- New strategic alignment: More focus on business events
- Intelligent advanced features: XING EVENTS brings people together at suitable events based on their network
- Now with high-quality partner services: Integrata first XING EVENTS partner
- Out soon on mobile: All events to be accessible from smartphone app for iOS and Android
Hamburg / Munich, 19 November 2013 – New name, new alignment: From now on, amiando, Europe’s leading online event management and ticketing provider, is to be known as XING EVENTS. Around three years ago, Munich-based amiando was acquired by XING AG, operator of the online business network called XING. From now on, XING EVENTS will continue its established core business of online ticketing and will also advertise and present business events on XING. Members now also have access to intelligent advanced features that make it easy for them to find events matching their needs and attended by interesting people. Event matching is based on members’ profile entries and their personal networks. This rebranding goes hand in hand with a new logo and redesign of the www.xing-events.com website. This clear and modern design provides organizers and event guests with simple and efficient usability.
Thomas Vollmoeller said: “As an online business network, XING is unique in providing an integrated, comprehensive service for professional event management. XING EVENTS is the next step in that process. The business event market can be somewhat opaque, so we want to introduce transparency there in order to lead our more than 6.7 million members in German-speaking countries to top events that are also useful to them. The first features based on member networks are being launched within the scope of the rebranding. And that’s just for starters. Our members can look forward to a number of new products, services and features to help them in their daily working life beyond the XING platform.”
Intelligent advanced features: XING EVENTS brings people together at suitable events based on their network
The intelligent advanced XING EVENTS features will include personalised event recommendations sent to members that are based on their network and profile entries. XING EVENTS will also make guest lists clearer than ever before as they not only point out any contacts that will be attending the same event, they will also show attendees who are worth meeting. This gives our members access to a quicker way to find relevant and suitable events from the long list of events organised on XING.
Now with high-quality partner services: Integrata first XING EVENTS partner
Integrata AG, the leading independent full service provider for training services in Germany, is now the first major XING EVENTS partner whose events will be prominently placed on the platform. Events organised by other partners will follow in due course. „We are very proud of this partnership. XING members can now choose from any one of our over 1,300 interesting seminar topics. Premium members will also receive a discount. We have offices all over Germany, meaning that we are able to guarantee seminar dates”, said Ingmar J. Rath, CEO at Integrata AG.
Out soon on mobile: All events to be accessible from smartphone app for iOS and Android
At the same time as the rebranding, XING EVENTS is introducing a new smartphone app for iOS and Android that allows users to search and browse any events organised on XING EVENTS. The app also suggests events and guests that match the user’s profile. The new app also presents users with local events and events that their contacts will be attending. The app also has various interaction options such as sending and receiving messages and contact requests. The free XING EVENTS app will be available in the Apple App Store soon, and is also scheduled for release in the Google Play Store at the end of this year. About XING
XING is the social network for business professionals. Around 14 million members worldwide – over 6,7 million of whom are based in German-speaking countries – use XING to boost their business, job, and career. XING is a platform where professionals from all kinds of different industries can meet up, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and generate business ideas. Members can meet and exchange views in over 50,000 specialist groups, while also getting together at networking events. The platform is operated by XING AG, which was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003, has been publicly listed since 2006, and listed on the TecDAX since September 2011. In December 2010, XING acquired amiando AG, a Munich-based company and Europe’s leading provider of online event management and ticketing. The acquisition of kununu GmbH, the leading platform for employer reviews in German-speaking countries, allows XING to extend its position as the social recruiting market leader. Please visit www.xing.com for more information.
About XING EVENTS
XING EVENTS offers organisers of conferences and seminars an award-winning event management software for online event registration and ticketing.
As an expert in the event industry, XING EVENTS is an excellent partner for guest management as well as event marketing.
More than 180,000 organisers of conferences, seminars and corporate events around the world currently value XING EVENTS as their partner. As a key player in the events industry we will assist you in all matters concerning online ticketing, event registration and event marketing.
The leading expert for business events is a 100% subsidiary of XING AG. This close collaboration with XING, the social network for professionals, allows event organisers to reach around 14 million additional potential attendees.