ZENSPACE ANNOUNCES NEW SMARTPODS AND EVENT VENUE PARTNER PROGRAM AT IMEX AMERICA (SEPTEMBER 10-12) IN SANDS EXPO, LAS VEGAS
ZenSpace, a pioneer in on-demand, mobile meeting spaces, will showcase its innovative ZenSpace SmartPod™, a fully automated and technology-enabled meeting space, at IMEX America, IMEX Group’s annual event being held September 10-12 at Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ZenSpace SmartPod represents the future of meeting spaces, facilitating business meetings and conversations wherever and whenever they need to happen.
IMEX America is the largest meetings industry trade show in the U.S., bringing together around 3,500 suppliers and 4,000 qualified buyers to plan and book everything from high-level incentives to huge association conventions as well as to make important new contacts, strengthen existing relationships and seal critical deals. With a firm focus on education, IMEX America provides top level learning, networking and business opportunities for the exhibition industry.
“With our SmartPods and software platform, ZenSpace is striving to unlock the potential of people and places. We are proud to partner with industry leader IMEX to debut our new, groundbreaking model to help further that mission. The latest generation of ZenSpace represents a step forward in turnkey, fully autonomous, quiet meeting space solutions, with features, functionality and utility particularly valuable for the exhibition industry,” said Mayank Agrawal, CEO and Founder of ZenSpace. “Our new products reflect the learnings we derived from over two years of research and market testing of various products, along with feedback we received from users, event organizers and event venue operators. We used this input to create a pod design from the ground up to be the best possible meeting space for use in events and public space environments, bar non
The latest ZenSpace SmartPod model contains a wide array of features making it state-of-the-art for use at events and in public spaces such as event venues. As always, ZenSpace provides a quiet, reservable meeting space for people looking to find a respite from a noisy setting to conduct their business…or just make a phone call. Key features include:
- Noise-reducing wall and insulation structure, with double-tempered, laminated glass.
- Environmental controls for LED lighting, air circulation and secure access locking system.
- Fully tech-enabled space, including WiFi, power and USB ports for charging, 32” HD video monitor with wireless casting available for presentations or conduct video calls, and Bose Bluetooth wireless speaker.
- Steel construction and chassis that ensures durability and stability, with retractable wheels to facilitate flexibility and movability.
- A revamped mobile and web application for reserving ZenSpace pods that will make for a more streamlined user experience.
Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, explains: “We recognize that many attendees need quiet space away from the show floor to hold meetings, digest their learnings and plan their day. The ZenSpace pods really fit the bill, offering convenient, comfortable and quiet space within our event environment. We are happy to welcome them back to IMEX America following their launch last year."
In addition to debuting their newest product, ZenSpace is formally announcing a new effort called the Event Venue Partnership Program, designed to provide benefits for all participants in the event industry, from attendees to host facilities.
“We created the Event Venue Partnership Program to provide a distribution model that will make ZenSpace available where people need it the most – at the events they attend and the venues in which they are held,” said Ted Simon, Chief Revenue Officer for ZenSpace. “This unique program delivers a benefit, both economic and functional, for every stakeholder in the event ecosystem – host venues, event organizers, sponsors and attendees all benefit from the increased availability and accessibility of ZenSpace SmartPods this program will bring. This program will also create a new potential revenue stream for event venues. We are currently focused on Las Vegas for our expansion of this program, and will be announcing partnerships with leading convention centers very soon.”
ZenSpace SmartPods will be located at IMEX America on the second floor of the Sands Expo Convention Center, in the lobby area next to the Press Center and across from the main entry to the exhibition hall.
ZenSpace is on a mission to unlock the potential of people and places. As the industry pioneer in fully automated, technology-enabled meeting spaces for on-the-go business people, we are the first company to combine a technology platform, mobile app and convenient meeting pods to create a “smart pod” - a highly flexible, on-demand system and tech-enabled space for conducting business and/or private meetings. Our SmartPods provide a private, quiet, tech-enabled oasis of calm for the business person in need, while helping public space venues activate and monetize underutilized real estate on their property. ZenSpace provides solutions to the following sectors: public spaces (convention centers, hotels, malls, airports), the events industry, and office spaces. We believe in today’s hectic world we could all use a little Zen. ZenSpace is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with teams in India.