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The Ultimate Technology Guide for Meeting Professionals Now Available for Free Download


Technology Guide for Meeting Professionals Now Complimentary to MPI Members

Industry’s most comprehensive resource contains 1,200-product database


DALLAS – March 2, 2004 –  The Ultimate Technology Guide for Meeting Professionals, the industry’s most comprehensive technology resource, is now complimentary by simply visiting





§         Now complimentary to all MPI members, sponsored by the MPI Foundation

§         Authored by Corbin Ball, CMP, founding MPI Chancellor and a meeting industry technology expert

§         The industry’s most comprehensive technology resource, designed to help planners and suppliers compare and choose the best products available from among1,200 meeting industry-related software packages, from site selection to post-meeting analysis 

§         Classified into 27 major categories, each listing includes pricing, contact information, Web addresses, company history and technical details. 




MPI Foundation:




MPI FOUNDATION:           In 2004, the MPI Foundation ( celebrates 20 years of helping shape the $102.3 billion meeting and event industry. Since 1984, it has invested more than $10 million in visionary research and education to improve the meeting management function and prepare meeting professionals for the future. Operating on volunteer contributions, the MPI Foundation is the research and development arm of Dallas-based Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest association for the meeting profession, with nearly 18,000 members in 60 countries.  Contributions from MPI chapters, individuals and organizations are invested in high-impact programs to support MPI’s strategic plan, which drives education, business development opportunities and clearly defined career pathways for meeting professionals.  MPI’s Multicultural and Women’s Leadership Initiatives are two of the programs made possible by the MPI Foundation.  


CONTACT:    Kelly Schulz /Audra Levine
Meeting Professionals International

972-702-3033 or 972-702-3071 or


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This Publication is No Longer Available.
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What's New About This Edition:

1200 Updated Product Listings:
With more than 1200 product listings, this resource is far-and-away the most comprehensive directory every published (more than a 425% increase from the prevoiusly most comprehensive book â€“ The Ultimate Meeting Professionals Software Guide).

Expanded Product Categories:
With 27 major product categories (a 50% increase from the past edition), more technology is included making it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Web-based products, technology service companies, online directories – it is all here! If you are involved the meetings industry as a meeting planner or supplier, there are technology solutions in here for you.

Product Descriptions:
Product descriptions and features have been included with many of the product listings to help you determine quickly if this product is for you.

More Cross Referencing:
Some of the products have multiple uses or features. These products are cross-referenced in this edition to help you narrow down your specific needs.

The technology products and services are grouped alphabetically by product category, then by company name, then by product name. Product information, company data, contact information, Web site addresses, and system requirements are included. Pricing, unless otherwise indicated, is in U.S. Dollars. Each product category includes a full description of what is it with typical features.

Product Categories:

  • Association and Membership Management
  • Audience Polling and Group Decision Making
  • Banquet Seating
  • Conference Recording and Duplication Services
  • Convention Bureau Management
  • Education Track, Abstract and Speaker Management
  • Events and Meetings Management
  • Exhibits and Exhibitors
  • Fundraising Events and Auctions
  • Hotel and Meeting Facility Software
  • Housing
  • Kiosk and Message Centers
  • Lead Retrieval and Contact Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Meetings Consolidation and Budgeting
  • Miscellaneous: (Audience Captioning, Awards Certificates/ Tent Cards, Awards Judging, CEU Manager, Dine Around Scheduling, Electronic Shopping Cart for Event Web Sites, Entertainment and Talent Booking, Exhibit Booth Staffing, Golf Events, Group History Measurement, Incentive Meetings, Independent Planning Company Management, Job Board, Lobbying, Member Directories on CD, Multiple Event (Road Show) Management, Online Meetings Community List, Production Company Management, Public Relations, Reunion Management, Speaker Management, Tour - DMC Management, Tradeshow Reporting, Web Cast Management)
  • Networking
  • Project Management
  • Registration and Attendee Management (Application Service Providers - ASPs, Badge making, Registration Software, Registration Companies)
  • Room Diagramming and Floor Plans
  • Scheduling and Calendaring
  • Site Selection, Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Auctions
  • Surveys
  • Travel
  • Virtual Meetings (Online Learning and Training, Tradeshows, Video Conferencing, Web Casting, Web Collaboration and Conferencing)
  • Web Design and Management
  • Wireless & PDA Meeting Applications

Fully Searchable and Easier to Use Format:
This guide is available only through CD-ROM or Internet download. This digital media from MultiView will make it easier to purchase, view, search, and update.  Listings will be fully searchable by product category, company, product name, and type of software/service.

Auto Updates:
Meeting Technology is a very fast moving field and this guide will be updated several times each year. All owners of this year’s edition will be notified and will be able to receive an easy incremental update to the data.

Large Distribution:
Distributed by MPI, it will be downloadable and distributed from the MPI Web site and available as a searchable CD-ROM as well. It will be sold as a subscription and will be updated on a regular basis.

This CD-ROM will be made available on a time-trial basis to all of MPI 19,000+ members and will be distributed for sale via an Internet download as well.

Free -- no charge ever!

Add your Technology Product/Service to the listings:
If you are a meetings technology provider and wish to add your product to the update of this listing, download the linked Word Document and follow the directions.


About MPI
With nearly 20,000 members in 60 countries,
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)is the leading global community committed to shaping and defining the future of the meeting and event industry. As the largest trade association for the $102.3 billion meeting industry, MPI defines the return on investment and strategic value meetings bring to individuals, organizations and the global economy. The collective buying power of MPI planner members is $9 Billion! MPI helps its members enhance their professional value by providing them with best practices, superior education, the latest research and trends, professional development and networking opportunities.

This project, in part, has been made available through a grant from the
MPI Foundation.

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