Poken included in MCI’s Annual Meeting of Worldwide Event Planners !
In December, 500 MCI event managers gathered in Istanbul (Turkey) for MCI’s International Business Meeting. With offices in 44 cities around the Globe, MCI is one of the leading global association, conference and event management groups. This annual meeting was the perfect opportunity for event managers to meet, get motivated, deepen existing connections, and catch up with the newest members of the team in a 2-day vibrant setting.
To enhance the networking experience, each attendee received an MCI branded pokenSPARK pre-registered with their contact details. Before the event, when logging in to the Poken member hub, the participants could see who among their LinkedIn contacts would be attending. Post-event, when they connected their poken, a fully MCI-branded website with digital networking dashboard allowed them to sync their contacts with other contact management software such as SalesForce or Outloook, to view pictures taken during the event, and to download the event’s presentation material.
The Poken engineering team worked with MCI’s technical team to build special features that allowed for tighter integration of registration data and richer profiles. This effort resulted in the new Contacts Attending widget, which shows who among your Poken and LinkedIn friends is attending a particular event. This is a great example of Poken’s data mining capabilities, as well as our custom development capabilities that will benefit any of MCI’s future events featuring Poken.
Are you interested in learning more about why this is relevant for event managers ? Simply watch Poken’s CEO, Stéphane Doutriaux, speak at the event. This talk focuses on how you can enable an instant real-world social networking experience by equipping everyone at your event with a Poken. You’ll also see how easy it is to create a networking website to connect people, places and things.
Note: As an added bonus, to get Stéphane’s recipe for quickly recovering from (ahem!) late-night voice loss before a speech, just send us an email telling us what you find most interesting in our pokenEVENT concept!
The MCI International Business Meeting was a fantastic opportunity to showcase MCI’s thought leadership in the events space, as well as to promote Poken to the right people in the conferences, meetings and events space. Thank you to MCI and we look forward to working with you.