Maryland-based event management and marketing solution provider, a2z, Inc., has partnered with the Association of Government Accountants to offer its award-winning ChirpE Premium mobile app solution at all AGA chapter events.
This initiative will enable AGA members attending chapter education and leadership conferences to leverage a fully-functional, state-of-the-art mobile app solution to maximize their event experience.
“We are excited and honored to be AGA’s chosen partner for providing a fully-integrated mobile app technology to its chapter members across the globe,” said Rajiv Jain, CEO of a2z, Inc.
He continued, “AGA’s national educational event attendees have always been very appreciative of the smart search and planning power that the ChirpE solution puts in their hands. With this new partnership, a similar personalized experience will now also be available to thousands of financial management professionals associated with AGA’s chapters.”
AGA has 100 chapters across the U.S. and worldwide that host training events, business meetings, educational seminars and social events for government financial management professionals, including three major annual events that range in size from 500 to several thousand attendees.
Since 2011, the association has been utilizing a2z’s cloud-based exposition and conference management solution for its national and international events.
When AGA was looking for a way to leverage technology and streamline the onsite attendee experience, it tapped a2z to introduce a mobile app, which has consistently received very high adoption and satisfaction level ratings from event attendees every year since its adoption at AGA’s 2014 PDC Summit.
Most recently, the app was used by 73 percent of attendees at AGA’s 2017 National Leadership Training conference, held Feb. 15-16 in Washington D.C.
Besides helping attendees engage speakers, search for sessions and create personalized itineraries, the ChirpE app also offered an audience response system that helped attendees engage in discussions and gave speakers an opportunity to get real-time feedback through live polling and session evaluations.
“We got rave reviews about the app (and) when we heard such positive comments, we knew that we were doing something right,” said Jerome Bruce, AGA director of meetings and expositions.
Besides enabling attendees to search and browse sessions and speakers, and build a personalized planner without requiring internet connectivity, ChirpE users can also access additional features such as session Q&A, handouts and notes tools.
In addition, a2z provides comprehensive promotional and end-user support for each mobile app deployment.
“I like new technology and I’m always on board with anything that gives attendees a new experience every year,” Bruce said.
He continued, “Happy attendees are return attendees – it’s a monetary value. If they’re happy with the experience, even the little things, they’ll come back and we’ll see a return on investment.”
For more information about a2z’s ChirpE Premium mobile app solution, go here.