Event Technology Companies Join Forces to Create EventTechHub
Four event technology companies have teamed up to create EventTechHub, a collaborative initiative featuring fully integrated digital solutions designed to make event planning more efficient, increase attendee engagement and grow event revenue opportunities.
EventTechHub brings together Eventinterface, an event management platform; Piitchr, which directly connects speakers with planners; Tap To Speak, a web-based tool that enables live audiences to communicate with speakers in real-time, and Zenus, a facial recognition solution for fast and secure event check-in.
“Event and meeting planners constantly point out to us how hard it is to find vendors (and) even after they have selected the ones they like, it is hard to manage them,” explained Panos Moutafis, president of Zenus and EventTechHub founding partner.
He continued, “They need multiple accounts, export and import files, pay them separately and hope they are compatible with each other. EventTechHub addresses this need and allows event planners to source and manage vendors easily. This makes things easy for everyone involved in the process.”
Event planners can attain access all four EventTechHub event technologies by first purchasing the Eventinterface platform and then opting to have access to the other three fully integrated solutions – a simpler and more cost-effective option that can save planners approximately 20 percent compared to using each solution ala carte, according to Al Wynant, Eventinterface CEO and founding partner of EventTechHub
“There is an overabundance of apps on the market, each with a distinct functionality (and) the need to implement multiple apps can become cumbersome, confusing and cost-prohibitive for most planners,” Wynant said.
He continued, “Bringing together this set of stellar solutions offers a fully integrated platform to planners like no other, from finding speakers, streamlining attendee management and engagement, to secure and lightning speed event check-in, more easily and cost-effectively.”
EventTechHub can assist event planners with the full lifecycle of their meetings and events, including:
- Before the event: Provides resources to assist planners with speaker selection and technology tools to manage event marketing, logistics, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors
- During the event: Offers tools to manage event check-in using facial recognition, manage attendees, speakers and sponsors, onsite communications, content and program distribution, lead generation and engagement in sessions with speakers, polls and surveys
- After the event: Gives opportunities to build post-conference communities to expand reach, and increase overall engagement and long-term conference revenue. Helps planners evaluate data and understand event ROI
“We care about event planners…that is the reason why we partnered with EventTechHub,” explained Marek Wawrzyniak, CEO and co-founder of Tap To Speak and EventTechHub founding partner.
He continued, “Our innovative technology not only has the ‘cool factor’ of turning smartphones into microphones but the event planners who used Tap To Speak report a 400 percent boost in audience engagement during their live events. We seamlessly integrate into the Eventinterface event program and itinerary feature – turning the audience mobile devices into feedback machines. This way, Eventinterface and Tap To Speak provide real-time audio and text communication, polls and surveys to the planners, speakers and attendees of the conference or event. The combination of our respective areas of expertise in combination with modern event technology gives even more power to event planners to make their events even better.”
Eventinterface user Daniel Duran, events director of the Arizona Charter Schools Association who has used the platform for more than 50 events including conferences, teacher training and fundraising events in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, expressed enthusiasm about the solution.
“Having a one-stop shop for me as a planner where I can manage participants, speakers and exhibitors all while being able to engage them all in a new and interactive way is a true blessing,” Duran said.
He continued, “After working with other event management software, Eventinterface has proven time and time again to be the right fit. It’s affordability and ease of use is next to none. While a major plus is having the site think like a planner thinks, it is still easy for users to register for their desired event.”
Steve Arzoni, founding partner of Piitchr and EventTechHub, said he was excited about the future of the new technology collaboration.
“Combining the expertise of four event-industry leaders is a truly exciting prospect,” Arzoni said. “We’re ready to play our role in ensuring ETH is invaluable for anyone in the event and meeting planning industry.”
Combined, EventTechHub’s founding companies have served more than 1,500 events of 25-30,000 participants in 40 countries for companies including Google, Applebee’s and Johns Hopkins University, which have worked with one or multiple EventTechHub solutions.
To learn more about EventTechHub go HERE.