Meetings Technology Expo DC 2012

Meetings Technology Expo for Event Planners

Quick update! Here is some video goodness about the expo, check it out and then read the post below!

I am running with the press release on this one because Dahlia has done a great job of packing a ton of information into a few short paragraphs.

If you are located in the D.C. area or will be around the nation’s capital on May 21, you owe it to yourself to check out the expo. There are some amazing speakers and some really great sponsors, seriously, check it out below.

I see a bunch of kick ass all over the list and who does not want to hear a keynote by the very man that runs the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo that takes place at McCormick Place. I am a firm believer that any event can learn a ton from watching how entertainment shows run social, use video and stoke fan interaction… these shows do it because it works, not because there is some special sauce that they are alone privy too.

The format of Meetings Tech Expo is such that you can get a lot of learning done in a really short period of time which is a bonus because we all know that most meeting and event professionals have nothing but time and do nothing but lounge by the pool all day and we need to get back to our cocktails before the ice melts.

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Helps Meeting Professionals Navigate the Tech Maze

MTE DC 2012 Delivers Technology Intel, Networking, & Hands-On Tech Learning

[New York, NY – May 1, 2012] In less than 3 weeks, event professionals and individuals that have inherited meeting planning as part of their workload, will attend Meetings Technology Expo (#MTEDC) in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 2012 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 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.

“This is a rare technology learning opportunity for us; event professionals,” explained 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!”

“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,” says 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.”

Industry Expert Speakers & CMP & CAE-Accredited Sessions

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.

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
  • Gamification
  • Virtual & Hybrid Events
  • Strategic Meetings Management
  • Event Management Platforms

This year we have all our exhibitors and speakers handing out valuable blue print and strategic ‘how-to’ plans to all our attendees on how they can begin implementing their meetings tech solutions of their choice.

Tech-Filled Exhibit Hall

At 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.

Exhibitors Include:

  • Mediasite
  • A.C.T./Expocad
  • Active Network/RegOnline
  • Wizard Event Technologies
  • QuickMobile
  • CrowdCompass
  • Lygase
  • EventKaddy
  • Trade Show Internet
  • Dynamic Events
  • DoubleDutch
  • Zerista
  • Pathable
  • Cvent
  • Dyventive
  • Certain
  • Spotme
  • Etouches
  • EventPilot

Who Attends & Registration Info:

Tech-inquisitive event and meeting professionals from the trade show, corporate, association, independent and government sectors, as well as anyone who’s inherited meeting planning as part of their job description.

About Meetings Technology Expo

Launched in 2005 as the meeting industry’s first-ever technology-only event, MTE caters to the event technology needs of meeting professionals of all sectors-corporate, association, independent, expo and meeting management companies-by offering technology-specific education followed by hands-on training and tech-networking amongst peers and experts.

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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