Advisory Board Announced for MeetingMatrix Meeting and Event Technology Laboratory at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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International Advisory Board named to MeetingMatrix Meeting and Event Technology Laboratory at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.Board will consult and provide guidance in the development of curriculum for meeting planning course that will be provided free to learning institutions worldwide.

MeetingMatrix International of Portsmouth NH announces appointment of an Advisory Board to the Meeting Matrix Meeting and Event Technology Laboratory (The MET LAB) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. The advisory board consists of 15leading educators and professionals in the meeting and events industry.

Accepting nomination to the board:

Mr. Vincent Alonzo, Editor-in-Chief, Meeting News
Mr. Corbin Ball, Consultant , Author, and Speaker, Corbin Ball Associates
Mr. Tim Campbell, Global Partner & Channel Relations, Dean Evans
Mr. Joe DeVore, Director of Solutions Hotel Systems for MGM Resorts International, MGM Resorts International
Mr. Tom Eisner, Conference Coordinator, Tastefully Simple
Professor Andy Frew, Professor, School of Business, Enterprise and Management, Queen Margaret University
Mr. Glenn Haussman, Adjunct Professor, Tisch Hospitality School, New York University
Dr. David Jones, Associate Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Curtis Love, Associate Professor , Harrah Hotel College, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Professor Ian Miller, Professor, Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne
Mr. Fraser Muir, Director of Information Services, Queen Margaret University
Dr. Glenn Ramsborg, Les Roches School of Hospitality Management, Kendall College
Ms. Michelle Russell, Editor-in-Chief, Covene Magazine
Dr. Kimberly Severt, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida
Mr. Tran Truong, Director of Convention Services, Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center

The first introductory orientation board meeting will held virtually on September 2, 2010.

“When you have a vision of something it’s great to see it take on form and substance” said Jmîchaele Keller, President and CEO of MeetingMatrix International. “What a short time ago was an idea is now an established lab, a PHD candidate developing a curriculum, and now an exceptional and well qualified advisory board.”

“The Advisory Board will play a critical role in our efforts to bring a quality curriculum to life. Their combined knowledge and expertise will help keep us on track and ensure our standards are at the highest level.”

“Professor Joe Goldblatt, of Queen Margaret University, and Kuan-Wen Lin, the PHD candidate responsible for development of the lab and the curriculum deserve credit for achieving this milestone.”

The MeetingMatrix and Queen Margaret University collaboration was established to continuously identify the quantitative and qualitative value and contribution to business efficiency, productivity and financial sustainability of meeting and event technology. And to develop curriculum for free use by universities and colleges throughout the world that includes the evolving knowledge domains of on line venue research, computer assisted design and drawing, social media optimization and evaluation and other emerging areas related to information science in meetings and events.

“Our partnership with MeetingMatrix symbolizes the importance of technology education, research and development within the meetings and events industry,” said Professor Joe Goldblatt, Executive Director, The International Centre for the Study of Planned Events at Queen Margaret University.
“Thanks to the pioneering work of MeetingMatrix the modern meetings and events industry is growing from strength to strength through new technological solutions.  Queen Margaret University is delighted to serve as the home for the world’s first laboratory for meeting and event technology, the MeetingMatrix Met Lab.”

About MeetingMatrix International
MeetingMatrix International (http://www.MeetingMatrix.com) designs, implements, and supports on-line marketing solutions for hotels and convention centers worldwide. Based on MeetingMatrix Certified Room Diagrams, measured accurately to 6mm, MeetingMatrix on-line solutions address everyday challenges of event planning. MeetingMatrix web-based solutions and 3D-VR™ rendering capability make interactive room diagrams accessible at venue websites and a variety of vertical search engines. Headquartered in Portsmouth NH MeetingMatrix has offices in England, The Netherlands, and Hong Kong.

About Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

From its very inception, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (http://www.qmu.ac.uk/), has focused on providing relevant education and research, addressing real-life issues to enhance the social and economic well-being of all the communities we serve. We have expertise in health; media; communication; performing arts; social sciences; and business, management and enterprise. As a small university, we aim to offer a community environment to our students in which they can fulfill their potential and where they need never feel lost in the crowd. A commitment to social, ecological and economic sustainability underpins all our work.

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