Associations and Healthcare Management Firms Use Connect Space to Streamline all Aspects of Meetings
Connect Space is quickly becoming the chosen technology platform for association meetings.
“We use Connect Space to streamline our annual conference as well as our company-wide retreat,” said Kelly Niebel, communications director for Health Management Associates. “This is a fully integrated event planning product that allows us to manage an entire event — including the agenda, payments, badge printing and event check-in — from a mobile device while on-site. The software ensures a smooth process for our attendees and colleagues alike.”
Connect Space, formerly known as Message Blocks, was developed by Len Gauger, who spent years in the hospitality industry frustrated in trying to find one software solution that was integrated and could solve the gamut of meeting, convention and special event needs. “I’d find a great software program that handled registration but couldn’t track meeting agendas or timesheets,” Gauger explained. “Then, I’d find another program that could do timesheets and payments but it couldn’t produce agendas or handle registration and none of the systems I worked with allowed attendees to effectively connect with the event or one another. So, I came up with my own system that does everything seamlessly. Users can just pick and choose what they’d like to use and many use the entire platform.”
Michigan Realtors, an association of more than 30,000 members has been using Connect Space and formerly Message Blocks for more than four years. “We plan numerous events a year that are a major undertaking and Connect Space has allowed us to streamline everything and save hundreds of labor hours,” stated Jodie Cady, director of events for Michigan Realtors. “Tracking our members Continuing Education Credits is critical for us and this platform allows us to do that seamlessly with excellent reporting. We even use the live streaming feature for our annual convention and have significantly increased our member engagement.” The Connect Space live streaming feature is high definition without downtime or buffering.
Gauger added, “Another great thing about Connect Space is that it also provides in-depth data and analytics to the organization. Meaning that a large company using it can see how many meaningful leads its salespeople were able to make, while also being completely operable on a mobile platform.”
Bob Thomas, director of the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals has used Connect Space at events so his members can network. “I can’t say enough great things about this product,” said Thomas. “The ability to process payments and allow members to network with one product is hugely efficient and convenient.”
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About Connect Space
Connect Space is mobile-integrated cloud technology that provides oversight of all aspects of meeting planning, special events, trade shows and conventions in one seamless application. Most importantly, Connect Space drives value by bringing together businesses, industries and organizations so that they can effectively develop relationships and conduct business. Users of Connect Space report ease of use, streamlined logistics, significantly reduced costs and hours and ROI. For more information, visit www.connect.space .