SAN DIEGO, Calif.—August 28, 2013– ACTIVE Network ® (NYSE: ACTV), the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™ solutions, today announced it will launch a series of event management best practices and expertise activities throughout the month of September. The Company will demonstrate new products, and share best practices related to social media, eRFPs, and Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) at several industry events, including Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) MEET National, the Baltimore Washington Business Travel Association event, Meetings Technology Expo, and impact2013. Details are as follows:
Event: HSMAI MEET National
When: September 4 – 5, 2013
Where: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 201
Washington, D.C. 20001
Exhibition: Demonstrating the all new ACTIVE RegOnline™ at booth #5,000
Speaking: September 5 at 11:30 a.m.
Justin Ramers, Director of Digital & Social Media
Meetings Are Social … Why Isn’t Yours?
From social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn, to new technologies that leverage them, the tools available to today’s meetings and events professionals are multiplying by leaps and bounds. This session will present real-life examples and ideas garnered from the growing use of social media and technology that you can use to kick-start audience engagement at your next event. Learn how to create a social media strategy targeted to your audience and deliver an event that attendees will never forget. Audience members can expect to come away with a blueprint for creating their next multi-level engagement event that includes social, mobile, live chat, and more.
Event: Baltimore Washington Business Travel Association
When: September 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Discovery Communications, One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Speaking: Joshua Templeton, Director of Enterprise Sales
What are the latest technologies and trends in SMM?
ACTIVE Network will join expert panelists from the industry to discuss best practices and the latest innovations in SMM, including how to streamline attendee registration and booking, as well as track changes.
Event: Meetings Technology Expo
When: September 17, 2013
Where: Holiday Inn Midtown in New York, NY
Exhibition: Demonstrating the all new ACTIVE RegOnline™ at booth #101
Speaking: September 17 at 4 p.m.
Kevin Iwamoto, Vice President of Industry Strategy
What RFPs Mean to SMBs: Turning Headaches into Opportunities
iMeet, a global social network for event planners and suppliers, recently surveyed 190 event planners at Small to Mid-sized Businesses* to explore where they are today with regard to hotel and venue sourcing for meetings and events. Among the findings, 43% of survey participants reported using multiple separate technology tools throughout the planning and management process, such as Excel® and Outlook®. Additionally, survey participants who leverage professional sourcing technology said they receive responses to RFPs from hotels more quickly than those who don’t. This session will review the survey results and present solutions for event planners of all levels experience to increase the efficiency of their work in order to focus less time on logistical details, and more time creating the best event experience possible.
When: Thursday, September 26 at 2:45 p.m.
Where: Aria Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV
Speaking: September 26 at 2:45 p.m.
Justin Ramers, Director of Digital & Social Media
Social and Digital Marketing Measurement
From social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn, to new technologies that leverage them, the tools available to today’s meetings and events professionals are multiplying by leaps and bounds. This session will present best practices for measuring the effectiveness of social media and technology, including determining key metrics and proving results.
ACTIVE Network ® Business Solutions Group
ACTIVE Network ® is powering the next generation of SMART EVENTS™ through its Business Solutions technology suite, which provides intelligent data and insights designed to increase potential revenue growth, deepen attendee engagement and gain efficiency. Customers of all sizes—including small and medium-sized businesses, enterprise corporations, associations, tradeshows and expos—benefit from a single technology partner for all of their event management needs. The Business Solutions technology suite includes ACTIVE Conference™ for large flagship conferences, ACTIVE RegOnline™ for attendee management solutions, ACTIVE StarCite™ for strategic meetings management and event expense management, and the ACTIVE Marketplace™ to connect events with suppliers. For more information on ACTIVE Network Business Solutions please visit www.ACTIVEevents.com.
About ACTIVE Network ®
ACTIVE Network ® is the leading provider of Activity and Participant Management™ solutions. Our leading ACTIVE Works cloud platform scales to meet the needs of our customers, large and small, and makes managing and operating all types of activities, events and organizations smarter and more efficient. We power over 55,000 global customers and build leading vertical technology applications for the markets we serve. ACTIVE Network was founded in 1999, is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.ACTIVEnetwork.com.
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*“Managing the Evolution: Meetings Management for the SMB Organization,” Aberdeen Group, Nov. 2012