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Associations World Congress & Expo

5 – 9 July 2021 Online Live Congress

Showcases of Solutions - Mon 5 to Fri 9 July

Each day a programme stream is dedicated to Showcase demonstrations or presentations of solutions from suppliers, that are succesful Business Partners to many associations, societies and other membership organisations.

Each Showcase will include aspects that are New, Better or Different in the last 12 months for the service provided as well as demonstrate the service for your full understanding of its capabilities.

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12:30 PM

See What's New, Better or Different 

  • Hong Kong Convention Ambassadors Programme
  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Subsidy Scheme
  • Fast connection to the Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities by high-speed railway & via the HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
  • Hong Kong + neighbouring GBA cities - a winning formula to boost attendance, sponsors/exhibitors and knowledge exchange to your congress
  • West Kowloon Culture District
  • 11SKIES - Hong Kong's largest retail complex and entertainment hub next to Hong Kong International Airport
  • Hong Kong - a city surrounded by nature

 

Helen Chan
Helen Chan

Manager, Conventions & Exhibitions, Europe , Hong Kong Tourism Board

Helen has been with Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong for over 10 years looking after international associations across Europe. Responsible for promoting Hong Kong as a MICE destination, and to provide one-stop professional support from the bidding stage, to when the convention is taking place. Striving to be a trusted advisor to my network of clients (international associations, PCOs, conference & exhibition organisers.

 

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2:00 PM

Gather Voices strengthens human relationships, one video and one
community at a time.

Our Video Relationship Management software solution enables
associations to leverage the power of video to achieve revenue-based
outcomes, like new member acquisition, membership renewal, and
event attendance.

Gather Voices simplifies video content creation, making it affordable and
simple. Collect video from anyone, anywhere, on any device. Manage,
edit, caption and publish video with incredible speed and scale.

Co-create engaging stories by empowering your members, constituents,
and staff to make compelling videos, directed by you and owned by your
organization, using the powerful cameras everyone already has in their
pockets.

We're Gather Voices. We make video simple.

In our increasingly connected world, it can be difficult for organisations to stand out from the crowd. Publishing high-quality content consistently is not enough. To authentically engage your members, you need to invite them to be a part of the conversation. Leading organizations are doing this with user-generated video content. By co-creating video stories with the people at the heart of your mission, you’ll drive year-round member engagement, maximize the value of your conferences and events, and deliver critical non-dues revenue.

Join Michael Hoffman, CEO of Gather Voices, for a demo of Gather Voices’ Video Relationship Management software solutions. He’ll discuss: How associations are collaborating with their communities to co-create authentic video content that delivers results, Simple case study examples from leading organizations who are achieving more with video, The Gather Voices’ software solutions that make achieving more with video simple, fast, and affordable

Michael Hoffman - Old
Michael Hoffman - Old

CEO & Co-Founder , Gather Voices

Michael Hoffman is the CEO of Gather Voices and an expert in the use of video in marketing and digital engagement. He teaches marketing at the University of Chicago and is a long-time consultant to business leaders on constituent engagement strategies. In 2017, Hoffman founded Gather Voices to revolutionize how organizations create and use video.

 

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10:00 AM

In this showcase Mykyta Fastovets, co-founder and CTO at ExpoPlatform, will demonstrate a wide range of functionality and tools to organise engaging AI-powered hybrid and virtual events and focus on monetisation opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors

Points to be covered: -

  • The main aspects of the product
  • What we can monetise at the event and why
  • How to generate revenue in an online and hybrid event
  • Different categories of monetisation and sponsorship available on the platform
Mykyta Fastovets
Mykyta Fastovets

CTO & Co-Founder , ExpoPlatform

 

11:00 AM

Virtuworx is the closest to the real deal you will get in an online environment – it’s an immersive, interactive and hyper-realistic environment that is cost-effective, scalable, customisable and tailored to both large-scale and boutique events.

Delivering real experiences and real human connections, Virtuworx is made with engagement in mind. Navigate around and network with anyone in the virtual environment.

The platform seamlessly amplifies and enhances your content, delivers value to sponsors and exhibitors and achieves that all so important ROI.

David Cummins

Executive Director , The Virtulab

 

12:30 PM

How do you improve member experience without a large technology budget or internal expertise for a full digital transformation programme?

If you’re the Institute of Quarrying, you make a radical decision to invest in a mobile app (instead of the website) to serve as the key engagement channel for your members.

Hear how the Institute has thrived by shifting its culture and implementing its IQ Connect mobile app to better serve members including:

  • Quickly delivering a mobile, app-based membership portal
  • Sharing content from IQ and curated from other industry sources
  • Personalising member experiences through integration with the CRM
  • Enabling members to take charge of their CPD and address knowledge gaps
  • Communicating directly with members without relying on email
Michael Jones
Michael Jones

VP Mobile Technologies , RD Mobile

Michael leads the mobile practice at RD Mobile where he continually strives to WOW customers and engage members and supporters with the Engagefully and Eventsential mobile event and member engagement apps. In addition to his role as a mobile evangelist and strategist, Michael is a frequent speaker on mobile best practices for the American Society of Association Executives, Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, and others. In his free time, Michael is an avid musician and amateur photographer.

 

1:15 PM

When the events of 2020 hit conference planners hard, the team at Ex Ordo kicked into gear to build an online conference platform that would allow our customers in associations and scholarly communities to continue hosting their events. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis will be felt for a long time to come, but the innovations that occurred as a result of it have done plenty of good. Scholarly communities around the globe are recognizing the benefit of online interaction. And they’re investing in new, accessible ways to help their members connect.

Join our expert briefing for an inside look at how the American Marketing Association (and other scholarly societies) are reinventing the way their communities come together. We’ll be sharing case studies and top tips from conference committees who have saved (and grown) their events by making the move online

Brian Campbell
Brian Campbell

Chief Marketing Officer , Ex Ordo

Sierra Taylor

Content Manager , Ex Ordo

 

2:15 PM

See what is New, Better and Different with ReadyMembership.

It’s a flexible solution combining CMS with CRM, email personalisation, event management and an app option too. Keep what you love and replace what’s outdated, as the platform seamlessly integrates with a range of CRM systems including Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce.

Scott Cole
Scott Cole

Head of Commercial , Pixl8 Group

Scott is Managing Director of eventfolio and Head of Commercial for its parent company, Pixl8 Group. He has spent over a decade working with associations, membership, central and local government and bluechip organisations solving complex digital requirements to streamline back office processes, improve user experience and conversion rates.

Scott's belief, and the basis upon which the eventfolio platform was developed, is that providing highly personalised, all-year- round, digital experiences leads to measurable improvements in member/attendee engagement and registration.

With 100+ sector clients, Pixl8 Group offer an end- to- end AMS on a single platform encompassing CMS, eCRM, EMS, CRM as well as complimentary Cyber Security solutions.

 

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9:15 AM

New - Convention Centres and hotels, especially around Seoul offering more inventory for event organisers

Better - With a lead in technology, and amongst the world’s fastest broadband – UNTACT (contactless) systems are the norm, including for onsite registration. Our enhanced support options include virtual and hybrid support, including ready virtual platforms from the key cities, hybrid studio setups in most venues, and hologram ready tech to enhance your events

Different - The Korea MICE Bureau has identified over 40 venues and locations unique to Korea, to offer you a very different opening ceremony, unconference, or gala dinner – and bring genuine local flair to your Korea conference or congress

Korea has been in the top 3 international meeting destinations for nearly a decade (UIA statistics report). Korea is a compact country, nowhere is more than 2.5 hours by the high speed KTX (bullet) train, or just under a one hour’s flight. A central hub in Asia, Korea leads in technology, Medical & Science, automotive, Arts and creative industries and more.

With a modern and high-tech infrastructure everywhere is easy to access, with great facilities for convening and unique and unusual experiences await the visitor wherever they go.

Korea MICE Bureau offers Association meeting planners a single point of contact to the destination and a wealth of information on the country’s 13 regional convention bureaux, each with state of the art convention centres. Our information is impartial, we offer assistance with local contacts and provide a raft of support services.

Anne Ridyard

Director Associations , Korea MICE Bureau

 

10:00 AM

Pixl8’s event management software gives you everything you need to run a portfolio of events – taking you from launch, right through to year-round marketing. Manage your virtual events within the platform, get dedicated landing pages, schedules and sponsorship placements. Plus new chat features and exhibitor zones launching soon.

Scott Cole
Scott Cole

Head of Commercial , Pixl8 Group

Scott is Managing Director of eventfolio and Head of Commercial for its parent company, Pixl8 Group. He has spent over a decade working with associations, membership, central and local government and bluechip organisations solving complex digital requirements to streamline back office processes, improve user experience and conversion rates.

Scott's belief, and the basis upon which the eventfolio platform was developed, is that providing highly personalised, all-year- round, digital experiences leads to measurable improvements in member/attendee engagement and registration.

With 100+ sector clients, Pixl8 Group offer an end- to- end AMS on a single platform encompassing CMS, eCRM, EMS, CRM as well as complimentary Cyber Security solutions.

 

11:00 AM

How do you successfully transition from delivering online conferences and events to hybrid – without doubling your work or breaking your budget?

Hear lessons learnt from 3 associations that have gone hybrid and succeeded by taking a “blended” approach, complementing their in-person events with online experiences that provide value, expand access, create new revenue opportunities, and increase ROI.

Katie Atkinson
Katie Atkinson

President , RD Mobile

Katie has been working in and for membership associations and non-profits for more than 30 years. She began her association career at GWSAE (now the American Society of Association Executives) after working in advertising and at the BBC in London. Katie co-founded RD Mobile to help associations leverage technology to deliver superior meetings and member experiences. She’s won 4 national awards for marketing and also consulted with Verizon Long Distance and Marriott International.

 

11:45 AM

Eventsforce provides a fully integration solution that allows associations to run virtual events and build lasting relationships with their communities online – from powerful abstract management tools, event registration and live/on-demand content delivery to networking, virtual exhibitors and tiered sponsorship.

Daniel Slavin
Daniel Slavin

Business Development Manager , Eventsforce

Dan has worked in the events industry for the last 12 years holding senior commercial positions at respected event companies such as Terrapinn and Clarion Events. Since making the jump into the event tech space 7 years ago with Eventsforce, Dan has worked closely with many different types of organisations; corporates, associations, universities and publishers - helping them maximise the return of their event tech investments.

 

1:15 PM

Introducing CC Engage, the new virtual event networking product from CrowdComms.  

Attendee networking has been one of the biggest challenges at virtual events. Events with thousands of delegates attending at the same time, but attending alone. No excitement, no buzz, no engagement. Each experience as isolated as the next.  

CC Engage is revolutionising the way we network at virtual and hybrid events. Offered as a standalone product or as part of CrowdComms' industry-leading virtual event platform, it recreates the serendipity of in-person networking, online. Dedicated networking rooms give attendees intuitive and engaging spaces to effortlessly join video conversations with other attendees and watch event live streams as small groups together once again. Networking rooms can be focussed by topic, industry, attendee group, or any other way that helps your attendees connect with the right people, transforming the experience of attending a virtual conference, member meeting or awards ceremony. CC Engage also unlocks a range of sponsorship opportunities, from branding to announcements and advertising content.

Matthew Allen
Matthew Allen

Managing Director , CrowdComms

I am incredibly lucky to be heading up a fantastic team at CrowdComms, where we help event and association professionals to deliver amazing events with our industry-leading technology and client support services.


I am passionate about helping individuals to reach their potential and have used my background as an Education Consultant to navigate the last 13 years in Senior Management roles within a number of different businesses and sectors. My focus is on empowering people to take ownership and accountability for their work, and to provide them with the tools, infrastructure and most importantly confidence, to excel.


At CrowdComms, our aim is to take the complex and make it as simple as possible. Since our inception in 2011, our team have worked relentlessly to develop a customisable and robust platform that has enabled our clients to continue delivering events in the virtual and hybrid world.

 

Attendee networking has been one of the biggest challenges at virtual events. Events with thousands of delegates attending at the same time, but attending alone. No excitement, no buzz, no engagement. Each experience as isolated as the next. Our R&D focus over the last 6-12 months has been making the networking experience as useful as possible for event attendees, and I’m excited to give you a pre-release showcase of the solution at AWC this year.


I have been proud to see that the work we have done has enabled our agency partners and direct clients to deliver their events, to share their messages and to keep the cogs turning whilst we await a return to some form of normality. What sets us apart is our service and support – we are events people who understand technology and how to best utilise it.


We will embrace virtual and hybrid and will look forward to seeing you all back in the venues as soon as it is possible.

 

2:00 PM

In this session Luke Bilton will share key trends and insights shaping the hybrid future of Association events.

The session will cover:

  • Insights from 18 months of virtual events

  • Tour of ExpoPlatform AI-powered events and 365 communities

  • How this creates value for members and sponsors alike.

Luke Bilton
Luke Bilton

Chief Growth Officer , ExpoPlatform

 

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9:15 AM
See what is New, Better & Different in Cascais.

Speakers

Linda Pereira

Executive Director
CPL Meetings & Events

10:00 AM

Eventsforce is an all-in-one event management platform that gives you the flexibility you need to run hybrid events. Create the kind of personal experiences that engage people - wherever they are. Manage all your events in one place with a fully integrated solution that offers next-generation registration tools, virtual event platform, mobile apps, networking, contactless check-in and more.

Daniel Slavin
Daniel Slavin

Business Development Manager , Eventsforce

Dan has worked in the events industry for the last 12 years holding senior commercial positions at respected event companies such as Terrapinn and Clarion Events. Since making the jump into the event tech space 7 years ago with Eventsforce, Dan has worked closely with many different types of organisations; corporates, associations, universities and publishers - helping them maximise the return of their event tech investments.

 

11:00 AM

Find out What's New, Better & Different from Virtual Events by Brief 2 Event

 

Guy Mason

Managing Director , Virtual Events by Brief2Event

 

11:45 AM

The landscape for today’s associations has changed. There’s more competition than ever, traditional revenue drivers are under threat, and member expectations are evolving. Your association has to be ready to offer innovative, new online programs and experiences that complement traditional in-person events and appeal to more members—whenever and wherever they want to access them. 

Join D2L for our product demo to gain an overview of our learning platform, Brightspace, which includes all the tools and support you need to create engaging learning experiences for your members and help drive business success. 

This demo will cover:  

  • How to enable and empower members with world-class continuing education they can access from the comfort of their couch. 

  • Ability to scale virtual events to attract new and untapped audiences. 

  • How to develop programs that help learners build the competencies they need to keep up to date with accreditations. 

Speakers

Alan Hiddleston

Director of Corporate Learning, EMEA
D2L

1:15 PM

The team at Ex Ordo designs software for technical, scholarly, and professional conferences. Their end-to-end platform includes tools for managing abstract submissions, handling complex review processes, registering delegates, planning interactive online conferences, and more. Event organisers and association professionals around the globe use Ex Ordo’s online conference platform to deliver great experiences to their communities. 

Peter Casserly

Chief Revenue Officer , Ex Ordo

 

2:00 PM

Savvy is a Dutch technology provider that operates all over Europe. We offer specialized total solutions for live, online and hybrid events. We develop, install, facilitate and deliver reliable technology and data. Do you want a solution for your next knowledge event, that works and provides insight into the ROI / ROE? Then choose Savvy as your partner in Europe. 

Christiaan Mooij

Account Manager , Savvy Congress

Cron van der Lee

Sales Director , Savvy Congress

Mark Plaisier

Director , Savvy Congress

 

3:00 PM

Accredible works with hundreds of Associations worldwide to help them issue verifiable and secure, cloud hosted, digital certificates, badges and blockchain credentials to their members. Our platform can support your entire credentialing process including automation of issiance via an AMS, LMS or CRM. In particular we help Associations manage the life-cycle of a credential. Making things like revocation, expiration or renewal a smooth, simple and efficient process. This in itself helps drive retention and lower attrition of members. We also offer Associations the ability to create a directory which is powered by verifiable credential data and acts as a hub for your industry. Meaning any 3rd party can verify a member's status in real time at the click of a button.

Issuing traditional certificates can be incredibly costly - especially if you have international members. Accredible’s digital certificates are easy to issue, take less time, and don’t need to be mailed. Join us to learn how associations can save $10,000 a year on certificate issuance, instantly update, renew, or revoke membership, show off members with a digital directory, and promote your association through seamless social sharing.

Duncan Mitchinson
Duncan Mitchinson

Chief Revenue Officer , Accredible

Duncan is a sales and customer success specialist with a track record of helping Associations to digitally transform their credential offerings. He’s worked with 100+ Association clients to date and is an expert in all things digital credentials.