DALLAS – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced it has selected DoubleDutch, a leading provider of mobile applications for the exhibition and meeting industry, as the mobile app provider for CEIR Predict, the exhibition industry's premier outlook conference. Slated for Thursday, 12 September 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, Predict uses the CEIR Index as the foundation for the event and for providing an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry, measuring year-over-year changes and predictions through 2015.
By working with DoubleDutch, CEIR is taking its mobile app offering to the next level for Predict attendees. Key information about Predict is easily accessible which means attendees can quickly access the tools and information they need from their mobile devices, and after the event, the information is updated and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time which keeps content relevant and fresh for the user.
Attendees will interact with presenters and colleagues throughout the day to share best practices, ideas and future strategies including projected event growth, merger and acquisition strategies and planned launches. Attendance is limited to exhibition organizer executives, merger and acquisition firms, private equity firms, debt providers, investment firms and the financial press to allow for an intimate, high-level idea exchange about the future of the exhibition industry and implications for specific business sectors and their supporting exhibitions.
DoubleDutch CEO, Lawrence Coburn, said, "We are very excited about this partnership with CEIR. As CEIR is a thought leader in exhibition industry research, this partnership confirms the confidence event professionals have in DoubleDutch. Events like CEIR Predict are important to the industry, and we are happy to be a part of it."
CEIR Executive Director Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP said, "Not only is the advanced technology in line with strategic objectives of providing turnkey solutions for its Predict attendees, but it also offers an innovative service for a technologically savvy event. DoubleDutch's technology will enhance the experience for attendees when it comes to easily accessing presentations, speakers and session information, and CEIR is excited to collaborate with DoubleDutch to implement this tool."
Made widely available for a variety of users, DoubleDutch is providing a native app for iPad, iPhone, and Android, and Android tablets. For BlackBerry users on RIMS 6.0, the app is also available on web based HTML5.