For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Mike Hatch
a2z, Inc. Ranks No. 2402 on the 2008 Inc. 5000 Leading Event Management Software Solutions Company Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
With Three-Year Sales Growth of 40%
Columbia, MD (August 12, 2008) – NEW YORK, August 20, 2008 – Inc. today ranked a2z, Inc. No. 2402 on its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.
a2z has consistently been one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the meetings and events industry. Started in a small apartment in 1998, a2z today employs almost one hundred people on two continents and powers over 500 trade shows and conferences every year.
Rajiv Jain, CEO of a2z said, "a2z is honored and enthused on being included in the Inc. 5000 list two years running. This is possible essentially because of a2z’s clients. They come back to us time and again since our innovative products and services deliver great value to them. Within a2z, it has been a team effort to deliver value to our clients, and this recognition will provide an impetus to our efforts."
"Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism," said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth."
The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Most important, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc5000.com.
About a2z, Inc.: a2z, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of innovative solutions to manage shows. It offers tremendous value with a client-centric business model that helps clients promote their event, business and brand. a2z’s portfolio of products and services includes event management, professional networking, matchmaking, appointment scheduling, and personalized itineraries. Highly effective sales, marketing and revenue retention/generation tools are seamlessly built into a2z offerings. More than 150 show organizers and associations license a2z to help improve efficiencies and web presence for over 500 events annually. a2z powers more than 50 of the TSW 200 shows. For more information, visit www.a2zinc.net.