Cvent Announces 5th Annual Industry Conference in Las Vegas

Cvent CONNECT to bring close to 3,000 professionals from the events industry for education and inspiration

Tysons Corner, Va. – Cvent, Inc. (NYSE: CVT), a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, today announced that it expects to bring close to 3,000 attendees to Cvent CONNECT including clients, prospects, partners and employees. Cvent is quickly approaching close to 1,500 registrations for its 5th annual industry conference. Event and hospitality professionals will have the opportunity to learn about new technology solutions, discover best practices, and network with their peers, providing them the ability to maximize the ROI of their event spend. The five-day event will take place at The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas from June 26-30. The first half of the conference, June 26-28, is for hospitality professionals. The conference’s second half, June 28-30, is devoted to event and meeting professionals.

“Last June, we created an avenue for the entire meetings and events ecosystem to gather and embrace a successful future for our industry,” said Chuck Ghoorah, co-founder and president of worldwide sales and marketing at Cvent. “This year will mark our fifth time hosting an industry conference, and with each passing year we have been able to set the bar even higher for ourselves – from our attendance rate of power users, to the thought-provoking educational sessions we offer. Our goal is to provide attendees the ultimate meeting experience and deliver highly impactful information that can be applied at their company and in their own careers to achieve all-around meeting success.”

In June 2015, more than 2,300 attendees experienced hundreds of educational sessions, five compelling keynotes, and countless unique networking opportunities. 95 percent of attendees from last year’s conference said they’d recommend the event and would return in the future. Cvent plans to bring back a number of successful activities for its attendees while also offering a handful of new additions, such as:

  • Collaborating with peers – Cvent CONNECT will offer attendees more opportunities to connect with other professionals in the industry and network between group businesses, corporations and associations.
  • Expanding the Exchange – In 2015, this on-site tradeshow brought together more than 70 hospitality exhibitors and 800 planners. This year, the exchange is doubling in size with more than 150 booths expected. In addition, longer hours and premier booths will be offered for hotels and destinations that wish to elevate their profile even further.
  • Announcing new technology and product enhancements – As in years past, this is the chance for attendees to hear the latest news, first-hand, from Cvent’s technology team and get a sneak peek at the company’s future roadmap.
  • Increasing Cvent training opportunities – This was a top request from 2015. Attendees want to spend time diving even deeper into the Cvent product in order to get the most out of their technology investment. Both planners and hoteliers also have the opportunity to become ‘Cvent Certified’ at the event.

As a key sponsor of Cvent CONNECT 2016, we’re excited to have the opportunity to work with Cvent and once again host some of the most influential professionals from the hospitality and events industry,” said Chandra Allison, vice president of sales at The Venetian and The Palazzo. “Our team is looking forward to providing world-class service and an unforgettable experience to the thousands of attendees expected to attend this progressive industry conference.”

In the next month, Cvent will provide more details about keynote speakers. For more information about the Cvent CONNECT 2016 conference and to register, please visit our website.

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About Cvent

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,300 employees, 30,000 customers, and 300,000 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. Cvent is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., and has additional offices in London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Melbourne, New Delhi, and Singapore among others, to support its growing global customer base. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event organizers and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event marketing and management, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of events.  Hotels and venues use Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions to win more group and corporate travel business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events. For more information, please visit, or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

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