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Today, the impact of mobile technology on meetings and events has been primarily limited to onsite functionality and content distribution, but as mobile applications become more sophisticated, event ...

Today, the impact of mobile technology on meetings and events has been primarily limited to onsite functionality and content distribution, but as mobile applications become more sophisticated, event applications are evolving into more robust, interactive and persistent platforms for engagement. Adoption of mobile technologies for corporate and association events will increase in coming years, driven by the competing needs to reduce costs while improving attendee engagement.

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  • 5 WAYS MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IS RE-SHAPING EVENTS
  • 5 Ways Mobile Technology is Re-shaping Events www.ACTIVEnetwork.co.uk/onlineregistration 2 1. IMPROVED ONSITE EFFICIENCY AND ACCURACY  Onsite mobile tools now provide real-time access to attendee check in, reports, lead retrieval data and customer feedback. By linking directly to event management platforms, these applications are freeing event organisers from clunky clipboards and three-ring binders and eliminating frustrations caused by out-of-date information and data. Event organisers can now use mobile devices to access attendee records on the fly, deal with payment issues, monitor exhibitor or session traffic and quickly compile and evaluate attendee feedback. The result is smoother, more efficient events with fewer errors and happier attendees. Today, the impact of mobile technology on meetings and events has been primarily limited to onsite functionality and content distribution, but as mobile applications become more sophisticated, event applications are evolving into more robust, interactive and persistent platforms for engagement. Adoption of mobile technologies for corporate and association events will increase in coming years, driven by the competing needs to reduce costs while improving attendee engagement. In the past we’ve had lots of data capability before the event and after the event to analyse and manage registrations and the contact management. but during the event we simply did not have the tools to manage data effectively because we were away from our main computers. Now we have our main computers in our pocket or on our tablet, and so this transition is happening; it’s going to be very profound and it’s going to provide much better attendee service at a much lower cost. Corbin Ball Meeting industry consultant, writer and speaker
  • 5 Ways Mobile Technology is Re-shaping Events www.ACTIVEnetwork.co.uk/onlineregistration 3 2. FLEXIBLE, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CONTENT DELIVERY Content distribution at events is traditionally limited to live content, printed materials and virtual offerings. Mobile event technology is quickly changing that by allowing organisers to deliver and update content through applications. These applications make content delivery less expensive, more flexible and “greener” than traditional channels. Organisers can easily update content, such as agendas or speaker bios, and send alerts. Attendees can update schedules dynamically and access area information, hotel details and venue maps to reduce frustration at events. 3. IMPROVED INTERACTIVITY AND INFORMED CONTENT In addition to improving content delivery mechanisms, mobile applications are improving content itself by expanding interactivity and increasing content relevance. Digital guides come to life with interactive polls and discussions. Attendees can provide feedback through their mobile devices on everything from their likes and dislikes to real-time contributions to live debates. This allows organisers and presenters to respond and react, building informed content around the needs of the audience.
  • 5 Ways Mobile Technology is Re-shaping Events www.ACTIVEnetwork.co.uk/onlineregistration 4 4. EXPANDED NETWORKING FORATTENDEES  Networking at events is notoriously difficult, requiring attendees to research possible connections and search them out in a busy sea of people. Mobile event technology improves the process by providing intelligent matching tools that pair attendees based on shared attributes. Once matched, attendees can use these applications to schedule one-on-one meetings, share contact information and connect through existing social networks.  Mobile technology’s biggest contribution may be its capacity to extend the reach of events by creating a persistent community platform. Social media groups on Facebook and Linkedin are pulled together to create discussion. Twitter conversations are marshaled to aggregate relevant tweet subjects. Invitations to new events are delivered through push notifications, and registration becomes a one-click process, ensuring organisers maximise repeat attendance. Additionally, continuing education credits can be tracked and organisers are able to create progressive profiles based on attendee behaviour, delivering meaningful data about their audience to their organisation. 5. PERSISTENTAUDIENCE ENGAGEMENTPLATFORM
  • 5 Ways Mobile Technology is Re-shaping Events www.ACTIVEnetwork.co.uk/onlineregistration 5 LEADER IN ACTIVITY AND PARTICIPANT MANAGEMENT Sometimes when we’re talking to event directors they say ‘You guys provide online registration software, don’t you?’ That’s true, but we really are so much more than that. We are your marketing magicians, your pricing advisers, your best practices buddies, and more. We are your partner and we are as dedicated as you are to growing your event and the industry. And we are also participants, which gives us a special insight into your world. WANT TO LEARN MORE? UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND +44 (0) 207 554 0949 Connect.EMEA@ACTIVEnetwork.com SINGAPORE +65 6692 6072 AUSTRALIA 1800 229 019 NEW ZEALAND 0800 452 608 Connect.APAC@ACTIVEnetwork.com