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Powerful online matchmaking, networking & appointment scheduling program for conferences and expositions
networkNow! offers unprecedented value to meeting and event management
teams. An innovative networking portal that achieves the ultimate tradeshow goal, for all parties involved: to create meaningful connections between attendees and exhibitors. networkNow! facilitates automated matchmaking, networking, and appointment scheduling between exhibiting businesses and registered attendees. Additionally, the solution includes a secure e-Commerce module that enables show managers to sell sponsorships and online promotional opportunities to exhibitors.
This 365/24/7 online platform has helped many established Shows experience significantly increased web traffic, greater attendee satisfaction and additional avenues for revenue generation.
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Show Manager Benefits
Improved event experience
Because it helps participants build meaningful business relationships, networkNow! increases the perceived value for your event and results in a higher attendee retention rate from year to year. networkNow! integrates with your registration and member databases in real-time as well as with the a2z powered event website and mobile app, thus enabling a seamless experience for users across multiple applications and devices.
networkNow! is the only proven solution in the trade show industry that has the ability to generate recommended matches for event participants based on precise matching criteria. Attendees can access lists of matched attendees, sessions and exhibitors. Similarly, exhibitors can generate a lists of attendees who are their recommend best matches, and are looking for products and services in their chosen categories. Accurate matchmaking means users can get started with networking immediately instead of spending time on searching for matches.
Show managers can sell onsite and online sponsorship opportunities using the e-Commerce component of networkNow!. Online promotional packages may include customized eBooth upgrade levels, featured listing for purchased keywords and categories as well as attendee outreach packages. Exhibitors can easily view the items gallery, fill their shopping cart and make the payment online. This helps to move your inventory faster and increases your tangible ROI from the solution.
networkNow! comes bundled with a number of powerful reports available via your admin site. In addition, a2z provides detailed weekly and post show analysis reports to help you gauge your ROI from the solution.
Branded marketing campaign
a2z serves a well planned, targeted marketing campaign to end users of networkNow!. The web and email communications rolled out under the campaign provide comprehensive instructions to attendees and exhibitors along with their log in information and quick links. Each communication includes the title sponsor's logo and web link, thus ensuring enhanced visibility for them and additional revenue for your event.
End-to-end support from a2z
a2z's extensive technical and professional support is highly acclaimed in the trade show industry. With dedicated Account and Project Managers to support your team through the complete event cycle, as well as end user support via email, we ensure that you and your users always have answers to any questions that you may have.
Control of relationship
a2z offers a “client first” business model: show organizers keep all revenue, and own the data for eventual analysis and marketing.
Networking with targeted buyers
networkNow! provides exhibitors access to their matched and favorite buyers. In addition, they can view lists of attendees who have searched for and/or have visited their eBooth. With advanced tools to search for attendees, email them and schedule meetings, the portal puts the exhibitors' marketing and sales efforts on the fast track.
Access to eBooth upgrade, featured listing and sponsorship opportunities
Exhibitors can quickly update their eBooth listing with a detailed profile, including website and social media links, and add product categories that attendees may search with to find them. They can purchase upgrade packages to add enhanced items such as videos and product listings to their eBooth. Additionally, exhibitors can purchase keywords and categories that attendees looking for them are likely to search with. Featured listings pop to the top of the search results ensuring superior visibility for exhibitors who are paying for the feature.
Technical support from a2z
a2z provides efficient and responsive end user support to exhibitors for any technical questions or issues they may be experiencing.
Networking with exhibitors
Registered attendees see increased productivity from your event with unrivaled access to exhibitors before the event. They can send personalized emails to matched, favorite and searched exhibitors in a secure environment to ask questions and request meetings. They can also choose to respond to emails and appointment requests from exhibitors. They can get down to business as soon as they reach the exhibits floor without having to wait in a line to meet a company representative.
Networking with other attendees
Attendees travel to your event not just to network with exhibitors, but also with their peers and business associates attending the event, especially at the conference sessions.
Using networkNow!, attendees can connect with other matched or favorite attendees via email and schedule meetings with them.
Ability to generate and sync personalized planner
Attendees get access to cutting-edge planning tools with networkNow!. They can build their meeting schedule and session itinerary, and add notes to their planner. Before traveling to the show they can print their personalized planner in real-time, and/or sync it with their profile on the a2z powered mobile app for your event.
Because a2z's Networking & Lead Management platform integrates with registration systems, attendees get a seamless experience and access to networkNow! when they register for the event. The system can be configured to allow attendees to log in with their registration or badge number. They can continue to be productive on the go by syncing their planner with their profile on event's mobile app.
Technical support from a2z
As for exhibitors, comprehensive technical support is extended to attendees as well.
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