Monday, November 03, 2008

Meetings Technology Expo in New York City

I'm speaking twice at the Meetings Technology Expo in New York City on Wednesday, November 12th. Please come by if you're able to and introduce yourself to me.

Security for Web 2.0: Staying on top of new Issues in Meetings Technology

Just when you thought you had a lock on data security with your meetings management software, along comes social networking, webcasts, and all the web 2.0 applications – wikis, blogs, forums. As with any technology, security issues are always a chief concern among technology users and providers. In this session you will learn what you need to know to keep your data privacy intact and what new security issues surrounding new technologies are on the horizon.

Session Take-aways:
  • What you need to know about protecting your customer information
  • How to evaluate the security of your vendors
  • Top 10 Things you should do Right Now

The APEX Toolbox: Bringing Standards to Event Management

Discover how to improve your communications with vendors while enhancing your overall professionalism by using the recently released APEX Meeting & Event Planning Toolbox, a project of the Convention Industry Council. Learn what is on the horizon that will allow the industry to electronically transfer event management files.

Session Take-aways:
  • Develop an increased awareness of the APEX Toolbox and APEX technology developments
  • Have checklists when preparing an RFP, rooming list or event specifications
  • Learn how to develop your own RFP and event specifications
  • Learn what application developers are currently developing toward the APEX standards
  • Discover the soon to be released APEX Power Shop for event professionals