Inspiring Innovation: Must Have Tech for your Meeting

Technology has made meeting and event planning quicker, easier, and more successful than ever before. However, exploring and comparing the hundreds of apps and mobile-friendly websites out there can be time-consuming and even a little frustrating. That’s why we’ve put together a handy overview of some of the most popular and effective meeting and event planning technology tools trending this year. — one of the most comprehensive meeting and event planning resource online today including:

• Free powerful search by location, group size, accommodations, meeting space needs, and even event type
• Extensive database of meeting and event suppliers, venues, accommodations, activities, and attractions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Iowa
• Easy-to-use eRFP tool that streamlines the supplier selection process
• Fresh, original content every month with tips and advice from leading industry experts

Hopin — Event marketing & easy to use promotion tools including:

• Promote your event with easy to use landing pages
• Boost registrations with a flexible event registration suite
• Analyize pre- to post-event analytics & more

Bizzabo — This app improves a guest’s stay by offering convenient services via mobile devices including:

• Simplify the way you manage your entire event
• Whether you host 5 or 5,000 events a year use website, email and report templates to run your events at scale
• Customize management access and permissions
• Segment your contacts & more

Attendify — This popular app enables both planners and attendees to enhance the meeting and event experience:

• Attendees can share updates and ideas with messages, post event photos, and get featured on the activity stream
• Planners can get instant event feedback from attendees with real-time polling
• Direct messaging connects attendees, while notification center users see likes, comments, and push notifications
• The app can be customized with the easy-to-use Drag and Drop feature that allows planners to include agendas, tracks, speaker bios,  sponsor lists & more

Aventri — Hybrid & Virtual Event Solutions including:

• Attendee networking, registration, badging and credentials
• Budget management, contract abstract management and dedicated training programs
• Event promotion tools including email marketing, event and meeting website builder, event analytics and reporting
• Mobile event management, onsite check in and registration, seating planner & more

Casey Romano, Publisher | meetingpages |

Creator of digital platform meetingpages complete event planning directory and resource delivering leads and national, regional and local exposure for event venues, suppliers and destinations in MN, WI, IA & CO markets. In her free time, this 19 year industry veteran enjoys dance, group fitness, and training her young golden retriever dog in competition obedience and confirmation.