Iconic event ‘techsytalk LIVE’ confirms the Event Tech Tribe as technology partners for 2017

Iconic event ‘techsytalk LIVE’ confirms the Event Tech Tribe as technology partners for 2017

NEW YORK CITY, NY. – March 6 – techsytalk LIVE, the industry’s premier event tech conference for meeting planners, has confirmed an exclusive partnership with the Event Tech Tribe to provide the entire technology platform for their upcoming June event in New York City.

The one-day event will take advantage of the entire suite of solutions available from the Tribe. “We’re extremely excited to embrace the energy the Tribe team brings to our industry,” said techsytalk CEO, Liz King. “The Tribe’s philosophy is all about collaborating to create great events. That’s something that we truly believe in at techsytalk,” continued King.

The Event Tech Tribe is a collaborative ensemble of businesses that have chosen to work together technically, but more importantly, to coordinate at a client level. The Tribe offers even professionals access to technologies, expertise and support from its member companies, whose solutions address critical event management workflows including registration, content management, staffing, mobile applications, attendee badging and tracking, and interactive presentations.

“Being selected by techsytalk above all the other options available demonstrates that we really are best-in-craft solutions,” said Greg Lazzaro, President of TRC and one of the five current Tribe members. Lazzaro continued, “There’s no compromise in quality, but we’ve saved the organizers time, money and stress!”

The founding members of the Event Tech Tribe are:

● Hubb – provider of submission, speaker, session, staffing and exhibitor management solutions, based in Vancouver, Wash., USA; http://www.hubb.me

● ShowGizmo – developer of mobile apps for attendees, based in Denver, CO, USA and Wellington, New Zealand; http://www.showgizmo.com

● Glisser – developer of audience engagement software, based in London, New York and Seattle; http://www.glisser.com

● Swoogo – developer of event registration solutions, based in New York; http://www.swoogo.com

● TRC – Lead retrieval, badging and attendee tracking solutions provider, based in Princeton, NJ, USA; http://www.trcbadgerite.com

“Each of our platforms will be used in harmony to deliver an awesome event for the techsytalk team” said Marie-Claire Andrews, CEO of ShowGizmo. Andrews continued, “The Tribe’s goal is to make all event tech deployments easier, faster and at a lower cost than what has been possible in the past. To do this, we’ve brought together similarly minded companies and built a way of working that puts the customer first.”


We’re Hiring: Sales Development Representative

We’re Hiring: Sales Development Representative

Are you passionate about mobile? Do you love explaining the latest app to everyone and anyone for productivity purposes? Are you looking for a career in business development?

ShowGizmo is an established fast growing tech business with our HQ in Wellington and a global team.  

We create mobile event technology for organisations that drive audience engagement and success, before, during and after events.

We’re looking to establish a world class demand generation team to support our team of Account Executives serving our Australian, New Zealand and North American markets.

As a Sales Development Representative you will play a crucial role within the Sales & Account Management team – you’re our front line. The fundamental objective of the role is to be responsible for meeting quota requirements through prospecting and lead generation. Daily duties will include:

  • Actively prospecting for new business opportunities through outbound initiatives including cold calling, email, lead sourcing, & researching organisations in our target market
  • You’ll schedule quality appointments and meetings with prospective clients for the Account Executives to attend, and work to support your AE team to close the business.
  • Championing 60-80 outbound sales calls/day to prospective clients
  • Generating a pipeline of business opportunities by receiving and responding to inbound sales leads and converting them to new business
  • Qualifying opportunities and progressing them further along our sale process – Nurture and qualify new leads that turn into quality demo appointments
  • Providing support to qualified prospects and customers including follow-up, product information demonstrating how features and benefits match their needs
  • You will build a relationship with prospective customers, understanding their business issues and how we can address these, with a view to hand these over to our AE team when most appropriate.
  • Coordinating sales activities within internal stakeholders and customers, and contributing to regular sales meetings
  • Work closely with Sales Managers & Marketing on various projects that are in support of the entire sales team

This is a an excellent entry level sales opportunity which allows you to start at the ground floor of a fast paced, growing sales environment.  The company structure will allow you to develop your skills in a supportive environment where you will have the opportunity to move into a fully functional Account Executive role if successful. We will help you cultivate your business acumen, software knowledge and sales skills to become a Sales Professional

Skills and Experience required

  • Drive and determination to hit targets, beat quotas, exceed expectations
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize high volumes of work
  • Professionalism and tact
  • Exceptional communication skills – written and verbal
  • Ability to build rapport with people quickly and authentically

Location:  Wellington

Reports to: Sales Manager

Hours: Full time, flexible

Compensation: Base plus commission

Contact Ryan O’Connor to apply or find out more


Best in craft global suppliers launch “The Event Tech Tribe”

Best in craft global suppliers launch “The Event Tech Tribe”

A new collaboration of best-in-craft event tech suppliers has been launched to make life easier for event planners and marketers, and to help make their events more awesome.

The Event Tech Tribe is a collaborative ensemble of businesses that have chosen to work together technically, but more importantly, to co-ordinate at a client level. The Tribe includes mobile app provider ShowGizmo, registration platform Swoogo, onsite specialists TRC, content management system Hubb and audience engagement platform Glisser and is currently focussed on North American, European and Australasian customers.

ShowGizmo CEO, Marie-Claire Andrews says “The raw potential of event technology has created an explosion of new companies and innovative products. But, this placed the burden of supplier co-ordination and integration of technologies on already overworked event planners. We aim to solve that – making life easier – saving time as well as money.”

In defiance of the alternative ‘vanilla’ options presented by enterprise solutions, the Tribe has built a way of working that puts the customer first. Based on a fundamental belief held by all the members – that each piece of the event technology ecosystem needs to be excellent on its own, and that the best companies focus on doing their bit really, really well – the group will offer all the advantages of an end-to-end experience by taking each of those components and blending them at the edges to create compatible functionality.

Founder and CEO of Swoogo, Leonora Valvo, was the pioneer of the concept and confirms that “The Tribe ensures service, technology and data are all connected in a flexible way to make your events world-class.” “Data is at the heart of what we all do: technology is just a means to help you create truly ‘intelligent events’ – measurable, repeatable, scalable and evolutionary.

TRC founder and Chief Executive, Greg Lazzaro is excited about the potential the partnership has for his customers: “Ultimately, this is about excellent events. Building these strong relationships with key partners means we can continue to offer innovation after
innovation” He adds, “And the best bit is we’re flexible, we’re independent, and we’re complementary. We can help whether you need to work with two of us or all of us”

The Tribe is launching with a webinar on 25th January and presentations from Tribe members around the country, with a roadshow scheduled for March/April.


ShowGizmo gears up to offer Associations a year-round solution in 2017

ShowGizmo gears up to offer Associations a year-round solution in 2017

One of Australasia’s longest standing event app companies, ShowGizmo is announcing a new focus on Associations for 2017.

Since launching one of the world’s first event apps in 2010, ShowGizmo has now powered thousands of events throughout the world with their suite of native whitelabel and owned event apps. “We’ve served clients from all industries and sectors over the years, as event people as well as mobile specialists. Helping to create awesome events has always been a huge driving force for us,” said CEO and Co-Founder, Marie-Claire Andrews. The company was recently named one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 in the APAC region.

“Our experience with Associations in Australasia and the USA have consistently been positive, we really love the collaborations that Associations foster, and we want to continue to help make that a possibility for these vital organisations by ensuring their requirements are front and centre for our product development,” said Marie-Claire.

In a nod of more to come, ShowGizmo has confirmed 2017 partnerships with two of Australasia’s leading Association industry bodies: The Australasian Society for Association Executives and Associations Forum. Both will be utilising ShowGizmo’s technology as a year-round platform to digitise the way they communicate with their members.

“Face to face events are still our core business, and we’re going to continue supporting them as always, but we want to help Associations and other organisations leverage the possibilities that year-round mobile interactions offer. Our partnerships with AuSAE and Associations Forum is a sign of great things to come!” explained ShowGizmo’s COO, Ryan O’Connor.

David Browne, Executive Officer of the Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC) NSW is looking forward to showcasing his 45 member associations a digital platform throughout 2017, “I’m excited to offer the platform and I’m confident of great adoption, not only because of the opportunities to cross promote events, but because our app will also be an attractive tool for our associations to attract sponsorship.”

ShowGizmo’s greatest hits

ShowGizmo’s greatest hits

Events on the Edge. Being based in New Zealand means a lot more than Hobbits and Kiwis….it also means we’re driven to innovate (which is great news for the rest of the world)! Check out the article here

Increase engagement for your association members with event tech: Earlier in the year we hosted a webinar all about event tech for venues….and y’all loved it! So, incase you missed it, or wanted a refresh here’s the recording for you to enjoy!


A cool idea for show swag: Our friends at misprint.co create notebooks from your waste paper – a sustainable approach to show swag…added bonus, it’s unique and pretty funky!

Suchcrowd: Wouldn’t it be great if you could test your event before you commit to it? Suchcrowd let’s you do that…genius right?!

Codecamp: Earlier in the year our CTO organised and ran a workshop for developers in Wellington. He summarised his event planning experience and his learnings about his own product. Give it a read here


Global Meetings Industry Day: We we’re so excited to be working with the Meetings Mean Business team this year to product the official app for Global Meetings Industry Day. Missed it? Read up on it now in preparation for GMID17!

Forbes most stressful jobs: Guess what….event planner made the list!

We’ve all been to averages networking events…you know the type, awkward icebreaker games, stagnant atmosphere and what feels like a room full of people who aren’t actually interested in networking.  Surely they can be better, right?! Read “Taking the work out of networking” written by our one and only, Zaf Burns.


IACC’s meeting room of the future: We worked closely with IACC this year to help predict, create and shape what the meeting room of the future looks like. The resulting research has been fantastic to see…clearly you’re all equally as passionate about the future of the meetings industry as we are! Access the findings here