VANCOUVER, B.C. – July 28, 2010 – NBTA Convention Mobile to Provide Mobile Access to Convention Details, Social Networking Alexandria, VA (July 28, 2010) The National Business Travel Association (NBTA), in partnership with QuickMobile, will provide advanced mobile solutions toattendees of the NBTA 2010 International Convention & Exposition, to be held August 8-11 in Houston. The NBTA Convention Mobile site and apps, made possible by the support of BCD Travel, will provide Convention attendees with anytime, anywhere access to convention information and social networking capabilities, as well as the ability to network with one another right from their smart phones.
NBTA Convention Mobile will offer access to the agenda, speaker details, and news; a searchable attendee list; and videos on NBTATV. Users will be able to share one anothers experiences through Twitter (hashtag #NBTA10), Facebook, and a photo gallery that will integrate NBTAs flickr stream with users mobile photo uploads from the Convention.
Attendees will be able to find one another through a searchable database and reach out to other attendees with a messaging feature.
Mike McCormick, NBTA Executive Director & COO, said, NBTA strives to continually enhance its Convention with innovations that aim to make it an even more dynamic and customized event. This year attendees will have key information and sharing capabilities before, during and after the Convention — right in the palm of their hands. From the event schedule to social networking to Houston highlights, NBTA Convention Mobile will help delegates successfully navigate and enhance the Business Travel Event of the Year.
David Snell, QuickMobiles EVP Sales and Marketing, stated, “We are very excited to be working on mobilization with NBTA for its annual Conference and are confident that we can extend the experiences of the event and provide much added productivity for attendees and staff. NBTA has always been forward-looking when it comes to the application of technology for its members, and this is no exception.
Added April Bridgeman, BCD Travels senior vice president of Strategic Marketing & Technology Planning, Given BCD Travels commitment to bring mobile services for business travelers, we didnt treat this as a typical sponsorship. We were directly involved with the NBTA Convention Mobiles design and are proud of the results. BCD Travel is excited to bring functionality to NBTA participants that will greatly enhance their convention experience.
Designed for today's mobile-savvy attendee, QuickMobile’s mobile app and analytics platform creates meaningful and lasting experiences. QuickMobile helps its customers deliver personalized, productive and fully-integrated events and meetings–across the enterprise and beyond–that captivate and engage attendees. With unparalleled expertise and a commitment to best practices, QuickMobile has helped thousands of high-performance organizations around the world transform their meetings and events. QuickMobile’s head office is located in Vancouver, Canada.