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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

Innovate the way you manage your meetings, #eventtech education at #EMEC14

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I’ve been contacted by MPI to go to EMEC in Istanbul to provide education and all the tips and tricks meeting professionals might need to manage technology during their events.

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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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How to create your own conference mobile APP

Are you going to organize a conference and are you thinking about having your own mobile application?

If yes maybe you need some tips on how to design it.

There are some applications you can play with and that help you with building your own application. There are others that transform your event website in an application. But this is not what we are going to talk about here.

I believe that everyone should do his job and there are very good companies and professionals who develop applications for the meeting industry. It’s also very easy to reach them.
Depending on your budget and your event requirements I suggest you to write down all your needs and ideas in order to prepare a good request for proposal.

This article aims to help you with just that: so let’s focus on it. Read more

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

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

22 Reasons Why Your Business or Blog Needs An iPhone App – Written by Jeff Bullas

I have noticed a lot more traffic coming from mobile platforms lately and it seems that the smartphone (or Internet in your hand) is something that can’t be ignored. The growth in the market share of the iPhone as well as the continual replacement of the traditional mobile phones with Internet enabled phones like the Android and the Blackberry are driving traffic to sites at an increasing rate.

Here are some numbers

  • Comscore announced that 45.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in an average month during the December to February period, 2010
  • This is up 21 percent from the three months ending November 2009.  Read more