Event technology collaborative, The Event Tech Tribe is kicking off the New Year with an announcement that their family of best-in-craft event tech suppliers has grown. Venue booking software, Meetingselect is to become the seventh member of the Tribe, which has seen a huge surge in popularity over the past 12 months 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 existing Tribe products as a part of the expanding suite of integrated solutions offered. Says Mike Piddock, Tribe leader of Glisser, with offices in the US and London, “Adding another European based Tribe partner strengthens our reach and connection to the global industry”, “It’s important to us that we serve planners and marketers wherever they are in the world and so look forward to showcasing Meetingselect - and all our team - at IMEX Frankfurt this year”
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, and was nominated as EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. “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!”.
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 and 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 work well 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 of the old school all-in-one tools,” continued Valvo.