a2z, Inc.  

Columbia,  MD 
United States
http://www.a2zinc.net
  • Booth: 1249


Content. Connections. Community. Commerce.

a2z provides powerful cloud-based web and mobile event management and marketing solutions. We grow your brand by enhancing engagement and value for event participants, as well as by accelerating booth sales and boosting revenue generation. Our clients realize improved productivity in back office processes; increased connectivity with their membership, CRM and financial databases; and an improved web presence for their attendees, exhibitors, speakers and suppliers. Our features include exposition and conference management, online trade show floor plans, event websites, abstract/speaker management, networking and matchmaking tools, personal itinerary builder, and much more.

a2z's solutions are used by 1000+ prominent trade shows and conferences across the globe every year. a2z is the leading technology solution provider to the TSE Gold 100 and TSNN Top 250 Events.

a2z is great to work with. They have a professional, dedicated staff, many of whom have been show organizers, so they understand our perspective and challenges. People are as important as the technology solutions. Without the a2z team, we wouldn’t have had the success we enjoyed.

Scott Craighead


 Show Specials

  • Experience the power of sensor technology on your wrist with our smart wristband/bracelet. Collect yours from an a2z team member, wait for it to light up and then participate in our synchronized jam sessions to walk away with complimentary gift cards. There will be music, there will be lights – and much more! We promise it’ll be an experience to enjoy and then recreate for your own event attendees.

     

  • Share your ChirpE selfie from a2z's booth, get the most likes on Facebook for your photo by midnight of December 19th and walk away with a complimentary $250 gift card. It's as simple as that!
  • sonos_speakers

    a2z is giving away the very popular Sonos Play wireless speaker sets to ten lucky random raffle winners at Expo! Expo! 2016.

    If you register for the event on or before October 21st, you have a chance to take home these exceptional WiFi-enabled speakers and enjoy crystal clear, undistorted sound, even at max volume. The epitome of connected devices, these speakers can be controlled remotely from a smartphone or tablet of your choice.

    This giveaway raffle is open exclusively to exhibition organizers attending the event. Exhibiting personnel and other attendees do not qualify.

    To be eligible, participants must:

    • Register for Expo! Expo! on or before Oct. 21, 2016
    • Visit a2z, Inc.’s booth #1249 on the show floor during Expo! Expo! to enter the drawing with the prize validation form that will be included with the registration credentials of all eligible attendees
    • Attend the prize drawing at the conclusion of the event


 Press Releases

  • a2z, Inc. is pleased to announce that three (3) websites powered by a2zShow have been honored with the 2016 WebAwards for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Web Development.

    The following a2z clients are co-winners of the awards:

    • Emerald Expositions for the Surf Expo 2016 website
    • ExpoNation LLC for the DSE 2016 website
    • North American Spine Society for NASS 2016 website

    This is the second year in a row that multiple websites leveraging a2z's technology solution have been recognized by the Web Marketing Association for being one of the best websites produced in their respective categories. 

    The a2z-powered winning sites were commended by the judges and scored high on design, innovation, and ease of use. Here are a couple of comments made available by the judges:

    "Trade show sites are always overwhelming due to the variety of info that must be captured. This site does a wonderful job with the New Products Showcase - the photos of the products are high quality and then the user is taken to a great vendor page that provides an immense amount of great info about the new product, the vendor/manufacturer, the event booth location, etc. Well done!"

    "Responsive in nature, this is key for smartphone use as most of us, at a trade show, need that 'compass' of info!"

    The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion.

  • a2z, Inc., the award-winning event management and marketing technology solution provider, powers forty five percent (45%) of the trade shows on the 2015 Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 List.

    The recipients of the Gold 100 Awards will be honored during TSE's Gold 100 Awards & Summit, running from September 21-23, 2016.

    This year, the number of TSE Gold 100 events served by a2z has grown by 4% over the previous yeara2z is also the largest event technology solution provider from the shows recognized this year on the TSNN Top 250TSE Fastest 50 and TSNN Fastest 50 lists.

    "On the behalf of the team at a2z, I extend our congratulations to all the Gold 100 winners on this noteworthy recognition,” said a2z’s President and CEO Rajiv Jain. “We are honored to be consistently selected as a trusted technology solution partner by the leading show organizers and event management companies in North America.”

    The complete list of TSE Gold 100 honorees can be viewed here.

     

  • a2z, Inc. is pleased to announce that more than fifty percent (50%) of the events on the 2015 Trade Show News Network Fastest 50 List leverage a2z's cloud-based event management and marketing solutions. In addition, of the twenty five shows that grew the fastest based on the total exhibit space in NSF, an impressive sixty eight percent (68%) leveraged a2z's exposition platform. 

    As announced by a2z earlier in the year, 46% of the 2015 TSNN Top 250 and 50% of the 2015 TSE Fastest 50 events are also powered by a2z's award winning technology.

    "On behalf of the team at a2z, I congratulate all the honorees on this landmark achievement,” said a2z’s President and CEO Rajiv Jain. “We join you in celebrating your noteworthy suceess in 2015. It's gratifying to recognize that a majority of the fastest growing events in the country trust us to not just keep pace with their rapid evolution, but also to become a key factor in fuelling and faciliating it. As always, our focus remains on innovating at an exponentially faster rate to serve you and your audience even better.”

    Click here to view the complete list of the 2015 TSNN Fastest 50 Honorees.

  • a2z, Inc., announces that its award-winning technology platform was leveraged by an impressive fourty six percent (46%) of the events on the 2015 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List.

    Produced by Trade Show News Network, the list represents the top 250 trade shows held in the U.S. ranked by net square feet. a2z clients Emerald Expositions, UBM, Penton, Pennwell, Spargo, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers have multiple shows on the list.

    "On behalf of the team at a2z, I'd like to extend our congratulations to all show organizers whose events have been named the 2015 TSNN Top 250 Shows,” said a2z’s President and CEO Rajiv Jain. “An extraordinary amount of planning and effort go in producing large B2B events, and we are humbled and honored to have the privilege of being the leading technology solution provider to many of the biggest and the best trade shows in the country.”

    a2z's solutions powered 44% of the 2014 TSNN Top 250 and 48% of the 2015 TSNN Top 50 Shows. In addition, with a 50% share, a2z has the distinction of being the largest event management technology solution provider for the 2015 TSE Fastest 50 Events

    Click here to view the complete list of the 2015 TSNN Top 250 Honorees.

  • a2z announces that the VIBE 2015 mobile event app, powered by ChirpE, has been honored with Trade Show Executive's Grand Award in the Best Mobile App category.

    Produced by Questex, the VIBE (Very Important Beverage Executives) Conference brings together buyers and decisions-makers from on-Premise chain Restaurants, hotels, cruise lines, casinos, and foodservice corporates to facilitate relationship building through networking and educational interaction.

    The ChirpE app provided a range of smart planning and networking features for attendees which received positive reviews from a large number of attendees on the app stores as well as in the post-show survey. Read this case study to learn more. 

    VIBE Conference Success infographic

    With 45% of the trade shows on the 2015 TSE Gold 100 List powered by a2z's event management and marketing solutions (read this press release for details), a2z is the leading technology provider to this elite group. 

    The complete list of TSE Gold 100 and Grand Award winners can be viewed here

  • a2z, Inc. announces that E2E Summit Hosted Buyer Program, powered by a2z's Connect Platform, has been selected as the Winner of the Most Innovative Use of Technology in IAEE's 2016 Art of the Show Competition. 

    The IAEE Art of the Show Competition recognizes the know-how, inventiveness and preparation required to successfully market an event. The competition includes 15 categories for three show sizes: less than 75,000 net square feet NSF; 75,001-200,000 NSF; and over 200,000 NSF. 

    a2z’s state-of-the-art matchmaking and networking solution was leveraged by E2E Summit event organizers to streamline and automate appointment scheduling between buyers and sellers. Further details are available in this case study. This initiative was nominated in the under 75,000 NSF category.

    In addition, the Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) Sponsorship Sales, facilitated with a2z's exposition management solution, has been selected as the Honorable Mention of the Most Innovative Use of Technology, in the 75,001 and 200,000 NSF category. DDW streamlined and accelerated sales of the event’s growing number of promotional opportunities by utilizing a2z's smart, PCI-compliant sponsorship sales solution. Read this case study to learn more. 

    a2z's Pokémon-themed ChirpE Photo Booth initiative at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition 2016 has also been recognized by IAEE as the Honorable Mention of the Attendee/Booth Interaction in the under 75,000 NSF category

    The winners are featured in the 2016 Art of the Show Competition Gallery, as well as onsite at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2016 this 6-8 December in Anaheim, California. 

  • a2z, Inc., exposition management and marketing solution provider to 1000+ events annually including more than 46% of the Top 250 Shows, announces the launch of the Strategic Analytics Report (StAR) for the trade show industry at the upcoming IAEE Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Anaheim, CA.

    Available as a new module-based service on the a2zShow platform, StAR will provide show organizers key insights into the current health and future growth opportunities for their shows. This service will include an in-depth analysis of the exhibitor and attendee behavioral data along with a comprehensive review of the show's multi-year performance across a broad spectrum of parameters. StAR will enable show management teams to bridge the gap between demand and supply by tapping faster into high-potential emerging buyer trends while also addressing under-performing categories at their events. 

    "StAR is the logical next step in the evolution of a2z's long-standing consultative approach to customer service," said Rajiv Jain, CEO of a2z, "Based on solid, multi-dimensional data, this report will help our clients become agiler in adapting to the subtle yet precarious changing conditions affecting their trade shows. We are very excited about this new launch as StAR will make it easier for show organizers to accurately assess how their shows are really doing and take appropriate corrective or enterprising action in a timely manner."

    a2z will be showcasing StAR along with its entire suite of innovative, award-winning solutions for expositions and conferences in booth #1249 at Expo! Expo! 2016.

  • a2z, Inc., the leading provider of award-winning web and mobile solutions for event organizers and participants, announces the launch of ChirpE Meet at Expo! Expo! 2016 in Anaheim, CA. A fully functional, native app that's available completely free of cost to a2z's clients, ChirpE Meet will significantly simplify the search and planning experience for attendees as well as extend exhibitors' visibility to their target audience.

    ChirpE MeetAvailable for download on Apple iTunes and Google Play, ChirpE Meet includes the following event-specific features:

    • Interactive Event Map
    • Exhibitor List & Search 
    • eBooths with Rich Content
    • Conference Schedule & Search
    • Detailed Session Description
    • Portal Set Up and Personalized Planning Tools for Attendees
    • Interactive Galleries for Products, Press Releases, Specials & Videos
    • Attendee to Exhibitor Appointment Scheduling
    • Automatic Sync with a2z-Powered Event Website

    Event organizers will have the ability to brand their events on ChirpE Meet with custom colors and logos. In addition, a2z will extend its comprehensive end user support services to all ChirpE Meet users.

    "ChirpE Meet brings the focus back on the tools event attendees essentially need to be successful with their investment in an event," said Rajiv Jain, CEO of a2z, "By making key planning features available to attendees across the full spectrum of events while simultaneously removing the cost barrier for organizers, ChirpE Meet is set to become the centralized resource to keep audiences actively engaged with the exhibitions, conferences and meetings they participate in. ChirpE Meet is truly going to bring a paradigm shift in the industry."

    a2z is showcasing ChirpE Meet along with its full suite of solutions to show organizers in its booth 1249 at Expo! Expo! 2016 in Anaheim, CA, between 6-8 December 2016.


 Products

  • ChirpE Mobile App
    The award-winning ChirpE native and web-based mobile app engages audiences with real-time updates and elegant usability features....

    • Brand the app with customized graphics, messages and colors
    • Eliminate dependence on local WiFi internet support at the event venue
    • Promote exhibiting companies by displaying rich eBooth content
    • Save attendees valuable time by providing advanced search features
    • Provide registered attendees access to downloadable walking map and session handouts
    • Update event participants about schedule changes with buzz notifications
    • Increase revenues and cover costs by showcasing a title sponsor
    • Reduce costs and go green by replacing bulky printed guides
    • Leverage a2z's proven marketing services at zero cost and receive comprehensive post-event ROI report

    Click here to view the Product Sheet.

  • ChirpE Photo Booth
    Provide an engaging experience to event attendees and fans on leading social media....

    • Boost your ROI from Social Media with minimal effort and investment
    • Post photos and testimonials to your event's social media channels in real-time
    • Build a stronger social community by engaging an exponentially growing fan base
    • Avail additional revenue generation opportunity
    • Receive detailed post-event anayltics and ROI reports
    • Benefit from a2z's comprehensive marketing services
  • Conference Management and Marketing
    Present detailed information for each conference session including Description, Speakers, Tracks, Format and Ability Level. Pave the way for a successful event experience by providing attendees with advanced search and planning features....

    • Display sessions by date, time slot and other attributes
    • Leverage out-of-the-box detailed and summary views
    • Highlight keynote sessions and speakers with rich content and visuals
    • Provide quick and advanced search as well as the ability to build a personalized planner
    • Update and sync session info in real-time
    • Enable speakers to add or edit their bios and upload handout material
    • Showcase session speakers, presenters and moderators in a dynamic, indexed gallery

    Click here to view Product Sheet. 

  • Connect(TM)
    Connects buyers, suppliers, & peers effectively before, during and beyond your events. Integrates in real-time with any expo and conference management systems as well as leading registration systems....

    • Powerful search along with intelligent matchmaking and appointment scheduling
    • Seamless planning, communication and networking tools
    • Integrated solution that works across all devices, including web and mobile
    • Genuine pre-show leads & analytics for successful behavior analysis
    • Additional revenue generation opportunities
    • Appropriate for events at any tier, from 100 to I00K attendees
    • Comprehensive end user support and branded audience engagement marketing delivers high adoption/utilization
    • Secure platform that maintains full user privacy
  • Expo Management and Marketing
    Provide a superlative event planning and participation experience to your audience. Manage and market your expositions and conferences with radically streamlined operations and automated processes....

    • GlobalAdmin Portal - Access powerful, role-based management and reporting features for multiple events.
    • Event Website - Keep event participants updated in real-time with a beautiful, feature-rich website.
    • Event Map - Provide robust search and planning tools alongside a visually appealing floor plan.
    • Online Sales Office - Sell exhibits space, enhanced listings and sponsorship options faster than ever.
    • Exhibitor Booths - Provide high ROI to exhibiting companies with multi-tiered eBooth features.
    • Showcase Galleries - Promote products and videos with glossy, responsive galleries that attendees love.
    • Exhibitor Self-Service - Increase ROI and revenue by providing online tools to exhibitors.

    Click here to view Product Sheet.

  • ChirpE Meet
    ChirpE Meet is a fully functional FREE native app solution for expositions and conferences of all sizes and types....

  • Available at no additional cost to all a2z & FloorplanGenie clients, ChirpE Meet brings a paradigm shift to the events industry by making it possible for all show organizers to showcase their exhibitors and educational sessions to their entire audience base without incurring additional costs. ChirpE Meet incorporates all the essential planning features that make a2z’s award-winning ChirpE mobile app solution so popular amongst hundreds of thousands of attendees across the globe.

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At-a-Glance

Expo! Expo! Trade Show Hours
Anaheim Convention Center

Tuesday, 6 December 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 7 December 11:00 am - 4:00 pm