TUCSON, AZ – This week at IMEX Frankfurt, the International Congress and Convention Association announced its brand new “Meeting Technology Tool.” Built in partnership with Simpleview, this searchable online directory aids association planners in identifying trusted technology partners.
The new tool helps address the constant need for better technology in the industry. “We recognized the fact that meeting planners require more powerful tools to plan and manage their meetings and events,” explained Rich Reasons, President at Simpleview. “That’s why we were excited to collaborate and contribute to this joint ICCA member-effort. With the deployment of the ICCA Meeting Technology Tool, meeting and association planners have access to a free and comprehensive resource to research and deliver the professional services their clients, delegates and stakeholders demand.”
Meeting planners utilizing the Meeting Technology Tool can search a list of top technology providers in the meetings and associations space via multiple criteria, including technology categories and subcategories, region, and additional keywords. A quick search is executed in seconds, providing various contact information and links to provider websites, and even includes a convenient technology solution checklist. As such, the directory is capable of saving planners significant time when selecting the right mobile app, web conferencing platform or other technology service for their events.
To ensure the utmost quality of listings, Corbin Ball — esteemed technology expert and writer in the meeting planner space — was consulted. Corbin has been recognized for his contributions to the meetings and associations industry with numerous accolades, including multiple “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” awards and a “Meetings Trendsetter” award in 2015.
The platform provided by Simpleview aids the ICCA in its ongoing mission to shape the future and value of international association meetings and contribute to the forces of global meetings progress.