CSM and all round Poken Jedi, Allison Schmidt, becomes a member of EN Thirty Under 30

allison-schmidt-headshotSome of us are lucky enough to work among rock stars; to bask in their light, and occasionally share the fruit that stems from their work. More often than not however, the success of such people remains confined to office talk, or at best the occasional congratulatory email from a happy client. Read More

Cartagena Inspira interview with Stephane Doutriaux, Poken Founder and CEO

Cartagena inspira 4In the lead up to Cartagena Inspira, Latin America’s capstone event for Communication, Creativity and Innovation, Érika Duarte, Communications & PR Manager, recently caught up with Poken Founder and CEO, to discuss the evolving role of data, gamification and the events space in the region. Stephane will join a host of international speakers in Cartagena, to share his insights on Read More

Growth of the Events Industry in The Middle East: Poken at The Middle East Event Show

Naomi Amoah

 

mees 3Just as with many industries in the Middle East, the event space has not escaped the exponential growth in interest and business that helps define the region. As an emerging force, there is a real sense of entrepreneurship and boldness from event planners and organizers, and a thirst for innovation. Events often have tight deadlines, large budgets, and when compared to some of the more traditional markets, less complex channels for Read More

Poken at Africa Development Week 2016: Facilitating Meaningful Engagement Across Cultural Lines

Naomi Amoah

Poken SurpriseWe live in a world where business, and indeed life is conducted in an increasingly multi-cultural arena. This certainly adds to the excitement and vibrancy of the events industry, though it also presents certain challenges. In April, Poken partnered with The United Nations to drive engagement at Africa Development Week 2016. Over one thousand attendees from almost 54 different countries and almost as many language groups, joined together to discuss Africa’s future and growth. Some of the most heated discussions, outside of the politics, revolved around Read More

This is Marco

marco_play‘Being an event manager is easy. It’s like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. You’re on fire. Everything is on fire and you’re in hell’.

I discovered this colourful quote on a T-shirt being advertised in my side bar, when I was searching visa requirements and flights to Mongolia, 48 hours before I was expected to touch down in Ulaan Baatar. (Side note: Yes, Poken has been to Mongolia).

One of the defining characteristics of our industry, is how quickly best-laid plans can be shattered by small, last minute changes. And in turn, how quickly event professionals need to be able to evaluate and react. This is the stuff that drives real professionals and event companies. There is a large price though Read More

Case Study: GRA Employee Experience

 

GRA 1The GRA Employee Experience 2015 was an internal event for Johnson & Johnson Global Regulatory Affairs, taking place from October 12th-16th October. 700 employees from all over the world gathered in Chicago for the 4day event.

The GRA Employee Experience had three primary objectives. Firstly, to encourage networking and strengthen the relationships within the JnJ organization.  Secondly, to nurture the professional development of employees through sessions and workshops. Finally, JnJ wanted the event to be as ecologically friendly as possible, minimizing the amount of printed collateral that would go to waste. Read More

Exhibitors BETT on Poken

ocr3Sorry technophiles, the unfortunate truth is that no single piece of technology is able to solve all your event needs.  Be it the newest mobile app or the next (slightly awkward looking) wearable, audiences are too unique and organizers’ goals too specific for a simple fix.

But why would anyone want that when they can have a platform of integrated pieces that are customizable and work together to achieve the results you are after? The Oxford, Cambridge and RSA examination board where after a mobile app. What they got was so much more. Read More

Visit Poken at EIBTM: Showcasing touch-marketing tools for paperless events

EIBTM, the leading global trade-show for the meetings, incentives & events industry, will be held in Barcelona from November 27th to the 29th.

Once again, Poken will be present, and we aim to maintain our reputation as the most sought-after booth in the Technology Village.  We will be demoing our unrivaled lead generation & event networking tools, and our staff will be available to answer any questions about the new frontier in digital events & trade shows: Touch marketing. Explore digital voting, document collection & more as we share with you our latest customer success stories, helping events & trade-shows go paperless, and generate the best leads and metrics they’ve ever seen

Try the Poken mobile app
Come to our booth to get the full “touch and collect” experience with our NFC-compatbile devices, tags, andour mobile apps. Everything you collect at our booth will be accessible in your timeline, so that you can review it online, on your phone or in your web account, and spread it to your peers. Download our new mobile app ahead of the show, and regardless of network coverage at the event, you will be able to collect digital information at any booth that uses QR codes. Everything will be neatly stored, in your poken account, for browsing when you get home.

Take part in the experience!
EIBTM offers outstanding opportunities to learn about the latest cutting-edge technologies and services available to enhance your events. Poken will be featured in the Future Event Experience providing subject matter expertise on how Touch Marketing is transforming the event industry.

We are happy to welcome you at the Poken booth (N185).

Poken team and our partners will be available to show you how to generate high quality leads and get unprecedented insights into your participants’ interests, at your next event.
If you would like to take an appointment, feel free to contact us.