International Liver Congress: What the doctors prescribe for a great event

ILC 1For the second consecutive year, Poken catered to the International Liver Congress (ILC), as more than 10 000 international doctors and industry professionals gathered at the ExCel Center in London. Their objective: to network, and to discover the latest trends in their industry by attending talks and visiting the exhibit floor. Poken was there to facilitate the networking and digital document exchange, a core service aimed at helping everyone get the most out of their investment.

Some key metrics:

– More than 9000 professionals were equipped with a Poken Spark, their key Read More

Our favorite exhibitor stands at INDABA 2014

Indaba tablet kioskWith Zulu drum beats still fresh in our ears, we asked  some of the Poken crew to talk about their favorite exhibitor stands at INDABA, and what made them special.


Indaba was the biggest event I have ever been to and although I was disappointed that I didn’t get to see all the exhibitor stands, it did make choosing just one a little easier.

It was some shiny goldfish that caught my eye and got me chatting to the exhibitors Read More

What we learned at IMEX – Events are on the rise!

A few of us Pokenauts had the opportunity to attend IMEX in Frankfurt this week.  2014-05-21 11.17.28Today the Poken Europe team is back in the office, catching up on a gazillion emails and planning our follow up with new leads. What a great event IMEX was!  We’ve been attending event marketing shows every year since 2009, and let me tell you, there are a few trends that we can clearly see:

  • Event activity is picking up: all around the globe. Recession? Who talks of recession.  Maybe we’re just lucky in who

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INDABA 2014: Africa on show

2014-05-11 11.40.36We are walking to gateway C of Johannesburg airport, to leave South Africa after Indaba 2014. The Event and Marketing team are all carrying bags full of well-worn Poken crew work shirts, duty free gifts and the kind of bitter sweet feelings that linger around after a full week of life enhancing experiences and encounters with a lot of truly inspiring people. Sandra notices a large banner spanning from ceiling to floor. “I love quotes” she says, and we pause a moment to take a picture.  The large white lettering reads: Read More

A Week in Review: From Boosting Networking to Tagging Test-Drives for GM, Poken is Rocking it on 4 Continents

This week is a busy one at Poken!2014-05-14 10.08.37

Our world-wide event teams are rocking it on 4 continents, with big-name clients that are tapping into our Green Event Toolchest to attain a variety of objectives.  

PinkRoccade healthcare is boosting its partner event in Netherlands with the green glow of networking, and so is AVNET’s Technology Solutions Partner Summit in Arizona.  In North Carolina, the 2014 National Association of Consumer Shows is is going Green, so are 2000 doctors in Brazil and PC Connection in New Hampshire! On the automobile front, GM is running its Fleet & Commercial 2015 Product Preview
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What I discovered about Poken when I joined the team

ImageAny new position means a lot of new things to come your way; new desk, new coffee machine, new roles and responsibilities. This learning curve is all a part of the gig. Sometimes however, a new workplace can surprise you. My name is Grant and after my first few weeks with Poken’s Event and Marketing Team, I`ve taken a look at some of the discoveries that left me pleasantly surprised.

Lesson 1: The Poken way

Most often I have found new work mates to be nice people going about their own tasks, and if they have a second to lend a hand, they may do so. Because just like you, they are there to do a job. Not so with Poken. Before starting, I was asked to come in to meet everyone and get to know the office. I was expecting a few friendly hello’s and a brief walk through.  What I got was a parade of hugs Read More