Elite Meetings International (EMI), the leading provider of group business technology solutions, announced the launch of AttendeeHub, an online and mobile-friendly platform for scheduling appointments, managing agendas and promoting engagement at meetings, events and conferences of nearly every size.
AttendeeHub began with the concept of a comprehensive appointment scheduler and grew from there.
“We learned a great deal from our very successful FaceTime Appointment Scheduler, and used that as the launching point for this new software,” said Kelly Foy, CEO of EMI. “But we built AttendeeHub to be so much more.
“We incorporated the expressed wishes of meeting professionals, who needed tools that would help them excel in the profession’s increasingly demanding landscape and deliver ROI and added value to their participants.”
AttendeeHub’s core functionality allows users to schedule appointments with each other manually via the system’s robust search engine. Near-term enhancements to the scheduling system will allow attendees to have their schedule pre-populated using the system’s smart technology, which scans profiles to find the most relevant matches among attendees.
Foy said she sees the industry trending heavily toward appointment-based events.
“Even those meetings and events that don’t currently offer appointments will almost certainly do so in the future, because the ROI is so much greater when people meet face-to-face,” he said. Efficient management of that element is key – that’s why we believe that every program that has, or will have, an appointment component stands to benefit from this technology.
Although AttendeeHub was built as software, it also works on any mobile device for use in real-time, real-world situations. Enhancements in development will soon enable AttendeeHub to operate either as a stand-alone app or in conjunction with other mobile event apps and registration software.
Innovative features help event managers stay on top of the event. With AttendeeHub, event managers can:
• Add, edit, remove, and replace attendees
• Allow attendee-to-attendee, buyer-to-supplier, and group appointment scheduling
• View attendee agendas
• Track breakout and education sessions by allowing attendees to RSVP
• Promote engagement either within the app itself or on public social forums like Facebook, Twitter, and very soon, LinkedIn.
• Integrate with AttendeeHub’s mobile event app and registration partners, and in the coming months, with virtually any such system.
In the months ahead, event managers will also have the ability to conduct audience surveys and gather valuable feedback.