Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


SmartShow provides mobile event app at Frankfurt BookFair



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wellington company SmartShow provides mobile event app at Frankfurt BookFair


New Zealand company SmartShow Limited is delighted to be providing it’s smartphone event app ShowGizmo to put New Zealand at Frankfurt into the palms of the hands of attendees via their mobile phones.

“We’re thrilled that ShowGizmo has been selected by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) to be the official app for this celebration of Kiwi literary creativity and to be a part of such an important initiative for New Zealand internationally,” says Frances Manwaring, SmartShow’s Managing Director.

By using ShowGizmo, PANZ will be able to make all its event information available to visitors to the New Zealand Pavillion and New Zealand’s other locations at the Book Fair. When they download the ShowGizmo app to their phones, attendees get access to background information about participating authors, publishers and details about the extensive programme of events that are being staged over the five days of the Fair and afterwards. Attendees can request meetings with exhibitors, rate and review programme sessions, collect brochures and receive live alerts and notifications about what’s going on. For New Zealand exhibitors using the inbuilt QR codes enables them to capture those all-important leads. The system’s performance reports mean that the organisers can access statistics and analytical data they wouldn’t otherwise collect to provide additional insights into what people have done using the apps.

“In a world where digital publishing has moved into the mainstream and where technology is increasingly an integral part of the deal, having an event app has a nice symmetry. But it also extends the life of the

New Zealand presence to more than just the duration of the Book Fair itself as people can still access all the great content once they’ve returned home.”


SmartShow’s apps have powered events in every continent except Antarctica and for some of the biggest names in the industry – IBM, Informa, Reed Exhibitions amongst them. Founded in 2010, the company has received seed funding from local investors, Angel HQ , and a consortium of Tauranga investors and has recently expanded operations. Being selected to provide the app for New Zealand at Frankfurt is a proud moment for the high growth company which currently generates most of its revenues from Australia, the UK and the Middle East.

“We arrived at Frankfurt Messe this morning to set up and the scale of the event is mind boggling. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit the New Zealand Pavilion. We’ve been selling ShowGizmo all over the world, but this is the biggest event we’ve been involved in so far, it’s awesome” says Manwaring.

To get the app:
Go to https://www.showgizmo.com/download-showgizmo/nzatff12/


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: Never Too Old To Rock & Roll - Jethro Tull

As Greil Marcus recently observed in an NYRB review of Robbie Robertson's autobiographical Testimony, in rock and roll there is always an origin story. In the case of Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson, he claims to have been influenced by his father's big band and jazz record collections and the emergence of rock music in the 1950s, but became disenchanted with the "show biz" style of early US stars like Elvis Presley... More>>

October: Alice Cooper Returns To NZ

It was March 1977 when Alice Cooper undertook his first ever concert tour of New Zealand – and broke attendance records. 40 years on and this revered entertainer continues to surprise and exude danger at every turn, thrilling audiences globally! More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Contemporary Relevance Of Denial

Denial has all the hallmarks of a riveting courtroom drama. Based on a 1996 British libel case that author David Irving brought against Lipstadt, the movie has been criticized as flat and stagey, but it nonetheless conveys a visceral clarity of vision and sense of overwhelming urgency. More>>

Obituary: John Clarke Dies Aged 68

Andrew Little: “I grew up with Fred Dagg and I am devastated by John Clarke’s death. He taught us to laugh at ourselves and more importantly laugh at our politicians.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Colin McCahon's 'on Going Out With The Tide'

Curated by Wystan Curnow and Robert Leonard, On Going Out with the Tide features major works that have been assembled from public and private collections across New Zealand and Australia. It focusses on McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes, ranging from early treatments of koru imagery to later history paintings which refer to Māori prophets and investigate land-rights issues. More>>

Howard Davis: Rodger Fox Gets Out The Funk

By now a living New Zealand legend, band leader and trombonist Rodger Fox has performed with some of the biggest names in the jazz business, including Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton-Thomas, and Joe Williams, to name only a few. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news