10 Best Cvent Alternatives and Competitors

December 28, 2020
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Virtual event technology platforms have changed the way events happen. Through seamless audience interactions and increased accessibility, virtual event technology has made organizing meetings and conferences easier than ever before. 

Here are our picks for the 10 best Cvent alternatives and competitors.

1. SpotMe 

We’re proud of our virtual event platform. At SpotMe, we deliver unequaled audience engagement rivaling Cvent and other all-inclusive platforms.

SpotMe’s intuitive, versatile, end-to-end virtual event platform is well-suited to a variety of events. It excels in helping brands build engaged communities. 

With SpotMe, event organizers can create a branded experience using both web and app distribution in addition to a timeline, comparable to a social media newsfeed. 

SpotMe also gives users the ability to ensure every attendee receives a hyper-personalized event experience. 

It offers on-demand content, live streaming, 2-way breakout sessions and customizable agendas and templates. Attendee engagement is easy through SpotMe’s chatbots, live chat, Q&A, polling, 1-1 video chat, and gamification features. 

SpotMe tackles security through a choice of RTMPs, global data storage, and secure live streaming.

The platform is SOC2 compliant, guaranteeing customer data meets the highest security, confidentiality, and privacy standards.

G2 Score: 4.6 (104 reviews)

2. Aventri

Much like Cvent, Aventri is a comprehensive management platform that is easy-to-use, flexible, and scalable. It is geared toward providing full service. 

Aventri performs best as an all-service provider for engagement-focused marketers and organizers who want to optimize their event experiences.

It allows planners to simplify how they handle planning and creation, email marketing campaign management, event registration, and onsite engagement. 

Aventri allows for budget allocation and ensures compliance is achieved across all of the meetings. 

Key features include event websites, attendee registration, event management, and onsite experience solutions. Additional features include real-time insights, behavioral data, customizable engagement panels, Q&A, personalized webinar attendee registration links and more. 

Aventri can handle events of all sizes.

Unlike other platforms that offer multiple integrations with other platforms, to help streamline event planning, Aventri aims to be a full-service provider performing all event functions for you.

They offer live and on-demand video streaming capabilities without having to download software and customizable conference apps.

Event organizers can begin engaging with event attendees several days before the event, encouraging more in-depth engagement.

G2 Score: 4.2 (143 reviews)

3. Bizzabo 

Bizzabo gives Cvent a run for its money when it comes to comprehensive virtual event platforms. Bizzabo’s feature-rich design provides a complete set of event management, planning, and marketing tools to make your event successful. 

Bizzabo helps organizers quickly create their event and offer networking enhancement, ticket system simplification, contact database organization and more. 

Their data analysis gives in-depth insights into event performance, including the overall impact of your marketing strategy. 

The software’s straightforward interface allows users to check a task’s overall status from any internet-enabled device.

G2 Score: 4.6 (132 reviews)

4. EventPro

Another contender for Cvent top competitor is EventPro. They fit the bill for anyone seeking a full-service event management platform. 

EventPro offers cloud-based scheduling and venue management functionalities to help organizers successfully manage conferences, meetings, exhibitions, and events.

Features include room and space booking, staffing, and inventory management, invoicing and finance tracking, automated task reminders, detailed reporting, analysis, and more.

EventPro uses customer reports and templates to help event organizers gather information about a venue or event. They also offer integration with numerous CRM systems.

EventPro’s attendee management features include invitation sending, attendee registration, seating plans creation, invoicing, and recording payments. 

EventPro’s outstanding customer support is available anytime via phone.

G2 Score: 4.0 (6 reviews)

5. Splash

While Splash offers slightly fewer features than Cvent, you likely won’t notice the difference unless you need a full-service platform. 

Splash is an event marketing solution geared toward helping organizations host virtual, live, and hybrid events on a single platform. They offer features that improve attendee management, email communications, and workflow configuration.

Event organizers can create and define performance benchmarks, establish role-based permissions, and synchronize data without sacrificing GDPR and CCPA compliance. 

Splash offers personalized templates and registration forms with custom field options such as name, email, or job title. 

They offer several pre-configured integrations that support seamless third-party platform communication. 

Splash is Android and iOS mobile-friendly, allowing for increased accessibility and remote registration from any internet-enabled location.

G2 Score: 4.7 (135 reviews) 

Cvent Alternatives

6. Eventbrite 

Offering a more specialized service, compared to Cvent, Eventbrite is a cloud-based virtual event management and ticketing platform.

It allows users to coordinate events and sell tickets for various events such as festivals, conferences, or charitable events. Users can access Eventbrite using a native mobile app (which is also capable of scanning printed tickets).

Eventbrite allows users the ability to create, track, promote, and analyze events. The platform allows event organizers to customize the web page designs and event registration pages based on theme or event type.

It’s analytics module allows organizers to analyze event performance and identify areas that can benefit from improvement.

Eventbrite offers multiple integrations with numerous marketing platforms, including HubSpot and MailChimp. 

It also has 24/7  customer support, along with a knowledge base to help answer common FAQs.  

G2 Score: 4.4 (675 reviews)

7. Eventzilla

Don’t mistake Eventzilla for our number six choice, Eventbrite. While similar in name, Eventzilla is an entirely separate entity. 

Cloud-based Eventzilla offers event registration and marketing functionality for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. They excel in assisting users hosting a variety of events, including conferences, classes, sports events, and seminars. 

Key Eventzilla features include branded event websites, an agenda builder, gamification, surveys, feedback, and more.

Users can create customized online event registration pages using multiple ticket types, pricing structures, and discount codes.  

And the Eventzilla mobile event app offers social media integration, sponsor pages, real-time updates, a digital agenda, and one-on-one messaging. Eventzilla is mobile-friendly and offers 24/7 customer support.

G2 Score: 4.4 (132 reviews)

8. Whova

Whova steps up to challenge Cvent on almost every feature, delivering a one-stop shop for users who want to level up their audience engagement. 

Whova is a virtual event platform that’s a strong choice for virtual conferences, online registrations, marketing, and lead retrieval. 

Whova features include a speaker center, which allows administrators to automate information collection. Speakers can use pre-defined templates to create webpages and update bios, headshots, and session details. 

Additional Whova features include event badge generation, attendance management, live polling, and real-time analytics. 

Organizers can engage audiences through surveys, polls, and discussion boards. Attendees can access pre-recorded and live stream session videos. 

Whova’s marketing division allows marketers to attract potential attendees through the creation of social media posts. A centralized dashboard offers post scheduling in addition to visitor data insights.

Whova offers numerous integrations with popular platforms (including Eventbrite, Cvent, and RegFox) and allows users to connect with other platforms through Zapier.

G2 Score: 4.8 (689 reviews)

9. GoToWebinar 

GoToWebinar is a Cvent alternative that offers a webinar-only option.  

GoToWebinar features include scheduling, engagement and publishing, and other tools to help generate sales and marketing leads. 

Key GoToWebinar features include customizable registration pages and webinar templates. Users can boost audience engagement through video sharing, surveys and more. 

GoToWebinar offers users many opportunities to personalize webinar material through custom logos, images, and color themes to align with brand identity.

GoToWebinar analytics and reporting enable managers to gain real-time data insights into the webinar performance, attendees, topic trends, and more. 

G2 Score: 4.2 (592 reviews)

10. ePly 

ePly might be number 10 on our list, but many consider it to be Cvent’s number one competitor as an industry-leading event management software platform.

Cloud-based ePly is a comprehensive event management software platform. 

ePly is entirely configurable making it highly adaptive and capable of meeting almost any audience requirement.

ePly key features include a customizable form builder that allows organizers to capture the specific data they are looking for with custom fields, such as name, title, or department. 

ePly offers event organizers a mobile-friendly check-in app to manage attendee data and a variety of ticketing options.

ePly also has an extensive catalog of preset integrations. If your chosen software tool isn’t available as a preset integration, ePly will help create a custom application programming interface (API).

G2 Score: 4.5 (2 reviews)

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