Mermaid CEC and Max WiFi to host briefing on event technology

London’s Mermaid Conference and Events Centre and Wi-Fi and communication agency Max WiFI are set to jointly host an interactive breakfast briefing called ‘Conferencing: 2012 and Beyond’. This follows the news the centre was the first venue to install event communications company Max WiFi’s new ‘Venue Wi-Fi Service’.
Aiming to explore the latest and future technology to enhance delegate experience, the event will be held on 19 January from 7.45-10.45am.
Conference organisers and venue managers will be given an insight into how greater return on investment (ROI) can be driven through better interactivity.
Organisations to have confirmed attendance include CCT Venues, Origen, HFW and the British Science Association.
‘Conferencing: 2012 and Beyond’ will bring together some of the industries top names including Chairman of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers, Michael Foreman; MD of Max WiFi, Richard Hughes; MD of 360R, Simon Burgon; and Contributing Editor for London & Partners, Mike Fletcher.
Foreman will discuss the future of the industry and ABPCO’s Conference Cloud campaign, which calls for free Wi-Fi for conference events. Burgon will demonstrate applications currently used by the events and corporate market and outline how they can add another dimension to the conference experience. While Fletcher will compere the event discussing conferencing past and future and will take questions interactively from the audience via Twitter.

Hughes will demonstrate good and bad Wi-Fi, focusing on Wi-Fi during the Olympics. He will also examine the needs of both event organisers and venues and demonstrate voting, streaming and video conferencing.
Conference organisers and venue managers can register their interesting in attending the event by emailing and can follow the event on Twitter by using #ConferenceBeyond.
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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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