Seminars and conferences are mobile-savvy if not mobile first today. Source: Shutterstock

Seminars and conferences are mobile-savvy if not cellular first right now. Supply: Shutterstock

CONFERENCES and seminars are extra vital right now than they had been a few years in the past as a result of they supply delegates — often enterprise leaders and managers — with a platform to share disruptive ideas and concepts.

Nonetheless, not each convention is a roaring success. Know-how is a key differentiator between those who entice and please the crowds and those who don’t.

To get a first-hand account of how trendy enterprise occasions are altering, Tech Wire Asia spoke to ManagementEvent’s Convention Producer Seemaa Sadik.

With greater than 5 years of expertise below her belt, Sadik is accountable for the Digital HR and Analytics 2020 Summit in Kuala Lumpur, which is now in its third yr.

“Know-how evolution inside the occasions business has been gradual and regular. First, it was the emailing of occasion invites, then it was on-line registration, and now know-how has taken over onsite check-in and badging.

“As organizers, we imagine know-how helps present extra comfort to delegates.”

The key to delighting delegates, profitable their hearts, and having them join next year’s event even earlier than they depart the convention corridor, Sadik reveals, lies in offering a cutting-edge expertise that exceeds expectations.

Sadik’s group, subsequently, throughout the handfuls of conferences and seminars they arrange annually, leverages in-house cellular apps and different software program to personalize agendas, organize for digital conferences between delegates, and a number of different issues — and so they’re always wanting so as to add extra options and capabilities.

“It took what felt like eternally to persuade individuals to make use of things like convention apps and on-stage Q&A software program as a result of there was this sense that conferences had been presupposed to be about individuals and never about know-how. Now I believe we’re in a spot the place all of this stuff are anticipated.”

After all, Sadik factors out that these days, event technology is rising as a section fairly shortly and consists of advertising and speaker administration software program, occasion administration software program, amongst different issues.

“Personally, I believe that investing within the attendee expertise and in engagement applied sciences is gaining prominence as a result of on the finish of the day, by delivering a extra participating and distinctive expertise, attendees will turn into repeat prospects and might turn into your largest advocates.”

In 2020, delegates at a number of the most fun conferences and summits may also be greeted by cutting-edge applied sciences akin to facial recognition and luxuriate in non-public 5G or WiFi6 connectivity. “It’s going to be an thrilling yr and delegates are going to be pleasantly stunned,” concluded Sadik.


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