Taking Care of Your VIPs and Other Special Guests

vipsAs a professional event manager, you know how to manage online registrations, onsite check-in, accommodations, travel, functions and much more.

But are you ready if (and when) you are tasked with managing the requirements and logistics surrounding your VIP and hospitality groups?

The job is daunting! You know that there are endless tasks and to-dos surrounding arrivals, ticketing, logistics, and more. How do you keep up with the many responsibilities and requirements?

VIP and hospitality programs will usually incorporate many traditional meeting management practices, but the overall approach a manager will take is often focused on very specific requirements. In many circumstances, you may be tasked with overseeing arrivals and logistics for a group of VIPs arriving for a major sporting event, such as the Olympics or regional events.

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Centium Software Presents Client Innovation Award to TAFE QLD – Southbank Institute Brisbane

tafe-awardAt the 2016 EventsAIR User Conference held in Sydney Australia, Centium Software awarded the 2016 Rising Star Institution of the Year Award to TAFE QLD – Brisbane, Southbank Campus, Australia.

TAFE QLD Brisbane introduced the Rising Star program to their event management curriculum at the Southbank Campus in 2008 and over the years have educated thousands of students in meeting planning and in the use of event management technology.

Originally the students gained hands-on experience in EventsPro, and in 2014 Southbank Institute was the first to update to EventsAIR. Since then, students have been learning EventsAIR and have played a significant role in assisting the EventsAIR team in hands-on testing of new features.

TAFE QLD Brisbane is overwhelmed to receive this award from Centium Software,” said Christine Woods, Tertiary Education teacher at Southbank Campus. “We are pleased to be part of this exciting technology program and to be part of the Rising Star program. We have both younger and older students in our program, and even our older students find it extremely easy to learn the new technology found in EventsAIR.”

Centium Software CEO Trevor Gardiner congratulated TAFE QLD Brisbane, Southbank Campus on receiving the EventsAIR Innovation Award for Rising Star Institution of the year.

“We are very excited to present this award to TAFE Queensland,” Mr. Gardiner said. We’ve been working with this institution for many years and love working with their students. In fact, many Southbank students have received Rising Star scholarships and we even have one of their graduates working directly with us at Centium Software!”

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.

About TAFE QLD, Brisbane

TAFE Queensland is Queensland’s largest, most experienced training institution. In the past 130 years, schools in the TAFE system have graduated over seven million students.

Southbank Institute introduced the Rising Star program to their event management curriculum in 2008 and over the years have educated hundreds of students in meeting planning and in the use of event management technology. Originally the students gained hands-on experience in EventsPro. In 2014 Southbank Institute was the first to update to EventsAIR.

Centium Software Presents Client Innovation Award to Museum of the Bible

museum-of-the-bible-300x184At the 2016 EventsAIR User Conference held in Sydney Australia, Centium Software awarded the 2016 Client Innovation Award for Best Marketing Communications Campaign to Museum of the Bible.

The Museum of the Bible team was recognized for their innovative use of marketing communications and event invitations supporting numerous events for the upcoming 2017 opening of the venue in Washington DC.

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 inventive solutions for event registration, mobile apps, and specialized portals for onsite check-in and many other integrated services.
Centium Software CEO Trevor Gardiner congratulated Museum of the Bible on receiving their Client Innovation Award.

“We are excited to recognize Museum of the Bible for their creativity and vision for deploying EventsAIR for their ongoing events,” Mr. Gardiner said. “Centralizing your marketing communications and coordinating numerous details about potential donors and supporters always take focus and organization to make happen.

About Museum of the Bible

The Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. In 2017, Museum of the Bible will open its 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum in Washington, D.C., located just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the Capitol. A digital fly-through of the Museum is viewable here.

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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