Azavista, provider of user-friendly event management solutions, has completed its 2016 survey of corporate event managers and conference planners. The survey identified the key trends and innovations that are driving event management this year. 150 event professionals participated in the survey, sharing their individual perspectives on the state of event management.

According to the Azavista survey “2016 State of Event Management”, 85% of event planners are executing more or the same number of events in 2016 as they did in 2015. Less than 15% expect to have fewer events this year. This speaks to the continued importance of face-to-face events and the value that they consistently bring to companies.

“There has been a great deal of discussion about the continued importance of events. Given the availability of online collaboration tools and on-demand content,  there are many alternatives to face-to-face. However, it’s clear that these tools are supplements that provide great value, not replacements for face-to-face,” noted JP van der Kuijl, Azavista CEO.

The survey also revealed that most event planners – as much as 90% – are still relying heavily on spreadsheet and manual processes that tend to be error-prone. Subsequently, 65% of these event professionals indicated that better tools would help them be better event managers.

As a result of the survey, Azavista has developed a special Kick-Start program to help event managers transition away from manual processes and quickly get up and running with better tools.

About Azavista

Azavista was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is the brainchild of Web and IT specialists, as well as a team of travel and tourism industry professionals. Azavista believes that the future of travel and event planning is evidence-based. The company’s mission is to provide a tool that will help industry professionals around the world make bigger and better decisions. Azavista aims to facilitate travel and event planners in successfully overcoming budgetary and organizational challenges by using technology and data combined.

Press Contact: Shelby Torrence, Azavista, +31 (0)20 8464066