As 2013 comes to a close, ACTIVE Network™ Business Solutions wanted to take a moment to reflect on our business and the event technology industry, in general, in 2013. We are extremely proud to say that two more of the world’s top 10 technology companies chose ACTIVE this year because of our innovative approach. These companies understand that event technology is as important to engaging customers as CRM and marketing automation technologies. We now power the Meetings and Events for nine of the top 10 global technology companies, reaffirming our position as the leader in SMART EVENTS™ technology.
Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona were closed this past Saturday, in honor of the 2,000 plus sailors and marines that were killed on December 7, 1941. Pearl Harbor Day is a historic and somber reminder of the attack that drove America into WW II.
Cori Knutson and tablemate Megan Romano – winner of the Perseverance and Race of the Year Award
Congrats to our customer appreciation sweepstakes winner, Cori Knutson of Medina Swimming! This past weekend, we flew Cori and her husband Tate out to Los Angeles to celebrate her favorite sport at USA Swimming’s Golden Goggle Awards. Joined by our general manager, Eric McCue, the Knutsons wined and dined, mingled with all-star athletes, and saw some incredible swimmers receive much-deserved awards. It was a great night!
We’re back from largest conference and trade show in the global attractions industry. Approximately 29,000 amusement parks and attractions industry professionals spent 5 days at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, to debut new products, connect with industry peers, and discuss the latest trends.
The expo floor was full of a variety of booths with interactive activities including multi-sensory simulations, a “spinning coaster,” a scare factory booth, and much more. IAAPA felt more like an amusement park than a business trade show. Companies were also exhibiting new mobile technologies that have the potential to streamline parks operations, while enhancing interactions with guests. Continue reading
It has been an exciting few months! Last week, ACTIVE Network was selected by Deloitte & Touche as a Technology Fast 500 winner, an award program that recognizes the fastest growing technology companies in North America based on percentage of fiscal revenue. This is the fifth consecutive year we have been named a Fast 500 winner, which we humbly regard as an affirmation that we are headed in the right direction. Continue reading
Last weekend, was awe-inspiring for us at ACTIVE. We cheered on 17 of our employees as they pushed their bodies to the limit to earn the coveted IRONMAN Title in Tempe, Arizona.
ACTIVE has a deep history within the endurance community, and over the years our employees have competed in more than 120 IRONMAN events. It was just a month ago that ACTIVE cheered on two of its own at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.
We’re proud to help celebrate the 41st anniversary of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) Gold Pass program. In 2012, the USSA first introduced technology powered by ACTIVE to its unique pass, which provides unlimited, transferable access to over 250 National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) resorts across the country.
We’re back from the third annual IMEX America event in Las Vegas!
With 2,500 exhibitors and 3,000 buyers in attendance, and more than 59,000 scheduled meetings, this was the biggest and best IMEX America, yet! Continue reading
Cristina Simoes, Sr Manager, Conference & Events Management at BlackBerry, has the inside scoop on technology that will mobilize your badging process… literally. BlackBerry Live introduced the new mobile badge with RFID technology from ACTIVE Network earlier this year.
“We need to try new things and take chances,” said Simoes, at the ACTIVE Network Enterprise Meetings and Events Summit in San Francisco, CA. Simoes wowed attendees at the event with a live demo of the progressive mobile event technology that delivered:
We are KONA-inspired after spending a weekend with over 2,100 athletes at this year’s IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. From start to finish, it was motivational watching these athletes complete the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run, earning the coveted IRONMAN title.
Since 1999, our technology platform has helped more than 150,000 athletes compete in IRONMAN. Earlier this year, we were humbled to expand our relationship with IRONMAN as the Official Registration Partner and Official Global Sponsor of IRONMAN through 2015.