Sparking more creative collaboration in Singapore’s events industry

Singapore’s events industry is abuzz. Community events will see a surge due to SG50, more MICE events will be coming to Singapore with the opening of new MICE venues, and more companies will be rushing to organise corporate and social events as they see the value of events for marketing!

Brace yourself event planners in Singapore! You are about to get even busier.

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Singapore is experiencing events mania with SG50 events going on monthly! Photo Credits: Choo Yut Shing

But the industry ought to take a step back and make sense of this flurry of activity! It is crucial to. If not, we will find ourselves going in circles, experience crippling inefficiencies and miss out on opportunities. Collaboration and exchange of ideas is key to helping the industry make sense of the chaos. In doing so, we can

  • Partner with companies to increase clout and resources
  • Outsource jobs to third-party companies who do it better
  • Learn from best practices
  • Learn about new innovations
  • Generate new ideas
  • See new opportunities
  • Know the gaps in knowledge in industry

EventNook has decided to kickstart an event series for events people – “Chill Out with Event People“! We want to bring the small and big players in Singapore’s event industry together and help small but innovative companies gain exposure. We have brought together venue owners, suppliers, non-professional event planners, photographers, marketing agencies and whoever makes events happen, so that everyone can mutually benefit!

Event planners have the opportunity to learn about new services out there, new companies have the opportunity to speak to the giants in the industry, tech companies like us will be there to share the latest in events registration and check-in systems (and other new tech), while obscure venues can gain exposure.  It gives event planners unprecedented access to innovation and partnerships, and sows the seeds for new types of events to be created.

Key to innovation is collaboration, the events industry in Singapore needs to mingle more! Photo Credits: thetimesweekly.com
Key to innovation is collaboration, the events industry in Singapore needs to mingle more! Photo Credits: thetimesweekly.com

At present, the Singapore events sector is full of ideas and energy, but events for the events people to harness this dynamism and potential for collaboration is still lacking. Events people are too busy looking outwards, that there’s little time to slow down and look inwards. Even as networking events in other sectors increase, as seen from the numerous meetup groups, facebook groups, and events on our own events page for startups, engineers, marketers and so on, networking events for events people throughout the industry are minimal.

We need a recognisable Singapore events community.

Singapore’s ins and outs can be showcased to the world only when event planners uncover her hidden gems. More networking amongst events people in Singapore will allow events planners to uncover new services, new venues and new ideas. If we want to achieve the vision of giving visitors authentic local experiences (MICE2020), we need to collaborate more.

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Singapore’s 3 main focus for MICE future is to become a Connected City, offer a more authentic Singapore MICE Experience and become a resource capital (MICEHQ.sg) Photo Credits: Singapore Tourism Board

If you want to know more about the events industry, learn insights into event marketing, mingle with fellow events people or showcase your company, the first installment of Chill Out with Events People will be on the 9th July, 7pm at Canvas Singapore so register now!

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CANVAS Singapore is quite the creative space! A great opportunity to get a feel of the venue for yourself!

Feature Update: Find events in Singapore more easily on EventNook!

Bored? Want to know the upcoming events in Singapore? Finding events in Singapore has become even easier on EventNook with this over-the-weekend update!

To access this useful feature, scroll to the bottom of the EventNook homepage and click on “Browse Events in Singapore“.

Or, type the url http://www.eventnook.com/places/singapore

You can now view upcoming and past event listings on a single page!

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The various conferences and conventions in Singapore in the upcoming weeks

 

You can also browse events by type!

Looking for startup networking events? Then look under Business/ Social Networking events!

Looking for a cooking or baking class? Then you will most likely find it under Training, Class or Courses.

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Not sure what event to attend? Just want a quality event to chill out at? Then browse our Featured Upcoming Events and let something catch your eye!

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Organizing or Planning an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registrationevent ticketing and onsite event registration and check-in!

 for Free events!

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iPad QR Code check-in and registration solution: SMU Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Public Lecture Series

Event Brief

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Prime Minister of Singapore delivers his lecture on topics like identity, productivity and forging ahead

EventNook helmed the event registration management and guest check-in process for the prestigious SMU Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Public Lecture Series on 30 June 2015 at the Suntec City Convention Centre which saw around 3500 guests in attendance. The event brought together distinguished global leaders, business leaders and students. This year, the lecture was given by Prime Minister of Singapore Mr Lee Hsien Loong. Previous speakers include former Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Scope of Services

EventNook provides innovative event management solutions with our online and mobile-based event technology to manage guest pre-registration and onsite event check-in. Our system allows for real-time attendance tracking as well as the synchronisation of attendance information between devices.

 

Services include:

  • Event Registration Management
  • EventNook Onsite Guest Check-in System with QR code ticketing
  • iPad Rental
  • Wifi Setup
  • Onsite technical support
  • Pre-event training for usher
    EventNook's QR code onsite check in
    QR code check-in: Scanning the QR code on the invitation

     

Guest Check-in

Challenges

  • All guests had to be checked-in within 2 hours
  • The system had to be very simple and user-friendly so that ushers can learn how to use it right before the event
  • Security at the event was tight. System had to be robust so that security of guests and VIPs will not be compromised
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Ushers looking professional with iPad QR code check-in system

Benefits

  • Fast, Easy and Efficient
  • Great experience for guests (avoid long queue of finding name manually)
  • Prevent duplicate check-in
  • Can view the real time status of guests checkin with user-friendly dashboard reporting
  • Ushers looked professional and smart with our all-in-one seamless iPad solution, leaving a better first impression on guests
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But crowd is cleared within seconds

Eventnook congratulates the organising team from SMU on the resounding success of the event. It surely has left a mark on the SG50 dialogue.

If you are planning an upcoming event, try out our mobile checkin app here today!

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EventNook is a Singapore-based event registration, ticketing and check-in company. We empower event organisers in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar to plan better events by providing comprehensive end-to-end event registration and check-in management solutions that integrate online registration and onsite check-ins.

[Feature Update] EventNook’s exciting new user interface!

If you have accessed your EventNook page in the weekend or this monday, you would have notice that some things are different! In the recent weekend, we made some changes to our user interface. Let’s take a quick look at it now!

My Events interface The above image shows a brief screenshot of a sample ‘My events’ page. With the new interface, you will get a clean and neat layout while having more useful information displayed on your page, such as event date countdown, feature update and help guide.

New Features, Help Guide columns

 

At the right column, we have added two fields of ‘New Features/Updates’ and ‘Help Guide (Popular Questions)’. This will keep you updated and informed of how you can best make use of EventNook’s features for your events.

 

 

Furthermore, it is exciting to note that the new version is more mobile-friendly! This will make it easier for you to view reports and manage registrations or ticket sales on your mobile devices at any time.

EventNook Dashboard iPad

The EventNook team would continue to work hard to deliver our promise of providing you with a user-friendly and hassle-free online event registration and ticketing site. Do try out our new interface and give us your valuable feedback!

Organizing or Planning an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registrationevent ticketing and onsite event registration and check-in!

 and Free for Free events!

 

Our official Myanmar travel partner, ScapeTour, has gone live!

All the best to the future endeavors of ScapeTour!
ScapeTour – Travel arrangement made easy in Myanmar!

EventNook is proud to announce that ScapeTour  – Travel Booking Site for Myanmar has launched!

Time for some background information, ScapeTour is a start-up looking to simplify the booking process for highway express bus tickets, car rental, tour packages in Myanmar. Travellers can secure their tickets early and complete the booking process in minutes with the use of ScapeTour’s simple mobile-friendly user interface. In essence, travellers book online and ScapeTour will handle the ground work.

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ScapeTour’s homepage

 

Founded by our CEO, Kyaw Lin Oo, ScapeTour also shares the same vision of keeping things simple. This can be seen with the ticketing platform ScapeTour has used for its website which is the same as EventNook’s.

As of now, ScapeTour is focusing on bus ticket bookings with a mission to make travel arrangement fast, easy and hassle-free for tourists coming to Myanmar.

Here’s an article from e27 that’s been written on ScapeTour!

http://e27.co/meet-scapetour-myanmars-new-bus-ticketing-platform-20150205/

QR code ticket scan check-in mobile app is launched

We have been empowering some of the large events with our QR code based e-ticketing and mobile app QR scanner for attendees checkin and ticket verification at the door in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

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EventNook’s QR code onsite check in at SMU Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Lecture Series

Now, we are very excited to extend this event check-in mobile app for all kind of events such as music, festival, performance, conference, corporate events, seminar, workshops, etc. with a simple and easy QR code ticket scanner to easily manage attendees check-in or verify tickets at the door. You can download the app here to try out.

We believe that this mobile tool will benefit a lot of events in Singapore and other Asia countries as more and more events are driving online ticket sales with QR / Barcode e-ticketing for admission which saves time and hassle for ticket buyers as it no longer requires collecting paper ticket issued from traditional ticketing agent or outlets (E.g., SISTIC in Singapore). It’s also FREE to use and no additional cost for our event organizers.

EventNook Ipad QR code ticket scanning application

If you would like to have a quick case study of one of the big events we’ve helped with QR code ticketing, read more here!

With our mobile check-in app, anyone can easily organize event and sell tickets online. You can use EventNook to easily manage your event from online event ticket sales to the actual event day to track attendees or verify e-ticket at the door.

With EventNook Check-in Manager, you can:
– Check in attendees quickly with mobile devices to keep the lines moving
– View what’s happening with attendance checked-in on the go

Key Features:
– Search registered attendees by name and email
– Check-in attendees from the registered list
– Check-in with QR code tickets scan using the camera on your device
– View live dashboard and check-in / attendance status

EventNook QR code ticket scanning application dashboard
To download app:


Organizing or Promoting an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registrationevent ticketing and onsite event registration and check-in!

 for Free events!

EventNook’s New Event Venue Directory is Live!

EventNook is always looking to grow and develop ways to help the event planners and organisers community. With that, we are proud to announce that EventNook’s new event venue directory has gone live! Check it out here at http://venue.eventnook.com/ .

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The first look of the directory’s home page

Our goal is to help event planners, meeting planners and event organizers with venue sourcing job or finding a suitable venue easier while they are planning for their events or meetings. The venues are for all kind of events such as conferences, meetings, corporate functions, performances, festival, arts, wedding, workshops, seminars, training, outdoor activities, etc. and different types of venues such as hotel, auditorium, restaurant, bar, club, outdoor space, theatre, co-working office, and other unique venue spaces.

As a start, we have launched the venues in Singapore and we will be adding venues from the rest of Asia such as Thailand, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, China, Indonesia and Malaysia into this.

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Landing page The Arts House
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Continuation of the landing page from above

As with all of our websites, we designed this online venue directory to be crisp and clean without much clutter so that it would be easy on the eyes! We provide the basic information of each venue such as its website, contact information and address.

When event organisers find a venue that is suitable for their event, they can contact the venue owner directly for price quotations and floor plans as well as other details such as amenities.

With that, we aim to make this online venue directory a comprehensive guide for organisers to use as a reference in the coming months so stay tuned!

[Feature Update] Enhancing HTML Editor to make publishing event site easier!

Recently, we upgraded our WYSIWYG HTML editor to make publishing event information and do visual formatting much easier with creating an online event page.

You can simply use our visual editor to change text style and color, add images, embed youtube, etc. in very simple way with mouse and click. We now also provide the simple way to upload images to the event site if you like to host the images on EventNook platform. Or you can also link your image from your own preferred image platform such as Flickr, Imgur, Facebook , Pinterest or image link from your own website.

EventNook HTML text editor

Just let us know if you have any feedbacks and we always appreciate your feedbacks!

Organizing an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registration and event ticketing.
and Free for Free events!

[Feature Update] New Custom Registration Form Fields

We’re excited to introduce you some feature enhancements we added this week. If you have been organizing events using EventNook for online event registration or selling event ticket, you may know how easy to set up the custom event registration form with the drag & drop form editor to add and customize the form controls (fields) to collect information from your event’s attendees or guests.

The existing form controls are such as Single line Textbox, Paragraph Textbox, Multiple Choice (Radio buttons), Check boxes, Dropdown and Address.

Today, we added the following new features:

  1. Country List – the dropdown list with auto populated countries
  2. Group Header – Title for the group of controls (E.g., Company Details)
  3. Add Other Option (applicable only for Multiple Choice, Checkboxes and Dropdown controls) – to allow users enter the “Other” option information which is not included in the options list of provided in the registration form.

Here are some screenshots of the new controls we added:

Country List Example

Country List

Dropdown List with Other Option Example

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Group Header Example

Group Header
Group Header

Here is how to set up your own event registration form with the fields we mentioned in the above! You can simply drag & drop fields to customize your own custom event registration form!

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Hope this will make collecting your guest information more effective! Just let us know if you have any feedback or thought?

Organizing an event?

Try out EventNook for online event registration and event ticketing.
and Free for Free events!

EventNook is Featured on The Business Times, Singapore!

We are excited to share that The Business Times featured EventNook on 28th Jun 2014 as one of the online event platforms which makes it easy for local event organizers to set up a simple, mobile friendly event registration and ticketing site in minutes, all by yourself.

Whether you are organizing a small gathering, a large conference or large music or parties events, it provides you a fast, easy and powerful tool to start your own online event registration website and event ticketing website in minutes with all the features you need for managing registration, attendees, payment collection, event promotion, etc.

With EventNook, starting an event has never been easier for small team or individual organizers as setting up the registration & ticketing website was never easy and straight forward even with an established ticketing agent like SISTIC. Our goal is to create an online event site which makes selling online tickets and managing attendees as easy as using Facebook. With EventNook mobile friendly site, your attendees can also register for an event or buy ticket on the go! A few of our trusted partners include Hub Singapore, Rise & Shine Expo, Singapore Yacht Show, MediaCorp Parenting Talk, Singapore National Productivity Conference.

Here’s a copy of the article. Have a good read! https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/weekend-living/where-the-man-in-the-street-can-hold-a-gig
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Thank you for the endless support and encouragement.
Have a good week ahead everyone!

Organizing an event?

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and Free for Free events!