Event technology collaborative, The Event Tech Tribe is kicking off theNew Year with an announcement that their family of best-in-craft event tech suppliers has grown. Venue booking software, Meetingselect is to become the seventhmember of the Tribe, which has seen a huge surge in popularity over the past 12months as a result of their unique approach to the event technology ecosystem,recently being named one of the Top 10 Meetings Innovations of the Year.
Established in 2007, Meetingselect iscurrently recognised as the world's largest independent meetings distributionsystem and online venue booking tool.The Netherlands based company will be integrating with all existingTribe products as a part of the expanding suite of integrated solutionsoffered.
The award winning venue booking softwarecertainly meets the ‘best-in-craft’ standard required to join the Tribe. Notonly have they received numerous awards recognising them technically but theirpeople also personify the best-in-craft philosophy. “Of course we’re 100% committed to creating the newest technology in our niche, but we spend a greatdeal of time building deep relationships and direct connections with our venue partners getting the best response times in the market,” explainedMeetingselect co-founder, Judith Huisman, who is listed as the number 1 femaleentrepreneur in the Deloitte fast50 alongside her co-founder Anouk Roohé. “Our long history in thehospitality industry means we understand planner and marketer requirements innately, and love to help them solve what’s typically their first challenge,sourcing the best venue and giving them access to numerous datam duty of care solutions, meeting policies, reporting systems, loading preferred partners andmany other options.
The Event Tech Tribe soared in popularitythroughout 2017 as a result of its unique balance of independence andcollaboration. Now working with over 500 customers, they carefully curateapplications to join the Tribe ‘family’ to ensure the experience for plannersis optimum. “Building everything, trying to be all things to all people, is notthe future of software in general,”explained founding Tribe leader, Leonora Valvo of Swoogo. “We’ve always felt thatplanners shouldn’t have to compromise on tech just to get systems that workwell together - or navigate complex platforms to create integrationsthemselves. Having a world class venue booking tool like Meetingselect in ourtech stack further rounds out the offer for planners wanting options outside ofthe old school all-in-one tools,” continued Valvo.