Case Study - Summit Pro and Conferences Et Al

Conferences Et Al is a Cape Town-based company which was established by Deidre Cloete in 1991 in Stellenbosch. Conferences Et Al, organises and co-ordinates conferences and symposiums, from large to medium-sized, with each event getting the team's exclusive focus in order provide a professional and comprehensive service. The team provides these exceptional services to both national and international clients, and specialise in meetings, functions, symposiums, conferences and congresses for corporate clients, companies, associations and international organisations.

Conferences Et Al are committed to paying exceptional attention to detail when organising a conference to ensure that it runs smoothly and professionally. Organising a conference is no small task. From conference papers and schedules, to catering arrangements. From meeting rooms, and name-tags - right through to airline and hotel bookings. And when dealing with hundreds of delegates there is no room for error.

With a wide-ranging suite of software products to meet even the most challenging aspects of the industry, the hands-on team from NFS Hospitality Corporation once again ensure that Conferences Et Al continues to receive a personalised service

Deidre Cloete, the owner of Conferences Et Al, says that since coming into contact with NFS seven years ago she has never been disappointed with the level of service received from NFS or the ease of use of the Summit Pro software. "I often need to hire temporary staff to assist on big events and because Summit is so easy to use, even the new staff are quite competent after only limited training," says Ms Cloete.

The Summit Pro software eliminates much of the time-consuming management associated with organising conferences. Summit Pro is a Windows based event management software which gives users all the tools necessary to manage events from small meetings to gala dinners and large international conferences.

Not only does this exceptional software organise bookings, store delegate information, venue details and, keep track of fees paid but it's also perfect for tracking and communicating with prospective clients and suppliers. With Summit Pro, clients need simply enter the event details and the rest of the administration is automatically taken care of.

According to NFS managing director: Sunil Menon: "NFS Corporation stand firmly by the principles that each and every client should not only be completely satisfied with their software but that they receive a customised solution, perfectly suited to their unique requirements and that they are comfortable using the system."

"Not only has Summit met all our needs but we have really pushed its limits and manipulated it for new capabilities. What I enjoy about working with NFS is the fact that they go above and beyond for their clients. The support we have received both from Linzi Chapman and Sunil Menon from NFS over the years has been tremendous," concluded Ms Cloete.

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