AVIANET modernizes events with the Digital Event Companion

Mobile-based solution makes events more flexible and environmentally-friendly

30 September 2019 – AVIANET, digital and IT services specialist and subsidiary of AVIAREPS, today announced the release of a new solution in its Event Management Platform, the Digital Event Companion. The mobile-based solution offers event organizers a cost-effective and flexible way to make their physical events more visitor-centric and environmentally friendly.

Even while our world becomes more digitalized, physical events remain an important and effective way to do business. Yet, with thousands of events each year, organizers must find ways to make their event stand out among attendees. The Digital Event Companion puts all customer-facing information like programs, speaker profiles, exhibition maps and venue information into one, easy-to-manage mobile app. Because the solution is a GDPR-compliant progressive web app (PWA), users do not have to download anything to their device or use a specific operating system. By simply visiting a website, they will have instant access to all of the latest important event information, packed into a secure interface that works and feels like a native, or downloaded, app, and can be easily added to the device’s home screen.

Arshad Mughal, General Manager, AVIANET said: “The Digital Event Companion brings traditional events into the 21st century with more sustainable – and often completely paperless – options. Not only does the solution save money on programs, reduce waste and engage visitors, it really demonstrates that the brand behind the event is innovative and conscientious.”  

Physical events often take months to prepare and last-minute changes or small mistakes can have expensive consequences. With the Digital Event Companion, organizers no longer have to worry about reprinting updated programs or brochures when last-minute changes are made to the schedule. Since all of the information is in the app and can be easily updated, events can be truly paperless. The Digital Event Companion also puts attendees first with convenient, user-friendly features that make their event experience more modern, engaging and efficient. In addition to viewing venue information, programs and more, users can also create their own personalized schedules, save specific events, or arrange one-on-one meetings with event exhibitors. Organizers can also send push notifications to users when there is a last-minute schedule or venue change.

The Digital Event Companion also features E-commerce and analytics capabilities. Directly within the app, users can purchase tickets, reserve seats at workshops, use discount codes, sign up to win door prizes or send direct feedback. For the organizers, all of the information can be centrally managed and monitored in one place, and after an event takes place, it is quick and easy to pull usage data for analytics. With this information, it is possible to see which documents were downloaded most or which features were used most frequently, so that organizers can consistently improve their events.

AVIANET’s Event Management Platform offers a variety of solutions that modernize B2C and B2B events. In addition to the Digital Event Companion for physical events, AVIANET is innovating in the field of virtual events.

For further information on mobile and VR solutions that make your business stand out, visit www.avianet.aero/

Technical Information: Since the Digital Event Companion is a Progressive Web Application, and it is compatible with all platforms, including web, Android and iOS.