Meeting Planning Technology

by Kevin Iwamoto December 12, 2014

Don’t Miss My Webinar on Making Your Event Attendees’ Journey Great

Is your event attendees’ journey typically bumpy or smooth? When I ask that question, I’m referring to attendees’ entire event experience – beginning with registration and concluding with their participation in ongoing social communities you create that remain alive well after the event is over. Do you know how you can determine whether their experience is a pleasure or a pain? It depends largely on...

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by Lanyon Staff December 11, 2014

Lanyon Acquires GenieConnect, Leading Provider of Mobile Event Applications

Latest acquisition furthers Lanyon’s mission to deliver unmatched value by creating the only suite of solutions to power enterprise-wide meetings, events and travel programs Dallas, TX. ─ December 11, 2014 ─ Lanyon, the leader in corporate meetings, events and travel software, today announced its acquisition of GenieConnect, a leading provider of mobile applications for meetings and events. For Lanyon...

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by Lanyon Staff December 11, 2014

Lanyon Acquires GenieConnect - Leading Provider of Mobile Event Applications

Latest acquisition furthers Lanyon’s mission to deliver unmatched value by creating the only suite of solutions to power enterprise-wide meetings, events and travel programs Dallas, TX. ─ December 11, 2014 ─ Lanyon, the leader in corporate meetings, events and travel software, today announced its acquisition of GenieConnect, a leading provider of mobile applications for meetings and events. For Lanyon...

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by Kevin Iwamoto November 12, 2014

MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2014

If you happen to be in Singapore this week, I will be a featured speaker at The MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2014.  For two days (November 13th and 14th), the conference brings together Asia’s leading Meetings, Conference, Exhibition, and Events organizers to meet and network with the region’s leading hotels, venues, and event suppliers.  Lanyon is a proud sponsor of this large conference, where...

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by Lanyon Staff November 11, 2014

Lanyon Providing Unilever With Meetings Technology Solutions

Lanyon SMART Events™ Cloud, the Key to Reducing Costs, Increasing Efficiency of Global Meetings Program for Top-Tier Consumer Goods Company DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2014) -  Meetings, events, and travel software leader Lanyon today announced a major agreement with Unilever to increase efficiency, lower risks and reduce expenses for the international consumer goods company's global...

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by Lanyon Staff November 9, 2014

The Ultimate Mobile Playbook for Meetings and Events

An 18-page guide to mobile event apps: Strategy, tactics, and best practices. With Lanyon’s Mobile Playbook, you’ll get: A guide to mapping your mobile strategy 28-point checklist of features every event app should have 8 tips for selecting a mobile event app technology provider A 20-step guide to using your mobile app before, during and after the event 10 best practices for going mobile 14 suggestions fo...

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by Kevin Iwamoto November 5, 2014

Is Your SMMP Really Strategic?

My friend and leading SMM consultant, Shimon Avish, wrote an interesting article for MeetingsNet recently called “Let’s Take the 'Strategic' Out of Strategic Meetings Management”. He raised some interesting commentary about how strategy seems to be missing from most corporate SMMPs.  I couldn’t agree more!  Most companies who oversee the SMMP tend to focus more on the tactical elements of the...

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by Kevin Iwamoto September 26, 2014

2014 Salary Survey: Meetings & Conventions

Despite being listed as one of the most stressful jobs in the world and heralded as one of the fastest growing areas of employment, meeting/event planners are still underpaid in comparison with comparably stressful jobs. This leads me to believe that meeting and event planning is still not sufficiently appreciated or respected as a profession.   A couple of interesting sound bites from a new study...

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by Kevin Iwamoto September 22, 2014

SAP Acquires Concur For $8.3 Billion

I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who work for Concur, including their CEO, Steve Singh. Many of them have suddenly become very wealthy. To all of you, I say congratulations and well done! But what does the sale of this tech giant in our industry mean for all others in our ecosystem of buyers and suppliers?   In case you hadn’t heard or were on vacation last week, SAP, the Germany...

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