Jay Leno to Deliver Celebrity Keynote at Cvent CONNECT

Iconic comedian and host part of the five-day event in Las Vegas

TYSONS CORNER, Va. –  Cvent, Inc, the market leader in meetings, events and travel technology, today announced that Jay Leno, former host of "The Tonight Show" and host of "Jay Leno's Garage," will be the celebrity keynote at Cvent's customer conference, Cvent CONNECT 2017. The five-day event will take place at The Mandalay Bay Convention Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 12-16. Leno will address the attendees on Wednesday, June 14.

"Cvent CONNECT is about bringing event and hospitality professionals together to learn about event technology, while at the same time enabling attendees to connect with industry peers and thought leaders," said Chuck Ghoorah, co-founder and president of worldwide sales and marketing at Cvent. "With millions of viewers nightly, few people can claim that they have connected with, and brought more people together, than Jay Leno. We are excited to hear his stories and wit, as well as share a laugh or two with our more than 3,000 attendees."

Jay Leno's late night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," which never lost a ratings year while he served as host.

Currently, Leno produces and hosts the CNBC Television series, "Jay Leno's Garage," now in its third season. "Jay Leno's Garage" explores the world of cars, never forgetting that it's the people behind the wheel who provide the real stories. Debuted in October 2015, the series delivered the most-watched first season in CNBC's history. New episodes of "Jay Leno's Garage" air on CNBC throughout the year.

In addition to the celebrity keynote, event and hospitality professionals attending Cvent CONNECT will have the opportunity to participate in more than 100 breakout sessions focused on success at every stage of the event and meeting lifecycle. More than 60 Cvent customers will share their success stories.

For more information about Cvent CONNECT 2017 and to register, please visit CventCONNECT.com. Also, follow @CventCONNECT on Twitter, CventSnaps on Snapchat and #CventCONNECT on Instagram for behind-the-scenes and exclusive content.

About Cvent, Inc.

Cvent, Inc. is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 3,200 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximize the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business.  Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win 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 hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.