Using Technology To Enhance Events

Al Wynant, CEO of talks with host Eric Dye about using technology to enhance events, what you need to consider before implementing technology, and best practices.

Listen to Eric Dye & Al Wynant discuss the following:

- You have been planning events for a while, and tools used by planners must have changed significantly over the years?

- What do you see as current or developing technology trends in the meeting-planning world?

- How can planners incorporate technology to make the planning of events easier, and what should they think about when looking at implementing technology for their events?

It is not just about planning, but also marketing and public relations. It seems that everyone wants to use social media tied to their events and meetings; how effective is that and how do you see that evolve?

Aside of planning support and social media, how can technology be used to engage attendees?

- As planning budgets have grown a bit tighter over the past years, are there ways to generate more revenue using technologies?

- What are your top 3 tips for planners considering increasing the use of technology with their event?


About our guest:

Al Wynant has 23 years of international event management experience. He has managed events from 50 to 125,000 attendees in six countries. He intimately understands the many aspects of event and meeting management, and how technology can make the complicated process of planning and managing events, and engaging attendees easier, which is a plus in his position as CEO at

Al studied in Europe and traveled with the international educational program Up with People. He has worked as a Marketing and Public Relations Representative working concert tours in the United States, Switzerland, Belgium and the United Kingdom. He ran event management firm A6 where he was responsible for the management of a large variety of conferences and events in the Southwest and in Atlanta, High Point and New York City.