Event tech of the Week – Eventopedia
What is Eventopedia?
Eventopedia is a digital marketing agency for the event industry that helps event planners find the right venues & suppliers for their events, using a range of digital tools, from a community based review site. Rather than just reading about the venue or supplier you’re interested in, you can watch interactive videos which are tailored to give the information that you need.
What does it do?
Event planners can easily find relevant event suppliers utilising a powerful search & match tool that also functions with keyword searches. The community of event planners supply the feedback so you know it’s coming straight from the industry horses own experience. You can also save valuable time by going on a virtual showround. As a planner you might also want to consider adding another dimension to your event by actually creating interactive videos from your live event.
Who’s behind it?
Toby Heelis (CEO) and Alan Newton (COO) brought Eventopedia to life. They believe that technology is an enabler and should help facilitate the process, allowing individuals to build personal relationships and focus upon content and stakeholder value. Find out a bit more about them– one of whom was a white water raft and canoe safari guide on the Zambezi and the other a mentor for the industry association International Special Events Society (ISES).
What does it look like?
It was created as a transparent and democratic supplier platform for meeting and event professionals, keeping things simple, relevant & using independent information to make meeting and event planners’ lives easier.
Why we like it…
Event Managers and knowledge sharing go hand in hand. And what better knowledge to share with another planner than your professional experience of a venue or supplier. It’s more than just a google search as it gives you genuine feedback/ insight. From experience getting out to showrounds is near impossible at certain times of the year. Eventopedia lets you be there without physically leaving the office. This is a really useful tool for the busy planner that needs quick, easy and first-hand venue info. So that’ll be all of us in the virtual queue…
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