Meetings Tech Expo Trip
So our trip to Washington DC was a raging success. We were an exhibitor at the Meetings Technology Expo, a conference dedicated exclusively to the technology education of meeting and event professionals. We arrived in style to debut our new flagship tool, hubb.
Hubb is a cloud-based tool for event professionals. It helps you plan and execute your event from start to finish, from back to front, and everywhere in between. It’s the ultimate event management platform for small, intimate affairs or large enterprise events. It’s your technology partner to handle any situation.
Our booth was the talk of the show, and our technology demo was the most attended at the expo. One lucky attendee even won a New iPad!
All in all, we are extremely happy with the turnout at MTE. Paul and Dahlia put on an incredibly well-executed event, and we couldn’t be happier with the results!
If you’re an event planner, be sure to check out hubb. We promise it’ll make your life SO much easier and will keep you from pulling out your hair when dealing with track managers or mid-survey evaluation updates. Go to http://tryhubb.com or call us at 1.800.528.1668 to learn more.
A Day in the Life of an Event Planner
You arrive at work early and scan the 200 emails you received over night. You make it halfway through before your phone rings. It’s the venue. There’s a problem with the catering.
Meanwhile, your coffee is getting cold, and you didn’t even have a chance to drink it. There’s another call holding. It’s one of your track managers. The speaker schedule is going to be late. And you needed it yesterday.
Your email inbox is exploding. You didn’t get a chance to see all the messages from last night, and now they’re piling up. You know you shouldn’t ignore them, but these new ones need answers now. First In - First Out, right?
Suddenly, it’s lunch time. You brought a salad from home, but you already ate it at 9:30 because you skipped breakfast. You could go get something, but you have a client meeting in 45 minutes. You decide to tough it out, but you’re on the phone with caterers talking about food, and your hunger is just getting worse.
You’re driving to your third meeting of the afternoon, and your oil change light just lit up on the dash. You were supposed to have it changed last week, but got too busy. This week isn’t looking any better. Some of your emails aren’t coming to your phone, and you NEED to stop by the store and have it looked at. No time for oil.
You make it back to the office and finally have that staff meeting you’ve been putting off since last Thursday. They all need final approval on various projects. You get them squared away and make a last-ditch effort at answering all the messages in your inbox. You fail, but vow that you’ll tackle it at home after dinner.
You sit on the couch with your laptop and catch snippets of American Idol while you respond to client inquiries and put out fires that have been burning all day. The late-night news comes on, and things are finally looking good enough that you can catch a few hours of sleep before heading into the office again in 6 hours.
You lie in bed wondering where all your time went. Did you actually get anything accomplished today? Was there anything you forgot? You need to find a way to put all the pieces together this week. Visions of registration tables and social integration applications float through your head as you doze off to sleep.
Congratulations. You’re an event planner.