Event technology collaborative, The Event Tech Tribe is kicking off theNew Year with an announcement that their family of best-in-craft event techsuppliers 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 is currently recognised as the world's largest independent meetings distribution system 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 solutions offered.
The award winning venue booking software certainly meets the ‘best-in-craft’ standard required to join the Tribe. Not only have they received numerous awards recognising them technically but their people 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 great deal of time building deep relationships and direct connections with our venue partners getting the best response times in the market,” explained Meetingselect co-founder, Judith Huisman, who is listed as the number 1 female entrepreneur in the Deloitte fast50 alongside her co-founder Anouk Roohé. “Our long history in the hospitality 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 and many other options.
The Event Tech Tribe soared in popularity throughout 2017 as a result of its unique balance of independence and collaboration. Now working with over 500 customers, they carefully curate applications to join the Tribe ‘family’ to ensure the experience for planners is optimum. “Building everything, trying to be all things to all people, is not the future of software in general,”explained founding Tribe leader, Leonora Valvo of Swoogo. “We’ve always felt that planners shouldn’t have to compromise on tech just to get systems that workwell together - or navigate complex platforms to create integrations themselves. Having a world class venue booking tool like Meetingselect in our tech stack further rounds out the offer for planners wanting options outside ofthe old school all-in-one tools,” continued Valvo.