TYSONS, Va, August 24, 2020 —  Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today announced that it has trained and certified more than 30,000 marketers, event planners, and hospitality professionals through its robust training and certification program that has been free to anyone since March 2020. The comprehensive training program provides industry professionals with the critical knowledge, skills, and insights they need to adapt to the changing environment, enhance their resume, and prepare their organizations for future success. The company has extended its offer of free Cvent Certifications and free training programs to anyone in the industry through the end of this year. The company is also offering free registration to its annual user conference Cvent CONNECT, which offers additional Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credits for more accreditation opportunities. The conference begins tomorrow, Aug. 25, and registration remains open.

Cvent has trained or certified thousands of hospitality professionals at all levels from more than 3,000 hotel chains such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Meliá, and 200 Convention & Visitors Bureaus. Cvent’s free training and certification offerings have also been embraced by marketing and event professionals from more than 3,000 corporations such as Workday, Cisco, AstraZeneca, and Oracle, nearly 1,300 non-profits and associations, and 500 education and government organizations.

Since March, the company has continued to expand its program by adding new courses and certification opportunities. One of those new offerings is a Cvent Event Diagramming (formerly Social Tables) Certification for hoteliers to learn how to design meeting space layouts to match current safety guidelines. New training opportunities for meeting and event professionals include virtual and hybrid event courses, with Cvent Certifications for both virtual events and hybrid eventscoming in October.

“When we first announced our free training and certification program in March, our goal was to train and certify tens of thousands of industry professionals, and to have reached the 30,000 milestone faster than we ever imagined – across all organization types – is a testament to the value of this program,” said Cvent CMO Patrick Smith. “As the post-pandemic recovery continues, we’re committed to expanding the program to deliver training courses and certifications on the topics that are top of mind, including virtual, hybrid, and safe meeting best practices. Our goal now is to ensure industry professionals have all the tools and skills they need to bounce-back. We’re investing in these individuals because they are the future, and when they are well-positioned to handle the current environment, they will help propel their organizations, and our industry, forward.”

The complimentary certification and training program offers:

Cvent is offering its certification and training program for free through December 31, 2020.