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Cvent to host Annual Travel Summit

Cvent to host Annual Travel Summit

Cvent is set to host its Annual Travel Summit, taking place in a hybrid format on 24 May.

The Annual Travel Summit is curated for travel buyers and managers, travel management companies and hoteliers.

The opening keynote will feature: Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association; Peter Caputo, orincipal and US hospitality subsector leader, Deloitte; Patrick Mendes, group chief commercial officer at Accor and Richard Eades, global category lead (travel and meetings) at BP.

They will discuss the current state of travel and how the industry is charting a path forward as pandemic recovery continues.

Other key trends that will be discussed include:

• 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

Virtual 

The 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.

Virtual attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive virtual networking reception.

In-person

The London pre-event networking reception will take place at Sofitel London St. James on 23 May, while the post-event discussion and celebration will take place at Arlo NoMad in New York on 24 May.

Anil Punyapu (pictured), president of sales, Cvent, said: "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 are proud to lead the conversation with our virtual summit and in-person networking events.”