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Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) Features Technology Shootout at CEMA Summit 2014
eTouches, DoubleDutch, Ovation, Sprocket, Jifflenow and Opus Events Agency Participate in Friendly Battle Showcasing Extraordinary Benefits of Technology
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 29, 2014 – Demonstrating the unique benefits of their company’s technologies, representatives from eTouches, DoubleDutch, Ovation, Sprocket, Jifflenow and Opus Events Agency participated in a friendly competition aimed at showing breaking-edge technologies to senior level event marketing and industry professionals. The competition, staged at the Corporate Event Marketing Association’s (CEMA) Annual CEMA Summit, provided participating companies an opportunity to showcase their technology to Summit attendees. The attendees were then given the opportunity to vote on several criteria to determine the Technology Shootout winner.
“Members of CEMA are extremely knowledgeable and inventive in their approaches to managing some of the most important, highly creative B2B events taking place around the world,” said Kimberley Gishler, President & CEO of CEMA. “Our CEMA members are also incredibly receptive to learning from others, and challenging themselves to think way outside the box. Our annual
Technology Shootout is just one example of our commitment to encourage healthy competition that leads to meaningful networking experiences and promotes a healthy exchange of ideas, Peer-To-Peer. Congratulations to all our participants who proved once again they are truly winners in their respective fields.”
It was a fiercely-fought and highly-contested battle, yet CEMA Summit’s 2014 Technology Shootout winner Jifflenow stole the show with an amazing presentation.
“CEMA Summit is a premier event in the industry that is attended by leading event marketers and brands,” said Hari Shetty, Founder & CEO, Jifflenow. “To be recognized as the winner in the CEMA Technology Shootout amidst a formidable group is a validation of our efforts to address meeting scheduling challenges faced by the industry today. We are truly delighted and honored.”
Next year’s CEMA Summit will be held July 12-14, 2015 at the Hilton Torrey Pines La Jolla, California.
Jifflenow is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based enterprise meeting scheduling solutions for B2B events. Jifflenow helps companies accelerate their sales cycles by making it simple to schedule meetings with prospects and customers. Jifflenow enables organizations to capture, distribute and analyze meeting data in ways not possible using traditional methods, and has transformed the way companies define success at B2B events. Several companies ranging from medium sized businesses to Fortune 500 are using Jifflenow. Jifflenow is backed by Accel Partners and is based in Sunnyvale, California. For more information: www.jifflenow.com.
DoubleDutch is an award-winning provider of mobile event applications, with a unique focus on capturing and surfacing data from live events. The first to bring a data-driven technology approach to the event industry, DoubleDutch customers include SAP, AMEX, Ralph Lauren, 3M, and Bath & Body Works. Thrill attendees and demonstrate event ROI with a branded DoubleDutch app today. For more information: http://doubledutch.me.
etouches is a leader in in-cloud event management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 800 customers in 25 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia. Learn more at www.etouches.com.
About Opus Events Agency
Opus Events Agency is a global leader in event marketing, management and production solutions. We deliver innovative and memorable brand experiences with tremendous impact. We are recognized for unique creative and design, insightful strategy, innovative event technologies and exceptional execution. Over the last twenty years we have crafted and implemented thousands of exclusive events for global brands that we are proud to call customers. For more information: www.opuseventsagency.com.
About Ovation, Inc.
Ovation Inc. partners with clients from the health care, energy, technology, business and financial services sectors, with events ranging from corporate sales and user group meetings to annual association conferences, providing integrated technology solutions for superior event experiences. The company is headquartered in Nashville, TN with offices in Boston, MA and Phoenix, AZ. For more information: www.ovationevents.com.
About Sprocket Media
Sprocket Media helps clients build content marketing programs that get prospects to take action with relevant, rich, timely content which engages their communities. The company develops, designs and produces custom publications, monetizing these publications through advertising programs and digital marketing services for its partners and amplifies content marketing programs through social media. Find out more at www.sprocketmedia.com – See more at: www.sprocketmedia.com.
A voice for the industry, CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association) is the premier community for event marketing professionals, association peers and partners. CEMA promotes professional networking opportunities, facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and drives industry standards. Through strong relationships with strategic partners, CEMA creates solutions to business issues. For more information, please visit http://www.cemaonline.com or call (916) 740-3623.