also host two in-person networking events to give industry professionals the opportunity to continue the conversation face-to-face. The London pre-event networking reception will take place at Sofitel London St. James on Monday 23 May from 5pm – 7.30 PM GMT, while the post-event discussion and celebration will take place at Arlo NoMad in New York City on Tuesday 24 May from 4pm – 6.30pm ET.
“We’re thrilled to host our second annual Cvent Travel Summit. With business travel and transient on the upswing, it’s critical that we continue to provide new insights, best practices, and a space for travel and hospitality professionals to engage and learn from the best of the best, and we’re proud to lead the conversation with our virtual summit and in-person networking events,” said Senior Vice President of Sales, Anil Punyapu. “The last two-and-a-half years have brought extraordinary challenges to the world of business travel, and the learnings from this year’s summit speakers, product roadmaps and breakout sessions will prove invaluable to helping industry professionals navigate the current and future transient landscape.”
The one-day event will offer buyers and suppliers a robust agenda which includes the latest updates from Cvent’s Travel and Transient product roadmaps and breakout sessions covering trending topics such as:
- Diversity and sustainability in travel
- How to prepare for business travel rebound
- Building and delivering a purposeful RFP
- Duty of Care in the new landscape
- Hotel sourcing trends and best practices