Kellen most recently used Stova to plan APEX EXPO 2015 in Portland, Oregon. A not-for-profit organization representing nearly 100 airlines and over 250 airline suppliers, APEX is the official worldwide network that’s committed to excellence in inflight entertainment (IFE), communications and services, and the continual improvement of the airline passenger environment. Its corresponding conference, APEX EXPO, is the only event exclusive to experts and decision-makers committed to elevating the level of the airline passenger experience from around the world. It is the industry’s 4-day premier event featuring top-notch educational sessions and the latest and most comprehensive display of airline related technologies, products and services covering these core areas: comfort and ambience; entertainment and connectivity; catering and services.
While organizing APEX EXPO 2015, Kellen managed an attendance of 2,500 and 300 exhibit booths. Primarily using the Stova registration and website modules for the event, Kellen was able to customize registration forms with several different attendee categories, company specific fees, sponsorship levels, membership levels and more. “It was also easy to share forms with stakeholders and go through test runs prior to the registration opening,” Hope says. “Any changes could be made on the fly.”
On the attendee experience side, Hope says Stova was very simple and user friendly, especially with the ability to pre-populate their information in registration forms, emails and more. Onsite, APEX EXPO 2015 also had less staff manning registration windows compared to pervious years due to Stova’s efficient, on-demand badge printing. As a result, attendees also experienced shorter lines and registration wait times. “Stova has truly helped us change the way we handle attendee badges,” Hope says.
According to Hope, Kellen is excited about its future with Stova due to it continuous commitment to grow its product with the changing needs of the events industry. He says, “To get our attendees coming to our conferences year after year, we have to always bring our technology to a higher level and we can do that with Stova.”