ICT Award

Objectives of the "UFI ICT Award" competition

  • To reward, the best exhibition industry initiatives connected to ICT as they are related to the current competition theme.
  • To give exhibition professionals the opportunity to exchange interesting and innovative ideas, concepts, techniques and knowledge to related ICT issues.
  • To honour those in the exhibition industry who have successfully implemented creative and results-oriented initiatives.

Stockholmsmässan and InvitePeople win 2013 UFI ICT Award

An innovative approach to managing data designed to connect the right visitors and exhibitors has earned Stockholmsmässan and InvitePeople this years’ globally recognized UFI ICT award. By gathering and managing data from multiple sources, Stockholmsmässan and InvitePeople partnered to develop opportunities for new exhibition features and services to emerge. These benefit organizers and visitors alike, reinforcing their exhibition experience by offering web and mobile services that ensure a buzz surrounds each event. Paul Woodward, UFI Managing Director, said, “Today we are experiencing a revolution in the way we communicate and interact. This 2013 winning entry succeeds in making face-toface meetings at an exhibition a marketing gold mine by ensuring the right people are connected. Programmes such as this ensure that exhibitions will remain the number one forum for efficient business meetings.”

The InvitePeople system gathers information from multiple sources and combines this with its own internal or user generated data. Integration with exhibitor registration, CRM and ticketing systems, as well as APIs to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networks, produce a unique body of information. Focusing on the opportunity for personal meetings present at any exhibition, the InvitePeople programme offers exhibition organizers a tool kit with mobile and web solutions for all participants: managers, exhibitors, sponsors, partners and attendees. CEO Patric Sjöberg sums up the programme advantages, saying, “For us at Stockholmsmässan, it is vital to always provide our visitors and exhibitors with convenient and smooth tools to facilitate their visit – before, during and after an event. Invite People has given us such a tool. Many of our visitors have limited time to spend at the event, and they want to be sure that they get good value for their time, with, for example, access to key persons they are interested in meeting. InvitePeople is easy to use both for us as an organizer, for the inviting exhibitors, and for the invited persons.”

From left to right;
Maria Martinez, Chair of the UFI ICT Committee,
Mattias Strauss, Founder and COO, InvitePeople (Sweden),
and Helena Nilsson, Marketing & Communications Director, Stockholmsmässan



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