CEM REPORT | The first digital event management platform in Nigeria, The Experience Plug Systems (TEPS), has been launched in Lagos.
The launch, themed “The Power of the First Impression – Revolutionising the Attendee Experience”, featured a live demonstration of the digital platform.
Speaking at the event, Tobi Olanihun, Chief Experience Officer, WOW!Connect and Founder of TEPS said the creation of the platform is aimed at adding value while closing the gaps in the provision of service to stakeholders in the event management industry.
While noting that the platform was the first in the country, she also said it will help ease stress in the events industry.
“This is the first of its kind in Nigeria. I am happy we are here at this point and it keeps getting bigger and better.
“We’re going to solve most of the problem in event management but we still need users to come ready to effect change as well. she said
Furthermore she said, several areas of the industry still needs work and with tech-based solutions the event management industry will keep progressing.
“There are different areas that need to be worked on in the industry and I’m assured that by continuous learning, more collaborations and tech solutions, we will keep progressing,” she added.
The keynote speaker, Babajide Sipe, Head, Marketing and Corporate Communication, Eco Bank, in his address buttress the need for tech-based solutions, adding that TEPS is positioned for seamless and effective organisation of events,
“To do things better with automation, seamlessly and excellently, a first of its kind events platform like TEPS is the way to go,”
“TEPS is taking people away from the stress associated with planning straight to the end result. he said
He further noted that at the core of every event is the user experience.
“Events are no longer about making money but more about making impact.
“It is important to think of the end product of every event and the experience you want people to take away. he noted
He added that events management reflects the culture and social life of a group of people, further noting that the events management industry is also a contributor to a country’s GDP and economic empowerment.
Dr Seun Akinbohun, an event hospitality expert, present at the lunch said during a panel session said that the industry needed to transit from doing things manually.addimg that things would be a lot smoother if people began to utilise more of technology.
Similarly, Kunmi Ariyo, Founder and CEO, Mirus events, said Nigeria had not began to explore the potentials technology has to offer..
“We are getting there but we still have a long way to go. We need to constantly inform our clients of the importance of technology to their guests and overall results. he said.
He added that more could be done to eliminate queues at venues and improve user experience.
“There is a lot we can do to improve user experience and keep attendees talking about events for many years to come.” he added.
TEPS is an event management digital platform that simplify event management processes from events manager perspective and attendees.