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Delegate-ROI of meetings

Find advice on how to optimise the ROI for delegates at your meetings.
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What draws participants in to new events each year-- and what brings them back? From keynotes to panel discussions, an organiser’s focus is on building an impressive, content-rich experience that aims to delight and inspire.

Jonathan Sivak, director at Tapfuse, discusses the importance of ROE over ROI when it comes to event technology

In today’s age of budget cuts and time constraints, the question of proving the value of your annual meeting has never been more important.

“We already know what we’re going to present at the meeting, and we know what attendees want to hear about.” How many times have you heard that from your internal meeting clients?

How do you know if your large meetings actually produce the results you want? Are people engaged and motivated as a result of the experience?

Event producer Tahira Endean, CMP, talks about the return meeting professionals can expect from investing time, energy, and resources into elevating their meeting design.

Declines in annual budget, attendance numbers and volume of events are forcing more event organisers than ever to measure return on investment (ROI).

You’ll recognize these acronyms as attempts to define whether or not a meeting has been effective. Has it satisfied the specific needs of both meeting owners and meeting attendees (customers)?

Although there is a large body of research on innovation related to many industrial sectors, little attention has been paid – until now – to the meetings industry.

Tech firm Lumi has unveiled Lumi Track, a delegate tracking product that gives event planners the ability to check-in attendees, monitor their attendance and generate reports that offer insights into attendee behaviour.

Almost two-thirds of senior decision-makers do not have, or don’t know if they have, an integrated travel, meetings and events policy.

How can you determine if your event is truly successful? How do your events compare from event to event, and from year to year?

Survey results, registration, and financial reports are all good lagging indicators for conference improvement.

Meeting planners can collect lots of data about attendee behavior when they use mobile apps at meetings, and really get granular about what content and experiences are connecting with participants.

Event technology provider GenieConnect has introduced a new analytics capability to enable organisers to identify parts of their event that are failing to engage with attendees, in real time.

Do you rely on “smile sheet” evaluations to measure how well your meeting is progressing toward its goals and objectives?

It's no secret that people are cutting back on attending conferences. Even if your organization has a bulletproof marketing plan for enticing your membership

Big data is big news for most industries these days—even, or perhaps especially, for meeting professionals.