Alexandria, VA, November 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- At the MTO Summit event held November 9-10, Mingle360 was recognized as the 2010 winner in the “Best in Networking and Community” category. The MTO Tech Awards honors technology providers in the trade show, conference and meeting industry.
The Networking and Community category covered technologies such as event-centric social networking platforms, community building tools, mobile networking, matchmaking, and one-to-one live meeting solutions. The technologies were designed to promote online and offline networking as well as build community amongst event participants.
Criteria for judging companies in the Networking and Community category included:
- Technology solves a problem or addresses a need for meeting stakeholders
- Technology is unique and innovative in its design, delivery or value proposition
- Technology is disruptive, i.e. enables new strategies, business models, markets or pricing
- Technology provides optimum return on investment for event stakeholders
- Technology exhibits high and/or rapid user adoption rates
- Technology integrates easily with existing event management platforms and/or other technology solutions
- Technology is part of a long-term strategy to evolve the meetings industry
- Technology is user-friendly
The Mingle360 solution comprises of its MingleStick product that allows event attendees to wirelessly exchange contact information with a simple click of a button. The company’s MingleStation product serves as a passive lead retrieval system that provides exhibitors with facial recognition and document sharing capabilities.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be an MTO Tech Award winner for the best networking and community solution!” says Dan Coffing, CEO of Mingle360. “It’s extremely exciting to have industry leaders recognize your achievements, accomplishments, and ability to provide a valuable solution to the conference, trade show, and meeting industry. Our service is innovative, simple to implement, and cost effective thus making it a valuable solution for attendees, exhibitors, and event organizers.”
“The Mingle360’s MingleStick solution was selected as the winner in the ‘Best in Networking and Community’ category based on their ability to allow event attendees to wirelessly exchange contact information” stated Stephen Nold, President of Tarsus Advon and MTO Summit. “This type of innovation is an example of the tools and solutions that are changing the way buyers and suppliers connect on the show floors. A passive lead retrieval system that provides exhibitors with facial recognition and document sharing capabilities is very different from many of the other systems that are in use today.”
About MTO Summit
MTO Summit is a series of executive level conferences that bring together the buyers and supplies of technology in the events industry. The goal of MTO Summit is to bring an extension of MeetingTechOnline website into a face-to-face networking event. These nationwide conferences educate association executives, show producers and management on technology in the events industry, and introduce technology suppliers who are changing the way technology is used. For more information and to register for the MTO Summit go to www.mtosummit.com
Offered as a service to event organizers, the Mingle360 solution greatly enhances attendee networking at the event, surpassing business cards with up to date contact information and facial recognition. The company’s MingleStick product is akin to an electronic business card and provides peer-to-peer attendee networking. The company’s MingleStation product is akin to a passive lead retrieval system and online document sharing solution for exhibitors. The mingle networking solution creates 'buzz' and excitement at the event and helps differentiate an organization from the competition. For more information, please contact Mingle360 at 703-425-0402 x111, or by visiting www.mingle360.com and www.minglestick.com