The How and the Why Guide for Meeting Planners in 2016: the conclusion of a two-part article by Pam Angelucci.
If you'd like to read Pt.1 first you can still find it here.
(A former Ritz Carlton CIO, hospitality industry veteran Pam Angelucci is SVP of operations for RoamBOOST. She may be contacted via the company’s website, www.roamboost.com.)
Why you need to consider cellphone coverage when booking in 2016.
- Good old fashioned voice calls. No other place but in the professional world is access to voice calling more important. There is nothing worse for your attendees trying to communicate with home, or with contacts on site, and dropping calls or mishearing what’s being said. It’s simply unacceptable. There are some conversations that require the finesse of a live call. Often times, whether or not that mobile call goes smoothly can make or break a business deal or partnership.
- Email access, data, and texting. There’s no room for trouble in this arena anymore. It is by far the main way attendees communicate and link up during conferences.
- Mobile event apps are winning. Mobile even apps are quickly replacing paper programs and agendas. These apps provide the host of any event an automated and accurate way to record analytics. Mobile event apps are your friend, during and after the show takes place. You need a venue that supports this technology with a cellular friendly environment, so you can run a killer conference, and have the analytics at your fingertips to prove it.
A proper venue for a corporate event should never leave guests frustrated by poor mobile coverage. As a meeting planner, you should not take the risk that someone else’s poor planning negatively impacts your hard work. That’s why checking out a hotel or conference center for mobile coverage is becoming one of the most important predetermining details for meeting planners.
Top professionals rely on the convenience and efficiency of mobile, and with the rise of mobile event apps – so does your long-term success as a planner. When it comes to choosing your 2016 venues, keep in mind that if your clients can communicate at with other attendees with ease, as well as with their home base, you’re setting everyone up for a successful experience.