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Exciting New Partnership Announcement for Azavista & The Next Web Conference 2016!

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TNW-Azavista Partnership-smallerWe are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with TNW conference 2016 to simplify the participant arrival and check-in process for the 20.000 participants who will attend TNW conference 2016 in Amsterdam.

TNW is already organizing the 11th edition of the TNW Conference and they were looking for a robust and stable check-in software application with onsite badge printing hardware to provide the best service and experience for all the participants. Azavista will supply them with the best solution available on the market at the moment. Azavista en TNW have the intention to have a long term partnership over the next years for all the TNW conferences organised globally.

About TNW Conference:
On May 26 & 27 2016, the city of Amsterdam plays host to the 11th annual TNW
TNW Conference is a 2-day technology festival that brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business, knowledge sharing and the best time you’ve ever had. Over the past 10 editions TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to one of the leading technology events, bringing together 20,000 attendees in two days and 3,000 companies from all over the world.

About Azavista:
Azavista event management software solves the long-standing frustrations of corporate event and conference professionals. It is used by well-known organisations such as Accenture, Ricoh, Mazars, AkzoNobel, Vereniging Nederlandse Gemeenten and many more. The all-in-1 platform makes executing successful events simple and affordable.  Our event management solution improves event experience, streamlines event planning, and provides data-driven reporting.

Our event technology is the result of the successful collaboration of IT and SAAS specialists with a team of travel and event industry professionals. Azavista is a global organization headquartered in Amsterdam. Our multi-lingual teams are composed of experienced professionals who dedicate themselves to supporting our customers and the extended Azavista event community.

Learn more or sign-up for a Demo :  https://www.azavista.com/event-technology/

Azavista 2016

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There are a lot of romantic notions about tech start-ups. People see Google, Facebook, and Uber and think starts-up are overnight success. But the reality is that there is a tremendous amount of trial and error, false starts, and disappointments. I’m very proud of our team at Azavista and the way we successfully work through our errors, disappointments, and challenges.
2015 was a great year for Azavista. We’ve laid a solid groundwork that will will continue building on. We grew our customer base by investing in both our Azavista event technologies team workingcustomers and our employees. We built a successful repeatable sales process focused on our customers’ needs. Our focus on customers needs was also demonstrated in the development of  stronger product capabilities and the extension of our platform with many customer requested features such as the planner app and payment module.
We certainly had some trial and error in the development process. Fortunately, we have great customers who provide us with honest and constructive feedback that helps us continue moving in the right direction. We’re also fortunate to have a tenacious development team that works endlessly to provide great solutions to our customers.
For 2016 we are continuing to build on the momentum and will grow even more. Our focus remains on our customers – on providing them with a great user experience and robust capabilities that ensure the success of all their events. Internally, we continue developing and improving our teams so that each (sales/marketing/customer success/development/engineering/administration) performs effectively and productively individually and in collaboration. After customer satisfaction, finding and developing the right talent to grow and complement our organization is one of our biggest priorities.

Customer Story: ADVA Optical Networking

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Azavista Customer Story: The ADVA Optical Networking JourneyAzavista customer story

The proof of the power of Azavista event technology is our customers.

ADVA Optical Networking is a leading provider of innovative networking solutions that prides itself on building strong relationships with their customers and partners. See how their event team saves time and improves event management with the Azavista event platform.

 

Read ADVA Customer Story

What Will Events Look Like in the Future?

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What Will Events Look Like in the Future?
Predictions by Azavista

 Amsterdam, 25 November 2014 – Azavista, the leader in corporate event technology, participated in the EIBTM conference last week, in Barcelona. Cassandra Michael, Sales and Marketing Manager at Azavista, gave a presentation about the future of events as the company envisions it.

The presentation contained a melange of smart gadgets, virtual reality and wearable technology, and analyzed how these technologies might be applied in the meeting and events industry in the years to come.

Here are some of the key technologies and trends presented:

Augmented Reality Supplier Sourcing:
Various augmented reality headsets like Oculus Rift are being launched. The current focus is on gaming, but Azavista predicts that in the near future hotels will allow planners to view meeting and event facilities virtually, just from the comfort of their desk or home.

Setting up your venue interactively
Azavista presented “Leap Motion”, a device that allows you to control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements. Azavista predicts that this technology will be used side by side with AR head-sets and allow planners to create their meeting or event set-up in an interactive and virtual way.

The end of translation booths
Microsoft’s Skype Translator automatically translates your voice and video calls with real-time translation. Its still in beta version and there is vast room for improvement,especially regarding the contextualization of conversations. Nevertheless, according to Azavista, in the near future we might see this technology replacing translation booths; Delegates will be able to follow any presentation in any language just from their smart-phones.

Your future contingency plan for rain

A new kickstarter campaign presented the “air umbrella” – a literally invisible umbrella which takes advantage of airflow and creates shelter from the rain. Azavista predicts that we might see this technology expanding and possibly being using for big outdoor events.

Your personal event chauffeur
Google, Audi, Mercedes, GM and more are all working on self driving technology. By 2020 these vehicles will probably be on the road. Azavista predicts that self driving cars will be notified automatically when a delegate lands and be at the pick-up point right on time.

Post Event questionnaires with…robots
Social robotics will also find its place in the meeting industry. According to Azavista, post event questionnaires and evaluations might be substituted by robots that will collect participant feedback on the spot! “Blabdroids are a good example”, said Cassandra. According to a study endorsed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, people are more likely to engage emotionally with artificial intelligence than others. The robots are intended to be comforting and non-judgmental.

A Wearable Thermostat
Wristify is a bracelet that controls your body temperature using thermoelectric material and sensors. As a future scenario, Azavista predicts that these bracelets will be handed out to event attendees ensuring everyone is 100% comfortable and the temperature is according to their personal preferences.

 

About Azavista
Azavista is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company has created an integrated online event management platform especially for the corporate planner. Through a wide set of modules and functionality, users can handle everything from event registrations, email marketing, participant management, budgeting, supplier procurement and more. At Azavista, we have taken into account the pain points of the modern event manager and created a tool that provides planners with all the essentials to more efficiently handle their meetings and events.

Press Contact:
Cassandra Michael
Sales and Marketing Manager, Azavista
cassandra@azavista.com
+31 (0)20 8464066

HAPCO and Azavista Enter a Partnership Agreement

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Azavista will offer HAPCO PCO members access to its cutting edge technology solution

Amsterdam, 21 March 2013 – The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) entered a partnership agreement with Dutch technology company, Azavista. According to this agreement, Azavista will offer HAPCO PCO members complimentary access to live international market data that can facilitate the cost effective planning of their congresses and events.

More specifically, Azavista has developed an integrated online platform for group travel, congress and event planning. A truly innovativhotel_price_forecasting_Frankfurte feature of the platform is Azavista Analytics.

After two years of rigorous research by the company’s IT department, in collaboration with travel and event planning specialists, Azavista Analytics was developed. Using advanced technology, the company processes over 2 million hotel prices daily in 43 countries around the world and offers valuable live market data for cost effective group travel and event planning.

In the context of this agreement, Azavista will offer HAPCO PCO members unlimited and complimentary access to Azavista Analytics for one whole year.

Azavista Analytics promotes evidence-based planning and offers the user a multitude of benefits. More specifically, the planner can:

  • Determine whhotel_market_demand_athensich cities and which dates are more cost effective for a future event
  • Analyze and compare the average prices of multiple hotels in a specific city
  • Determine which hotels can accommodate the needs of the event, in terms of pricing, as well as services
  • Find the best dates to send the RFP to the hotel; this is based on historic data that detects trends in pricing

“We are very happy that HAPCO has identified the value of Azavista for its members. Azavista Analytics is a very powerful tool, which can help PCO’s all around the world in budgeting control and cost-effective planning”, said JP van der Kuijl, CEO and co-founder of Azavista.

About Azavista

Founded in 2010, Azavista is a product of Web and IT specialists, as well as a team of travel and tourism industry professionals. Azavista is the first – all in one – Web 2.0 solution that streamlines every aspect of group travel, event and meeting planning. Using advanced technology, the Azavista platform offers a multitude of features that covers even the most challenging needs. From e-RFPs to group transportation, event management, industry data, delegate communication, online contracting, logistics and more, Azavista is an A-Z planning solution. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Follow Azavista on Twitter (@azavista) and Facebook.

Press Contact: Cassandra Michael, Azavista, cassandra@azavista.com, +31 (0)20 8464066,www.azavista.com

About HAPCO

HAPCO (Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers), from its foundation in 1996 to this day, continues its mission dynamically, with the aim to represent professional congress organizers as well as companies offering a broad range of services and products relevant to the congress market. Over the years, HAPCO, with the essential contribution of its members, has developed into one of the principal institutions in the Greek tourism sector and has been acknowledged as the official partner of the Greek State on issues relating to the meetings industry. HAPCO’s international presence is equally important, as it constitutes a founding member of EFAPCO (European Federation of Associations of Congress Organisers) and participates frequently in its activities.

Press Contact: Dora Sgartsou, marketing@hapco.gr, (+30) 210 7256541-3, www.hapco.travel

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