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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How Do Meeting Organizers Choose Convention Sites Based on Different Types of Meetings?

An Empirical Analysis of the Italian Meetings Industry

Understanding site selection criteria and decision-making processes used by meeting organizers is critical to explain and predict their purchasing behavior.

There is substantial literature covering site selection, and while previous research has helped to identify many of the criteria involved, very few studies have focused on the relative importance of each one. In particular, there has been no published paper differentiating the importance of each of the destination’s attributes and the influence that different types of meeting organizer exerts over the executive site choice, based on types of meetings. Read more

Attending IMEX Frankfurt? This is something you cannot miss!

From the 22nd of May to the 24th is going to take place in Frankfurt one of the most important tradeshow related to the Meeting Industry: IMEX.

Many friends are going to be there and the program is full of interesting things to do.

I’m going to present a series of three seminars on iPad apps for meetings and events.

If you planned to be at IMEX you can attend my presentations every day at the iPad bar, show floor of the Exhibition Centre, from 12:00 to 12:30. Read more

Brilliant outcomes at the kick-off meeting of The Fresh Conference 2013

Great minds and great professionals worked the past weekend to build the next big success of The Fresh Conference, the annual event fully dedicated to design meetings in the most effective way.

In Copenhagen, at the Crown Plaza Tower, 14 meeting professionals with different skills and know-how (this is only a part of the great team that is working for FRESH13) met with the challenging aim of making it even better…

We were looking for something new, something unexpected for this second edition of The Fresh Conference… and at the same time something so useful and precious that no one would like to miss it. Read more

Financial Times Digital Media Conference, good ideas to catch and use

The event:

I attended the Financial Times annual FT Digital Media Conference that took place at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London on 7-8 March 2012.
The objective of the conference was to bring together innovators and business leaders from the world’s most influential media companies to share their thoughts on how to succeed in this new connected world made by multi-devices, multi-screens and evolving platforms that continues to soar. And the business leaders were really there: The Senior Economist of Google, the Chairman of Walt Disney International, the President of Condé Nast International and leaders from Digital, Channel 4, aNobii, Delicious, Adobe, BBC, eBay, DreamWorks Animation and many others. Read more

Event professionals why care about iPad?

iPad or other tablets?

The result of a poll made with the voting system during a training session that I’ve attended at EIBTM 2011 in Barcelona shows that the participants to the session had:

  1. 53%   iPad
  2. 13%   Android
  3.  6%   Other Tablet
  4. 28%   No Tablet

Taking into account that the iPad is the fastest selling device in history and that more than 25 million iPads have already been sold, what are the problems and the opportunities that an Event Professionals need to face? Read more

How to Promote an Event with Social Media by Paul Gilling

 

As a frequent speaker at events of all sizes, I’ve had a chance to observe some of the best practices conference organizers used to promote their events through social media. In most cases, these efforts cost little or nothing more than your time.

Here are some suggestions for leveraging social channels for event promotion. I’m sure I haven’t covered all the possibilities, so please contribute your ideas as comments. We’ll look first at tactics that can work for any event, then I’ll propose a few ideas for large conferences covering multiple days and many speakers. Read more