ShowGizmo to provide mobile app for Host Cities Summit 2015

ShowGizmo to provide mobile app for Host Cities Summit 2015

ShowGizmo is pleased to announce its appointment as the official app provider for the 2015 Host Cities Summit 2015.

The 4th annual Host Cities Summit will be held over the 18-19th November in Dubai, UAE. The event, which is expected to attract over 200 key industry decision makers, aims to bring together international experts to discuss the future of events. The event’s mission is to “explore how hosting strategies of cities today will shape cities of tomorrow.”

This year’s event has a special focus on increasing networking opportunities and engagement with speakers leading to the Expo 2020. ShowGizmo will help to provide an engaging experience for Host Cities 2015 attendees with our broad feature set, including live event feed, instant messaging and live polling.

ShowGizmo’s Middle Eastern based sales rep, Megan Macleod will be in attendance and showcasing ShowGizmo’s features to this years attendees.

ShowGizmo’s CEO, Marie-Claire Andrews said, “We are delighted to be working alongside a company who views technology and attendee engagement as pivotal as we do,” she added,“ it’s great to be working with more companies in the Middle East.”

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ShowGizmo continues adding top industry talent to the team: Dott Nemeth joins as Head of Production and Client Services

ShowGizmo continues adding top industry talent to the team: Dott Nemeth joins as Head of Production and Client Services

ShowGizmo, the leading event app in Australasia, has appointed Dott Nemeth as Head of Production and Client Services.  Nemeth’s appointment underscores ShowGizmo’s commitment to excellent customer service, which has contributed to their success to date.

Nemeth first entered the events industry in 2012, taking a client services role with event tech pioneers, iVvy Events. During her time in the events industry Nemeth has gained extensive experience in IT, finance, event management and built a personal brand based on exceptional customer service.

ShowGizmo’s CEO, Marie-Claire Andrews says, “Dott’s experience with iVvy was pivotal in the decision to appoint her to this role – her famed customer service and support will be instrumental in driving our 50% uptake guarantee and we know she comes well trained – the two companies share the same pioneering values, taking event tech to new heights.”

Nemeth comments, “I’ve always been passionate about technology, geeky stuff and gadgets and am very excited to have the opportunity to lead such a talented customer services team.”

Nemeth is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Her appointment was timed to assist with supporting ShowGizmo’s expansion into new markets including the U.S.


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Michael Fuller joins ShowGizmo as VP of Global Strategic Alliances

Michael Fuller joins ShowGizmo as VP of Global Strategic Alliances

ShowGizmo, the leading event app in Australasia, has appointed Michael Fuller to Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances.

Fuller has extensive experience working with a broad range of clients and industries across Australia, Europe and the United States, most recently serving as Strategic Communications Manager for the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) based in Melbourne, Australia.

Marie-Claire Andrews, Co-Founder and CEO of ShowGizmo, said, “I am pleased to welcome Mike to our team. His strong experience and relationships in the meetings and events industry will help strengthen ShowGizmo’s leadership position in Australasia and will assist with our expansion to new marketplaces.”

Michael Fuller said, “Having worked with ShowGizmo in the past, I understand the power it brings to events – including the engagement and enhancement of delegate, exhibitor and sponsor experiences, valuable lead qualification capabilities and the application of cutting-edge iBeacon technology – and this is only scratching the surface of ShowGizmo’s features and capabilities. The industry is moving quickly and I’m extremely excited to be joining the ShowGizmo team.”

Marie-Claire added, “We have experienced strong growth over the past 6 months and I am very confident that our team is well positioned to take advantage of new opportunities in existing and future markets. With 20 million events happening each year and only 50,000 currently offering an in-conference app, demand for our product and our market share will continue to grow.”

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ShowGizmo selected as the event app partner for Financial Services Forum UK

ShowGizmo selected as the event app partner for Financial Services Forum UK

ShowGizmo, the premier event app in Australasia, is delighted to announce its appointment to supply event apps to the UK’s prestigious Financial Services Forum for up to 60 events over the next 18 months.

The Financial Services Forum was established in 2000 to provide a way for like-minded professionals to connect and talk amongst themselves about their business issues and improve their understanding of the consumer, the marketplace and their own marketing performance. Membership — strictly by invitation — includes some of the UK’s most highly respected and experienced senior people in the category who are responsible for, or directly influence, their organisation’s marketing strategy.

“A key objective for us is growing our community and being able to offer the best possible value to our members. Having our own app means we’ll be able to get more engagement at our events and improve knowledge sharing,” says David Cowan, Managing Director at The Financial Services Forum.

The Financial Services Forum App will have unique features developed to accommodate the different access levels dictated by the multi-tiered membership structure and will be integrated with the organisation’s SalesForce CRM.

“It’s a great example of how event apps like ShowGizmo can be used to collect rich data and achieve highly customised experiences. This is a significant milestone for our company as it recognises the world-class status of our product and our innovative product roadmap,” says ShowGizmo’s Chief Executive Marie-Claire Andrews.

ShowGizmo — one of the first ever event apps to be launched — is the product of SmartShow Ltd, pioneers and leaders in event mobile apps since 2010. The ShowGizmo multi-event platform (one system powering many events) enables low cost, fast delivery of native apps and concurrent use by multiple organisers anywhere in the world. ShowGizmo is acknowledged by industry commentators as one of the top international solutions, a market position supported by the hundreds of events and many thousands of event-goers around the world who have enjoyed the app to date.

We are hiring! New App Concierge role (Casual)

We are hiring! New App Concierge role (Casual)

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ShowGizmo provides event apps to hundreds of event organisers around the world. Every month our app is being used at conferences, tradeshows, awards ceremonies, product launches etc.

We’re looking for new team members in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to assist our clients to have an amazing experience onsite with our event app.

In the same way a hotel concierge knows all the facilities, areas of interest and how to get around the hotel, you as our ‘app concierge’ will understand our app features, how the event plans to use them and how to use the app and will be onsite at our events to assist clients and their event participants. You’ll probably also need to know the event wifi as we ALWAYS get asked that! A typical day will include assisting participants at registration to download the app, making tweaks to the agenda, adding a live poll, facilitating in-app Q&A, handing out exhibitor QR code posters and generally being on hand to answer the event producers last minute questions, and requests for advice.

Your empathy, helpfulness and energy will make all the difference to our app’s success onsite. So, you will be;

• Warm and friendly

• Calm under pressure

• Mobile savvy

• Able to explain technology to inexperienced users in a way that makes them feel grateful not patronised

• Enthusiastic

• Well presented

Your experience to date is likely to include;

• Front line support or call centre

• Hospitality front of house

• Data input/word processing

You’ll like this role because;

• It’s casual and can fit in around other things you’re doing

• It could lead to ongoing work with us in a marketing or production capacity

• It will expose you to cool events and interesting clients giving you some experience in the events industry

If selected, we need you to attend a fortnightly one hour online training session with the HQ team to keep connected, up to speed on new features and engaged with us.

You’ll then be advised of events in your location that require an app concierge as and when they are confirmed. You may also be asked to travel. All expenses are covered and we pay WELL as this is such a critical role for us.

Email: marie-claire@showgizmo.com

Phone: +64 4 4 499 1969