The period of the next trade shows is very close, in the meeting industry the next important appointments are IMEX Frankfurt in the end of May and AIBTM in June, closer than they appear.
Are you ready to maximize the results of your participation?
Whether you are attending as an exhibitor or buyer, there is plenty of mobile apps that can allow you to use your mobile devices to take the best out of these important trade shows. Read more
Meeting professionals, the University of Sassari (Italy) needs your help for an academic research:
The usage of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in the meeting industry
Giacomo Del Chiappa is an Assistant Professor in Marketing at the University of Sassari (Italy) and he is currently conducting a research study which aims to investigate the strategic application of information and communication technology by meeting organizers, with Information and communication technology (ICT) conceived as an umbrella term that includes all technologies for the manipulation and communication of information, such as computer and network hardware, mobile and wireless technologies as well as social media, etc. Read more
Today I was thinking about the criteria used by the organizers while selecting the right buyers they would prefer to host in occasion of the next tradeshows, exhibitions and workshops they organize for our industry.
When you apply to be hosted you fill in a form where they ask you to write detailed information about at least 3 past events you organized and usually at least 3 future events you are going to organize in the near future.
They ask you what are your partners in managing the event, what is the venue, what is the dimension of the event in terms of number of participants and so on.
Then, in order to evaluate your ranking, they check your references calling the venues you should have booked, calling the partners you mentioned in your form and in a very efficient way they examine if you are an “honest real buyer” who deserve to be hosted or if you are a “buyer by profession” meaning with this second definition those who made of being a hosted buyer their main job. Read more
IMEX America, one of the most important tradeshows for the Meeting Industry, will take place in Las Vegas, from 9 to 11 October 2012.
Big numbers are expected this year and many educational and networking events will run in the showfloor.
if you are attending the exhibition we suggest you to have a look at the topics of the 2 different sessions we are presenting there:
- The first one “How to Write a Good RFP for your Conference Mobile Application” is on Wednesday October 10th, 2012 from 10:30am to 11:00am at the Tech Pavilion, Stand 2941, Show Floor
- The second session is about ”Audience Generated Content – Web Solutions for Virtual and Hybrid Meetings” and is Thursday October 11th, 2012 - 1:30pm – 2:00pm at the Tech Pavilion, Stand 2941, Show Floor