Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Hires Experient
Anime Expo® Attendees to Save Money, Save Time, Register Online
Anaheim, California (November 14, 2007) — The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), has signed on ExperientTM as the official company overseeing the development and implementation of a brand new pre-registration and on-site registration system for the highly acclaimed Anime Expo® convention. More information can be found on the website <www.spja.org> .
Announced as a member of the first annual “CMI 25” list (compiled by Penton Media's Corporate Meetings & Incentives® magazine, the leading information source for the corporate meetings and events industry) of the industry's largest and most influential full-service independent meeting and incentive travel management companies, Experient will oversee and streamline Anime Expo®'s pre-registration and on-site registration systems. "Due to the significant success and growth of Anime Expo®, Experient's Southern California account management team was confident that our collaboration could be quite beneficial to everyone," said Andy Smith, Vice President Independent Agent Channel for Experient. "Since our involvement with this organization began, the relationship has allowed us to significantly leverage our respective purchasing powers in the hospitality industry to control costs, manage risks, and implement cutting edge attendee management solutions for Anime Expo®'s, 50,000+ attendees beginning in 2008."
Experient's full-service registration support for Anime Expo® includes:
· A seamless full-service process including an online pre-registration
site with customized registration pages, group reservation options, hotel
reservations and self service in registration changes
· “Scan and go technology” which pre-registered attendees will be able to print a bar code confirmation and have a separate entrance to receive their expo credentials quickly and easily
· Access to the Experient Call Center with professional representatives to help with questions and concerns regarding the housing and registration process
· Consultation and implementation of on-site registration to include line placement and equipment set up
· 100 registration stations, including 60 manned stations and 40 self registration kiosks
· Experient registration personnel on site to assist and help manage the registration process
Anime Expo® Registration Division Head Elizabeth Wang states, “We are very excited to be using this new registration company which will make the registration process much easier and faster for attendees. That way attendees can spend their time attending events instead of waiting in line.”
About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property – Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website (<www.spja.org> ).
About Experient Experient is the source for integrated meeting and event solutions. With a vision to perfect the event experience and a mission to help bring people together to drive business, Experient has joined together the three leading event services companies (Conferon, ExpoExchange and ITS) into one centrally managed resource for full-service, customized registration, housing, event management and lead retrieval support. This year Experient will help create memorable experiences for more than 3.3 million attendees at more than 3,000 events and will drive purchasing of more than 4.72 million hotel room nights. For more information, contact Experient at <www.experient-inc.com> or email Becky Stanley at [email protected]
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