This podcast series has been produced for event industry professionals by Active Network in association with with the Professional Convention Management Association, PCMA.
The series is designed to be informative, educational and sometimes controversial! In each episode we examine some of the latest trends and technologies available to today’s event professionals.
In each podcast we hear from some of the industry’s thought leaders from around the world sharing their experiences and vision of what the future may hold.
Meeting Architecture is a hot new subject in the meeting and events world.
In this podcast we spend time with Maarten Vanneste, the originator of the concept of Meeting Architecture to discover what this science can deliver in practical terms to the event organizer.
We also speak to a number of event organizers who are practicing the use of meeting architecture to understand the benefits to them and their event attendees.
In this latest podcast we are chatting to our contributors about the increasingly important role of social media and communities to help drive deeper engagement and advocacy, and how these channels are empowering attendees to drive organizers to deliver the content they really want.
Mobile & Tablet Technology
In this our first podcast we are going to be examining the ever more influential role mobile tools and applications play in the event space. Mobile devices have become one of the most prevalent communications device for us all and play a key role in helping us to manage our everyday lives.
We examine, with the help of some key players in the events industry, how mobile devices represent a step change in the way event organizers and attendees communicate offsite/onsite and before, during and after the event. We also talk to event organizers who have been trailblazing with advanced mobile strategies and applications at their events to really get an insight into the potential benefits and pitfalls of being at the leading edge of innovation.
Become a subscriber
As of next month all of our podcasts will be distributed via iTunes. This means you will be able to subscribe to our series and each month a new podcast will be automatically pushed to your ITunes account. Check back here next month and there will be link to our podcast series on iTunes which from where you will be able to subscribe.
CSP, CMP, MS is an international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. With 20 years of experience running international technology meetings, he now is a highly acclaimed speaker with the ability to make complex subjects understandable and fun.
Writer at IAEE’s Newslines and Founder and President of Bruno Group Signature Events
Michelle Bruno is a certified exhibition and meetings professional (with CEM and CMP designations), writer, and blogger who has written for industry publications, research organizations, and online media for more than a decade. Paul Bruno is a marketing and creative entrepreneur who handles the printing, marketing, and promotional products campaigns for some of the most prestigious brands in the Intermountain West.
Director of Marketing and Event Management at WAN-IFRA
Michael Heipel is responsible for Marketing and Event Management at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. Among his duties are the organisation and marketing of the annual World Newspaper Congress and the World Publishing Expo, the leading trade show for technology to publish news publishing online, mobile, on tablets and in print. Michael has almost 20 years of experience in the events industry, he has staged fashion galas, car presentations, concerts, music sponsoring campaigns, trade shows in various sectors and plenty of conferences and seminars.
Simon Hughes joined the UK Government’s Central Office of Information in 2002. Since then he has been involved in a number of high profile events for a diverse range of Government Departments and Agencies.He and his team helped to deliver events such as the G20 London Summit, celebrations for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee weekend, the New Year’s Eve firework display in London and a host of seminars, conferences and roadshows around the U.K.
VP Strategy & Business Development, Active Network, Business Solutions
Responsible for global strategy, Anthony works closely with Active Network Business Solutions’ clients to drive results through expanded reach, extended lifecycle and increased attendance at events. This is achieved by increasing engagement with event communities through live, social, mobile and virtual channels, using Active Network’s technology to create an ongoing dialogue between organisations and their target audiences.
Vice President, Business Innovation, PCMA
Jason joined the PCMA team in August of 2011 in new position that is dedicated towards injecting technology into all facets of PCMA operations. As a past PCMA team member, Jason spent the previous seven years with the Academy of General Dentistry as their Director of Information Technology. During his tenure with the AGD Jason earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and the Certified Association Executive designation. Jason will be using his in-depth knowledge of both technology and associations to oversee many of PCMA's projects and initiatives.
Imad Abdul Samad
Head of Online Digital Marketing, SAGIA
Imad Abdul Samad is a digital marketing expert with over fifteen years of experience in the digital industry with expertise covering digital strategy, online marketing and branding, web design and architecture, social media and e-commerce. Over his years of experience, Imad worked on some of the world’s most recognized brands including Kellogg’s, DuPont, Nissan, Nike, Discovery Channel, and Smithsonian among others.
His first book, “Meeting Architecture” is a manifesto that aims at creating formal education up to a master degree in meeting architecture. The concept of meeting architecture is born in Maarten’s head in 2007 after 25 years in the industry. A meeting architect is a professional that works for meeting owners. The MA investigates the objectives of a meeting, designs it based on objectives, executes based –on the designs and assesses the result Compared to the set objectives. The book was launched in April 2008 and it’s second print almost sold out within 12 months.
As an author in many international magazines, gives concise opinions, tips and tricks and shares his knowledge. Author and co-author of two chapters in the CMP International study book. Thought provoking publications like “The power of random encounters”, “The Budgetary Balance Between Body and Brain” and “Les Lobster Leverages Learning” have reached an international audience.
Would you like to contribute?
If you would like to contribute to our podcast series or have any suggestions in terms of subjects that you would like to see us cover then please click here to email us with your ideas and thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you as this series has been produced for you!