TSNN Partners with JWC GMBH to Launch Venue and Service Provider Search Platform: venueScout

July 18, 2022

Trade Show News Network (TSNN), a member of Tarsus Group and the world’s leading news and online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry, has partnered with jwc GmbH, the leading advisory services firm for the trade fair and conference industry, in their launch of venueScout – the definitive global platform connecting professionals looking to organize and host events, and venue operators and service providers looking to capture more business.

The partnership aims to promote opportunities for North American and Mexican event venues and service providers to gain more traction and business as the events industry resumes.

venueScout is the brainchild of jwc board members Jochen Witt, former president and CEO of Koelnmesse and UFI, Dr. Gerd Weber, former executive vice president of Koelnmesse, and Jimé Essink former president and CEO of Informa Markets in Asia.

Through the trio’s extensive work and research with event venue operators, organizers and associations, the team gained insights for a better framework and system for event organizers and meeting planners to search for and evaluate global event venue locations alongside event service providers.

The venueScout platform will enable users to search against many criteria and view extensive information such as floorplans, room and hall dimensions, move-in capabilities, visitor and organizer reviews, appropriate service providers, and even allow organizer to submit RFPs.

Moreover, venueScout’s structure presents venue and service provider data in a uniform manner, making it a one-stop-shop for event organizers and meeting planners. Venue operators and service providers, on the other hand, can gain more leads of interested parties looking to book their venue and services through venueScout as an additional marketing channel. venueScout will offer free listings available for all venues and additional tiered premium plans which unlock even more features.

“venueScout will provide an exceptional user experience beyond any event directory or venue search tool currently in the market,” Jochen Witt said.

He added, “As such, we are thrilled to be partnering with such an established brand such as TSNN to help enable as many venues and service providers as possible promote their business and help get our industry back on track.”

“TSNN has deep roots and relationships with all major exhibition, conference and meeting venues across North America and Mexico, making us experts within this region” said Rachel Wimberly, president and editor-in-chief of TSNN. “As such, we are excited to partner with jwc on venueScout given their extensive work and reputation in the industry.”

venueScout already has built more than 4,000 profiles of venues globally including major exhibition, conference and congress centers, and a growing number of hotels with large meeting capacity. These venue’s owners are invited to participate in venueScout’s soft launch taking place in July of 2022 and “claim their venue” as to further edit and additional content to their listing. During the soft launch period, these venues can also take advantage of a 50% discount on packages and automatically be upgraded as Platinum members for one year starting from when venueScout fully launches. venueScout plans its full launch for all users towards the end of 2022.

For more information on venueScout, go here. For more information on venue and service provider listing opportunities, contact venueScout’s North America and Mexico Sales Manager Anastasia Bisson at Anastasia@venuescout.org.

 

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