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How to select the best ticketing system for conferences and exhibitions?

  1. 1. Why is it so relevant to discuss registration systems?
  2. 2. BORING...!
  3. 3. CC BY SA 3.0, Nevit Dilman But: Your customers‘ journey goes in circles
  4. 4. Registration is at the heart of your customers’ journey!
  5. 5. Table top discussion: What bothers you most about your current way of registering attendees?
  6. 6. 10 decision criteria when selecting a new registration system
  7. 7. 1. What is the business model of the solution?
  8. 8. 2. What are the costs for hardware, connectivity and staffing on site?
  9. 9. Total Cost of Implementation (per time period, per event) Cost position Vendor A Vendor B Vendor C Your current solution Monthly base fee Cost for payment processing Depreciation of one-time software development Costs for dedicated staff in IT department Percentage of ticket turnover Cost for registration staff before the event Cost for registration staff at the event Hardware rental fee at the event (computers, tablets, scanners etc.) In case of own hardware: Depreciation Costs for internet connectivity on site Costs for security staff at the event Opportunity costs (exits before registration process is completed) Costs for trainings and webinars for your registration staff Total costs
  10. 10. 3. How easy is it to set up registration for a new event?
  11. 11. 4. Is it easy to use from a participant‘s point of view?
  12. 12. 5. How easy is it to integrate the system in your existing IT landscape?
  13. 13. 6. Do you need „just“ a registration system or in fact a lot more (website, app, survey platform etc.)
  14. 14. 7. Do your exhibitors and sponsors want to generate sales leads?
  15. 15. 8. Is the system mobile-ready?
  16. 16. 9. Does the system allow social login?
  17. 17. 10. What kind of promotion opportunities does the system offer?
  18. 18. Benefit analysis / Scoring model Criterion Weighing factor (1- 3) Vendor A Vendor B Vendor C Your current solution Total cost of implementation per event (1-5) 3 Ease of set-up (1-5) 2 Usability (1-5) 3 Integration in existing IT infrastructure (1-5) 2 Expandability (1-5) 1 Lead generation (1-5) 2 Mobile-friendliness (1-5) 3 Social Login (1-5) 1 Promotion opportunities (1-5) 2 Total score
  19. 19. Shortlist of solutions
  20. 20. 3 different kinds of event managers / Use scenarios
  21. 21. Meet Linda: Visitor Services Specialist at a large trade show and conference organizer
  22. 22. Linda is in charge of visitor services for a large trade show. She also runs conferences of 1.500 plus participants. She works at a venue that runs their own shows, and sometimes handles the registration service for guest events.
  23. 23. Meet Eric: Event Manager at an association
  24. 24. Eric runs many smaller to medium- sized events. He is in charge of logistics, organizing evening events, taking care of speaker management...
  25. 25. Meet Bernadette: Marketing Executive at a software company
  26. 26. Bernadette has various tasks, among which the organization of the annual customer meeting of her company.
  27. 27. Linda‘s shortlist of suppliers • Anywhere24 (Munich/Germany) • Converia (Weimar/Germany) • Converve (Hamburg/Germany) • Cvent (Tysons Corner, VA/USA, with sales offices in Australia, South Africa, UK) • Fairmate (Cologne/Germany) • N200 (UK, Netherlands, Germany)
  28. 28. Eric‘s shortlist of suppliers • Brown Paper tickets (Edinburgh/UK, various offices in USA) • eTouches (Norwalk, Connecticut/USA, Reading/UK, Sydney/Australia) • EventEspresso (WordPress plugin) • GateMe Pro (UK) • Get Invited (Belfast/Northern Ireland) • Ticketscript (UK, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain)
  29. 29. Eric‘s shortlist of suppliers • Ticketsource (UK) • TicketTailor (London/UK) • Weemss (Sofia/Bulgaria) • Woocommerce (WordPress plugin) • XING Events (Hamburg/Germany) • Yapsody (Los Angeles/USA)
  30. 30. Bernadette‘s shortlist of suppliers • BookitBee (Kent, UK) • eve.CheckIn (Hannover/Germany) • Zkipster
  31. 31. Applying to all scenarios • Eventbrite (San Francisco/USA, London/UK) • Groupon LIVE • Livebuzz (Coventry/UK)
  32. 32. Table top discussion: What comes next? Will you reconsider the way you register attendees? Or will you not change anything? Why?
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