a2z and IAEE Announce 3-Year Partnership to Provide Powerful Planning and Networking Features for Expo! Expo! Participants
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 07/08/2014
a2z, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based event management solutions, and the International Association of Exhibitions and EventsTM (IAEE), the principal association for the global exhibition industry, announced that they have signed a three-year partnership agreement.
a2z’s suite of software solutions will be utilized by IAEE to comprehensively manage the event logistics, and to provide a productive experience to attendees of its prestigious annual meeting, Expo! Expo!, through 2017. Every year, Expo! Expo! brings together leading exhibition and conference organizers as well as suppliers to the exhibition industry around the world.
IAEE will leverage a2z’s Exposition & Conference Management and Marketing platform to manage exhibitor contracts and payments along with other logistics for the event. Exhibitors will have real-time access to the online portal at any time to manage their account and profile information. The IAEE community will benefit from a2z’s state-of-the-art interactive floor plan and exhibitor list alongside seamless planning features. In addition, registered buyers and exhibitors will have the ability to schedule meetings ahead of the event by connecting with each other via networkNow, a2z’s premier networking solution for event participants.
“Expo! Expo! is adding networkNow because it provides a platform for exhibitors and attendees to connect based on their specific needs in the marketplace,” said Scott Craighead, CEM, IAEE Vice President of Exhibitions & Events, IAEE. “It accomplishes this by facilitating relationship development and by maximizing quality networking time for exhibitors and attendees before, during, and after Expo! Expo!.”
“We are delighted and honored to be selected as a key solution provider for Expo! Expo! by IAEE,” said Rajiv Jain, CEO and President of a2z. “This partnership will provide us with a notable opportunity to provide an outstanding experience to our distinguished friends and partners in the events industry.”
Explaining the reasons IAEE selected a2z, Craighead cited the continuing partnership between the two premier organizations as a noteworthy consideration, adding that, “a2z has been an avid supporter of IAEE as a long-time member and exhibitor. This factor was important knowing a2z’s passion for the industry.”