Centium Software Presents Client Innovation Award to Event Travel Management of Australia

eventtravelmgtawardAt the 2016 EventsAIR User Conference held in Sydney Australia, Centium Software awarded the 2016 Client Innovation Award for Best Mobile App to Event Travel Management of Australia.

Event Travel Management was recognized for their outstanding mobile app design for the 2016 Edge Conference.

Using a custom style sheet and completely customized icons, Event Travel Management was able to deploy a powerful and customized mobile app solution for the 250 attendee conference.

Bennett Lansley, Special Projects Manager for Event Travel Management said “Event Travel Management is thrilled to have won the 2016 Best Mobile App as part of the Centium Software Client Innovation Awards,” Mr. Lansley said. “Our Interactive App was designed with all of the new functionality available in EventsAIR. At ETM, we are excited to work with Centium to see the development of their technology and appreciate the acknowledgement of our dedication to provide our clients with cutting edge technology through EventsAIR. “

Centium Software CEO Trevor Gardiner congratulated Event Travel Management on receiving their Client Innovation Award.

“We are pleased to recognize Event Travel Management for their excellent design and deployment of the mobile attendee app,” Mr. Gardiner said. “The team deployed many aspects of the app technology, including QR codes, exhibitor searches, links to speaker white papers and five pages of custom content.”

The Client Innovation Awards are presented to EventsAIR clients who demonstrate innovative and creative solutions and designs within the EventsAIR platform. EventsAIR has become home to a wide range of innovative solutions for event registration, mobile apps, and specialized portals for onsite check-in and many other integrated services.

Centium Software Announces Client Innovation Award to International Conference & Exhibition Professionals of Malaysia

icep awardAt the 2016 EventsAIR User Conference held in Sydney Australia, Centium Software awarded the 2016 Client Innovation Award for Best Use of Onsite Technology to iCEP – International Conference & Exhibition Professionals of Malaysia.

iCEP was recognized for their innovative use of onsite check-in and session tracking tools at the 2015 Asia Petroleum Geoscience Conference Exhibition.

The EventsAIR Onsite Registration Portal has proven to be a smooth and swift experience for our event attendees and thus resulting in a very successful registration process,” said Haziq Hamal of iCEP. “The capabilities of EventsAIR expanded iCEP’s initiative to cater for a hassle free registration process and in turn delivering an excellent experience for the attendees.

Centium Software CEO Trevor Gardiner congratulated iCEP on receiving their Client Innovation Award.

“We are pleased to recognize iCEP for their strategic use of EventsAIR technology at the 2015 conference,” Mr. Gardiner said. “The iCEP team was able to check-in and track attendance for more than 2200 attendees, with services including on-demand badge printing, session tracking and real-time reporting throughout the program.”

The Client Innovation Awards are presented to EventsAIR clients who demonstrate innovative and creative solutions and designs within the EventsAIR platform. EventsAIR has become home to a wide range of creative solutions for event registration, mobile apps, and specialized portals for onsite check-in and many other integrated services.

Centium Software Awards EventsAIR Innovator of the Year to Francie Gaiger of Conferences and Events New Zealand

franciegaigerawardAt the 2016 EventsAIR User Conference held in Sydney Australia, Centium Software awarded the 2016 Innovator of the Year Award to Francie Gaiger of Conferences & Events New Zealand.

Francie was nominated by her management team in recognition for her focus and professionalism as an Event Coordinator.

“Francie is our ‘EventsAIR’ guru and has dedicated a huge amount of time getting to grips with the software and communicating with the support team on a regular basis to ensure we get what we need out of the system”, said Amy Abel, Senior Conference Manager for Conferences & Events. “Francie is continually looking for new ways EventsAIR can be used within the organization, often suggesting new features and enhancements on behalf of our team.”

Centium Software CEO Trevor Gardiner congratulated Francie on receiving the Innovator of the Year Award.

“We are very excited to present this award to Francie Gaiger,” Mr. Gardiner said. “It’s wonderful to recognize the talent of our clients and Francie certainly embodies the traits of innovation and vision. We look forward to hearing more about Francie in the coming years!”

The Client Innovation Awards are presented to EventsAIR clients who demonstrate innovative and creative solutions and designs within the EventsAIR platform. EventsAIR has become home to a wide range of creative solutions for event registration, mobile apps, and specialized portals for onsite check-in and many other integrated services.

2016 EventsAIR Planner Challenge Announces Winning Team!

challengepic001At the 2016 EventsAIR User Conference held August 16-17 in Sydney Australia, 15 teams of experienced meeting planners faced off in the annual EventsAIR Meeting Planner Challenge.

The aim of the challenge is to combine lessons learned at the conference and to reinforce participants’ knowledge of the capabilities of the system. The challenge was to simulate the time pressures today’s meeting planners face, with participants tasked to complete as much as they could of sixty six separate assigned tasks.

Limited to two workstations, each team used their event planning skills (including their knowledge of EventsAIR) to build and publish a complete event from scratch.

The assigned tasks included creating and collecting numerous registration, function and housing details in a responsive online form designed to work on smartphones, tablets and computers. A detailed name badge with QR codes and graphics was part of the mix as well as a fully detailed confirmation email.

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Centium Software Announces 2016 EventsAIR Innovation Award Winners

innovationawardlogo2At the EventsAIR User Conference in Sydney Australia, Centium Software presented the 2016 Client Innovation Awards.

The Client Innovation Awards are presented to EventsAIR clients who demonstrate  innovative and creative solutions and designs within the EventsAIR platform. EventsAIR has become home to a wide range of innovative solutions for event registration, mobile apps, and specialized portals for onsite check-in and many other specialized services.

The 2016 EventsAIR Client Innovation Award Winners are:

2016 Best Marketing Communications Campaign
Museum of the Bible, United States

2016 Best Use of Onsite Technology
ICEP – International Conference & Exhibition Professionals, Malaysia

2016 Best Mobile App
Event Travel Management, Australia

2016 Rising Star Institution of the Year
TAFE Queensland – Southbank Institute Brisbane, Australia

2016 Innovator of the Year
Francie Gaiger, Conferences and Events Ltd, New Zealand

Congratulations to all Innovation Award winners and to all other companies who were nominated for 2016!

Managing Your Attendee Housing Shouldn’t be a Hassle!

Businesswoman signing documentIf you ask a hundred meeting organizers what the most stressful part of running a large event is, many will tell you that it is managing attendee accommodation and related activities.

From negotiating hotel contracts to transfer logistics, and everything in between, meeting planners will spend a large amount of their day dealing with these and other housing related issues.

Managing the hotel reservations and accommodation needs of their attendees will often become the most important and time-consuming task meeting planners will face.

Why? It’s all about customer service (and a little bit about the money as well!)

While many meeting planners will direct attendees to a hotel’s reservation team or to a third-party housing company, many others choose to keep full control of hotel reservations in-house. In addition to earning hotel room commissions (a considerable source of revenue for many organizers), many meeting planners appreciate the ability to offer a “one-stop-shop” experience during the registration process.

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2016 International AIDS Conference Deploys EventsAIR as Technology Solution

image001This week, more than 18,000 medical, social and government leaders from around the globe are in Durban, South Africa for the 2016 International AIDS Conference. Managing one of the world’s largest events is a challenging one, especially when facing the large influx of attendees for registration and onsite check-in.

The management team supporting the International AIDS 2016 Conference turned to Centium Software and their flagship technology EventsAIR to handle the massive scale of self check-in, staffed check-in and collateral collection. Designed around the highly robust and scalable Microsoft Azure Cloud, EventsAIR was more than able to handle the thousands of conference check-ins that occurred on opening day.

image002Mr Arnab Bose, Special Projects Manager from Centium Software and working onsite at the conference with the conference team was able to scale up EventsAIR to handle the massive influx of registrations experienced in the first 10 hours of registration.

“With the flip of a switch, we were able to quadruple the server capacity,” Mr. Bose said. “The system performed flawlessly and EventsAIR never experienced any slowdown or lag time at any point of the busy registration.”

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