2016 has certainly been a year to remember for the a2z team and the events industry! As we head into the holidays, we are taking a pause to fully appreciate the momentous achievements of not just a2z but also the primary users of our event management and audience engagement solutions in these past twelve months.
The award-winning ChirpE mobile app solution continues to deliver compelling and tangible success to events across a wide spectrum of industry verticals. Here are some recent post-show reports that highlight superb engagement and feature-utilization from the event attendees!
FNCE 2016 showcased products and services from over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest offerings in food and nutrition. Attendees access session details, including handouts posted by speakers, for more than 140 research and educational sessions, panel discussions, open forums and culinary demonstrations.
Close to 300 manufacturers and distributors participated in the NECA Boston 2016 to showcase thousands of products and solutions to electrical contractors. The three-day trade show was supported by the industry’s most comprehensive education program including pre-convention workshops, management education, and technical workshops.
With more than 100 technical sessions and professional development seminars, more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest in safety products and solutions, NSC Congress 2016 delivered considerable value to attendees.
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This week, at Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2016, we showcased three new features to help organizers make data-driven decisions faster, engage attendees better and provide extended visibility to exhibitors. Here is a quick overview of these truly pathbreaking, one-of-a-kind innovations:
Available for download on Apple iTunes and Google Play, ChirpE Meet includes all the key event-specific search and planning features attendees need to be efficiently successful. This native mobile app solution is available free to all a2z and FloorplanGenie Clients.
Strategic Analysis Report (StAR)
Based on a deep and comprehensive review of each event’s multi-year, multi-dimensional data, StAR will provide tradeshow organizers key insights into the current health and long-term growth of their shows.
a2z Global Admin within Salesforce
Your exhibit sales team can now access a2z within Salesforce to perform all floorplan operations such as booth assignment, booth merging, and more, completely seamlessly and with greater efficiency than ever before.
Contact a2z’s sales team at email@example.com or your a2z account manager for additional information and for scheduling a demo. We look forward to hearing from you!
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With 265+ exhibitors on the show floor and innumerable networking opportunities, Expo! Expo! 2016 has a lot to offer to attendees. If you are attending this event, we recommending getting in the game early and finalizing your schedule soon so that you can optimize your time at the event. As you are building your expo plan, don’t forget to add a2z to it! Here are the top five reasons you will want to visit a2z’s booth at the event this year.
- You Are the Reason We Are There
Every year, Expo! Expo! brings together the best and the brightest in the tradeshow industry for a week full of intensive networking and brainstorming. Simply put, it’s the place for us to be that week because you will be there.
- Meet the Team Face-To-Face
Nothing can replace the value of interacting and communicating in person. This is a great opportunity for us to hear about your specific goals and requirements, without anything getting ‘lost in translation’.
- Be the First to See What’s New
Expo! Expo! is the place where we introduce our latest and biggest innovations, and this year is no exception. We look forward to showcasing new ground-breaking features that have been carefully designed to aid show organizers in making strategic decisions, give participants faster access to planning tools and deliver accelerated growth for the entire ecosystem.
- Experience Our Integrated Solutions in Person
a2z’s solutions power not only more than 50% of the Top 250 tradeshows in the U.S. but also more than 1,000 events across a broad spectrum of verticals and geographical regions. Show organizers and event participants appreciate how our seamless, integrated technology coupled with a consultative approach in customer service facilitates their continued success. From a robust, PCI-compliant exposition and conference management system to feature-rich event websites to integrated mobile apps, a2z provides a wide gamut of solutions. The best way for us to demonstrate the power of our solutions to your team is by enabling you to see and experience them in our booth.
- Giveaways and Goodies
Of course, it’s not all work and no play! a2z sponsors the biggest tech giveaway at the event. This year, ten lucky show organizers will walk away with a set of the amazing Sonos speakers in a random drawing. These speakers have been creating a buzz in the consumer industry, and for all the right reasons. In addition, we are giving away a complimentary $250 Gift Card to the winner of our ChirpE Photo Booth Facebook contest. But that’s not all! We have a lot of fun, interactive experiences planned for guests in our booth. Watch this space for details in the coming weeks!
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Event managers and show organizers are always thinking of ways to capture the attention of their audiences in an effective and authentic way. They want to offer pre-event visibility and relevant leads for their exhibitors, useful planning tools for their attendees, and meaningful networking opportunities for both groups.
When show organizers utilize ChirpE solutions, they can help their audiences build meaningful business & social connections before and during their event, therefore increasing their satisfaction with the organizer’s brand.
From elegantly usable features to offering real-time updates, ChirpE Attendee Acquisition Widget and Mobile App solutions provide effortless and seamless process to engage event participants, leading to high ROI for exhibitors & sponsors and increased attendee engagement.
The ABRCMS 2015 mobile app not only received an excellent adoption rate of 70%, but the app also received overwhelming great reviews from attendees about its features and capabilities.
The IAAPA Attractions Expo mobile app, with an adoption rate of 69%, similarly proved to be a helpful planning tool for attendees based on high utilization rates and offered great visibility for the app’s sponsor. In addition, the event’s eBooth Promotion Widget was an effective engagement tool for the event organizers with 524,207 total views and 682 clicks directly from the exhibitors’ websites.
The I/ITSEC 2015 mobile app also saw very high engagement with 10,444 additions to the attendees’ personalized planners. It was well-received by attendees as is evident from the many good reviews posted on Apple and Google Play app stores.
Listed below are some recent client successes showcased in infographics that highlight the ROI from their respective event’s ChirpE mobile app solution.
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