Attend any event today and most likely you’ll find a dedicated mobile app. In fact, eighty-six percent of event planners expected to have an app at their event in 2016. But as mobile event apps become the norm, what capabilities do attendees really want? And more importantly, how do planners add new features to make … Read More
Meetings Mag by Morgan Halaska In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on here for our full interview with Dade J. Gaylord, vice president of operations, Zerista, by JackRabbit … Read More
Travel search engine leader integrates event management system to expand full suite of travel and meetings services. JackRabbit Systems, Inc., the tourism and travel industry’s preferred choice for development of custom travel search engines for destination and travel portal websites, has completed the acquisition and integration of Zerista, Inc., the forward-thinking provider of online event … Read More
Engaging attendees. If you’re like most planners, it’s a top strategic goal for any event you run. After all, you boost your chances of drawing attendees back to future events if you make it easy for them to register, network and meet one-on-one with each other, attend the right sessions, and stay connected after the … Read More
This year, companies in every region of the world expect to spend more per meeting and event attendee than in 2015, according to American Express Meetings & Events’ 2016 Global Meetings and Events Forecast. In North America, higher food and beverage costs will drive a 4.5% increase in cost per-attendee, according to the Global Business Travel … Read More
We’ve got some exciting news that’s sure to make your attendees’ lives easier and drive adoption and usage of your mobile event app! We’ve designed a new user interface, and customers are telling us that they’re navigating around the app much faster than before.
I give event planners and managers of life sciences events a lot of credit. Not only do they have to source venues, oversee registration, plan event content, manage exhibitors and a million other things … but they also have to make sure their events comply with government regulations around life sciences and medical events.
Last month, I watched John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, speak to a group of the world’s top CIOs. And, he made a point all meeting professionals need to hear: “Every company is now a technology company,” he said. From mining to manufacturing to consumer goods, he rattled off examples of how companies from the most … Read More
We all know someone with an email habit – or even an email addiction. It’s the guy at dinner, peeking down into the glowing abyss below. It’s the woman in the meeting who says, “Can you repeat the question?” as she shuffles her iPhone into her handbag. There are very few times in my long … Read More
TODAY’S trade show producers—and attendees—are welcoming alternative approaches to expo experiences with a common theme: innovation. Technology and apps are leading a revival in this new twist on B2B events, and organizers report higher productivity, a stronger return on investment and lower costs, compared to traditional approaches. In recent years, we’ve seen new meeting formats … Read More