ibookedin officially launched at International Confex on 1st and 2nd March 2017 when Michael Hirst, chairman of the business visits and events partnership helped founders Gee and Kiran Mann to smash old school telephones on the show stand.
The new service, dubbed the Global Distribution System for meetings and event booking and fulfilment provides a three click/swipe/tap approach that emulates online retailers and makes the search, selection and booking of venue space simple and speedy, saving bookers time and delivering the right venue at the best price in the right location.
Michael Hirst said: “ibookedin is an excellent example of the innovative approach to planning and booking of events in the sector and fits perfectly with the innovation and opportunity agenda that we are currently pursuing in the BVEP and the Events Industry Board “.
ibookedin provides a market place where space is traded and drives business into properties with availability and for event planners and meetings bookers it delivers a simple, timesaving and cost effective approach to venue search and booking.
Gee Mann said: “We are really delighted and grateful that Michael has helped to us to officially launch ibookedin at Confex where we have had a huge interest from both event planners and venues. Confex has been the perfect base for the launch where have also had a second stand in the Event Tech area where our developers have been demonstrating the application.”
The service integrates venue availability through connections to venue property management systems using licensed connectivity and cloud apps and puts venues space into its online market place. Buyers of meeting space can search find and book in three simple steps.