Barry Kirk and Lynn Randall Among Maritz Leaders to Present at 2010 Motivation Show

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Maritz, a leading sales and marketing services company, will be represented by nine speakers at the 2010 Motivation Show, the world’s premier event for incentives, recognition rewards, and motivational meetings and events. The conference will run Oct. 12-14 in Chicago.

Maritz, a leading sales and marketing services company, will be represented by nine speakers at the 2010 Motivation Show, the world’s premier event for incentives, recognition rewards, and motivational meetings and events. The conference will run Oct. 12-14 in Chicago.

Customer Loyalty
Barry Kirk, solution vice president of consumer loyalty for Maritz will present on the topic of gamification. Kirk will discuss the idea of adopting a game-centric view of loyalty programs, which can bring a whole new perspective to the most effective ways to engage customers. Pierre Politte, solution vice president for employee recognition, will relate how these same principles can be applied for more effective engagement of employees as well.

Employee Engagement
Jerry Klein, senior solution design strategist, Maritz Loyalty & Motivation, and Jennifer Kallery, vice president of marketing for Maritz, will explain how to use employee enrichment as an engagement strategy. The session will focus on turning employee engagement into a grassroots effort that maximizes the potential of people in an organization.

Michelle Pokorny, solution leader for sales incentives at Maritz, and Paula Godar, director of brand strategy for Maritz, will team up to lead a session exploring the science of powerful rewards and recognition. This engaging workshop will alternate between brief presentations on recent insights from the human sciences about what drives people, and interactive discussions with peers on how this knowledge can be applied in an organization and its programs.

Meetings, Events & Incentive Travel
Maritz’ strategic event consultant, Lynn Randall, will discuss how to inspire engagement through virtual event solutions. This panel discussion will explore best practices supported by neuroscience and other research data on how to include the best engagement strategies to match your business objectives for virtual meetings.

Jim Ruszala, director of marketing for Maritz Travel Company, will moderate a panel composed of officers and board members of the Incentive Travel Council as they discuss the future of incentive programs. Ruszala will later present alongside Christian Savelli, director of business intelligence for Maritz Travel Company, on how to apply predictive modeling to improve meeting, event and incentive performance.

About Maritz
St. Louis-based Maritz is a sales and marketing services company, which helps companies achieve their full potential through understanding, enabling, and motivating employees, channel partners and customers. Maritz provides market and customer research, communications, learning solutions, incentive initiatives, rewards and recognition, effective meeting, event and incentive management services and customer loyalty programs.

For more information, visit http://www.maritz.com or call 1-877-4MARITZ. Follow us on Twitter @ Maritz_LLC

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