Meeting Technology Expo

On May 25th I attended the Meetings Technology Expo in  NYC. Debi Scholar kicked off the day with a very informative session on Strategic Meetings Management and how automation saves time and money. She provided questions for meeting management technology suppliers in order to compare suppliers such as Starcite, Cvent, SignUp4 and Meeting Revolution.

Constant Contact talked about how they help customers increase Email marketing efforts with social sharing tools and noted that Thursday and Friday from 10-4 EST were more interactive days. Phil Forte from Blue Sky Broadcast provided key information about Webcasting and Video Conferencing.  Storing  your information and creating  online learning libraries (learning portals) creates continuity of education and value for your organization or Association.

CrowdCompass provided an excellent demo of their mobile device apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Ipad. Mobile applications are the wave of the future for meetings, events and conferences. They promote interaction, implement green initiatives and deliver a seamless participant experience. The use of smartphone scannable QR codes are becoming more popular and assist with data retrieval: an excellent example is QRSYNQ.

Overall this event provided information on cutting edge technology solutions, excellent speakers and demos as well as excellent networking.