"[The award winners] They have helped to reduce costs, streamline business processes, and generate revenue streams in what has been a challenging year in the meetings industry. We congratulate them and thank them for their contributions"
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 11, 2010
Tarsus Advon, the division of Tarsus Group plc that manages the MTO Summit, a technology conference for meeting industry professionals and MeetingTechOnline, a digital resource for event industry technology, announced the recipients of the MTO Tech Awards this morning.
Five winners were announced on the final day of the MTO Summit, which was held Nov. 9-10 in Washington, D.C.:
The winner in the “Best Attendee Experience” category was QuickMobile, a Vancouver, B.C.-based mobile solutions provider. The company was recognized for their QuickStart PlatformTM that enables event organizers to speed up the development of their mobile applications and offers CMS, ecommerce, analytics, advertising and real-time update capabilities.
The winner in the “Best in Marketing and Communication” category was Fixation Marketing based in Bethesda, Md. Fixation Marketing’s 2010 BIO International Convention Digital Directory and Buyers’ Guide included features such as "digital paper," "shake" (wiggle) technology that displays menu options, and an on screen drag and drop reader response card.
The winner in the “Best in Networking and Community” category was mingle360 of Fairfax, Va. Its MingleStick product, a small handheld device the size of a keychain, allows event attendees to wirelessly exchange contact information. The MingleStation is a passive lead retrieval system that provides exhibitors with facial recognition and document sharing capabilities.
The winner in the “Best in Analytics and Measurement” category was Austin, Texas-based Alliance Tech for its RFID offering, “Intelligent EXHIBITOR,” that provides show organizers and exhibitors with an opportunity to better understand attendee behavior and preferences at an event, while driving additional revenue opportunities.
The winner in the “Best in Event Management” category was A2Z, Inc. of Columbia, Md. for its ChirpE application, which allows event organizers to deploy information about their shows on any media, device or platform. They were also recognized for their new pricing structure and a free tool for managing event floor plans called FloorplanGenie.
MTO Summit organizers also awarded Honorable Mentions to ASP, Sparksight, Inc., Core-Apps, and Lygase RFID Solutions.
“After a hiatus in 2009, we are pleased to be able to resume the MTO Tech awards this year for the technology providers that have taken this industry to the next level of innovation. They have helped to reduce costs, streamline business processes, and generate revenue streams in what has been a challenging year in the meetings industry. We congratulate them and thank them for their contributions,” said Stephen Nold, president, Tarsus Advon.
About Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international B2B media company creating industry-leading events, publications and online media since 1998. Tarsus Group’s portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications, and online media including TSNN http://www.tsnn.com, spans across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. With its head office in Dublin, and offices in London, Paris, Milwaukee, Boca Raton, Shanghai, and Dubai, Tarsus extends the global reach for business professionals with more than 80 properties in a diverse range of industries including medical, aviation, manufacturing, finance, talent management, IT, marketing, and a growing portfolio focused on the events industry. To learn more visit http://www.tarsus.com.
About Tarsus Advon
Based in Austin, Tarsus Advon properties include MeetingTechOnline and the MTO Summits. MeetingTechOnline is a team-driven online publication and community portal that provides technology information and education for the meetings industry. The team conducts research with show organizers, technology suppliers, and industry experts. Qualitative and quantitative data are respectively gathered though primary sources and survey analysis. Twice-annual MTO Summits are designed to educate event and exhibition professionals about the latest trends and developments in technology for face-to-events. Tarsus Group acquired MeetingTechOnline and the MTO Summits in 2010 creating Tarsus Advon. To learn more visit http://www.mtosummit.com.
Stephen Nold, President, Tarsus Advon
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