Cvent, a meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, is offering all of its Cvent Certifications and training programmes to anyone in the industry free-of-charge through August 31, 2020.
Certifications typically have been offered only to Cvent customers, and it can cost up to S$2,500 (US$1,800) for an individual to get certified and trained across the entire Cvent platform. Also included in the programme are hundreds of free live, virtual training sessions and certification study groups, hosted by Cvent experts.
For marketers and event planners, certifications offered include Event Management Certification; Event Management Advanced Certification; Mobile Event App Certification; Venue Sourcing Certification; and Virtual Events (training course starts July 8, certification to follow). In the pipeline are Certifications for Hybrid Events; Event Marketing; and for Social Tables â€“ Cventâ€™s event diagramming and seating tool.
For hoteliers and destinations, the Cvent Supplier Network Certification is currently offered, with Cvent Event Diagramming Certification coming soon.
Cvent chief marketing officer, Patrick Smith, said in a statement that this was one of the ways for the company to “give back”, and “provide support in a way that could facilitate an even stronger industry post-pandemic”.
“Our goal is to train and certify tens of thousands of industry professionals, giving them the tools and skills they need to more quickly bounce back once things start to go back to normal â€“ boosting not only their confidence and careers, but also the industry at-large,” he added.