Forum Group Events (FGE) has been awarded twice over by Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) at last night’s gala function in Melbourne. The events marketing and management organisation overcame strong competition to take home the national accolades for ‘Meetings & Events Management Organisation (less than 8 employees)’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’.
2016 marks Forum Group Events’ 20th anniversary of delivering business events. To add to an eventful year in which the team has already delivered almost 200 events over the past 12 months, Lauren Hayward, General Manager, FGE, was thrilled to accept the MEA accolades recognising the company’s outstanding provision of services to the Australian conference, meetings and events industry.
Leanne Constantino, Managing Director, Forum Group Events, said the announcements were welcome recognition of the dedication of Forum Group Event’s team based in Sydney and Melbourne.
“The Forum Group Events team is extremely delighted to receive these MEA awards at national level. Our team takes pride in providing our loyal clients memorable events that connect, educate and inspire their delegations. Our focus remains on delivering innovative events marketing and execution solutions whilst providing outstanding customer service. We could not have achieved these accolades without the dedication from our entire team.” said Constantino.
The Meetings & Events Management Organisation (less than 8 employees) category reviewed the impact and efficacy of smaller event management companies over the previous year. The category was judged on a number of criteria, including business planning and management, marketing strategy, resource management, financial performance, contribution to the industry as well as the overall uniqueness of the company.
Forum Group Events was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility award in recognition of the company’s policies and practices that actively consider the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, communities, stakeholders and the environment.
ABOUT FORUM GROUP EVENTS
Trusted by global Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years, Forum Group Events is a multi award-winning integrated events marketing and management organisation.
Forum Group Events has a national network alliance of innovative professionals that strive to deliver world-class events. We create end-to-end marketing experiences that connect, educate and inspire whilst driving business results for a diverse range of clients.
Our integrated campaign approach offers a complete solution to meet event and marketing objectives. The FGE team excels at event strategy, event management, event promotion, audience acquisition and extending the life of an event whilst always maximizing ROI.
For further information visit www.forumgroupevents.com.au
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Technology is advancing at a rapid speed…The question for event planners / event management companies, is how can we incorporate this new technology into our events to remain at the forefront of innovation and create the ultimate delegate experience?
Forum Group Events attended the Event Show hosted by Meetings and Events Australia last week to find the answer to this question from three industry experts. Led by Toby Travanner, we heard insights from Evan Daley from Two Bulls, Manjula Dissanayake from Emojot and Stefan Perner from Virtual Reality Ventures on the following event technologies:
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Real time emotive feedback – Introducing EmSense – a neuroscience company with headsets that can actually read individual’s emotional responses by measuring brainwave cognition on a moment by moment basis. As an event planner, the idea of knowing exactly how your audience is feeling is of course appealing, however the idea of having everyone in the audience donning these devices seems a little farfetched (at least for now anyways). The substitute? Emojot – A software sensor that tracks real time delegate feedback. Rather than waiting for delegate feedback after a session, the emojot digital platform allows delegates to tap on their screen what emotion they are feeling throughout a presentation. This enables the presenters and planners to see what content is resonating with their audience in real time.
Virtual reality – Imagine being able to transport your delegates to an entirely different world? Virtual Reality Ventures are doing just that by enabling delegates to interact with computer-generated simulations of 3D environments. (For more info on how virtual reality works check out this video). By incorporating this into events, you can create a memorable experience for attendees whilst also allowing them to experience a product, service or destination. Instead of talking to delegates about your new store they can actually be transported there! You may have also heard some buzz around Oculus Rift (which Facebook purchased for a modest $2 billion) or another substitute? Google cardboard.
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Augmented reality – Combining virtual reality with the physical world…this can really take attendee engagement to a new level. Real-world event environments can be augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video or graphics. Some examples of how Two Bulls are incorporating this into events? Dynamic lighting and presentations controlled by hand gestures alone, gamification (where holding up physical devices generates computer images and interaction) and virtual collateral (scan the code with your phone and witness a computer generated image appear before your eyes). Check out this augmented reality demo.
Interested in hearing more about how you can incorporate these new technologies into your next event? Contact Forum Group Events on +612 9212 6125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t you hate it when you attend an event and get a gift bag full of brochures, coupons, and nothing else? I know we can’t always organise giveaways with a total value of $5,000 like the Oscars, but surely gift bags can offer something worthwhile. Ted Kruckel from Bizbash provided us the with these ‘Dos and Don’ts of Gift bags’ that we can sum up in the following points:
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