Bangkok (PRWEB) October 22, 2009
AsiaEventVenues.com, http://www.asiaeventvenues.com, a website focusing on Asia Event Venues and Event Services in Asia, has launched in Beta today and is offering free subscriptions to the first 200 listings in each of its main categories; Asia Event Venues, Services and Lifestyle.
"We are very excited about the launch of AsiaEventVenues.com" said Adrian Gwyn-Evans, Director of ZiZ Asia Co Ltd, the Bangkok-based company that owns and manages the site, "Despite the current economic climate and downturn the forecast for the Event and Meetings Industry in Asia is very positive and there is a clear need to aggregate services and facilities therein to provide a valuable resource, marketplace and network for all concerned".
AsiaEventVenues.com is a Marketplace, Directory and Network for the Event and MICE industry in Asia and provides a platform for Event Venues and Services to upload and manage detailed profiles that include images, video and attached files. Site Users are able to easily locate Venues and Services by searching Countries or Cities, Venue Types, Venue Styles, Event Types or a broad range of service categories.
The Lifestyle section of the site is designed to provide a rounded resource base for all featured destinations within Asia and encompasses Activities, Travel & Attractions through to Restaurants, Shopping and Spa sustenance. As this element of the site develops it will become an important resource for event planners, delegates and attendees alike within which to source last minute booth décor, clothes or gifts, book trips, activities and excursions and plan evening entertainment.
The News & Articles section of the site enables Account Holders, whether they have a featured listing or not, to post Articles, Press Releases, Tutorials and Videos to further enhance their online profile and brand message by embracing the power of online syndication. ZiZ Asia plans to develop and expand the News & Articles section offering a complete distribution and syndication service for Asia Event related articles, press releases and video, a critical aspect of an online marketing campaign.
The "Market Place" within AsiaEventVenues.com goes beyond the traditional notion of Classifieds and while subscribers are able to post adverts featuring items for sale, there is also a "For Hire" section, a critical element to any event budget. Account holders are able to post adverts for items or services required, Job Offers, Business Opportunities and Request for Proposals (RFP) should they wish to do so in a public forum. If Users prefer to issue more confidential RFP's they can do so directly to a listed company or by contacting ZiZ Asia to enlist their Venue Finding and Event Planning services.
AsiaEventVenues.com is a fully managed site and all submitted content is moderated and reviewed by the ZiZ Asia Events Team before being published, a measure that ensures the continuation of relevant and valuable information. The site is based on a subscription revenue model that incorporates a variety of subscription packages and levels within each of its main sections, from Free to Showcase:
"We have opted for a subscriptions model after careful consideration" says Adrian Gwyn-Evans "We believe the subscriptions model represents a win, win situation for everyone; its easy to budget for, it affords subscribers direct client contact, total client ownership and full management of their brand whilst enabling us to circumvent the need for any further charges or commissions to be imposed."
The beta launch promotion offers the first 200 companies or individuals in each of the main categories (Venues, Services and Lifestyles) free Showcase subscriptions for a year. According to Adrian Gwyn-Evans any ensuing subscription rates beyond this promotion period will be kept very low to assist venues and businesses of all shapes and sizes to feature their profile and to quickly achieve and maintain a critical mass of listings and begin the defragmentation of this important and vibrant niche in Asia.
Venues and Companies wishing to add their profile on AsiaEventVenues.com should Create an Account and then choose the options that they require.
"Asia will always receive an increased market share because at the moment we feel that all roads lead to Asia" said Suprabha Moleeratanond, Director of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) during an interview on 09/09/2009 with Richard John, International Correspondent, MEETINGS:review. ZiZ Asia echoes those sentiments entirely and with the launch of AsiaEventVenues.com is poised to become an integral part of the Asia Meeting and Event Planning process.