The Events Industry Council announced the preliminary data from its most recent Economic Significance Study commissioned to evaluate the economic impact of the events industry.
Preliminary data thus far reveals 1.9 million meetings were held throughout the US in 2016. Which was a 5% increase from 2012. More than 250 million participants attended meetings, representing a 10% growth.
Read more from the Events Industry Council.
Justin Baer, CheckInEasy Founder
Q: First, a little background: how did you become involved in providing mobile app technology for events?
A: Our sister company, Charityhappenings.org, is the master calendar of nonprofit events happening around the country. We have so many great relationships with event planners around the country, and the topic of eliminating stapled Excel spreadsheets and ugly clipboards kept coming up. We set out to create a much more efficient way to run check-in, and built CheckInEasy.
Q: So, what is CheckInEasy?
A: An extremely easy-to-use guest list and event check-in iPad/iPhone app that was recently used by Google at their holiday party to check in 2,600 guests at the New York Public Library. We just launched but have already gotten some exciting traction with users such as Tory Burch, Emory University, Ferrari and Masarati of Cannes, Elle Fashion Week, Nestle Water, AVT Technology, and more.