Cvent on Future Skills for Meeting Professionals

August 31, 2021

The world of meeting and event planning has been changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic made its unwelcome presence felt. But in truth, it’s been rapidly changing for years, especially with advances in technology and the prominence of data collection and analytics.

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson talked with meetings technology giant Cvent’s Patrick Smith, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and Rachel Andrews, director of meetings and events, about the company’s successful CONNECT hybrid event and the future skills meeting and event planners will need to master to stay relevant in a dynamic profession.

What tools do you need to acquire and sharpen, and what skills do you need to have on your planning team in the future? Cvent shares its secrets to success.

About Our Guests

Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith is the Senior Vice President and Chief  Marketing Officer of Cvent. Prior to Cvent, Patrick was the CMO at Deltek, a global enterprise software company with over 23,000 customers around the world, where he built and promoted Deltek's global brand.



Rachel Andrews.
Rachel Andrews is the director of meetings and events for Cvent.





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Tyler Davidson has covered the travel trade for nearly 30 years. In his current role with Meetings Today, Tyler leads the editorial team on its mission to provide the best meetings content in the industry.