Appetize is Shaping the Future of Ordering and Payments at Over 30 Convention CentersSeptember 29, 2021
Enterprise Management,POS Tech,Trends & Insights
Now that business travel is slowly going back up, people across the world are excited to take a much-needed break from Zoom calls and virtual webinars to return to in-person events. Home to your favorite expos, trade shows, special events, conferences, and summits, convention centers started reopening earlier this year at varying capacities. Convention center are a crucial part of local economies, bringing in millions of dollars in revenue and tends of thousands of jobs across hotels, restaurants, stores, car rentals, airlines, sporting facilities and more.
Appetize proudly powers modern point of sale and payments solutions in more than 30 of the country’s most popular convention centers, including Javits Center in NYC and Georgia World Congress Center, the fourth largest convention center in the United States!
In 2021, most of these venues have adopted easy-to-implement practices like reminding attendees to wash their hands often and setting up hand sanitizer stations all over the venue. Many of the large trade shows are now also requiring proof of vaccination to attend. Other safety measures include thermal imaging cameras for temperature checks and, reducing capacity of rooms and spacing out chairs, and installing better air purifiers. While many of these practices may be abandoned in a post-pandemic world, some of the other changes we’ve seen are here to stay for years to come. Adoption of modern point of sale with self-service options like kiosks, contactless/cashless payments, mobile/web ordering, QR codes and order-ahead have made customers lives easier and safer. Guests at venues today expect to be more in control and modern technology can help operators make the transition.
Appetize’s omnichannel ordering and payments solutions are helping convention centers offer greater convenience, speed-of-service and safety for millions of guests, staff and exhibitors. Convention centers also rely on Appetize’s enterprise management platform that offers operators real-time reporting and analytics that can be accessed anywhere, anytime — even remotely—to help them continuously improve in-venue experiences.
Here’s an overview just a few of the convention centers we’re partnered with:
Located across from the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Convention Center is the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast with more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space. The center recently underwent a $190 million expansion that upgraded it to one of the most flexible convention centers in North America. Be sure to check out Appetize’s solutions, including Scan & Go functionality if you visit.
Conveniently located three miles from Fort Worth’s Downtown District, this 120-acre entertainment, sports and livestock complex is named after American humorist and writer Will Rogers. It’s home to the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. The sprawling center offers a historic, 5,652-seat coliseum, auditorium, exhibit hall and equestrian facilities. Appetize is powering all concessions and portable bars with our omnichannel options, including point of sale devices and handhelds.
In the heart of downtown Fort Worth, this 250,000-square-foot convention center spans 14 city blocks! With an indoor arena, exhibit annex, ballroom and exhibit hall the venue is known to host popular conventions, conferences, corporate meetings and trade shows throughout the year. Appetize powers all concessions and portable bars with our omnichannel options, including point of sale devices and handhelds.
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Full List of Convention Centers We Partner With: