The National Conference Center Recommends Ten Top Apps That Every Meeting and Event Planner Should Have
The National Conference Center, one of the largest meeting and training facilities in the nation located within close proximity to Washington Dulles International Airport and just outside of Washington, D.C., combed the top meeting and event planning apps and talked with some industry professionals to create the following list of top apps that will help meeting and event planners stay on schedule and keep everything organized.
Author: Julius Solaris, EventManagerBlog.com
What are the key trends influencing event mobile apps these days? Our analysis of more than a 100 providers has produced some interesting results. See them here.
As you may know we launched the Event App Bible last week. The fact it has been downloaded several thousands times over a week is a clear signal that you want to learn more about the benefits of event mobile apps.
This is what the Event App Bible is for. It combines two big pieces of research:
– A 2,000 participant research on the use of apps by #eventprofs.
– A comparison of more than 100 event app providers.
We know you are busy people and some of you may not have the time to go through the full results, that are accessible in the ebook and free to download with no email submission required. This is why we’ve summed up some of the pointers in an handy infographic.
ConventionPlanit.com, a popular online search directory and RFP portal for the meetings industry, has formed a strategic alliance with SPiN: Senior Planners Industry Network to provide mutually beneficial tools and education.
SPiN is an organization of 2,500 meeting professionals with more than 10 years of experience. Its goal is to provide a community of peers that shares essential tools, best practices, and education.
Last month, Experient managed the opening registration activities and exhibitor lead retrieval for six of the largest tradeshows in the country. Utilizing Experient’s Empower Dashboard, show organizers of these six events remotely monitored performance activities including registrations, verifications, and wait times and were able to adjust resources accordingly.
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel and The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center Introduces the Fastest Hotel WiFi in Kansas City, MO
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel and The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, one of the largest flexible meeting spaces in the Midwest, now offers one of the fastest hotel Internet speeds in the city, as well as the Midwest, with 1GB Internet bandwidth split between the two hotels. The hotel complex, located in Kansas City, MO, worked with local partner Computers & Tele-Comm., Inc. to increase their bandwidth 500-percent, making the switch from wireless delivery to fiber and upgrading routers and switches to be able to support the new speeds.
Metalcraft has announced availability of RFID Adhesive-Closure Wristbands designed for affordable, efficient access control, visitor tracking, event management and more. The RFID wristbands feature a durable adhesive-closure, reducing revenue loss from reuse and pass-along. Full-color printing and durable construction make these RFID wristbands ideal for indoor and outdoor attractions and events.
SmartCrowdz announced today that it has unveiled a new campaign aimed at the city and municipals event market that host and manage community events.
Specifically designed for community events, like a parade, fair, or festival, cities and towns can create a website and mobile app, allowing them to manage the event and engage with their audience. Features available at no charge in this offer include providing the main activities and attractions for the event, creating an interactive map for all activities, assigning important tasks to help manage staff and volunteers, posting critical alerts to communicate with all members, and sharing pictures and messages throughout.
In 2015, the single mobile event app will cede passage to the multi-event app platform as large organizations consolidate travel and meeting departments, work to control spend and more strategically manage and use assets and resources. This is one of seven predictions released today by QuickMobile as part of its second annual predictions white paper, which details the impending impact of mobile technology on meetings and events in 2015.
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