PCMA, the Leading Organization for Meeting and Event Professionals, Selects ACTIVE Network to Power Its Global Event Portfolio
Expanded Partnership Leverages ACTIVE's Event Technology to Help PCMA Manage Events and Deepen Attendee Engagement and Satisfaction
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ACTIVE Network, Inc. (NYSE: ACTV) , the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™ (APM), today announced that the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has chosen ACTIVE as its exclusive event management technology partner to power all of PCMA's global events — from annual conferences such as Convening Leaders to worldwide chapter events. Leveraging ACTIVE's suite of solutions for business events, PCMA will be able to gain tremendous efficiencies in event management and deepen attendee engagement and satisfaction. Furthermore, by taking advantage of ACTIVE's single sign-on (SSO) capabilities, PCMA aims to significantly improve the member experience while gaining valuable insights into its membership across worldwide events.
"Smart businesses consolidate all data from their meetings and events to better manage spend and offer attendees a more personalized experience. This is only possible when you integrate all of your data points and events through a single technology suite," said Sheriff Karamat, COO of PCMA. "It is our belief that ACTIVE Network is the only event technology partner that can power everything from local meetings to highly complex, international events."
"Our expanded partnership with PCMA is a testament to the quality and breadth of solutions that we offer," said JR Sherman, SVP of Business Solutions at ACTIVE Network. "Together with PCMA, we are committed to leading our industry forward with a suite of technologies that will transform events from being a cost center to being a revenue driver for businesses everywhere."
In addition to using ACTIVE Network's Conference™ solution for large-scale events, PCMA is implementing RegOnline®, ACTIVE Network's easy-to-use, attendee management solution to power its 200 plus chapter meetings across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Prior to using RegOnline, PCMA chapter members had to remember multiple user-names and passwords and re-enter basic profile information every time they wanted to register for an event. With RegOnline's SSO capability, PCMA members will have a seamless user experience, allowing them to create a single username, password and profile that can be used to register for any chapter event or meeting hosted by the association. PCMA can also streamline disparate member information into one place, resulting in more accurate metrics and ultimately improved engagement.
"Using RegOnline for our chapter meetings has made creating events easy. The step by step process is fluid and not once did I have to call customer service to figure out how to do anything," said Michelle Holmberg, president of PCMA's Northern California Chapter. "It's a great, user-friendly tool and has saved me a lot of time planning my events."
ACTIVE Network is powering the next generation of smart events through its Business Solutions technology suite which provides intelligent data & insights to accelerate revenue growth, deepen attendee engagement and gain efficiency. Customers of all sizes — including small and medium-sized businesses, enterprise corporations, associations, tradeshows and expos — benefit from a single technology partner for all of their event management needs. The Business Solutions technology suite includes Conference™ for large flagship conferences, RegOnline® for attendee management solutions, StarCite® SMM for strategic meetings management and event expense management, and the StarCite Supplier Marketplace to connect events with suppliers. For more information on ACTIVE Network Business Solutions please visit www.ACTIVEevents.com.
About ACTIVE Network
ACTIVE Network (NYS: ACTV) is on a mission to make the world a more active place. With deep expertise in Activity and Participant Management™ (APM), our ActiveWorks® cloud technology helps organizations transform and grow their businesses. We do this through technology solutions that power the world's activities and through online destinations such as ACTIVE.com® that connect people with the things they love to do. Serving over 50,000 global business customers and driving over 80 million transactions annually, we help organizations get participants, manage their events and build communities. ACTIVE Network is headquartered in San Diego, California and has over 30 offices worldwide. Learn more at ACTIVEnetwork.com or ACTIVE.com and engage with us on Twitter @ACTIVEnetwork, @ACTIVE and on Facebook.
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