• Venue and event management in the cloud

Priava announces new customers at EVANZ 2015 where it is sponsor of the annual ‘Rising Star’ Award

Christchurch, New Zealand, 1st December 2015 – Priava, the leading cloud-based venue management software company, has announced at the annual conference of the Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand*  the addition of three new clients, Auckland Netball, Pulman Park and Collective Hospitality to its growing list of NZ customers.

Speaking at the EVANZ conference hosted by venues Vbase and Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, Matt Brindle, Business Development Manager for Priava, New Zealand said: “We’re delighted with the support shown by New Zealand’s Venue & Events community, it’s fantastic to have such great businesses taking up our service and shows the choice to invest in a local New Zealand office and staff has been well received.”

Priava’s CEO, James Pegum who is in Christchurch for the conference commented on the company’s strategy of glocalisation, “As a global business we’re keen to ensure local markets are serviced by local people and local jobs are created to feed into the local economy, whilst still being able to access a global support and development team.

Neil Cox, Priava’s New Zealand Country Manager commented,“By focusing specifically on New Zealand’s needs and having an in-country team with great experience in the industry, Priava have been able to provide solutions that match the exact demands of the local market. One such example is our software’s ability to integrate with another well-loved Kiwi cloud accounting service, Xero. Our compatibility with other cloud products is really attractive together with other key benefits such as the ability to access the system from any location, ease-of-use, consolidated reporting, significant time-savings and reduced IT support.”


newzealand-venue-managementMore about Priava’s new customers

As the pre-eminent provider of netball services, Auckland Netball’s mission is to encourage healthy active lifestyles, provide development pathways for all and contribute proactively to netball in New Zealand. The $18 million dollar facility comprises a combination of indoor and outdoor courts as well as a range of function and meeting rooms for hire.

Auckland’s catering & hospitality experts, Collective was formed to put the confidence back into private and corporate catering in New Zealand. The full service catering company delivers a holistic hospitality experience encompassing bespoke catering and dedicated service across its exclusively managed and world-class waterfront venues in Auckland; The Wharf  and Orakei Bay. In addition, Collective also provide catering at a choice of other well-known locations such as The Auckland War Memorial Museum and Vector Arena.

Pulman Park located in Auckland and spread across over 64 acres is a totally new concept in sports, recreational and leisure amenities geared towards community excellence at all levels. Its current range of venue facilities accommodate between 5-150 people and are ideal for seminars, business meetings, sports team events and function room dinners. The building of a new indoor arena set to open in early 2016 will substantially increase the volume and size of events that can be hosted in the future.

newzealand-venue-softwarePriava is proud sponsor of EVANZ ‘Rising Star Award’

Priava is currently attending the 2015 EVANZ Conference being held in Christchurch this week and is also the sponsor of ‘The Rising Star of the Year Award’ due to be announced later today and presented by Priava CEO James Pegum.

The nominees for the award include:

Chynna Phelan – EdenPark, Auckland
Freya Alexander – Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Kylie Young – Vbase, Christchurch

*The Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand is the peak body representing the venue industry in New Zealand with a membership of 97 venues nationally.  This includes 46 theatres, 32 event centres, 11 outdoor stadia and 8 convention centres.

newzealand-sport-venueAbout Priava’s cloud technology

Designed to add value and a rapid return on investment to venue owners and operators, Priava’s new purpose built enterprise venue and event management booking system incorporates all the complexities involved with multi-venue availability, including event logistics, catering, equipment and resource requirements.  Offered in the cloud as a service, Priava enables venue managers to chart and plan future venue availability and review both customer history and ongoing operational trends in real time. The result is both a boost to customer experience and enhanced venue management efficiency.

Cloud software has become a critical component of the venue and event management industry as users want to know they can access reliable and secure information quickly, at any time and from anywhere.  The Priava cloud platform enables venue managers to work on multiple events at the same time, rapidly locate any event, contact or account record, manage calendars, and review confirmed events.

About Priava

Priava is the leading cloud-based venue management software company that specialises in delivering venue and event management solutions using the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) business model to a wide portfolio of niche markets in the venue and events sector.