Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks, the largest provider of event technology in the convention industry in the United States, will be a featured speaker at the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) Annual Conference being held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2 through July 4.
Haley, a 30-year veteran of the meetings and conventions industry, will be a member of a panel discussing how to meet the technology challenges facing convention centers around the world.
“The convention business truly has become a global industry,” said Haley. “I appreciate the opportunity to share the experience that Smart City Networks has gained as the leading event technology provider in the United States. Many of the connectivity challenges facing the convention industry are universal, and this discussion will help to further develop solutions that meet our customers changing technology needs.”
Specifically, the panel will address the need to maintain technology in a cost-effective manner given the explosive growth of mobile data needs. The session will provide a range of perspectives on which technologies are most in demand, and how they can be delivered in a way that is consistent with budget limitations and revenue expectations.
In addition to Haley, panelists will include Ben Buurke, managing director of Eventresult, and Pim Schoonderwoerd, special product manager at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.
AIPC is the industry association for professional convention and exhibition center managers worldwide. AIPC is committed to encouraging and recognizing excellence in convention center management, while at the same time providing the tools to achieve such high standards through its research, educational and networking programs. It is a true international organization, with representation from over 53 countries around the world.