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12 Apr 2018

ECEF Technology & Networking Experience Debuts May 30, 2018, Washington, DC

"As event technologies advance and proliferate at a breakneck pace, it is critical for technologists, non-tech executives, and solutions providers to understand each other’s capabilities and priorities,” said Sam Lippman, President of Lippman Connects, in announcing the debut of the ECEF TechDemo and Reception. Lippman Connects produces the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) to be held May 30, 2018, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.

“Immediately following the closing keynote address, industry leaders will participate in a new technology and networking experience that aims to bridge the divide between the business and technology of events,” Lippman added. The TechDemo will offer hands-on demonstrations of 10 real-world solutions that organizers can implement immediately. These select sponsors will be featured:

a2z — Secure and PCI-compliant, with integrated web and mobile solutions, this platform helps streamline, manage and promote your events. Harness smart, easy-to-use technology to significantly accelerate your exhibit and sponsorship sales. Access multi-year, multi-dimensional reports to conduct in-depth analyses on the performance of your entire portfolio of events.

Feathr — Feathr is a platform that helps events and associations acquire customers, generate referrals, and create digital sponsorship revenue.

  • Conference Solutions - Manage your event content from beginning to end via an integrated suite of delivery products that provide ways to create, engage, and deploy content, as well as extend the life of your event.
  • Interactive Technology - Increase attendee engagement and create unique experiences through innovative collaborative solutions; including augmented, virtual and mixed reality, high-end touch screen activations, gesture or motion-based activations, and interactive chatbots.
  • Event Growth & Execution - Accelerate your event growth, create and sell sponsorship opportunities and manage your event floor plan efficiently while increasing booth sales.
  • Fuzion™ by Freeman is an open product ecosystem that acts as a foundation to connect digital solutions. Fuzion solves industry-wide integration challenges, creating a seamless experience for event organizers and attendees.
Map Your Show — Integrated Directory Floor Plan & Search delivers all the information attendees are looking for. MYS Booth Sales empowers exhibitors to select booths or make assignments on your own. Collect payments, digital signatures, and more to accelerate sales. Conference Management controls the submission and approval process for all sessions and events. Easily create, collect, and manage conference data, and watch it grow into a front-end directory. The MYS Mobile App is an onsite extension with features and functionality that can be used without an internet connection.

mdg — Talk to mdg’s director of digital and learn how to cost-effectively employ tactics to increase event attendance. See demos, and hear about full-stack campaigns that feature tools like geotargeting, influencer-driven marketing, SEM, SEO, InGo, Feathr, video, email, website, and paid and organic social to nurture leads through the event cycle and drive registration.

PSAV — PSAV's event production arm, Premier Global Events (PGE), will showcase its scope of work including large-scale Production, Meetings (ICWs), Exhibits, and Creative and Digital services. Each business vertical begets a collection of audio visual tools that connect, engage and inspire.

Vibe — A 360-degree program, managed end-to-end by the VIBE team on behalf of your organization, to match and bring together qualified buyers and sellers in a managed environment. VIBE incorporates the much-needed personalization features and white-glove service that audiences are increasingly expecting globally. VIBE significantly strengthens your participants’ long-term connection and engagement with your brand.

ECEF 2018 will be the 17th annual edition of the industry’s premier event for executive networking and information-sharing. The event is limited to 200 executives from associations and independent event-producing organizations and is renowned for top-to-top networking and C-level presentations.

About Lippman Connects Lippman Connects produces information-sharing and networking events for exhibition and convention industry professionals. Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum (ECEF), Attendee Acquisition Roundtable (AAR), Exhibit Sales Roundtable (ESR) and Large Show Roundtable (LSR) give clients the opportunity to network, discuss challenges, and share best practices. Learn more at