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IMEX AMERICA EDUCATION PROGRAM

August 12, 2015

“Back to School” Time– IMEX America Education Program is Now Online
Attendees Customize From 10 Speciality Learning Tracks; New Play Space On Smart Monday
Will Feature Cool “Quirkshops”

Though summer break is still in play, the minds of IMEX organizers and partners are already on getting schooled with education at IMEX America 2015.

News Release
August 2015
-The full learning program for the event– starting with Smart Monday powered by MPI and Association Day on October 12th and running straight through to the show ending October 15th– is now live on the IMEX America website and is free of charge to all buyers, attendees and exhibitors.

With this online catalog of learning opportunities at their fingertips, attendees can research upwards of 180 options with just a few clicks and create their own custom learning program based on their unique needs, interests and IMEX schedules. Over 75 percent of the education is estimated to qualify for CMP/ CEU certification points. Searches can be done under 10 speciality tracks including Business Skills, Creative Learning, Diversity, General Education, Health/Wellbeing, Marketing and Communications, Research/Trends, Risk Management/Compliance, Sustainability, and Technology/Social Media.

Education Built for Impact
All of the education on the show floor will this year be located at the Inspiration Hub, but recognizing that we all learn in different ways, the space features five distinct learning formats and set-ups. There are seminar rooms, a campfire area and a Hot Topic area providing the opportunity to debate the latest industry issues with peers. The Meet the Experts Clinic offers individual appointments with an industry expert, and presentations at the Research Pod area showcase the latest industry data.

Though education sessions are open to all, two new ways to filter session searches — Young Professionals sponsored by IAEE and Senior Professionals sponsored by SPIN — have also been created based on number of years in the industry to help attendees pinpoint ideal classes.

Those with three years or less in the business might like sessions such as “Six Proven Strategies for High Performing Young Professionals,” delivered by meeting industry pioneers, Susan Sarfati and Liz Jackson of High Performance Strategies.

Meeting professionals with more than eight years in the industry may want to join in a discussion such as “Prove it or Lose it: ROI metrics that matter most to the C-Suite,” led by Dane Risley, Senior VP of Enterprise Event Marketing Sales at Cvent.

Knowing that keeping up with the lightning pace of technology can be challenging, many “wired” sessions will be offered in Vegas from “Beyond the #hashtag” given by Josh Murray of Extraordinary Events and “Welcome to 2016: Tech you’ve never seen” delivered by Courtney Stanley, marketing & industry relations strategist for EventMobi, to a discussion dubbed “Insights from the C-Suite: How to have ‘the talk’ about going digital,” led by Deborah Sexton, PCMA President & CEO and Carolyn Clarke, leader of Virtual Edge Institute (VEI.)

Data fans will want to visit the Research Pod for topics such as “The Global Exhibition Industry: Trends Worth Watching,” with David Dubois, President & CEO of IAEE.

Smart Monday Play Room Features Quirkshops
As past IMEX education has explored, the power of creativity and professional play can add a lot of “love” to business results.

To further punctuate the theme this year, IMEX America will feature ‘The Play Room’ – sponsored by Play with a Purpose – which will run throughout Smart Monday and offer short ‘quirkshops’. This upbeat, fun alternative to classroom learning lets attendees get hands-on experience with a variety of tools, techniques and resources to create more engaging meetings in the areas of room design, tech, networking, teambuilding, F&B and more. The overall goal of the Play Room is to offer tangible, immediately applicable ideas that planners can build into their upcoming meetings.

“We think this year’s line-up of education at IMEX America has something for everyone –from newcomers to industry veterans, from the very analytical to the highly creative, from hosted buyers and exhibitors to students and international participants,” said Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group. “Our goal is always to ensure that the education sessions are insightful and practical, with the end result being that learnings can be brought back to the office and put right to work with teammates and clients alike.”

Keynotes Start Day Off Right
Daily MPI keynotes will lend an intelligent and energizing note to each day of the show.

Smart Monday powered by MPI is headlined by wellness expert Lee Papa discussing “How to Live and Lead Mindfully,” followed on Tuesday by Tim David, author, speaker and former magician touching on “Human Connection: A Lost Art in a Noisy World.”

Wednesday’s program will begin with a keynote from film director Josh Tickell taking the audience through “Managing and Marketing to the Future Generation Y,” and on the final day of the show Patrick Henry, former songwriter and author of “The Pancake Principle: Seventeen Sticky Ways To Make Your Customers FLIP For You,” will teach skills around “Becoming Remember-able.”

Finally, allowing more opportunity for hosted buyers to take advantage of the rich education program – as well as book other appointments and explore the show floor – doors will open this year at 9:45am, with no group appointments held before 11am or after 4pm.

BOBtv FROM bXb ONLINE WINS EIBTM 2012 TECHNOLOGY WATCH AWARD

October 24, 2012

BOBtv FROM bXb ONLINE WINS EIBTM 2012 TECHNOLOGY WATCH AWARD
BOBtv from bXb Online, a global online event platform designed specifically for events and associations, has been awarded this year’s EIBTM Technology Watch (www.eibtm.com/techwatchwinner) for its innovation and use of technology to support the improvement of event management.

bXb Online and five runners up were selected from 56 applications by an expert panel of industry professionals who scored the entries based on innovation, completeness of concept, and the value of the product to the meetings industry.

BOBtv, bXb Online’s innovative technology, is a global online platform which provides a solution for making event content available for remote attendees either live or on-demand by utilising video as an event communication vehicle and delivering key learnings remotely via hybrid meetings. BOBtv encompasses two significant trends, which were both decisive factors in the judging process for the award.

Tony Lorenz, CEO, bXb Online commented: “Our industry is currently on the rise as content aggregation and video streaming are becoming increasingly important. BOBtv is uniquely designed for the industry to create new value for all stakeholders. We are grateful for this important recognition by EIBTM at this stage in our journey. As a company, we are working hard to earn EIBTM’s spotlight on BOBtv.”

bXb Online will present their winning product at EIBTM 2012 at the Future Events Experience on the show floor at 14:30 on Wednesday, 28 November. As part of the award, bXb Online have also been awarded a stand within the Technology and Events Services Village and can be found at stand N120.

In addition to the overall winner, the EIBTM Technology Watch award also included five finalists whose entries highlighted significant technology trends within the industry.

ATIV Software’s Event Pilot is an interactive mobile APP which includes a complete and searchable conference schedule, an agenda builder as well as social media integration and mapping. Event Pilot is designed for complex scientific meetings and conferences with thousands of presentations and poster sessions.

MERA Labs, NiceMeeting transforms attendees’ mobile devices, such as the iPad, iPhone and Android tablet into a full-featured personal presentation slide display units which also includes chats, polling and file exchange between delegates.

EventMobi has been recognised for their pioneering work using HTML5 to produce multipurpose APPs for event attendees. EventMobi has also been acknowledged for EventMobi Fusion is the industry’s first event APP that works across all devices and does not require internet connection.

Zerista have designed a multi-featured event APP and web platform which includes match making and social media integration such as automatic qualified lead generation and personalised digital libraries which include session content, multimedia offerings and exhibitor marketing documents.

Sherpa is a consistent innovator for the meetings and tradeshow industries and their entry, WaveLocator is a unique indoor positioning system which uses ultrasound instead of GPS or a Wi-fi based system.

Corbin Ball, who chaired the judging panel commented, “BOBtv was felt by the judges to be a clear winner in the crowded 56 entries for the EIBTM 2012 Technology Watch. This video curation and distribution platform has significant potential to deliver event content to a much larger audience live and on-demand.”

The EIBTM Technology Watch Award is the most high profile and longest running recognition scheme for innovation in the meetings industry worldwide. This years entries showed a clear trend in mobile technology innovation as well as lead exchange/QR codes, ERFP/sourcing, social media/matchmaking, room diagramming/floor plans, gaming, registration and abstract management, document distribution and virtual events/tradeshows.

For further information on bXb Online and the runners up, please visit www.eibtm.com/techwatchwinner or to meet them onsite, pre-register to attend EIBTM 2012 at www.eibtm.com/visit.


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