Top Event Management Software for 2022

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The global event industry was worth over $1,100 billion in 2018, and it is expected to grow by 10.3% to reach $2,330 billion by 2026. This growth has been facilitated by increased global stability and world-class online technology. However, high entry costs and events industry fragmentation are some of the major constraints of the industry.

With the growth of the event industry and a wide selection of event management software, organisers may find it difficult to find the right event management platform to help manage their events. Don’t worry, that’s why we are here.

In this blog, we’ll review the best event management software, each one useful based on your priorities. Some sites may strike a balance between different features and may be the right fit for you.

How Did We Develop This List

The first step in choosing the right ticket resale site is by understanding your priorities. Do you want a site with low checkout fees for buyers, features, customisation, marketing channels, sponsorship, support and more?

Once you know your priorities, you can select an event management software that best suits your needs.

1. Vivus Create

vivus create in top event management software

Our top on the best event management software list is Vivus Create with a rating of 4.2. This site is number one on our list its features, insight sponsorship and more. Besides the ability for event organisers to manage events and sell tickets, the site allows organisers to get key insights about attendees, sponsorship capability and the ability to manage social media posts across Twitter, Facebook, email and user devices. 

Vivus Create faces its shortcoming with its limited availability only focusing on the U.K, no android app and customer support are via email only. This shouldn’t dissuade you from using Vivus Create as the platform is self-serving and can be deployed globally.

  • Pros: Insights, ticket selling, sponsorship management and ability to manage social media posts.
  • Cons: Focused on the U.K and no android app.
  • Platforms: iOS and Web.
  • Fees: free (6% + 20p checkout fees).
  • Availability: Worldwide, focused on the U.K and is available in English, French and German.

2. Eventbrite

eventbrite in top event management software

Eventbrite event management software is a global, self-serving ticketing platform where anyone can create, share, discover and attend new events. This event management software is on our list due to its global presence being available in 14 countries and 7 languages. Its strength lies in its attendee tracking system, insights, customisation and integration with third parties.

The event management software faces its shortcomings with the lack of granular data for events, poor customisation, lack of marketing channels directly from the platform and poor sponsorship. Due to its dependencies in carrying out some tasks, you may find yourself quenching fires as some plugins have been known to be buggy.

  • Pros: Insights, ticket selling, sponsorship management and ability to manage social media posts.
  • Cons: Lack of marketing channels, sponsorship and huge dependencies on third-party integration.
  • Platforms: iOS, Android and Web.
  • Fees: free Their fees vary by region but for the U.K, it starts at 6.5% + £0.49.
  • Availability: Worldwide, focused on the U.S.

3. Bizzabo

bizzabo in top event management software

Bizzabo event management software is a New-York based event management software company which provides tools for hosting and managing in-person events, and virtual and hybrid events.  Its strength lies in its user interface allowing event organisers to customise their event page and more with ease.

The company faces shortcomings in providing organic exposure for event organisers and limited ability to manage sponsors.

  • Pros: Customisation and user-friendliness.
  • Cons: No organic growth and marketing channels depend on integrations.
  • Platforms: iOS, Android and Web.
  • Fees: $15000.00 /year.
  • Availability: Worldwide, good footprint in the U.S.

4. Cvent

cvent in top event management software

Cvent event management software is one of the leading event management software providers providing a comprehensive suite of solutions. It aims to simplify the entire event management process to maximise the impact of the event.  Its strength lies in its features ranging from registration, promotion, workflow, insight and experience in the event sector.

The website faces its shortcomings in getting organic tractions, poor customer service, lack of sponsorship management tools and high fees starting at a whopping $3 per attendee + 3.99% Ouch.  

  • Pros: Insights, ticket selling, sponsorship management and ability to manage social media posts.
  • Cons: High cost, poor customer services and little to no organic traffic on their apps.
  • Platforms: Android, iOS and Web.
  • Fees: free $3 per attendee + 3.99%
  • Availability: Worldwide, focused on the U.S.

5. Meetup

meetup in top event management software

Meetup event management software prides itself as a platform for finding and building local communities. Event organisers use it to manage closed or small-sized events. It’s perfect for business events, sports events, societies and similar-sized events. Why is it on our best event management list? We believe it’s an excellent tool for the closed-nit event. 

Its strength lies in the tools it provides to small event organisers, organic reach and fees. The company faces shortcomings in its brand reputation having a rating of 1.54 stars on jabber, poor tools when marketing outside meet-ups, fewer event insights compared to other tools mentioned and poor sponsorship management tools.

  • Pros: Perfect for small-sized event groups.
  • Cons: Fewer event insights, and poor sponsorship management.
  • Platforms: Android, iOS and Web.
  • Fees: free (8% + 40p checkout fees).
  • Availability: Worldwide.

6. Eventmobi

eventmobi in top event management software

This event management software prides itself on being the only event operations platform that allows you to restrict event access and keep ownership of your event data. Its strength lies in its features, sponsorship and low check-out fees starting from $1.50 per ticket. The lowest on our event management list. 

The company faces its shorting comings in lacking customisation tools, fewer insights compared to other players on our list, poor customer rating and poor sponsorship management. This site is an excellent tool for seminars or other formal events.

  • Pros: Cheap compared to other event management software on our list.
  • Cons: Less insight, poor user rating.
  • Platforms: iOS, Android and Web.
  • Fees: $1.50 per registration and goes up to 1.9% + $1.50 for the pro version and 2.9% + $1.50
  •  For the plus version.
  • Availability: Worldwide, focused on the U.S.

7. Aventri

aventri in top event management software

Aventri event management software, formerly known as touches, is a cloud-based event management software company based in Connecticut best k own for its integrated events management SaaS solutions.  Its main aim is to enable enterprise companies to run highly engaging in-person, virtual and hybrid events. Its strength lies in providing tools for engaging with your audience, event reporting and sponsorship opportunities. 

The downside of this event management software is that it has been known to be clunky, limited organic reach, is less intuitive compared to other players and there’s no public information on pricing.

  • Pros: Insights, ticket selling, sponsorship management and ability to manage social media posts.
  • Cons: Focused on the U.K and no android app.
  • Platforms: iOS and Web.
  • Fees: free (8% + 40p checkout fees).
  • Availability: Worldwide, focused on the U.K and is available in English, French and German.

8. TicketSource

ticket source in top event management software

Ticketsource event management software is a box-office event management system provider based in Wales. The company prides itself on being easy to use and free for any type of event (if your event is free). Its strength lies in its origin in theatres, here organisers can sell tickets, allocate ticketing, choice of ticket format and integration for promotions (e.g Mailchimp).

The site has been known to freeze, locking tickets at the worst time when people make multiple tickets.  Other weaknesses of this event management platform are its lack of promotional outlet, less insight compared to other players in the event management space and poor sponsorship management.

  • Pros: Strong foundation in theatre event management leading to some great benefits for this type of event.
  • Cons: Lack of event management promotional outlet.
  • Platforms iOS, Android and Web:
  • Fees: (7% + VAT)
  • Availability: Worldwide but focused on the U.K.