A perfectly professional alliance

A perfectly professional alliance

SmartShow is delighted to announce a partnership agreement with The Association of Administrative Professionals NZ (AAPNZ). This partnership will see top event app ShowGizmo used at AAPNZ’s annual conference and Administrative Professionals Day (APD) in 2014 and made available to AAPNZ partners and alliances.

The event smartphone app of choice at more than 240 events around the world in 11 countries on 5 continents, ShowGizmo was created by Wellington-based SmartShow Ltd in 2010 to leverage the smartphone revolution. ShowGizmo, has since become one of the international market leading event apps.

“We’re the #1 app for New Zealand event producers. This year we are gunning for the top spot in Australasia, something that will be delivered by developing long-term strategic alliances with organisations such as AAPNZ where we can work closely together to help their members get the maximum out of their investment in attending events,” says Marie-Claire Andrews, SmartShow’s Chief Executive. “Having been a member of AAPNZ at the start of my career, I’m personally delighted to be working with the association again”.

Representing nearly 500 members throughout New Zealand as well as being affiliated to those professional associations overseas; AAPNZ is the professional association for administrative assistants, administration managers, executive assistants, executive officers, clerical assistants, office managers, personal assistants, receptionists, secretaries and typists — in fact all administrative professionals. Teachers, trainers and consultants in an administrative position are referred to as AAPNZ Licentiate members.

By using ShowGizmo, AAPNZ will be able to make all its event information available to attendees. When they download the ShowGizmo app to their phones, attendees in effect get the event in the palm of their hands. They can select which sessions they wish to attend, rate and review speakers and sessions, vote, collect brochures, request meetings, have their say in public chat, see what’s going on and who’s saying what via the event feed.

“Mobilising our events using an app like ShowGizmo will be a game changer for our organisation and recognises the role technology plays in contemporary life, particularly the reliance on mobile devices as an essential tool connecting and staying in touch,” says Wendy Rapana who is Chair of AAPNZ Professional Development Limited (PDL) which focuses on PD opportunities and career pathways for the association’s members.

The partnership means that ShowGizmo will also be available to AAPNZ’s strategic partners and affiliate organisations, including the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM), on advantageous terms.


For more information contact:

Wendy Rapana on 027 2758531 or email wendy@huirae.co.nz


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