Planet of the APPS!

Apps are everywhere and can do everything from helping us accomplish mundane tasks to keeping us entertained while we wait for the bus. But what happens when we need a trustable solution to solve our working tasks? We’ve all experienced that sense of powerless when, out of the office, we had something important and urgent to do.Mobile devices can do almost anything, from invoicing a client to editing documents and videos, to sharing and collaborating on complex projects as the events are. Read more

Should we change shape to webinars?

Changing shape to webinarsFree webinars today became an effective promotional tool for sharing good content while raising the exposure of a company brand.

Many companies in our industry are organizing webinars on very interesting topics and involving well skilled speakers with just that purpose. Past week I attended a webinar presented by Dahlia El Gazzar on the use of Evernote for events and a few days later I’ve been asked to present one for etouches on social media for meetings and events, to share the experience we gained through the social media strategy we set up for the FRESH Conference and the publication of the Re-FRESHing social media guide we used for the past edition of the conference in January 2013. Read more

#IMEX13 feedback and slides of the presentations

IMEX Session 2013IMEX in Frankfurt this year went really well, 3 busy days full of appointments, events and very good education.

My personal impression about the trade show is very positive. I saw many improvements and very good partnerships the organization made to provide the best service to Exhibitors, Buyers and Visitors.

I appreciated in particular 2 things: the Tech Tap area and the Learning Carousel sessions, some compact learning moments useful to optimize the time at IMEX helping participants to decide which stand to visit to receive more information. Read more

Key APPS for trade-shows

TradeshowsThe 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.There are some key points in managing your participation at trade shows that are well known. A list of things to do before going, another one on things to do when attending and hopefully one for the steps to follow-up after the trade show.

This is not going to be a lesson about marketing or sale strategies.

What I think you would agree with me is that we all are always under pressure and with so little time to dedicate in preparing those kind of meetings that finding easy-to-use solution with almost no budget required can appear to be a pipe dream.

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Instructions to enjoy the best 2 sessions at IMEX America in Las Vegas

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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

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The right web tools and mobile apps for your event

 

Two full days in Rimini at the BTC, the Italian trade show dedicated to meetings and events, with a very interesting education program.

I was there to hold two seminars: the first one, the 21st of June, was about Mobile applications and web tools for event organisation, the second one, presented the day after – the 22nd of June, was about Hybrid Events: theories and techniques to extend the reach of an event.

The number of participants registered to attend these two seminars was very large.

This is a confirmation the high interest of our peers on these topics. As a matter of fact more than 120 people attended these sessions, the meeting room (with a capacity of 90 seats) was completely full and many participants were standing in the back part of the room. Read more

Tech-Fest top 10 mobile apps for meetings and events

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Tech-Fest is the event that brings together events organizers and the best providers and experts in technology. Organized in London by Gallus Events it has great supporters like E-touches, QuickMobile and The So Group just to mention a few…

Meetings, events and technologies are connected with a strong chain, especially now that the hybrid component of meetings and events is growing and the attendees are becoming very demanding on collaborative solutions in order to be effectively engaged.

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