Monday, 28 November 2011

20 Reasons to Use Online Registration and E-ticketing Service For Your Event

Do you still hesitate whether to set up online registration and e-ticketing solution  on your event website? Leave all your doubts behind and empower your event web site with new functions. Here are at least 20 reasons to do it.
  1. Free online registration service
  2. Increase in visitor’s loyalty
  3. Customization of Registration form according to your wishes
  4. Automation of online visitor registration and e-ticketing process with generation of unique QR-code
  5. Involve less personnel to process registration data
  6. Adjustable E-Ticket/Badge with additional info blocks (add logos, hall plan, maps…)
  7. Ticket sale widget design customisation to fit in event’s web site
  8. Creation of different types of tickets (visitor, participant, press, student…)
  9. More than 90 payment options for international and local visitors
  10. Promo codes set up
  11. Free check-in software
  12. No lines at the entrance
  13. Time-saving
  14. Real time notifications for every registration
  15. Customization of visitor notifications
  16. In-depth visitor registration and attendance statistics – before, during and after the event
  17. Automated data base arrangement for later use
  18. Placement of ticket sale widget or a link to the registration form at event web site and at the websites of your partners
  19. Technical support
  20. Commission charged only on tickets sold
All these advantages are available within TicketForEvent online registration and e-ticketing service. In addition, have your tickets sold via ExpoPromoter affiliate network (800+ B2B web sites).

Friday, 25 November 2011

78-th UFI Conference gathers friends and breaks records

On November, 11, UFI members waved farewell to each other after spending 3 days at 78-th UFI Congress. Aimed to examine key industry issues congress managed to bring together almost 400 delegates from 52 countries at the state-of-the-art Feria Valencia Exhibition Centre, Spain. This outstanding attendance of 2011 edition breaks all records for UFI Congress’ in Europe and confirms this year’s theme, “Bridging Continents – Linking People”.

Mariya Shtanhrat and Paul Woodward
UFI Managing Director Paul Woodward stated that “as the voice of the global exhibition industry, UFI represents member organisations managing over 12 million square meters of exhibition space and organizing over 3000 international exhibitions around the globe”.
This year’s event was marked by integration of innovative solutions and discussions of industry trends in informal and relaxing atmosphere.

Two ExpoPromoter representatives took part in the event – Mariya Shtanhrat, ExpoPromoter Business Development Manager, and her associate Julia Kliuchkovska.

On their return Mariya and Julia infected all our staff with their extremely positive impressions about the Congress. This excitement couldn`t be left unnoticed!

H.S. Bedi & Julia Kliuchkovska
Old friends` meeting  is the best description of the atmosphere of the event. Thank to modern means of communication, which help connecting people and establishing friendly relations online, participants met as if they’d known each other for years – although for some of them it was their first meeting in person. Whether being connected on LinkedIn, making friends on Facebook or following on Twitter everyone felt like home – familiar faces no matter how you slice it :)

Mariya Shtanhrat, ExpoPromoter Business Development Manager:

“It was a great trip! Wonderful weather, hospitable Spain, beautiful Valencia and tasty national cuisine left warmest recollection.

This is not the first UFI event I visit, so I was glad to see many people I already know and pleased with a friendly reception.

Generally, the program of the UFI event was well considered, as usual.
Presentations` topics were truly urgent, useful information was spiced with sense of humor and speakers artistically got out the message to the audience. The most unforgettable speaker is definitely Stephane Garelli, Professor at IMD, Institute of Development Management (Switzerland) – his natural charisma sticked to everyone’s memory! Regular coffee breaks gave perfect opportunity to meet new people, talk business and not only :) .

Not to forget about Valencia sightseeing tour, which impressed us with city’s beauty and lively atmosphere combining history and modernism. And of course, a seabreeze… :)

Dinner at Valencia Opera House
Still one of the best attractions was a sophisticated dinner in enchanting atmosphere at Valencia Opera House (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia). We had a great time together!

However, the only disadvantage of the Congress is a lack of time to get to know all of the delegates. So many people to meet and so little time to do that!”

Once more UFI did a great work to encourage event industry development, create the opportunity to network with a wide range of expo professionals, share best practices and industry innovations. For example, this year everyone appreciated convenience of a useful device Poken, created to collect and exchange digital information in the real world with one touch. So participants had no need to collect paper business cards – UFI members went green:) As Poken officially announces on their Twitter account over 2000 paperless docs collected in pokenHUB of 400 delegates and 10 000 exchanged social business cards.

We look forward to see everyone at future UFI events. We are always open for communication and cooperation – stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

P.S. Warm congratulations to Arie Brienen (CEO Jaarbeurs Holding, Netherlands), who took over as UFI President at the end of the Valencia Congress.

More photos from the 78-th UFI Congress on ExpoPromoter Flickr page

Friday, 18 November 2011

Fairtrade sets up HotelsForEvent widget for 11 events

Starting from this expo season attendees of Fairtrade Messe (DE) events can use a new option on the events` websites – online hotel searching and booking solution.

HotelsForEvent provides fast and easy online search of accommodation near the venue through 235,000 hotels worldwide.

Using ExpoPromoter HotelsForEvent cloud solution for all of the Fairtrade Messe events is expected to increase visitors loyalty and ensure easy event hotel search.


Friday, 11 November 2011

ExpoPromoter is in Valencia

Take a look at the Exhibition World article about UFI 78th Congress and read our report next week.

EUROPE - The 2011 annual UFI Congress is underway in Valencia, bringing together more than 400 delegates from the international exhibition industry to discuss the future of exhibitions.

The two-day speaker programme is being moderated this year by Hakan Gershagen, senior advisor and board member at Belgian organiser EasyFairs. Key speakers include Stephane Garelli, professor at the Institute of Development Management in Switzerland, who will speak about the impact of the ongoing global economic crisis, and Mercedes Araoz, professor at the Universidad del Pacifico in Peru, who will address Latin America´s opportunity for exhibition organisers.

Feria Valencia’s president Alberto Catala Ruiz de Galarreta welcomed delegates from 25 countries to Valencia. He pointed out the current business, political and economic climate made it difficult to determine in which direction the world is headed.

The UFI Congress is an opportunity for members “to take a time-out in Valencia, share information and strategise on the pitfalls and opportunities ahead for the exhibition industry”, he said.

UFI 2011 president Eric Everard agreed the industry needed to continue to develop ways to promote the benefits of exhibitions to global marketers.  

“If we can do our bit to convince business that, when times are tough, exhibitions and events are the place to focus their marketing dollars, then there will have been a silver lining in those storm clouds for our industry,” he told the congress.

A highlight of the UFI Congress programme is a panel discussion on how face-to-face business events will work in the future, with opinion from experts representing various aspects of the business events industry. The panel comprises Rod Cameron from the International Association of Congress Centres (Belgium), Martin Sirk CEO of the International Congress and Convention Association (Netherlands) and Denzil Rankine, founder and chief executive at AMR International (UK).

The event also sees the official handover of the UFI presidency from Everard to Arie Brienen, CEO of Jaarbeurs Holding in the Netherlands. Deputy director of the Shanghai World Expo Coordination Chen Xianjin was recently appointed the 2013 UFI presidency.

Exhibition World

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

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