Meetings Technology Expo Coming to Chicago on June 3


On June 3, meeting and event professionals will gather at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois to get the latest information on how technology can take meetings to the next level. I’m excited to be back and look forward to participating in the opening panel and to leading two sessions!

 Meetings Technology Expo offers over 50 educational sessions and hands-on tech demos as well as networking opportunities with meeting planner professionals from corporations, associations and trade shows.

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About Meetings Technology Expo

Meetings Technology Expo founder and director, Paul Paone says, “The Meetings Technology Expo was launched in 2005 as the first conference and expo dedicated exclusively to the education and promotion of meetings technology. For the past five years, our event has helped educate thousands of meeting and event professionals on the technology that enables a faster, more cost-effective and more efficient approach to conducting meetings and events.”

The conference provides education across a broad range of technology topics and is geared for the corporate, association, independent and trade show planner. CMP-accredited sessions cover everything from registration systems to meetings spend consolidation tools. Expert speakers give you the insight and guidance needed to make the intelligent decision on which technology solution is right for you.

The education continues with tech demonstrations for hands-on learning and luncheon round-table discussions where you can network with and discover new ideas from your peers.

The exhibit hall allows you to test-drive products and solutions at your leisure or you can even schedule 1-on-1 appointments for more personal, customized attention. Our acclaimed show directory contains speaker slides, buyer guidelines, vendor profiles, case studies and more!

Meetings Technology Expo Chicago Speakers

Conference speakers include meeting and event planning industry experts Shelly Brown, Billy McGee, Eric Ly, Barbara Rozgonyi, Patty Tackeff, Jason Paganessi, C. Russell Brumfield, Jeff McMasters, Wendy Freiwald, Eva Montgomery, Varun Kashiv, Alon Alroy, and Anthony Miller.

Barbara Rozgonyi will participate in the opening panel and lead two sessions.

Event Marketing Tools & Strategies in the New Instant World, presented by Barbara Rozgonyi

In today’s resource strained economy, it is more important than ever to provide evidence of the ROI of your events. Today’s affordable and easy-to-use online marketing tools provide meeting professionals the ability to engage and capture meaningful data about their audience which can result in stronger relationships, increased sales, and smarter event planning. This session will discuss how to use today’s online marketing tools to develop a comprehensive, well-designed strategy that leverages social media and online communities to ensure the success of your events.

Event Marketing Tools & Strategies Take-Aways

  • Provide a high-resolution online experience to your event attendees.
  • Identify those features of online marketing tools that effectively help you save time and money when promoting and executing events.
  • Discover how to integrate all your event marketing efforts to execute your strategy

Social Media Technology for Meetings & Events: Deciphering the Social Media Maze to Uncover What Works & What Doesn’t presented by Barbara Rozgonyi

With the ever-expanding horizon of social media technologies, event professionals are feeling increased pressure to either get-in-the-game or catch up with the latest must-have implementation. Regardless of your social media status, this session will put your mind at ease by creating a social media blueprint that would fit your event best.

Social Media Technology Take-Aways

  • Determine which social media platforms your audience lives on
  • Understand the “event-value” of Twitter, Facebook & Linked-In
  • Learn specific deployment strategies that will yield immediate results
  • Quantify the return on investment of your time versus results when utilizing social media tools
  • Leave with a blueprint that you can implement for your next event

About Meetings Technology Expo

Meetings Technology Expo founder and director, Paul Paone, has over 16 years experience in the meetings and event industry. Paul’s career includes a deep blend of tradeshow, publishing and meetings technology sales experience. As trade show sales director for Meetings NewsSuccessful Meetings and Business Travel News annual events, Paul not only sold millions of dollars in exhibit sales, but also incorporated new event technologies into the group’s portfolio of shows including: online registration, floor plan mapping, lead retrieval, audience response and other emerging event technologies.

In 2001, Paul left trade shows to start a new career in event technology with companies: and, the leading online registration providers at the time. In 2005, while event sales director at VNU Expositions/Nielson, Paul left the company to found the Meetings Technology Expo. As the industry’s first event dedicated to event technology, the show grew over the next few years from its inaugural event in NYC to other cities including: Washington, D.C., Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA.

With over 10 MTE events completed by 2009, Paul launched a new consumer event, MMA World Expo, at NYC’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. The mixed martial arts conference and expo was a first in NYC history and attended by thousands. In association with Madison Square Garden, MMA World Expo doubled in size in 2010 and was listed by EXPO Magazineas one of the top 25 fast-growth companies of 2010. Now in its 5th year, the event continues to feature the best in MMA gear, apparel, gyms and culture.




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