The International Academy of Pathology Congress, to be held in Cape Town from 30th September to 5th October, is expected to attract more than 1 200 delegates from more than 75 counties

around the globe, with the event organisers turning to the latest event management software

Summit Pro to ensure the smooth running of the event.

Summit Pro is a leading events management software solution provided by the NFS Technology Group, the international provider of software solutions for the hospitality, leisure and corporate markets.

Deidre Cloete, the owner of Conferences Et Al and co organizer along with Imfunzelelo said her company has been using the Summit Pro software for more than 10 years, with great success.

One of the best things about Summit Pro is that it is constantly updated so, over the years, it has become better and better.

Summit Pro is an easy-to-use Windows-based event management software solution that gives the user all the tools necessary to organize and manage events, from small meetings to gala dinners to large conferences.

Cloete said one of the many advantages of Summit Pro is that everything is in one place, and in one package. There is no switching between spreadsheets, word processors and accounting packages which obviates the need to retype anything.

But arguably one of the main benefits for events especially for large events like IAP 2012 – is that everything can be done on-line.

Definitely one of the biggest advantages of Summit Pro is that it allows delegates to register and pay online. This is really a time saver and boosts overall efficiency and reduces headaches. The software also allows delegates to submit their papers and allows for any edits, to and from the organisers if changes and edits need to be made.

Cloete said the software acts as a major database for events organisers. It provides all the information one needs about each and every delegate right down to whether or not they are vegetarian, whether or not they will be attending the gala evening, and whether they have special needs or requirements.

It provides us a one-button view of all relevant information and, when you have more than 1 000 delegates coming from more than 75 countries around the world this is something you really need.

Sunil Menon, MD of NFS, said that one of the biggest advantages of Summit Pro is that it allows full integration to online registration and payment gateways. This, he said, is a real time-saver and boosts overall efficiency and reduces headaches.