On May 21, 2012, event professionals and individuals who have inherited meeting planning as part of their workload will attend Meetings Technology Expo (MTEDC) in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott at Metro Center.
This year’s one-day MTEDC includes a great line-up of technology expert speakers, 16 CMP and CAE -accredited educational sessions, 24 technology demos, and hands-on opportunities with a select list of innovative event technology companies all in one day. The agenda is jam-packed with technology-specific education created by planners that desired a focused industry event that addressed their questions about emerging technology trends and how they can implement these solutions in their everyday life.
“This is a rare technology learning opportunity for us; event professionals,” said Jiwon McCartney, managing director for ALLURE Event & Meeting Productions. “I’ve been tasked by my clients to look for the most comprehensible meetings management solutions that will create better user experiences for our events, for our event participants, as well as our internal teams. MTEDC is a must-attend for those reasons, as well as the session content, and I can learn all of this in just one day.”
This MTEDC expo also features technology ‘in-action’ with highlights, including multiple show apps, RFID session tracking and exhibit-hall heat-mapping, radar RFID matchmaking and real-time pre-, at-show and post-event communities.
“What we are witnessing is that technology is progressing towards a leaner, more mobile and efficient method of capturing, delivering, and integrating all kinds of data before, during and after events,” said Paul Paone, MTE founder and show director. “There are so many cool tech offerings these days, planners need a focused forum where they seek the help they need in navigating through all the options, to find what will work for them and their overall event plan.”
Leading the list of industry expert speakers are:
Keynote speaker: Lance Fensterman, Group VP, ReedPOP, the fan-focused, fast-growing event division of Reed Exhibitions that runs quirky, popular events such as New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, and the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Other speakers include:
- Debi Scholar, SMMP guru, The Scholar Consulting Group
- Russell Brumfield, founder, Wizard Studios Global Events
- Christian Saucedo, CEO Americas, Spotme
- Greg Ruby, Greg Ruby Events Group
Relevant meetings technology topics are discussed such as:
- Social media
- Mobile apps
- Virtual and hybrid events
- Strategic meetings management
- Event Management Platforms
MTEDC 2012, event participants will have a wide variety of innovative tech partners to meet with, representing new solutions and enhancements to the most essential event logistics, including registration, event management, virtual events, convention housing, event marketing technology, enterprise meetings management solutions, lead retrieval, mobile applications and other pertinent meeting technologies.
- Active Network/RegOnline
- Wizard Event Technologies
- Trade Show Internet
- Dynamic Events