Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with nearly 4,000 employees, 23,000 customers, and more than 200,000 users worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company delivers the most comprehensive event marketing and management platform and offers a global marketplace where event professionals collaborate with venues to create unmatched experiences. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event organizers and marketers for online registration, venue selection, event marketing and management, virtual and onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Hotels and venues use Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions to win more group and corporate travel business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms helping them grow their business. 2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us and many of the industries that were hardest hit were the ones that Cvent directly supports with our technology - meetings and events, hospitality, and corporate travel. However, we are part of a vibrant industry that deeply believes in the power of live events and since March 2020, we’ve been dedicated to helping our customers and our industry not just bounce back, but thrive, post-pandemic. Our entry for best technology provider highlights just a few of the technological innovations we delivered over the past 15 months, and the impact they have had thus far. In addition, we went beyond our role as a technology provider and acted also as a thought leader and educator by launching a robust free training and certification program to give event and hospitality professionals the skills and tools they needed to drive our industry forward.