Starting April 2019, Conference Compass has become a full member of the International Congress and Convention Association again. ICCA is the global hub for the international association meetings industry and has over 1000 member companies in more than 100 countries worldwide. Conference Compass will be part of the France Benelux Chapter as well as the Meeting Support Sector.
If your business is operating in Europe or working with European clients, you have likely been affected by the General Data Protection Regulation. Event planners, associations and PCO’s are no exception: The GDPR forced them to rethink their use of personal data and how they can optimise their procedures to ensure security and privacy. This includes their mobile apps, as these contain sensitive information like speaker profiles or contact information. Seeing this challenge, we released a new feature that will help you to stay in control – User roles. Now, it will be easier than ever to give the right people access to your app and it’s data.
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For event planners, it is exciting to see an engagement peak within their mobile app during a conference. The app gathers an active community of attendees, professionals, and members and presents a unique communication channel. But what happens once the event is over? App users leave the app because they no longer see its use and the once active online community fades. The challenge is to keep the engagement up and activate users year-round. Most event profs fear not to have enough content or expertise to fill their mobile app throughout the year. Luckily, it doesn’t take a dedicated team or much time to uphold your mobile community. Here are 3 steps that will help you to create year-round mobile buzz with minimal effort! Continue Reading ->
Did you know that every time an attendee creates a personal profile, asks the speaker a question via your app or votes during a presentation, Eureka is involved? The Eureka platform is the driving motor behind the social and interactive features of our apps and empowers speakers, attendees and event organisers. Since we recently re-designed Eureka, some things might look or feel a little different, so we invite both Conference Compass veterans and newbies to have a look at our intro:
What makes us at Conference Compass the perfect partner for medical and scientific organizations is that we understand the special needs of their conferences and constantly update our products to better cater to them. One key element of academic conferences are posters and abstracts. They play an important role for professionals and create the opportunity to engage with other conference attendees and share their research. As traditional paper poster sessions have started to become more digital, we optimized our app once again. Now, posters cannot only be easily added, found, and viewed, but also rated with all our event apps.
Conferences and their technologies have developed in the past year and the changes affected the way we view, plan and experience conferences. While certain trends are bound to stay, some technologies will see major updates in 2019. We asked our team about their predictions and trends for the coming year, and here are their answers:
Capturing insights and real-time data is now easier, quicker and more effective then ever before: The latest update of our analytics platform* allows you to evaluate your impact and measure your event’s success, giving you the ability to make data-driven decisions backed by real numbers. Here is a quick round-up of our analytics’ possibilities and what we’ve improved:
2 months ago, we introduced a new set of features that made it easier for attendees to network, meet up and stay connected throughout the year. To make these networking features even more effective, our developers connected them with another powerful tool: Push notifications. Now, your attendees will never miss a new contact, meeting or chat message again*. Here’s how it works.
It was a year we won’t forget: From new laws and changing guidelines to innovative technologies, a lot happened in 2018. As another year passed by, changes in the event industry affected the way we view, plan and experience conferences. We asked our team about some of the biggest changes and news in 2018, and here are their answers:
This month, we are bringing new updates* to one of our favourite tools: The Eureka Ask feature. We like this tool so much because if gives the audience the opportunity to take part in a presentation and to raise their questions, but in a way that keeps you in control. To make the experience for the attendees and you as the organiser even better, we now let app users know whenever there are new questions, so they don’t have to leave the Ask screen. Furthermore, all question- and like-updates are now happening in real time, so you won’t miss anything.