“At Cvent, we have a strong track record of delivering robust year-over-year growth in the huge and largely untapped market for meetings, events and travel technology. 2017 has continued to propel growth, as we have expanded the platform to now include Cvent Passkey and Business Transient solutions. We also have announced new innovations in our Event Cloud with the new Cvent Flex, and on our Hospitality Cloud with the new Cvent Supplier Network and Business Intelligence,” said Reggie Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Cvent. “Recruiting talent has always been a priority for Cvent, and as an entrepreneur and CEO, I’m incredibly passionate about job creation. This year, we are looking to hire more than 200 people around the world to meet our increased growth, and we’ve opened new offices in APAC in order to meet the demand in that region.” Specific growth highlights include: Strengthening the platform and technology: Cvent is expanding its platform to offer a full spectrum of meetings, events and travel solutions. Most notable are the integrations of the Passkey and Business Transient solutions into the Cvent platform, which open up new ways for planners to interact with hoteliers while providing hotels with new, highly-targeted marketing channels designed to increase revenue per available room (REVPAR). Other notable product innovations include: - The introduction of Cvent Flex, a brand new portal designed to streamline the process of registration website creation, - The redesign of the Cvent Supplier Network, and - The launch of a new Business Intelligence Platform for the Hospitality Cloud. Investing in people: Cvent has been actively hiring a wide range of technology, customer support and operational positions. The company employs more than 2,600 people and expects to hire 200 more people globally by the end of 2017, with more than half of the positions in the U.S. Increasing international presence: Cvent has opened additional international offices and expanded its presence in existing markets outside of the U.S. to support a growing global client base. The company now operates 12 offices worldwide across four continents. Most recently, Cvent opened new offices in Singapore and Melbourne, Australia, to provide deeper regional support to the Asia-Pacific market. Adding new customers: Cvent is adding new customers to the platform and there is strong growth in both the Event and Hospitality Clouds. So far in 2017, the Event Cloud has signed more than 775 new customers, including many enterprise clients in the Fortune 500, and the Hospitality Cloud has added more than 1,050 new customers, including many luxury brands around the world. “We see that there is a huge opportunity for us to continue leading the industry in innovation for both the buyers and suppliers of the meetings and events industry. Each day, more planners and hotels are discovering Cvent, while an increasing number of current customers are leveraging additional elements of the Cvent platform to increase event ROI and group business profitability,” continued Aggarwal. Related Link: Cvent Read also "Cvent and Lanyon announce merger"