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Getting “Face Time” at Trade Shows Just Became Easier

Elite Meetings International Set to Partner with Top Meeting Industry Partners to Roll Out 
its FaceTime™ Appointment Scheduler at High-Traffic Shows
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Santa Barbara, CA – July 15, 2009 – Elite Meetings International (EMI), a provider of integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals, announced that its proprietary FaceTime appointment scheduling technology has been selected to facilitate connections, appointments and scheduling between top professionals participating in the Hosted Buyer Program at the 2009 Motivation Show (IT&ME) in Chicago this September. FaceTime is also being considered for the Meeting Professional International’s (MPI) “Meet Different” event in Cancun, February 2010.

“We are delighted that the organizers of these two most important annual meeting industry events see the value of FaceTime as a vehicle for helping attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another,” said Kelly Foy, chief executive officer of Elite Meetings. He concluded, “We look forward to demonstrating the product’s unique features and benefits to meeting and hospitality professionals in the months leading up to The Motivation Show (ITME), and hopefully, showcasing it at both of these high-traffic trade shows.”

FaceTime is EMI’s proprietary streamlined technology for helping planners and suppliers request, create and manage appointments. Features of the product include:

  • Simple and instantaneous appointment scheduling.
  • Detailed user information allowing potential business to be identified easily.
  • “Smart” scheduling via cross-referencing multiple appointment schedules and suggesting available slots.
  • Advanced communications functions through real-time appointment request system and streamlined responses.
  • Easily accessible display and printing of comprehensive event schedule with appointments.
  • An appointment “alert” system that notifies participants of additions, changes, cancellations and messages from other event participants.
“We are thrilled to partner with Elite Meetings International to introduce FaceTime through our Hosted Buyer Program at our 2009 trade show,” said Pete Erickson, managing director of Hall-Erickson, which produces The Motivation Show (IT&ME). He concluded, “For the high-level participants in our Hosted Buyer Program, there are no more important skills than time management, organization and connecting with the right people at the right time – FaceTime makes that process easier and more effective than ever before.”

About Elite Meetings International

Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, the company’s Web site serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury properties. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.

For more information on FaceTime, contact sales@EliteMeetings.com, or call (805) 730-1000.


 
Contact:

Michael Frenkel 
212.808.6556
michael@mfcpr.com

 

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