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The ongoing pandemic has accelerated the need for a new local giant in the virtual and hybrid events ecosystem – iTeneri, an events management platform, used to build remarkable experiences. As the realities of the pandemic began to strangle the local events industry, this existing solution was rebuilt to enable event organizers to pivot keeping virtual and hybrid events which includes conferences, AGMs, workshops and even a family reunion.
Over the past year, iTeneri has assisted many notable brands in planning and hosting over 60 virtual and hybrid events that hosted over 8,000 persons that benefit from the patronage of tycoons of industry, world renowned presenters and politicians at the highest level of government.
It is therefore not surprising that these achievements have culminated in a signing ceremony held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 between AppFinity Technologies and The Jamaica Central Securities Depository (JCSD). Formalizing the partnership between both parties, all listed companies will have the opportunity to have their virtual or hybrid AGMs using the iTeneri platform.
This partnership is an indication of a fundamental paradigm shift in how we experience events and iTeneri has positioned itself as the end to end solution for paid and free experiences whether they be AGMs, conferences, workshops, trade shows, forums and more.
As partners with the JCSD, all relevant features of iTeneri will be accessible to the listed companies which includes, but is not limited to, online voting, attendee management, video conferencing, mass messaging, document sharing, event website and much more.
For the JCSD, the new service can now complement the suite of services they already offer to listed companies.
In addition to the features of the app, complete support throughout the planning and execution of the event is included. This ensures that customers can create the event that makes their attendees love them.
All of the online experience is managed by a support team from monitoring chats, sharing media such as videos and images during the events, transitioning presentations for presenters and providing and operating professional audio-visual equipment for hybrid events.
In the words of George Henry, Founder and CEO of Appfinity Technologies Limited, proprietor of iTeneri, “We take care of everything technical so all our clients have to do is simply show up and address their attendees.”
While the iTeneri team is elated, Chief Marketing Officer, Andre Stephenson was reflective as he recanted the entirety of the iTeneri story, one of perseverance, passion and innovation, a few of the things that characterises an underdog’s journey.
“In 2018 iTeneri had its genesis as a simple form created by Appfinity Technologies Limited,” he reflected . “The form was used to collect attendee information at corporate workshops, trade expositions and networking forums, nothing more.”
His subsequent statements postulated that Appfinity’s impartial regards for scrutiny is a key determinant to the level of growth and customer satisfaction experienced during the less than three years since the inception of iTeneri.
Mr. Stephenson, when asked what is the future of iTeneri, provided us with a pithy statement that summarizes the culture of the iTeneri team:
“Our customers are critical to what iTeneri has become and we will continue to focus on what they want and how we can satisfy their needs. We owe our growth to them.”

2021 is the year we should all be considering safety for any gathering whether big or small. Events often require social gathering which may cause super spreaders for COVID. However, this cannot be the case. The reputation of event brands should be built on health and safety. 
Here are some COVID-19 safety tips when hosting an event:
  • Enforce mask-wearing at all times.
  • Use a reliable, non-contact digital thermometer.
  • Enforce social distancing (6ft apart) at all times, whether seated or standing especially indoors.
  • Create a sanitization schedule to be used throughout the event.
  • Two or more stewards should be present to direct attendees and enforce compliance with the rules at all times.
  • Collect relevant attendee data so that contact tracing is possible in case there are transmissions or suspected transmissions of COVID 19.
  • If possible, have persons tested days before the event and after.
  • Be aware of the guidelines from your local authorities to ensure compliance.

    Many attendees see attending events as a serious potential risk to their health. As a result, creating the feeling of safety and confidence should be the number one priority for event planners. Both the industry and attendees should prioritize safety above everything else to prevent an outbreak.
The iTeneri support team is fully on board with the local and international efforts to reduce the spread of COVID 19. We are proud pioneers of virtual event technology that engages attendees while allowing brands to reach them in the comfort and safety of their homes. Visit iTeneri.com to learn more.