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etouches Acquires Best-in-Class Hotel and Venue Sourcing Platform INEVENTION
NORWALK, Conn., August, 11, 2015

The acquisition extends etouches RFP offering, focusing on ROI for enterprise clients

NORWALK, Conn., August 11th, 2015 – etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, today announces it has acquired INEVENTION, an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter hotel and venue sourcing for event planners with a primary focus on user experience and Return on Investment (ROI). This acquisition is an important step in etouches’ immediate initiatives to accelerate the company’s enterprise growth, expand its comprehensive event platform offering with best-in-class venue and hotel sourcing, and providing clients with a one-stop shop platform covering the entire event technology cycle.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Mountain View, California, INEVENTION’s technology is a unique, fully featured data-driven engine to effectively manage the cost of offsite meetings and events by providing more criteria and cost estimate than any other tool presently in the market; enabling organizations to save millions in hotel and travel.

“We are thrilled to join forces, and fully integrate INEVENTION, with a reputable industry leader like etouches,” said Michael Olson co-founder of INEVENTION. “The fully integrated product will offer planners a powerful 360 degree experience from sourcing to event ROI with one of the most versatile SaaS event management platforms globally.”

Providing management with unprecedented financial visibility, INEVENTION cuts the price of meeting travel by reaching hotels in travel-optimized destinations, and offers the event planners a fast and easy to use interface with comprehensive output information and RFP management process.

INEVENTION surpasses RFP market standard features, and offers unprecedented innovations to provide planners with more decision-oriented insights:

  • Predict engine to forecast F&B, airfare, and transportation cost, providing global spend control capabilities
  • Determine best venue/hotel by using criteria such as weather forecast or analytic dashboards
  • Allow venues/hotels to bid on RFPs based on event criteria
  • The RFP, part of the event cycle, integrates with etouches and becomes a key Strategic Meetings Management asset

“etouches is one of the fastest growing event technology companies globally, and our enterprise clients are in demand of innovative and efficient solutions to address the challenges of building exceptional, value-maximized events year on year,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “INEVENTION will revolutionize venue and hotel RFP by combining with the solid strength of the existing etouches event management platform, further optimizing the success of our customers on the millions of dollars they spend on events every year.”

About etouches

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 1000 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States, the company has four wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more about etouches at http://www.etouches.com. Learn more about INEVENTION at http://www.inevention.com/.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Senior Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203 456 1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Event Management Software Receives $14M in Series C Funding
NORWALK, Conn., July 28, 2015

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NORWALK, Conn., July 28, 2015 – etouches, a global leader in enterprise event management software, today announced it has closed $14 million in Series C funding. The investment has participation from current investors, as well as a new strategic investor, Argentum Group. The funding will primarily be used to accelerate the company’s global growth and further boost the development of etouches’ award winning cloud-based tools.

“The additional funding underlines the strong commitment of our existing investors to support and enhance our leadership position in the industry,” said Oni Chukwu, chief executive officer of etouches. “Even more important, the fact that this funding was oversubscribed also positively underscores recognition and validation by the broader investor community of our fresh approach at market leadership, cutting edge technology and innovative products.”

As the global event technology industry continues its rapid ascent, organizations recognize the need for a streamlined event process to create productivity gains, cost control and a better user experience for attendees and clients. With more than 1,000 customers worldwide and significant year-on-year growth of 75% on enterprise contracts, etouches continues to further its leading market position by offering a one-stop shop for customers with comprehensive, innovative solutions on an integrated event management technology platform.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 1000 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile apps and more. etouches is one of the most global event management software companies on the market with five international offices. Headquartered in the United States in Norwalk, CT, the company has offices in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia and Dubai. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

About Argentum Group

Argentum invests in rapidly growing businesses in the middle-market. It provides capital to support buy-and-build strategies by businesses that can scale into much larger enterprises through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Since raising its first fund in 1990, Argentum has invested in over 70 companies and supported over 175 add-on acquisitions by its portfolio companies. Argentum is a general partner of funds with over $300 million of capital; and is currently investing out of its third fund which had a final closing in March 2015. Learn more at http://www.argentumgroup.com/.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Senior Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203 456 1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Acquires Mobile Technology Company TapCrowd
NORWALK, Conn., July, 13, 2015

To Offer Comprehensive Mobile Apps and Marketing Data Analytics for Business Events

NORWALK, Conn., July 13th, 2015 – etouches, a top provider of cloud event management software solutions, today announced the acquisition of TapCrowd, a leader in creating event mobile applications and marketing data for businesses and associations globally. The purchase of TapCrowd will boost etouches ability to offer its customers a leading-edge solution in enhancing attendee engagement and networking at events, improved productivity for event planners and sponsors, and help them generate and manage event data analytics and ROI across events.

Founded in 2010 by Brecht Fourneau and Miquel Vermeulen, TapCrowd gives a core focus to event applications and streamlines the publication of the apps on all leading marketplaces, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, as well as cross browser HTML5 hybrid apps. The company offers a comprehensive, but easy to use platform that allows event professionals to fully control the app creation process from A to Z.

More importantly, TapCrowd, ahead of its peers, has led the transition of a more data-centric approach to mobile apps, answering to a growing market need by delivering marketing mobile automation and event data analytics. Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, the company has customers across Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East. Some of their customers include Carrefour, Kia, Marketo, NOKIA, and SAP.

“Our customers expressed a growing demand for integrated solutions that can innovate and deliver for their events,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “The acquisition of TapCrowd adds a very important nugget in our drive, to provide the most innovative and comprehensive solution available in the market to our customers. I am personally delighted that this acquisition also brings with it a tight-knit, innovative and tech savvy team of 16 technologists, with strong domain knowledge, to join us to further extend our burgeoning leadership in the event technology space.”

“We are very proud of etouches’ stellar reputation and market momentum, and are excited to join this strong team to bring our innovative technology to the global market,” Said Niko Nelissen, CEO of TapCrowd. “Our deep integration with etouches enterprise event management platform will offer clients a seamless experience, combining a state-of-the-art event mobile experience with unprecedented marketing, social and data opportunities to promote and monetize their events.”

As part of the acquisition, the entire TapCrowd team, including its two co-founders, will join etouches. In addition, Niko Nelissen will join the etouches’ executive team as Vice President of Mobile, Engagement & Data to spearhead etouches’ innovative efforts in developing the most comprehensive solution set for attendee experience, social engagement and marketing data for events.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 1000 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States, the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries, with offices in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

About TapCrowd

The company, headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, was founded in 2010 by tech savvy entrepreneurs who felt a market need in providing robust native event applications. TapCrowd productized from inception a large scope of functionalities serving the networking, logistic, social and more importantly the marketing and ROI aspects of the events. The company also offers event onsite tech services and professional services. TapCrowd is now an etouches company. Learn more about TapCrowd at http://www.tapcrowd.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Senior Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203 456 1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Launches 2015 Roadshow for Clients
NORWALK, Conn., June 25, 2015

Customers are invited to sessions on the company’s product roadmap during the roadshow tour

NORWALK, Conn., June 25, 2015 – etouches, a top provider of in-cloud event management enterprise software, today announces the launch of etouches road show 2015 (#eroadshow15). The client-only roadshow is a global tour aimed at informing clients on the company’s product roadmap and giving them the opportunity to share best practices with other users. etouches experts, executives and partners will lead open discussions with clients in an effort to provide them an even better customer experience by leveraging their feedback.

The tour that spans North America, United Kingdom and Australia, will provide clients with an in-depth look at the etouches product roadmap, module best practices and give the company the ability to showcase the latest innovations. Clients will get the chance to have candid conversations with etouches team members to keep them connected to their product, answer questions, exchange views and offer insights.

“We are excited to introduce the etouches roadshow 2015 to our clients,” said Oni Chukwu, President and CEO of etouches. “This is a chance for account managers and executives to connect with clients and receive feedback on what event professionals are looking for from a platform. Clients will also have the opportunity to see the inner workings of our product development to better understand the innovation that we are creating here at etouches.”

The etouches roadshow 2015 kicks off June 30 in New York City and the next stops will be:

  • London, United Kingdom – September 8, 2015
  • Sydney, Australia – September 15, 2015

“Over the next 12 months we are poised to launch some of our biggest upgrades and additions to our platform, ranging from SMMP to Integration to mobile and beyond,” said Shane Edmonds, Chief Technology Officer of etouches. “Feedback from our clients is crucial to our product development process and these roadshows will be another great way for us to not only interact with our customers, but also for them to gain a level of visibility and influence into our road map that wouldn’t be possible in any other way.”

This is an exclusive client only event, with limited spaces available for each city. Contact your account manager today to secure your seat. To learn more about the etouches roadshow 2015, visit http://www.etouches.com/road-show-2015.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 900 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States, the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Senior Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203 456 1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Releases eBook to Help Event Professionals Increase Their Industry Skills
NORWALK, Conn., May 27, 2015

eBook provides over 75 ideas and tips for marketing, technology and event logistics

NORWALK, Conn., May 27, 2015 – etouches, a top provider of in-cloud event management software, today released the free eBook, “The Event Planner’s Playbook,” that offers event professionals the must have skills to become successful in today’s industry. The eBook gathers the best articles and content from etouches network of thought leadership contributors during the past 12 months, providing over 75 tips and ideas for marketing, technology and event logistics to enhance an event planner’s resume. The eBook can be downloaded online starting May 27, 2015 at www.etouches.com/playbook.

etouches has always focused on offering a robust and user-friendly product, but the company also has a strong emphasis on providing thought provoking content to the industry. The eBook is another step for etouches to offer not only users, but the entire events industry with content that will allow them to increase their event knowledge and enhance the experience their attendees have at events in a fun and engaging way. Throughout the 26 pages, event professionals will learn how to boost their skills in the areas of marketing, technology and event logistics. Some of the highlights of the eBook include:

  • How to connect with Millennials in authentic ways
  • Innovative ways to get your community to promote your events
  • Social media best practices—what you’re not doing but should be
  • How to create and manage a killer event website
  • The modern art of inviting and getting on your target attendees’ calendars

“Event professionals are always looking for ways to increase their knowledge of the industry and we wanted to provide them with educational content that they could use to boost their career,” said Nicola Rossetti, Vice President of Global Marketing for etouches. “Coming from the planner side of the industry ourselves, we know what it takes to become successful. You need to have a wide variety of skills and be able to adapt with the new technology and expertise that is needed. This eBook is filled with helpful tips that planners can use immediately to increase their events effectiveness and advance their skills.”

To find out how to up your game and boost your resume, download etouches’ free eBook at www.etouches.com/playbook.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 900 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States, the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Senior Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203 456 1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Announces Release of Third Generation Content Submission Module
NORWALK, Conn., May 19, 2015

The third release offers enhancements in email and site creation, search capacity, reporting, and overall submission abilities in the product module

NORWALK, Conn., May 19, 2015 – etouches, a top provider of cloud event management software, today announces the third release of their content submission module eSelect. The new release will allow for improved submission management for both the administrators and the end users. The third instalment has been created with the help of etouches client steering committee, who worked with the product development team to enhance the module and increase its effectiveness.

eSelect is designed to handle abstract, speaker, call for papers and award program management for event professionals. The third generation of the tool sees major advances in not only handling all aspects of abstract management, but focusing on each type of user, including reviewers, administrators, submitters and speakers. This makes the process seamless and allows for powerful scenario configurations. New and updated features include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual and committee reviewers for an unlimited range of topics
  • Multi-stage submission review and selection processes
  • Completely multi-lingual with bulk import & export of translations
  • Seamless integration to event & registration module for speakers, attendees, & sessions
  • Integrated site design and customization, drag-and-drop widgets, and responsive design to match any look and feel
  • Push button creation of customizable abstract books
  • Instant preview and test as a speaker, reviewer, submitter or administrator of live environment
  • Streamlined workflows for building and managing the end-to-end process

“While our current eSelect module was powerful in its own right, this upgrade represents a big evolutionary step for the product,” said Shane Edmonds, CTO of etouches. “We built the 20+ major new features based on direct feedback from our customers and the market. We are excited to introduce a new level of functionality and design with this release.”

The new eSelect will be available in beta for etouches client steering committee and select clients during the week of May 17, 2015. Wide release is expected for mid-summer 2015.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 900 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States, the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Senior Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203 456 1470

Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches CEO to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of New Haven
NORWALK, Conn., May 14, 2015

NORWALK, Conn., May 14, 2015 – etouches President and CEO Oni Chukwu will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration at the Spring Commencement of the University of New Haven on Sunday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut. Recognized for his successful career in the software industry and his outstanding contributions to the community, Chukwu will receive the honorary PhD at the ceremony Sunday where approximately 500 undergraduate degrees will also be awarded.

“[Oni’s] career shows what can be accomplished when talent is combined with hard work and dedication, while [his] commitment to give back sets a wonderful example for our students to emulate,” said University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan.

With more than 20 years of experience in growing global technology companies, Chukwu has a successful track record raising billions in investor capital and proven skills in recruiting and nurturing global talent to deliver innovative solutions for companies worldwide.

Aside from Chukwu’s professional success in the software industry, he is also dedicated to giving back to the community. With his charity Africa Plan Foundation, he supports under privileged youth and women’s issues globally in the areas of education, healthcare and leadership development. Setting forth a standard at etouches that supports local communities and charities that employees are involved in.

“I am quite humbled to receive this honor from my alma mater, the University of New Haven,” said etouches CEO, Oni Chukwu. “With a mission that aligns with etouches own, to prepare students to be successful in a global society, I hope students will recognize the support that the University has given them and to use every opportunity they have to give back to their communities, as global citizens.”

About Oni Chukwu

K. Oni Chukwu is president and CEO of etouches, the leader in cloud-based events management software. He joined the company in 2013 to lead etouches through its next phase of growth. Chukwu has more than 20 years of experience in growing global technology companies and working closely with enterprise business users around the world, providing them the software, technology tools and services they need to achieve their growth goals. Prior to joining etouches, he served seven years as executive vice president and CFO of Triple Point Technology, a firm that specializes in solutions for commodity trading, risk management and logistics. He joined the University of New Haven’s Board of Governors in 2007. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Technology Council. Chukwu holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 900 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States, the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Senior Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203 456 1470

Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Introduces New Pricing for the Enterprise Market
NORWALK, Conn., March 17, 2015

NORWALK, Conn., March 17, 2015 – etouches, a top provider of in-cloud event management software, today announces a new enterprise pricing model to serve the growing global market. This new enterprise package offering comes in conjunction with an increased number of large corporations signing on as clients of the software solution. etouches created enterprise packages to offer client’s organizations better flexibility and return on investment to meet their developing needs and requirements. The enterprise packages are available for contracts starting at 25,000 registrations annually.

“Large organizations are spending billions on events, which means their management requires productivity, measurement and processes,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “etouches has always put the focus on customers’ needs by customizing our offering to really tap into the value that our solution can offer in optimizing their events. This new pricing model gives organizations the flexibility and implementation processes that they have been looking for and that we are committed to delivering.”

Understanding that large organizations are looking for full service software solutions, the packages will include benefits such as dedicated onboarding and training, professional services for implementation, consultations on integrations, a certification process and dedicated project management to assist organization stakeholders in implementing the software. Along with etouches robust end-to-end event management modules and complex reporting capabilities, enterprise companies will see the return on investment immediately.

“Serving the enterprise market is not new to etouches, but we have seen a shift with many more corporations moving to outsourced SaaS models,” said Kathleen Roberge, VP of Global Sales for etouches. “The enterprise packages were developed to meet the unique needs of the enterprise market such as built in professional services, unique branding opportunities, customized training and fixed pricing models. These benefits, along with our award-winning event management software, make this a much more viable alternative to traditional in-house solutions.”

For more information on etouches enterprise packages, visit etouches.com/event-software/solutions/enterprise-event-management/ or email sales@etouches.com

About etouches

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 900 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States, the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Senior Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203 456 1470

Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Appoints Matthew Fish as Chief Financial Officer
NORWALK, Conn., February 11, 2015

SaaS Technology Industry Executive to Head Finance Team for global leader of in-cloud Event Management Software

NORWALK, Conn., February 11, 2015 – etouches, a top provider of in-cloud event management enterprise software, today announces the appointment of Matthew Fish as Chief Financial Officer for the organization. Matt is focused on leading and aligning the finance function to be in lock-step with the needs of the business, and will oversee all aspects of financial activities including financial planning and reporting, investor relations, tax, treasury and risk management.

“Following an extensive search, it was clear that Matt was the right executive to round out our leadership team,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “His wealth of diverse experience in driving functional excellence and profitable growth, spanning over 20 years the in technology, financial services and business consulting industries, will be critical in etouches’ growth and success in the coming years.”

Most recently, Matthew spent six years as the CFO for TuneSat, a leading SaaS technology company that revolutionized the way music copyrights are identified, reported and monetized. While at TuneSat, he was instrumental in transforming the business from a startup into an emerging global technology company, generating significant revenue growth. Previously, he served as the CFO for JP Morgan Equities Technology and as Head of North American Finance & Business Management for Deutsche Bank Private Bank. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Accenture gaining proficiency in reengineering and integrating new processes and technology for Fortune 500 companies.

“I am excited to join the superb executive team at etouches,” said Matthew. “I was attracted to the company because of the enviable position it occupies in its’ large, rapidly growing marketplace. I am particularly proud to be part of the company’s very collaborative and innovative culture, and I look forward to helping lead the company to new heights. My goal is to empower etouches with financial data that is credible, well-timed and relevant.”

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Management Information Systems from The University of Albany, SUNY.

About etouches:

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 900 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States, the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 20,000 users in 35 countries. The multilingual, multicurrency software offers registration, budgeting, project management, scheduling, speaker/exhibitor/sponsor management, event website creation, seating, surveying, email marketing, mobile app creation, venue selection & social networking. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

Media Contact:

Nicola Rossetti
Vice President, Global Marketing
Direct: +1 203 403 9008
Email: nrossetti@etouches.com

etouches Opens New Office in Dubai.
NORWALK, Conn., January 12, 2015

With offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia this complements the company’s global growth strategy

UNITED STATES, NORWALK, Conn., January 12, 2015 – etouches, a top provider of cloud-based event management software, today announces that it has opened a new office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new office is part of etouches global sales and support strategy to expand their footprint in the Middle East, offering close support to current and future Middle East based clients.

The company also announces the appointment of Eyad Khamis as Senior Regional Sales Director for the Middle East region. Khamis will oversee all regional sales operations from the company’s new Dubai offices. Khamis, who has been based in the Dubai since 1996, is a veteran of the exhibitions and events space.

With its leadership position in the event management software industry, and award-winning product platform, etouches plans to grow its existing stellar roster of clients in the region while providing local, accessible support on the ground.

“I am looking forward to contributing to the success of the etouches team by working closely with leading organizations in this market that are demanding a robust event management software to cater to their evolving needs,” said Khamis. “The region offers etouches a great opportunity to add to their strong stable of existing clients here and to expand brand recognition of etouches’ comprehensive event management software.”

With the UAE’s evolved infrastructure and robust business climate, a physical presence in Dubai will allow etouches to provide the exceptional customer experience that they are well known for in its regional, global offices in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, to new and existing clients in the Middle East.

“The high growth potential in the Middle East made establishing roots in Dubai a natural step for etouches,” said Oni Chukwu, etouches CEO. “With a continued focus on larger enterprise clients, the UAE office allows us to strengthen relationships with existing clients in the area and show the benefits of using our global event management platform to potential customers.”

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud event management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 900 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, email marketing, surveying, budgeting, project management, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States in Norwalk, Conn., the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK; Sydney, Australia; Dubai, UAE. Learn more at www.etouches.com

Media Contact

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Nicola Rossetti
VP of Global Marketing
Direct: +1 203 403 9008

Email: nrossetti@etouches.com

Middle East Office

Eyad Khamis
Senior Regional Sales Director
Direct: +971 4 388 8217
Mobile: +971 56 460 1044
Email: eyad.khamis@etouches.com

etouches Announces the Platform is now on Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace
NORWALK, Conn., December 16, 2014

etouches customers can now seamlessly integrate data with Salesforce

NORWALK, Conn., December 16, 2014– etouches, a leading provider of cloud-based event management software, today announced it has launched the etouches platform on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with customers, partners and employees in a whole new way. etouches eases the event management process by covering every major function in the event planning life cycle. Organizations that use both etouches and Salesforce will be able to benefit from the AppExchange listing by moving data seamlessly from one platform to the next, resulting in better workflows.

etouches Key Features

Coming after etouches strengthened integration with Salesforce in September, its availability on AppExchange will provide users of both platforms the opportunity to use the world’s No. 1 CRM solution while leveraging etouches advanced solutions for events. With data synchronizing seamlessly and automatically from etouches to Salesforce, there is no need to change settings or reconfigure an existing Salesforce organization.

Organizations’ sandboxes are supported with AppExchange to allow users to test any changes made before going live.

“We are proud to have passed the security review to achieve the AppExchange listing. etouches was architected from the beginning to be highly secure and as part of our commitment to the security of our customers’ data,” said Shane Edmonds, chief technology officer for etouches. “We are excited to be part of the Salesforce Partner Program. Salesforce is a pioneer and leader in CRM, and etouches customers will immediately realize the benefits of our two platforms working together.”

“It is apparent that integrations with critical applications, such as Salesforce.com, play a significant part in our clients’ event success,” said Kathleen Roberge, vice president of global sales for etouches. “Our presence on the AppExchange demonstrates our commitment to continually provide powerful integrations with unlimited data sharing between systems, all in order to create significant efficiencies around event management.”

“Companies are looking to transform the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in today’s connected world,” said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, global AppExchange and partner programs, Salesforce. “By leveraging the power of the Salesforce1 Platform, etouches provides customers with the proven social, mobile and connected cloud technologies to accelerate business success.”

With about 200 etouches clients using the integration so far, the company hopes to grow the amount of shared business from this next step in integration. To download etouches on the Salesforce AppExchange, click here.

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About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 20,000 users in 35 countries. The multilingual, multicurrency software offers registration, budgeting, project management, scheduling, speaker/exhibitor/sponsor management, event website creation, seating, surveying, email marketing, mobile app creation, venue selection & social networking. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203 456 1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Infographic Week Displays Importance of User Interface/ User Experience on Successful Events
NORWALK, Conn., December 9, 2014

Attendees remember 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do – make your event UX engaging

NORWALK, Conn., December 9, 2014 –etouches, a leading provider of cloud-based event management software, is celebrating a week of visual infographic content highlighting the critical importance if UI/UX (user interface/user experience) in the realm of producing successful, engaging events.

This infographic release comes during the midst of trends stressing the importance and focus on attendee experience. From meeting design, to event apps, to innovative surveys and more it will be all about attendees in the New Year. In addition, the infographics will present statistical data on the user experience during events. etouches will release their first blog post on December 8, and subsequently release one infographic little by little every day.Each day, three of their blocks will answer 4 specific questions:

  • What is user experience?
  • Why is user experience important?
  • How do you improve your user experience (2 parts)?
  • What are the results of good user experience?

With more than 1.8 million events taking place each year, event organizers must compete for attendance and support by delivering greater value to their sponsors, participants, and partners. Image is everything in business, and it’s quantifiable. $1 spent on UX can have an ROI of $100 for your business.

To view the infographic, visit blog.etouches.com each day until December 12th. Bloggers and other writers are encouraged to share and publish the infographic using the embed code provided on the pages.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 20 000 users in 35 countries. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Content & Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203.456.1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Announces The Launch of etouches U, the Event Software University, at IMEX America
NORWALK, Conn., October 14, 2014

NORWALK, Conn., October 14, 2014 – etouches, a leading provider of cloud-based event management enterprise software, today announced the launch of etouches University (etouches U), an industry-leading certification program for its event software platform. Recognizing that today’s event planners need to have a certain critical set of skills to succeed, and that clients are looking to further their training in the ever changing events technology market, etouches has developed a series of programs that will allow all current etouches customers to become more knowledgeable users of the software, and certified in the software at no additional charge.

“We currently train thousands of users each year in our software, and now being able to offer them the opportunity to become fully certified is just another step in our dedication to our clients,” said Julian Ward, chief client officer for etouches. “With etouches U, our clients will now have the ability to broaden their skills within the software and allow their new training to expand their knowledge in the industry at their own pace and at a time convenient for them.”

etouches U’s philosophy is to help clients gain the training that they have been looking for without the extra hassle of having to pay for university courses. etouches U will be free to all etouches users and available on-demand online. There will be five different programs: basic, administrator, advanced, expert, and pro. When you join the university you must start with etouches basic to be able to move on to other certificate programs. Users will have 30 to 90 days to complete the course depending on the program that they picked. Once you become certified you will receive a diploma from etouches U.

“As a top event software company, it is our responsibility to invest in our users and offer them a best in class tool that they can push to the limits,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “The university is a project that will help our event community grow exponentially not only as individual users, but as a collective with the etouches family. In launching another industry ‘first’, it is our hope that users will find the benefit in our certification program and use what they learned to increase their events’ effectiveness.”

To learn more, visit our booth 356 at IMEX America and talk to our on-site representatives about etouches U, or go to www.etouches.com/u .

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 20 000 users in 35 countries. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Nicola Rossetti
Vice President, Global Marketing
Direct: +1 203.403.9008
Email: nrossetti@etouches.com

etouches and Salesforce.com Strengthen Partnership for Better Client Workflows
NORWALK, Conn., September 11, 2014

– With better data synchronization between solutionsNORWALK, Conn., September 11, 2014 – etouches, a top provider of cloud based event management enterprise software, today announced a strengthened integration with Salesforce.com, the world’s largest provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software. Seeing a need from clients for a more responsive system, etouches worked to provide clients with an integration that would allow for sophisticated workflows to give them the ability to create more opportunities.

“Our Salesforce integration is simple to setup and yet extremely powerful with broad coverage of the full event lifecycle,” said Shane Edmonds, chief technology officer for etouches. “We don’t require complex changes to customers’ Salesforce organizations such as custom objects or installed apps to manage. In most cases customers won’t need a Salesforce integrator or IT support to configure and maintain the integration since the etouches platform will handle calling the appropriate Salesforce APIs when needed.”

Using etouches and Salesforce.com together, event professionals will be able to build on their opportunities with enhanced data synchronization that includes all preferences for session details, registration and more categories. It will also give professionals the ability to create more seamless and targeted marketing campaigns. Recipients are updated in real-time by maintaining the campaigns and members in Salesforce.com, then pulling it into the etouches eMarketing module.

“With the extensive integration we have now built for Salesforce, our clients can take advantage of greater data analysis giving them even more insight to the behavior of their clients and prospects,” said Steve Mackenzie, vice president of global channel for etouches. “Whether it’s tying event attendance to a campaign or even creating an opportunity, the etouches integration to Salesforce is going to allow them a seamless flow of information between the two systems.”

Currently 198 clients comprising over 1,200 events have taken advantage of the integration. Salesforce.com is the beginning of many enhancements and new integrations that etouches is looking to build upon.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud event management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 800 customers in 25 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com.

About Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is the world’s largest provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software. For more information about salesforce.com, visit www.salesforce.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203.456.1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Moves into the Next Generation of Event Management Software with its New User Interface
NORWALK, Conn., September 2, 2014

– etouches new UI is more powerful, intuitive and user experience orientedNORWALK, Conn., September 02, 2014 –etouches, a top provider of cloud based event management software, today announced a completely redesigned user interface – the beginning of the next generation for the company. With a simple, modern and user friendly system, the new release provides a more powerful system through a consolidated navigation and the move into a mobile and tablet friendly solution.

“Our new user interface injects fresh, cutting-edge technologies into the platform and is the first major step in some very exciting upgrades and innovations on our roadmap, “said Shane Edmonds, chief technology officer at etouches. “Reaching out to clients to gain feedback on their daily usage patterns, we were able to create a modern, simpler interface that allows them to easily navigate from page to page at a faster speed and yet retain the power that etouches is known for.”

Having a customer steering committee, etouches was able to revamp the user interface to their needs. The update includes new quick registration, larger touch areas for tablet users, consolidation of navigation links and more to make the already robust solution even more powerful.

“Events are part of our DNA,” said Nicola Rossetti, vice president of global marketing at etouches. “When it gets to enhancing our user interface to meet event planners expectations, we strive to bring a design that resonates with our audience, both in terms of look and feel and productivity, helping our user to build greater events. The new interface represents only one aspect of our combined effort towards innovation.”

User experience is what drives and will always drive etouches to provide customers with solutions that are more beneficial to their event success on a daily basis.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud event management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 800 customers in 25 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Nicola Rossetti
Vice President, Global Marketing
Direct: +1 203.403.9008
Email: nrossetti@etouches.com

etouches hits 100,000 events created within the software
NORWALK, Conn., August 22, 2014

– etouches hits 100,000 events created within the softwareNORWALK, Conn., May 26, 2014 – etouches, a leading provider of cloud based event
management enterprise software, today announced that a significant landmark has been reached with the
100,000th event and 10 millionth registration created within the platform. The announcement is a
testament to the company’s solid growth momentum for the first half of 2014, adding over 150 new clients
in this period.

“It is a very exciting time for the company as we hit the 100,000th event and 10,000,000th registrations
mark,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “The phenomenal growth that etouches has seen in only the
first half of this year, underscores a very rapid new customer adoption rate of our award-winning platform,
and continuing strong expansion of usage within our existing base.”

Some of the recent success that etouches has had in terms of software usage, shows the clients’ trust
and fidelity in the product and services that the company offers. With over 9,000 active users, and a
customer satisfaction rating consistently in the high 90’s, etouches will continue to maintain its market
edge with its continuous innovation of the product cycle and with active customer participation.

Other notable data reported in this period by the company include:

  • 1,000+ etouches accounts to date
  • 215,000 event website pages created
  • 936,000 survey responses recorded
  • 350,000 meetings created
  • 112 million marketing and event emails sent

“Our growth is a pure reflection of our clients’ commitments and referrals, as well as our company’s
commitment to providing the best support and outstanding solutions to a significant industry challenge –
managing and adding value to every level of an event,” said Kathleen Roberge, vice president of global
sales for etouches. “We are thrilled to be achieving these milestones, and know at the rate we are
growing, our next set of achievements are right around the corner!”

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud event management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company
has more than 800 customers in 25 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning
lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting,
surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned
subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Content and Social Media Manager
Direct: +1 203.456.1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

etouches Selected by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Companies to Watch
NORWALK, Conn., June 23, 2014

– Recognized for creating new opportunities in on-demand software,cloud computing and SaaS.etouches, a top provider of in-cloud events management enterprise software, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the 2014 OnDemand Companies to Watch. Inclusion in the OnDemand Companies to Watch signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. etouches was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

“As the borders continue to fall between desktops, TVs, tablets, smartphones, wearables, and laptops, the businesses on this year’s OnDemand Companies to Watch list continue to provide sleek, efficient apps to both the enterprise and consumer markets. This year’s winners are fueling the entrepreneurial process and bringing new ideas to fruition,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The OnDemand Companies to Watch winners are using the power of the cloud to host a new world of highly nimble, versatile, and disruptive services. These companies are at the forefront of an exploding era of creative innovation and represent the Global Silicon Valley’s highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”

The OnDemand Companies to Watch winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2014 list.

etouches is one of the leading event management software companies in the events industry. Understanding that software needs to be part of an ecosystem, etouches puts hours of development into making sure that the solution integrates with other best-in-class software solutions. Being one of the only platforms with an “open” vision of the industry, etouches is putting efforts towards top notch integrations to better serve customers.

“Being chosen as an OnDemand Company to Watch, is a representation of etouches dedication to come up with innovative and logical solutions for our clients,” said Oni Chukwu, President and CEO of etouches. “Our talented team and innovate view of the industry is what keeps etouches at the forefront of event technology.”

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud event management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 800 customers in 25 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand. www.aonetwork.com.

Media Contact

Nicola Rossetti
Vice President, Global Marketing
Direct: +1 203.403.9008
Email: nrossetti@etouches.com

etouches Appoints Shane Edmonds as Chief Technology Officer
NORWALK, Conn., May 26, 2014

– Bringing 20 years of expertise to execute the company’s technology visionetouches, a top provider of in-cloud events management enterprise software, today announced the appointment of Shane Edmonds as the Chief Technology Officer for the organization. In his new role, Edmonds is responsible for managing the engineering, QA and product teams to deliver on the etouches’ product roadmap. He will also play a prominent role in guiding the company’s long-term product vision.

Coming to the company with 20 years of entrepreneurial software engineering and management background, Edmonds has ample experience handling multi-million dollar software development projects, growing startups, and technology management for large corporations. Prior to joining etouches, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for almost 6 years at Motionsoft, a venture-backed leading provider of CRM, member management, payment processing and billing software solutions. While at Motionsoft he led the delivery of the company’s first multi-tenant SaaS product to market. His expertise in managing engineering and technology teams can also be found in his previous positions including: CTO for Crunch Fitness, co-founder of FitnessInsite, and founder of Coexistant LLC.

“This is an exciting time for etouches and the industry with lots of room for new innovative technologies to emerge, particularly in mobile, social, and big data,” said Edmonds. “I am anxious to drive etouches’ technology forward to improve the day-to-day lives of our customers and end-users while continuing to deliver a best in class product.”

Edmonds holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and applied science from Arizona State University.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 800 customers in 35 countries. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Nicola Rossetti
Vice President, Global Marketing
Direct: +1 203.403.9008
Email: nrossetti@etouches.com

etouches Launches the #selfiesgopink Campaign to Benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
NORWALK, Conn., May 15, 2014

– With the goal of reaching a $1,500 donation in one weeketouches, a top provider of in-cloud events management enterprise software, today announced the creation of their #selfiesgopink campaign. The #selfiesgopink campaign is a selfie photo challenge that will take place during the Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) in Orlando, Florida June 10 – 12, 2014. The goal of the campaign is to reach $1,500 or 500 selfies to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Campaign (BCRF) with one selfie equaling three dollars.

Starting June 5th thru June 12th, etouches will be piggybacking off of AIBTM’s “‘Meet America’ – the AIBTM Selfie Photo Challenge” by donating three dollars to the BCRF for every selfie taken and uploaded to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #selfiesgopink and #AIBTM. All selfies will be posted to the etouches Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

“I am very proud that the etouches team came up with a new way to engage by donating to a great cause,” said Nicola Rossetti, vice president of global marketing for etouches. “This is what the etouches’ spirit is made of and being involved in different causes is something that we always try to do.”

During AIBTM, attendees are welcomed to stop by booth 1775 to take a selfie with the etouches team members and the pink booth. Once the photo is taken, attendees will be given three pink dollars to donate. Non-attendees can participate by taking a selfie with something pink and posting to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #selfiesgopink and #AIBTM June 5th thru June 12th.

“This year we are participating in and sponsoring AIBTM, but it is exciting to do something different,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO and President for etouches. “Being able to spread the love not only to our customers, but to a cause like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is what etouches is all about.”

About Meet America! – AIBTM Selfie Photo Challenge

Who doesn’t like a little friendly competition? This year AIBTM is spicing things up so you can get in on the action. Join your colleagues as you go head to head in a selfie photo challenge- “‘Meet America!’ – AIBTM Selfie Photo Challenge.” All attendees are welcome to participate in the photo contest where you’ll be tasked to take selfies with exhibitors throughout the show. Exhibitors- it’s up to you to engage them with excitement at your booth.

About etouches:

etouches is a leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 800 customers in 35 countries. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at http://www.etouches.com.

Media Contact

Kristen Carvalho
Content and Social Media Manager, etouches
Direct: +1 203.456.1470
Email: kcarvalho@etouches.com

eMobile, DIY mobile app, is now included in the etouches’ pro package
NORWALK, Conn., March 17, 2014

etouches, a top provider of cloud based event management enterprise software, today announced the integration of its mobile application eMobile into the pro package. As a result of increased demand and traction of the eMobile module, etouches will now be offering the solution to clients as part of an existing package and not for an additional fee.

“Including eMobile in our pro package shows our dedication to evolve as a company to meet our clients’ needs,” said Nicola Rossetti, Vice President of Global Marketing for etouches. “With the majority of our clients using mobile apps for their events, it was obvious to us that eMobile had to be included as a standard pro module.

By integrating it to the pro package, eMobile will be a part of the event power suite that includes the event essentials of the etouches’ quad package (eReg, eMarketing, eSurvey and eHome) along with the pro modules eProject, eScheduler, eBudget, eWiki, eSocial, eSeating, eBooth and eRFP. This simple, do-it-yourself mobile application will appeal to those who are looking to put the power of creating a mobile app in their hands without having to pay more for an additional application. With an immediate link to other modules in the etouches’ product line, it is easy to connect every aspect of the event lifecycle.

“Our clients have recognized the value that a mobile application will bring to events and event attendees and therefore, we are eager to bring this new option to our current and prospective clients as part of our existing package,” said Kathleen Roberge, Vice President of Global Sales for etouches. “Additionally, we will continue to evolve our eMobile platform to offer our customers a larger choice of options as their mobile needs progress.”

Learn more: etouches.com/GOeMobile

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 800 customers in 35 countries. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com

Media Contact

Nicola Rossetti
Vice President, Global Marketing
Direct: +1 203.403.9008
Email: nrossetti@etouches.com

Inspire EX Select etouches a Key Registration Partner
SYDNEY, Australia, March 4, 2014

etouches leading provider of event registration software has announced that it has been chosen by Exhibitions and Trade Fairs as registration partner for Inspire EX 2014. Taking place on the 18 & 19 August 2014 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island, Inspire EX will allow etouches to show what their registration software can do for the events industry.

“etouches is delighted to be working with Inspire EX,” said Alan Ivory, VP & General Manager, Asia Pacific Region for etouches. “For the first time buyers and exhibitors will experience a seamless real-time event registration process.”

“Inspire EX is excited to have etouches on board as a registration partner,” said Pascal Ibrahim, Exhibitions and Trade Fairs, Portfolio Director. “The success of an event like this relies on the efforts of all our partners and exhibitors. etouches have impressed us with their commitment along with their strong presence in the business events sector to deliver a registration tool unique to anything our industry has seen to date.”

“We look forward to working with the Inspire EX team to enhance the shows appeal by showcasing our cutting edge event registration technology to the attending 6000 plus buyers from the corporate and events community,” said Ivory.

Registrations for Inspire EX will officially open in March 2014. inspireex.com.au

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 25 years of event industry experience with 700 customers in 35 countries. The multi-lingual, multi-currency and award-winning product line includes modules for scheduling, budgeting, registration, seating, appointment setting/networking, venue sourcing, email marketing, surveys, mobile, and event websites. etouches serves a global customer base including event planners, corporations, associations, agencies, and not-for-profits. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia which allows them to offer 24/7 global support. Learn more at www.etouches.com.

About Inspire EX

Inspire EX is the business event for the events industry. It hosts the best exhibitors in the business and special event industry, offering interactive zones and unique experiences, seminars, networking events and a VIP Buyer Program. Be entertained by the most talented entertainers, musicians and performers and discover the experiences that will make your event sparkle. Inspire EX was developed from the best elements of the Australian Business Events Expo and Sydney’s Event Showcase, and is a must-attend event for exhibitors and visitors in the events industry. inspireex.com.au

For further information about etouches please contact:

Sonya Goncalves
Client Relationship Manager
Phone: +61 2 8213 4258
Email: sgoncalves@etouches.com

For further information about Inspire EX please contact:

Sarah Beggs
Event & Marketing Executive – Inspire EX
Phone: +61 2 9556 7985
Email: sbeggs@etf.com.au

etouches Appoints Kathleen Roberge as Vice President of Global Sales
NORWALK, Conn., February 11, 2014

Executive’s 20 years of sales management expertise to assist with client management and acquisition

etouches, a top provider of in-cloud events management enterprise software, today announced the appointment of Kathleen Roberge as the vice president of global sales for the organization. In her new role, Roberge will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s direct sales and account management globally, including sales strategy and operations of the company’s sales organization to achieve revenue objectives.

“The addition of Kathleen to the etouches executive team will be invaluable to our current clients and help us to continue to expand our market reach,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “As we continue to grow internationally, her demonstrated ability to execute will be crucial in increasing revenues and sales productivity across our markets and will position us to exceed our long-term growth goals.”

Roberge’s background includes more than 20 years of strong sales achievement through leadership roles in sales, marketing, market development and sales process improvement for software as a service (SaaS) companies. Prior to joining etouches, Roberge spent four years as the chief business development officer at Compushare, the market leader of technology solutions for the financial industry. Leading the company’s client acquisition and marketing strategy, she helped to double the company’s revenue at Compushare. Roberge also worked for more than 10 years at Perimeter E-Security, the leader in hosted security and compliance services for financial institutions, where she served as executive vice president of business development.

“etouches is an innovative market leader with a unique product, strong brand reputation and growing global footprint,” said Roberge. “I look forward to being part of an expanding team and continuing to add to our roster of world-class clients.”

Roberge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and corporate communications from Fairfield University

Contact: Nicola Rosetti
Chief Strategy Officer,
13 Marshall Street,
Norwlak, CT 06854
+1 203 403 9008

etouches Encourages Customer Engagement with Revamped Website
NORWALK, Conn., February 2, 2014

etouches announced the launch of their new website, www.etouches.com. The new website design has an intuitive approach to learning more about products, engaging with etouches socially, and exploring etouches’ platform capabilities.

“The website now accurately represents who we are as a company,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “Through the website, blog and social media channels, prospective clients now get a much better sense of our culture, our product and our customer service all before even picking up the phone.”

Some key features on the revamped website include:

“We revamped our website by listening to our clients and users, and updated it to meet their needs,” said Chukwu. “We have a very strong product and service to offer but we’re always looking to find ways to add value for our clients. The changes we’ve implemented to the site were made with that goal in mind.”

About etouches

etouches is a leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 700 customers in 35 countries. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com.

Media Contact:

Contact: Nicola Rosetti
Vice President, Global Marketing.
Direct: +1 203.403.9008
Email: nrossetti@etouches.com

etouches named Best Event Software by the 2013 Event Technology Awards (ETA)
NORWALK, Conn., November 19, 2013

Award was won thanks to a joint effort with our great partner Crone & Co who helped us in submitting the case study.

The inaugural ETA recognizes achievements of companies delivering digital solutions to the events industry. ETA selects the winners with a panel of industry experts, including former host of ‘The Gadget Show’ Jon Bently, Director of Strategy and Concept at VOK DAMS agency David Korte, and editor at Events Manager Blog Julius Solaris.
“We are very honored to be recognized out of a deep shortlist of 10 event software vendors from all over the world at this international technology summit, solely dedicated to events technology,” said Oni Chukwu, President and CEO of etouches. “This award is a testament to etouches’ focus on innovation, the global appeal of our suite of products and most importantly, an endorsement of the differentiated intelligence embedded in every module of our software with the events professional foremost in mind.”

etouches is a company that prides itself on working as a team not only with internal members, but with clients. This award is a representation of that, as it was won in conjunction with their client Crone & Co. “We are so happy to have won this award with Crone & Co,” said Chukwu.”Their seamless collaboration and determined efforts to raise event standards are part of the reason we were awarded this honor.”

Crone & Co, CEO, René Crone said: “I am extremely proud winning this price in collaboration with etouches. Etouches was the obvious choice for us, when looking for a non-proprietary system that was open, flexible and capable of meeting our requirements. We had high demands when choosing our system platform, and we needed a partner that could provide us with a secure, flexible and user-friendly platform with a comprehensive range of features and high level support. Winning this price confirms that we made the right choice”.

About Crone & Co:

Copenhagen-based agency Crone & Co, is an innovative and unique cross over who carries out classical PCO tasks but also specializes in experience communication and event marketing. The agency was recently named a Gazelle company and named among the country´s fastest grower, an exclusive award given by Denmark’s leading financial newspaper, Børsen..

Crone & Co was the official PCO for the Danish EU Presidency, and thus responsible for more than 100 meetings during 2012. The EU Presidency was the first ISO-certified sustainable event in the world. Among other factors this certification was based on effective project management and by efficient and innovative use of the event management platform – etouches – allowing for a significant minimizing of resource consumption at several levels of the project.

About etouches:

etouches is the most-loved event software management platform available. The multi-lingual, multi-currency and award-winning product line includes modules for scheduling, budgeting, registration, seating, appointment setting/networking, venue sourcing, email marketing, surveys, mobile, and event websites. etouches serves a global customer base including event planners, corporations, associations, educational institutions, and not-for-profits.

Contact: Nicola Rosetti
Chief Strategy Officer,
13 Marshall Street,
Norwlak, CT 06854
+1 203 403 9008

etouches, has appointed K. Oni Chukwu, as its new President & CEO
NORWALK, Conn., September 17, 2013

Oni will also join the company’s Board of Directors.

Oni brings a distinguished record of leading and managing exceptional customer growth, results-driven financial performance, and operational execution for market-dominant global enterprise software and ecommerce companies. He has 20+ years experience in growing global technology companies and working closely with enterprise business users around the world in providing them the software, technology tools and services they need to achieve their growth goals. Oni also has proven skills in recruiting and nurturing global talent to deliver best-in-class software and services for customers.

Most recently, and for over 7 years, Oni was Executive Vice President of Triple Point Technology, Inc. Triple Point, based in Westport, CT and employing over 900 staff in 16 offices and support centers, is the global leader in in-cloud Commodity Management software and honoree of the INC 500 Technology Company awards for 10 consecutive years. At Triple Point, Oni was instrumental in implementing and shepherding the company’s industry-leading growth organically and through pinpoint acquisitions. He oversaw global operations and finance, information technology, mergers and acquisitions, communications and talent management. Oni most recently completed the successful sale of Triple Point to a strategic acquirer.

“We are very excited to have Oni’s experience and sustained record of business success as we take significant next steps in redefining our burgeoning industry”, said Geoffrey Schneider, etouches board member and Managing Partner of CAVA Capital.

Commenting on Oni’s appointment, Ben Levin, etouches investor and board member and Partner at growth equity firm Level Equity, said “all of etouches’ investors are excited to have been able to attract Oni. He is a world class software executive with an exceptional history of accomplishment who can lead etouches into their next phase of growth”.

“I am excited to join etouches at this critical juncture. The opportunities and challenges posed by its rapid growth in a large and growing global market are all too familiar to me”, said Oni. “I am looking forward to working with our customers, partners and exceptional employees to significantly further our product leadership, customer service excellence and widening market reach.” Commenting further, Oni said, ‘etouches’ world class customers continue to be the cornerstone of our global success. I look forward to engaging with our customers to continue to nurture and partner with them as always to drive and lead technology innovation in the events management space.

Oni is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, technology industry and financial topics at several technology and business forums, including the annual World Entrepreneurship Summit (WES) and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). He serves on boards, including as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of New Haven and a member of Board of the Connecticut Technology Council.

Through his private family foundation, AfricaPlan Foundation, Oni actively supports underprivileged youth and women’s issues globally in areas of education, healthcare and leadership development, as well as providing financial assistance to young, budding entrepreneurs.

Oni holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Business and Finance from the University of New Haven.

About etouches:

etouches is the leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has over 700 customers in15+ countries -. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, the company has 2-wholly owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia.

Contact: Nicola Rosetti
Chief Strategy Officer,
13 Marshall Street,
Norwlak, CT 06854
203 403 9008

About CAVA Capital:

Cava Capital is an innovative, early growth stage investor, actively supporting talented entrepreneurs and companies through various stages of expansion. CAVA initial investment is between $1 to $5 million for those companies that have demonstrated early success with customer traction and strong revenue growth.

Contact : Geoff Schneider, 18 South Main Street, Third Floor, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854; (203) 529-3064

About Level Equity:

Level Equity was founded to create a new and innovative private equity firm. The founding team has been investing in growth since 1997, backing 44 businesses which have achieved 28 realizations through IPO or sale. Their investors are primarily university endowments, foundations, family offices, and corporations. Level Equity is particularly proud that many successful founders whom they have backed reinvest their capital with Level Equity.

Contact : Ben Levin, Two Grand Central Tower,140 East 45th Street, 14th Floor; New York, New York 10017; information@levelequity.com

Media Contact: Daniel Murdoch, etouches, 2032954484, dmurdoch@etouches.com

etouches Joins Forces with Imagine Asia Pacific to Innovate Event Management on a Global Stage
NORWALK, Conn., February 18, 2013

Cloud-based event software company solidifies presence in Asia-Pacific following outstanding market growth.
CONNECTICUT, February 18, 2013

After many years of successful collaboration, etouches has acquired long time regional partner, Imagine Asia Pacific (Imagine). As etouches representatives, Imagine has grown the etouches customer base significantly. Through the two companies joining forces as etouches Asia Pacific, they will ensure further growth and premium service for customers.

“The combination of a growing number of global customers, strong market acceptance and a culture of portability within the etouches teams makes this a logical decision. The Imagine team is reflective of our own heritage of deep industry knowledge and strong service ethos.” Leonora Valvo, CEO

“By joining forces with eTouches global team, we are able to offer our local and international customers even better service and support, 24/7, 365 which is our number one priority. A robust regional presence provides our customers, who have always enjoyed the benefits of etouches’ significant investments in product development, the additional peace of mind associated with local access to support and development” Alan Ivory, GM, eAPAC

This new acquisition offers customers the best of all worlds; a global company with a presence throughout Asia Pacific, and the only total end-to-end event management platform on the market. etouches software provides total registration workflow design, multi-lingual/multi-currency capabilities, custom reporting, and supports any look and feel to empower event organizers to plan, manage and market any size or type of event, for all kinds of organizations. Their international client base includes event planners, corporations, associations, educational institutions, and not-for-profits.

About etouches:

etouches is a global on-demand suite of integrated software applications that help organizations perform every function in the event planning lifecycle. etouches offers tools for: registration, budgeting, project management, scheduling, event microsite, seating, surveying, event marketing, booth purchasing, networking, and mobile applications.

Contact:
Nicola Rossetti
Chief Strategy Officer
etouches
+1203-403-9008

 

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