New Smart Phone App for Event Planners Cuts Hours of Tent Sourcing, Simplifies Tent Selection Process
ROSEVILLE, Minn., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – My Event Tent, launched by the Tent Rental Division (TRD) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) assists event planners, producers, designers, venues and caterers in the selection of an event tent. Industry users can now download the time-saving App free from Android Market and the Apple App Store.
Busy planners and producers are freed from costly office time by accessing an extensive industry network on-the-go. The smart-phone application helps users seek quotes, find new vendors and compare services while providing safety-minded professional suppliers. A simple menu provides a checklist of options including desired accessories, type of event, number of guests and any special requests. Tent size is calculated and the location-based technology can then send a quote request to area suppliers for a timely estimate – all with a few simple key strokes.
Tent Rental Division, a professional association of tent manufacturers and rental companies, saw an opportunity to centralize supplier information, simplify specifications and provide professional, reliable resources for the special event and tent rental industry.
“Event planners are busy and the industry demands that they are out of the office a majority of the time. We expect this application to simplify the vendor sourcing process and increase the event planners’ network of businesses and available options while also highlighting the professionalism of our members,” says Jan Schieffer, Managing Director of TRD.
Beth Wilson of Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals is excited by the time-saving benefits of the App, as well. “My Event Tent App lets us plug in our information, the number of people and various accessory items, and calculates the approximate tent size and square footage needed. The app takes the guess work out of the process and enables us to provide better and more timely service to our customers.”
The Tent Rental Division is a niche association whose members manufacture tents, rent tents, supply accessories and provide equipment to the commercial tent rental industry. Members pledge to foster safety, quality and creativity for the public in tented events. For more information about the association and its members, visit tentexperts.org.
The Industrial Fabrics Association International represents the specialty fabrics/technical textiles industry worldwide and has nearly 2,000 members. Visit Ifai.com for more information.
SOURCE Industrial Fabrics Association International