It has been quite a busy year for Convene so far. In between winning the award for the Storage and Information Management Solution of the Year at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards last April and qualifying as a finalist at the 2016 SaaS Awards last July, we’ve also been participating in various events to showcase Convene to organizations interested in a board portal solution.
And just last week from Aug. 8 to 9, we returned to one of the first events we ever attended back in 2014, the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is the third consecutive year we’ve participated, and as expected, our experience was nothing short of pleasant and productive.
The MAICSA Annual Conference is an excellent platform for company secretaries, directors, and corporate officers to keep abreast with the latest regulatory updates and developments in governance. For 2016, the theme was Sustainability – Shaping the Future, which is in line with Malaysia’s goal to be a fully developed nation by 2020. Sustainable and inclusive growth plays a key role in achieving this end, as it helps the country compete in a globally connected world.
As a board portal solution that replaces paper-based board meetings, Convene fits with Malaysia’s sustainability target. First and foremost, it helps organizations use up fewer resources — and in turn, make them more environment-friendly — by cutting down their paper usage. But beyond that, Convene also increases transparency by keeping records of every action and decision, and improves communication by allowing virtual collaboration anytime and anywhere. These three key elements, when taken together, help organizations to become competitive even on a global scale.
We demonstrated Convene’s capabilities to people who dropped by our booth, both prospective clients and current customers. They were interested to see everything our app can do, but most visitors were particularly keen on how Convene can easily disseminate information to everyone, regardless of how big or small a group is. Meeting invitations, changes of schedule, notices of document updates — all these can be sent out instantly and received in real time. As this feature is best appreciated when seen in action, we’re glad that we were given the opportunity to show visitors how fast Convene works and how it automates the whole meeting process.
If you weren’t at the conference but would still like to experience Convene firsthand, you can always start your free trial now, completely risk-free.