IAEE Tech Guide - Brought to You by: Austin Convention Center
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Hosted Buyer Platform Offers Quick Deployment and High ROI

a2z, Inc. automates hosted buyer programs with an end-to-end matchmaking and appointment-scheduling solution called vibeTM. Unlike platforms in which buyers and sellers make selections in one database, but the actual matches and appointments are listed elsewhere or involve a manual process, a2z’s solution puts participant profiles, selection and appointment generation in one location. Matches and appointments are generated automatically with the push of a button. Organizers can update, view and print appointments. Participants can view appointments online or via their mobile devices.

vibe provides event organizers with some specific outcomes:

  • Delivery of a customized hosted buyer solution in just a few days
  • Decrease in the number of no-shows for scheduled appointments
  • Increase in the value of the hosted buyer program to the event
  • Savings of tens of hours of event planner time
  • High return on investment for organizers and participants

Just three weeks before the 2017 Marriott Customer Event at the 21st Annual Philadelphia Flower Show, the project manager reached out a2z with an opportunity and a challenge—to deliver a fully functioning hosted buyer solution. a2z was able to comply with the request despite the short time frame. It deployed vibe quickly and helped the one-person event management “team” manage the entire hosted buyer program.

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