EventOPS (www.EventOPSSoftware.com), the premier online tool for streamlining event management, is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Fuller as Chief Strategy Officer.
Fuller has an impressive background in event technology and the MICE industry, with extensive experience working with a broad range of clients and industries across the United States, Europe and Australasia. His previous roles have included VP Global for ShowGizmo, where he spearheaded their international expansion, and Strategic Communications Manager for the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux, where he helped raise the industry profile of business events in Australia and globally.
EventOPS Co-Founder Chris Roberts said, “Mike is a stellar addition to our team. Our software is gaining traction at a heck of a pace, as it’s helping event professionals realize efficiencies and automate actionable plans; Mike’s appointment is key to ensuring continuous alignment of product with customer needs, and his depth of experience in the meetings and events industry is vital to that.”
EventOPS is a member of the Event Tech Tribe, a collaborative ensemble of event tech specialists offering best-in-craft event technology. Event Tech Tribe COO, Marie-Claire Andrews, is also happy with the news: “I was lucky to work with Mike in Australasia where I was impressed with his nous – and his extensive networks!” she adds; “His global connections and industry knowledge will undoubtedly help make EventOPS #1 in the ‘business of event management’ and I look forward to working closely with him on Event Tech Tribe business.”
Michael Fuller said, “ It’s an honor to join the EventOPS team – as someone that has planned major events, conferences and summits I absolutely understand the grind and how (and why) event professionals continue to make the list as one of most stressful jobs year after year, so I feel well qualified to help take that pain away!”
The EventOPS platform allows individuals to be more strategic in all areas of the business by breaking down silos, organizing teams (and vendors), automating and streamlining pre-event planning as well as tackling event budgeting. The events industry has changed a lot over the past 20 years and the EventOPS team feels that the traditional tools and software used has lagged behind. Roberts added, “we started EventOPS with one thing in mind – how can we help event professionals create better events. This is something Mike is also very passionate about and I so welcome him to the EventOPS team.”
A Bigger, Better Room Block Management Solution
We’ve made the room block management, better (which we call Housing 2.0) and we think you’ll agree it’s an impressive step up.
In our previous housing management solution, there were a few limitations presented which made room block management a bit more complicated. With your feedback, our newly improved room block management solution does away with each of these pain points. In fact, it puts greater control of your block in your hands.
Here is a list of some of the new improvements in our new version:
First up, you have full and secure access to your room blocks whenever you want. You’re able to view live event data, export rooming lists and reports at the click of a button. An interactive map function is there to assist your attendees with proximity of hotels to meeting spaces or other event related venues.
Further improvements in Housing 2.0 include the ability for booking multiple reservations across a number of hotels. Speaking of hotels, you’ve now got the ability to upload images of the every one of your hotels, room type and amenities. If you find that you need them, additional hotels and room blocks can easily be added.
But perhaps one of the best new features of Streampoint’s Housing 2.0 is its ability to integrate with your event registration system; meaning that your attendees can be registered and housed in a seamless process, instead of them having to do both separately. It’s a small, but potentially powerful step in helping to minimize attrition.
Oh, and did we forget to mention that there’s no annual licensing fees? That’s right, Housing 2.0 is setup as a pay-per-use model.
Of course, all this comes backed by Streampoint’s impeccable support so you can feel right at home with our new room block management. Want to find out more or sign up for a demo? Drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Streampoint Solutions Inc.
Streampoint Solutions Inc., founded in 2001, is a full service, highly configurable event management solution company. Streampoint Solutions provide solutions ranging from online to onsite registration; including a SaaS approach to online event registration, exhibitor booth sales and management, housing, CRM / AMS integrations, onsite registration and session management, e-mail marketing, and badge production solutions to ensure its clients success and business needs. Streampoint Solutions clients range from associations, governments, corporations and event management companies. For more information please visit www.streampoint.com or socially connect with us onTwitter, on LinkedIn or on Facebook.
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Enterprise Organizations Can Now Leverage the New Event App Offering Fully Custom Branding and Tailored In-App Features
NEW YORK AND TEL AVIV – January 16, 2018 – Bizzabo, the world’s leading events cloud, today launched the next generation of its mobile events app for Android and iPhone devices. The new app offers highly customizable branding capabilities and in-app feature selection for marketers to make their events truly unique and impactful for their participants. With this new wave of mobile event experiences, marketers can build communities, showcase their brand, maximize audience engagement, and effectively drive stronger return on investment from their events. Starting today, all Bizzabo customers can access the new app for future events worldwide.
Eran Ben-Shushan, Co-founder and CEO of Bizzabo, said: “We were first to market with a comprehensive mobile solution for event engagement, which enabled us to collect years of customer feedback across thousands of events to surface the newest design and user experience trends. Our new app is modern and sleek with significant customization capabilities and an expansive feature set. Unlike other event apps, our app is integral to our all-in-one event success platform that enables us to offer a more holistic experience for attendees that no other event app vendor can provide. In the $28 billion-dollar events software industry, we’re offering the most capable app solution in an increasingly mobile market.”
Trusted by over 10,000 live events worldwide, Bizzabo’s event success cloud helps marketers manage a customized experience for attendees as well as track performance data from each event to make events more impactful and rewarding. Today’s release represents the culmination of over six years of dedicated research, in collaboration with many leading brands, on how to use mobile apps to maximize engagement and overall event success.
In addition to key branding capabilities across the event’s app interface, the new Bizzabo app enables marketers to:
- Customize Your App Experience – provide attendees with all the information they need to make the best decisions, including a new agenda interface, session descriptions, ticket information, venue map, and more.
- Build a Community – foster growth for your event through the community feature that enables attendee, one-to-one messaging, and the ability to mark and follow up with leads.
- Enable Partners – help drive return on investment for sponsors and exhibitors by giving them the opportunity to set up special offers and benefit from branded profile pages.
- Track Engagement in Real-Time – monitor social media activity and see how attendees expand the reach of your event.
- Analyze Event Performance – leverage event data to demonstrate ROI to stakeholders.
Today’s news falls on the heels of Bizzabo’s recent growth investment round, which raised the company’s total funding to $30 million. The new capital will continue accelerating product development for both the mobile and web-based event cloud, as well as supporting the company’s rapidly growing global customer base.
For more information on Bizzabo, visit https://www.bizzabo.com.
Bizzabo is an award-winning holistic event cloud providing marketers with a modern suite of tools to create impactful and rewarding professional events. Bizzabo unleashes the power of events to drive impactful in-person experiences, networking opportunities and business outcomes for thousands of events around the world including those by WeWork, Hubspot, GitHub, EA Sports, CoinDesk, and Virgin. Customers use Bizzabo to consolidate their event stack and benefit from the platform’s insights to manage, measure and grow their events participation, engagement and experience. Key features enable organizers to build websites, manage event registration, sell tickets, grow communities through onsite networking, and event apps – all within a cloud-based, user-friendly platform.
Founded in 2012 by Eran Ben-Shushan, Alon Alroy, and Boaz Katz, the company’s mission is to bring people together, and to make events more rewarding for everyone involved. Bizzabo was selected by The Event Technology Awards, in 3 consecutive years, as The People Choice’s Award of the Favorite Event Technology Solution. Backed by leading investors Pilot Growth Equity, Maor Investments, LionBird VC, AfterDox VC Mr. Zvi Limon, Mr. Gigi Levy, Mr. Barak Rabinowitz, Mr. Joey Low, Mr. Eli Alroy, OurCrowd and Kaedan Capital, the company holds offices in Tel-Aviv and New-York. To learn more, visit https://www.bizzabo.com.
Drones. Artificial Intelligence. Cryptocurrency. Vacation Space Travel (soon, soon.)
Technology is morphing faster than a client’s mind and it ain’t slowing down! In less than 3 minutes we’ll give you 3 important event tech waves to surf in 2018:
We’re not **quite** Tom Cruise in “Minority Report” level but, AI is impacting our industry TODAY and it will only increase in 2018. What if you could use the terabytes of data points you’ve accumulated about your audience to help them make decisions and deliver a more intuitive experience? Customize an experience to their taste? Increase your attendee retention by automating suggestions based on prior attendee behavior (in a non creepy way, of course). AI is enabling us to leverage technology to make smarter, more targeted decisions to benefit our audiences faster than previously humanly possible. Am I saying technology is smarter than us? Wellllll, not just **yet. <<wink>>
You’ve heard about Venmo, Stripe, Apple pay and other digital payment solutions and a once seemingly far-reaching concept called cryptocurrency, now being embraced by the mainstream. The landscape of how currency is being exchanged is evolving right before our eyes and will have a lasting impact on how we plan and execute events. The key here is to learn about these types of technology by experimenting with some of these new modes of payment and to stay in the conversation with other early adopters via reputable Facebook groups, blogs etc. Expect to see these new modes of payment integrated in our day-to-day planning and influencing how we think about paying for services, pricing (less fees please!), transaction speed, digital security etc.
From the dynamic possibilities with aerial event videos & photos, to the promise of Amazon drone deliveries – drones are here to stay. And the thing you’re really going to want to pay attention to with drones in 2018 is the law. The FCC and other entities are scrambling to make sure your drones are registered and that you’re properly trained to operate them. If you’re hiring drones at your next event, make sure the operators are up-to-speed on the regulatory requirements. Oh – and make sure they are properly insured!
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January 9, 2018, Chicago, IL – Resiada Inc. announces the rollout of version 1.2 of its room block management software for event planners, Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO/CVB) sport organizations and events rights holders.
“The response from Resiada’s early adopters has been invaluable,” says Resiada Managing Director, Jennifer Beatty. “While they’ve been impressed with the Resiada platform so far, we know there’s always room for improvement. Their feedback has helped guide the efforts of our development team to help make room block setup and management easier.”
Key additions to version 1.2 of Resiada include white labelling, allowing the application to carry an organization or event’s branding. New API integration capability allows for the seamless flow of data from an event’s registration site to Resiada’s booking system. This means attendees only have to enter their information once rather than once in the registration site and then in the housing system. “The ultimate goal for Resiada is to make it simple for other registration solutions to integrate and at the same time, improve the user experience.” says Beatty.
Other updates made to the Resiada application include a new array of reports, Paypal Express Checkout has been added as a payment provider option and back office payments now have the option to use a credit card on file for an individual reservation or group payment. A further time-saving inclusion is a default listing of the most frequently occurring hotel amenities such as on-site restaurant, business center, parking, free wi-fi, etc. Finally, the front end of the site has been optimized to work with screen reading technology.
Resiada is a secure cloud-based room block management management that gives its users full control and management via an easy to use interface. In addition, providing its users with 24/7 access to real time data and tools to help curb attrition. Most notably, Resiada also gives its users the ability to generate additional markup revenue from room bookings. Sign up for your free account at resiada.com and experience a new way to manage your room blocks for your upcoming events.
To learn more visit resiada.com or call 1-888-RESIADA.
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If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the go – balancing clients with domestic and international travel. You’d like to stay on top of the business side of things, but it’s a challenge.
We get it.
But if one of your goals was getting on top of your business in 2018, here are 3 business apps that we absolutely depend to operate more efficiently.
If you spend WAY too much of your time writing proposals, this online tool will save you TONS of time, make you look more professional and even handles the signing/payment process for your contracts. I love how easy it is to customize proposals from templates we create that reflect our brand look and feel. We can drag in sections of a contract or line items in a budget and deliver the proposal at record speed. We also love the analytics so we can see how much time they spent looking at each part of the proposal!
For those of you driving all over, this app is priceless. It uses location tracking on your phone to track all of your drives – including your starting location and mileage. Then – you simply login and swipe right for business travel and left for personal. Each month, it’ll deliver a report that can easily be imported into Quickbooks or any accounting software and you’ve got your eye on your mileage reimbursements with very little time or effort!
Finally, this app is one we use all. the. time. Whether you’re tracking reimbursable expenses for your client or for your annual accounting, this app makes tracking expenses on the go seamless. Take a pic of your receipt, track it, and then run any reports you need, any time!
San Francisco based data technology company, InsightXM has just unveiled a new insights package tailored exclusively for event planners and marketers wanting to experience powerful data analytics at the push of a button. Titled ‘Essentials’, the package provides a fixed price, quick access-to-data analytics tool that helps better understand event audiences, uncover hidden opportunities, and identify weaknesses.
After launching their parent product: InsightXM at IMEX America in Las Vegas in October, the company accelerated development of their bespoke tool with the goal of launching it in time for the new year, “We’ve learned a lot from interacting with event planners at IMEX and within the Tribe. The Essentials product is our answer to the age old issue that event professionals keep facing: not knowing where to start when it comes to pulling insights from their event data,” explained InsightXM CEO Brent Pearson.
InsightXM joined event technology collaborative, The Event Tech Tribe in June this year and are expanding on the partnership with the launch of this new package. “What’s different about the Essentials platform is that it easily integrates with all of the Tribe members as well as two more data sources selected by the customer,” explained Pearson. “As someone who has planned many events myself, I know how liberating it will be for others to view key metrics, drill down into audience responses and work with pre-defined graphs, charts and dashboards!” exclaimed Event Tech Tribe COO, Marie-Claire Andrews.
To make things even simpler, access to the platform is available for a simple annual price and can be activated when creating an event inside event registration provider, Swoogo. “Brent has worked closely with us as he developed this fantastic next-level analytics package that I know Swoogo and Tribe customers are going to find extremely valuable,” said Swoogo founder Leonora Valvo.
To learn more about InsightXM and their Essentials platform explore their website or arrange a time to have a 1-on-1 discussion about managing your event data sources.
InsightXM is an event-specific, business intelligence platform that provides teams with on-demand analytics solutions. The platform helps non-technical teams capture, analyze and visualize event data to better inform business decisions. InsightXM is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is led by Brent Pearson, a long-time data and event professional.
About the Event Tech tribe
The Event Tech Tribe is a carefully curated, infinitely innovative family of best-in-craft event technologies that have chosen to work together technically, but more importantly to collaborate at a client level. We’ve brought together similarly minded companies and built a way of working that puts you first. Every member of the Tribe is run by an experienced event professional.
Swoogo – Effortlessly flexible registration
TRC – Onsite expertise
Hubb – One control panel to rule them all
Glisser – Share content and engage audiences
InsightXM – Data insights never before possible
EventOPS – Plan and manage your events like a boss
Event Tech Leader Attendify Announces Beta Launch of Attendify Audiences: Powerful New Technology Puts Event Data To Work
Las Vegas, NV. – October 10, 2017 – Attendify, the leading provider of self-service event apps and social lead retrieval tools, has launched the beta version of Attendify Audiences, a new platform that changes the way event organizers and marketers unlock the power of their event data. By utilizing data gathered from mobile event apps, registration systems and other sources, Attendify Audiences makes acting on event data easier than ever. It enables users to see every attendee action, use event data to run highly personalized campaigns and generate revenue from their events. Attendify is previewing the platform this week at IMEX America (booth G963) from Tuesday, October 10, to Thursday, October 12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas
“There are plenty of tools that capture event data, but the process has always been siloed, making it difficult for marketers and event organizers to use that data effectively,” said Michael Balyasny, CEO and Founder of Attendify. “Attendify Audiences changes this by making it easy to put the event data you already collect to work. By better leveraging data for follow up, sales outreach and ad targeting, users can elevate the event experience to drive more revenue and ROI.”
Attendify Audiences was built to address the pervasive challenge of leveraging event data throughout the marketing lifecycle. Until now, no tool allows event organizers and marketers to collect data from multiple sources, segment and filter that data, connect it with other marketing tools, and use it to power more targeted, personalized campaigns. Attendify Audiences brings this all into one powerful system that includes a wide range of features including:
- Collect Data from Multiple Sources
- Capture and monitor data from event apps, registration tools, and other data sources
- Filter and Segment Audiences Using Virtually any Data Point
- Drill down to specific job titles, events attended, session ratings and more
- Use Event Data to Power Individualized Campaigns
- Connect event data to other marketing tools for highly targeted follow up
- Generate More Revenue and Demonstrate ROI
- Sell tickets to future events and turn attendees into paying customers with hyper-personalized marketing outreach
“Attendify has always delivered best-in-class event technology for my clients. And now, they’ve empowered event organizers to easily harness the power of their event data,” said Keith Johnston, Managing Partner at Plannerwire.net.
Pricing for Attendify Audiences starts at $250/month and is based on number of contacts in the system and other factors like integration options. To view a demo for Attendify Audiences or speak with CEO Michael Balyasny during or after IMEX America, please contact Rachel Jermansky at (609) 279-0050 x119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees using the Attendify mobile event app have a private social network where they can share photos, messages, view upcoming speakers and sessions, take quick polls, and add new connections, all while having access to a digital event guide.
Attendify is the only event technology company that helps event planners build deeper relationships at conferences, trade shows, exhibitions, corporate meetings and other events. Attendify makes it quick and easy to create, manage and update event apps, get real-time feedback and analytics, demonstrate event success and show ROI. Attendify helps companies like Google, Bloomberg, AstraZeneca, Sage, Phillips, Autodesk, and AOL create differentiating mobile experiences for their events. For more information or to get started building your app visit http://www.attendify.com
etouches Delivers First-of-Its-Kind Comprehensive Event Management Platform with the Integration of Its Venue Sourcing Solution
LAS VEGAS, Nev., October 10, 2017 – etouches, a leading global provider of cloud event management software, today announced its Venue Sourcing offering, an innovative and robust solution now fully integrated into the etouches event management platform. With a strengthened venue sourcing offering, the platform now provides the industry’s most complete, end-to-end solution that supports the entire event lifecycle.
Announced today at IMEX America, Venue Sourcing integrates sourcing and booking with meeting registration and approval, along with an enterprise calendar. The result is a first-of-a-kind solution that enables data incorporation throughout the entire event lifecycle, including unprecedented visibility to drive value and ROI through strategic venue sourcing.
“Travel and meeting professionals must validate their success to senior management and stakeholders, making quick access to meetings data vital. They can drive millions and even tens of millions of dollars in savings through strategic venue sourcing,” said Mike Tenholder, vice president, Channel and Partner Management, etouches. “Using Venue Sourcing, they don’t have to spend days gathering data or duplicating entry of the same information on multiple spreadsheets. All the data they need is instantly available all in one place. We make strategic sourcing simple, so our customers can focus on creating incredible meetings and events, while we handle the data and analytics to maximize success.”
Empowered by etouches’ 2016 acquisition of venue sourcing and booking platform Zentila, the Venue Sourcing solution combines the features and functionality of Zentila’s award-winning platform with etouches’ best-in-class event management software (EMS) solution.Venue Sourcing provides access to 225,000 venues worldwide and is unique in that it automates the heavy lifting needed to source, negotiate, and book a meeting. As a result, it captures 10 times more data to increase event performance while reducing sourcing and booking time by 70 percent, enabling organizations to handle more meetings with the same size staff. Travel and meeting professionals gain instant access to data-driven insights in real time. With greater visibility to manage meeting spend, they can enhance the attendee experience while also driving significant gains in productivity, profitability, and compliance with travel protocols.
This latest integration enhances etouches’ industry-leading ability as a global provider to provide an end-to-end solution for clients with tools to enhance every aspect of an event, including venue sourcing, event management, real-time attendee engagement, and ROI. Most recently, etouches finalized the integration of Loopd technology to create a first-of-its-kind solution to manage every aspect of the event and meeting lifecycle—including unprecedented visibility into real-time performance of live events. Combining an exclusive wearable smart badge with bi-directional CRM, data analytics, and mobile technology, Loopd transforms the attendee experience and provides data-driven insights that help meeting planners realize ROI and monetize their events.
“In recent years, etouches has struck a balance between strategic technology acquisitions and organic product development to build out our event management solution, with a mission of making events and meetings better for all parties—participants, planners, and sponsors,” said etouches Chief Technology Officer Shane Edmonds. “With Venue Sourcing integrated into our comprehensive end-to-end platform, etouches now offers an unrivaled solution that lets our customers measure and manage the entire event lifecycle.”
Earlier this year, etouches announced the company was acquired by HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm. HGGC’s investment will help etouches expand its business and further invest in its market-leading cloud platform. More than 1,300 customers use etouches’ integrated event management and sourcing platform to organize and execute world-class events around the world. Over the past 12 months, etouches has executed 46,000 events totaling 5.8 million registrations.
etouches will demonstrate its full event lifecycle solution, including Venue Sourcing and Loopd, at booth #G859 at IMEX America, taking place October 10-12, 2017. For more information, visit https://portal.imexamerica.com/vex/exweb.php?back=vexsearch.php$$exhibname=etouches$standnum=$action=specific&uid=301380.
etouches is a global leader in cloud based analytics and data driven end-to-end event management and venue sourcing solutions. The award winning open source platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process, providing real-time data and analytics on event performance, customer engagement, and increasing measurable event ROI. Founded in 2008, etouches has assisted over 25,000 event professionals in planning, executing, and measuring their events. With a focus on event sourcing, registration, marketing, logistics, engagement, mobile, and data analytics, the company serves more than 1,300 customers including leading corporations, associations, agencies, and educational institutions globally. Headquartered in the United States, the company also has offices in the UK, Belgium, Australia, Singapore, and UAE. etouches is a portfolio company of private equity firm HGGC. etouches has experienced 50 percent CAGR over the past 4 years. Learn more at etouches.com.