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Testimonials Are In From the Training & Development Summit, Philadelphia

The Training & Development Summit, Philadelphia hosted 627 meetings on March 14-15, 2016. Feedback is vital for the growth and success of each event. Here are some testimonials from attendees of this event:

"Not only was this experience great for meeting vendors but getting the chance to talk to other individuals in similar roles to me. Thank you so much for having me."
-Suarez Corporation

"This event was like no other event I have ever been a part of. I would highly recommend attending if you have the opportunity. You receive one on one time with vendors of your choice and get the time to learn about products you might not have realized were out there."
-Martin Insurance

"When I was invited for this event, I wasn't quite sure what I could potentially get out of it. It turned out to be one of the most productive and informative summits that I have attended. All of the vendors were well prepared and had great products."
-Tri-Coastal Design

"The summit was an effective way for busy HR Professionals to engage & learn about new products that can help improve HR services for our organization the one-on-one format allowed for a more detailed vendor-client conversation about possible solutions. I heartily endorse the summit and thank the summit team for creating such an engaging event."
-Temple University

"Great format; was personal and informative. Easy conversation without being in a loud crowded trade show area."
-University of Utah

"This was my first event. I found it informative and I believe that there are a number of vendors that I will be partnering with in the future. I have also, through networking, begun some professional relationships that I believe will be ongoing. Thank you for this opportunity."
-Swiss Post Solutions

"I liked the one-on-one meetings. Very easy format to understand vendor offerings. Event was very well organized."
-Victaulic

"Staff was very diligent to get the vendors that you request!"
-Penn Jersey Paper

"This was a great opportunity to network and develop working relationships, learn more about various services and products, as well as learning from the workshops on business strategies. Thank you!"
-LaSalle University

"This style event worked well for me. There was no pressure, great conversations, and excellent networking opportunities."
-MedSynergies

"Fantastic opportunity to have customized meetings with potential business partners that meet the company's objectives. Great networking and relationship building."
-WSI

Did you miss this summit? Don't worry - we have another taking place on November 14-15, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Click here to register.


[EVENT RECAP]: Training & Development Summit Take On Society Hill

Meeting 2.jpgPHILADELPHIA, PA – The Training & Development Summit and HR & Employee Benefits Summit hosted nearly 630 business meetings in Philadelphia on March 14-15, 2016. For executives attending the summit, it was an opportunity to connect, learn about and discuss the latest technologies and services in the industry.

HR, training and devlopment decision makers from companies including 4M Building Solutions, Dow Chemical, Johns Hopkins, Johnson & Johnson and Toll Brothers, Inc. met with leading solution providers offering a variety of services in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. “This event was like no other event I have ever been a part of,” exclaimed the Director of Human Resources from Martin Insurance Group, “You receive one-on-one time with vendors of your choice and get the time to learn about products you might not have realized were out there.”

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Industry thought leaders also hosted seminars for executive attendees, including New York Times bestselling author and Fortune 500 consultant, Daniel Schawbel.  Mr. Schawbel hosted an intimate seminar to 30 of our attendees, the same seminar that he will later present to more than 3,500 people at SHRM in Washington DC. Topics included leadership, recruiting, talent management, management training, and leveraging technology in the human resources industry.

“Not only was this experience great for meeting vendors, but also for getting the chance to talk to other individuals in similar roles to me,” said the Head of Senior Recruitment from Suarez Corporation following numerous networking activities and meals. Delegate attendees connected with both vendors and peers during a gala dinner where lobster ravioli and cheesecake were both a huge hit! Later that night, attendees took to the blackjack tables for a chance to win a grand prize.

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On day two, everyone was back to business for more meetings and seminars. Before heading back to their offices, attendees participated in a raffle prize drawing over lunch where National Vice President of Training from Toll Brothers, Cynthiann King, took home an online one-on-one assessment from Taking Flight Learning. Other winners included Rene Persin of Hartford Funds and Patrick Paul of Anderson Center for Autism who both took home Seiko watches. Vendors who participated in the draw prizes included DeVry University, Stewart Leadership and CareerArc.

Did you miss out on this summit? Don’t worry – you can participate in upcoming summits taking place in San Francisco, CA on November 14-15, 2016. For more information, contact Event Manager & VP of Business Development Shane Doherty, here.


Testimonials Are In From the HR & Employee Benefits Summit, Philadelphia

The HR & Employee Benefits Summit, Philadelphia hosted 627 meetings on March 14-15, 2016. Feedback is vital for the growth and success of each event. Here are some testimonials from attendees of this event:

"Loved the concept, flow & networking. Happy to meet such like-minded HR professionals in an organized setting."
-Quintiles

"Not only was this experience great for meeting vendors but getting the chance to talk to other individuals in similar roles to me. Thank you so much for having me."
-Suarez Corporation

"This event was like no other event I have ever been a part of. I would highly recommend attending if you have the opportunity. You receive one on one time with vendors of your choice and get the time to learn about products you might not have realized were out there."
-Martin Insurance

"When I was invited for this event, I wasn't quite sure what I could potentially get out of it. It turned out to be one of the most productive and informative summits that I have attended. All of the vendors were well prepared and had great products."
-Tri-Coastal Design

"The summit was an effective way for busy HR Professionals to engage & learn about new products that can help improve HR services for our organization the one-on-one format allowed for a more detailed vendor-client conversation about possible solutions. I heartily endorse the summit and thank the summit team for creating such an engaging event."
-Temple University

"Great format; was personal and informative. Easy conversation without being in a loud crowded trade show area."
-University of Utah

"This was my first event. I found it informative and I believe that there are a number of vendors that I will be partnering with in the future. I have also, through networking, begun some professional relationships that I believe will be ongoing. Thank you for this opportunity."
-Swiss Post Solutions

"I liked the one-on-one meetings. Very easy format to understand vendor offerings. Event was very well organized."
-Victaulic

"Staff was very diligent to get the vendors that you request!"
-Penn Jersey Paper

"This was a great opportunity to network and develop working relationships, learn more about various services and products, as well as learning from the workshops on business strategies. Thank you!"
-LaSalle University

"This style event worked well for me. There was no pressure, great conversations, and excellent networking opportunities."
-MedSynergies

"Fantastic opportunity to have customized meetings with potential business partners that meet the company's objectives. Great networking and relationship building."
-WSI

Did you miss this summit? Don't worry - we have another taking place on November 14-15, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Click here to register.


[EVENT RECAP]: HR & Employee Benefits Summit Takes on Society Hill

Meeting 2.jpgPHILADELPHIA, PA – The HR & Employee Benefits Summit hosted nearly 630 business meetings in Philadelphia on March 14-15, 2016. For executives attending the summit, it was an opportunity to connect, learn about and discuss the latest technologies and services in the industry.

HR decision makers from companies including 4M Building Solutions, Dow Chemical, Johns Hopkins, Johnson & Johnson and Toll Brothers, Inc. met with leading solution providers offering a variety of services in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. “This event was like no other event I have ever been a part of,” exclaimed the Director of Human Resources from Martin Insurance Group, “You receive one-on-one time with vendors of your choice and get the time to learn about products you might not have realized were out there.”

IMG_3061.jpg

Industry thought leaders also hosted seminars for executive attendees, including New York Times bestselling author and Fortune 500 consultant, Daniel Schawbel.  Mr. Schawbel hosted an intimate seminar to 30 of our attendees, the same seminar that he will later present to more than 3,500 people at SHRM in Washington DC. Topics included leadership, recruiting, talent management, management training, and leveraging technology in the human resources industry.

“Not only was this experience great for meeting vendors, but also for getting the chance to talk to other individuals in similar roles to me,” said the Head of Senior Recruitment from Suarez Corporation following numerous networking activities and meals. Delegate attendees connected with both vendors and peers during a gala dinner where lobster ravioli and cheesecake were both a huge hit! Later that night, attendees took to the blackjack tables for a chance to win a grand prize.

Toll Brothers.jpg

On day two, everyone was back to business for more meetings and seminars. Before heading back to their offices, attendees participated in a raffle prize drawing over lunch where National Vice President of Training from Toll Brothers, Cynthiann King, took home an online one-on-one assessment from Taking Flight Learning. Other winners included Rene Persin of Hartford Funds and Patrick Paul of Anderson Center for Autism who both took home Seiko watches. Vendors who participated in the draw prizes included DeVry University, Stewart Leadership and CareerArc.

Did you miss out on this summit? Don’t worry – you can participate in upcoming summits taking place in San Francisco, CA on November 14-15, 2016. For more information, contact Event Manager & VP of Business Development Shane Doherty, here.


[EVENT RECAP]: 'Heroic HR' Seminar Teaches the Importance of Technology

marc-s-miller-2-2016-2a.jpgAll hands rose when speaker Marc Miller asked the HR professionals in the room to raise their hands during his seminar at the HR & Employee Benefits Summit in Philadelphia, PA on March 14th, 2016.

With a focus on HR technology solutions, it’s no surprise that Miller’s seminar, “‘Heroic HR’: Leveraging Technology to Help HR Move from Data Management to Information Craftmanship,” focused on the connection between human resources and the C-Suite. 

The common theme throughout the seminar was the importance of knowing your company. Your HR strategy must align with your company’s strategy, and the tools - most of which are technology based - should not just express data but they should also generate metrics, dashboards, models and forecasts – especially in talent management. HR executives are expected to produce integral information for the C-Suite, not just data, and in many cases HR is the first resource for CEOs during growth planning. As Miller explained, it’s imperative that the HR team crafts information and stays proactive and participatory in the executive’s needs.

“HR is not ready for big data,” voiced Miller, explaining that big data does not apply to the industry in the conventional way and that for big data to be useful – HR must first get metrics within its own boundaries right. 

With more than 35 years experience in all aspects of technology solutions for Human Resources, Miller is an authority on Information Systems speaking at national meetings including the American Management Association (AMA), the American Society for HR Management (formerly ASPA).

To see the full presentation, click here.

To contact Marc Miller directly, click here.


Guest Blog: The Front Door

Featured Blog from Raptor

Technology is a critical component in the education of our nation’s children. “Overall education technology spending globally will reach $19 billion by 2019,” states Fortune magazine (April 28, 2015). However, there is one critical area where investments are lagging behind:

The Front Door.

In an increasingly technology-driven era in our schools, many of the institutions that educate our children are not implementing the technologies available to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe. For example, up to 80% of schools still rely on the pencil-and-paper method of signing in their visitors. Barring the introduction of smart paper and pencils with biometric sensors on them, this method is useless in practice for protecting our students.

Those days need to be behind us. In an age where technology can allow you to lock the front door of your home from halfway across the world, there’s no excuse for leaving the front door of our schools standing wide open for sexual predators, gang members, or any person who would do our students harm.

Every school wants to keep their students safe, and their actions need to back that up. There are a few areas that should be non-negotiable: every visitor, volunteer, or vendor needs to be accounted for, every visitor, volunteer, or vendor needs to be verified, and every visitor, volunteer, or vendor needs to be screened, in every school, every day.

So what is stopping you from taking this basic step in school security? Our mission it to protect every child, every school, every day.

Visit www.raptortech.com to find out more about the Raptor Visitor Management System.


Press Release: International Systems of America (ISA) Launches New eCommerce Site

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 1, 2016) International Systems of America (ISA), LLC, a national fire and life safety company, has launched a new Ecommerce site at http://store.isa-net.com. The new site will give current and potential customers full access to our parts database.

“We are very excited about the launch of our new Ecommerce site. It will allow users to order new or ISA certified parts, check previous orders, view pricing and availability and search our vast database of legacy / hard-to-find parts,” said Michael G. Epperson, President/CEO for ISA.

The http://store.isa-net.com site allows customers to search by product type or brand and if available can view new part, ISA certified or repair part pricing.

About International Systems of America (ISA)
ISA is a National fire and life safety management company who provides advanced solutions for building owners, engineers, and contractors for a wide range of building types. ISA’s National service capabilities are managed by 30 years of field experience backed up by a fire alarm parts repair laboratory. ISA’s fire alarm parts repair laboratory ensures its national service clients receive unmatched service in the National fire and life safety service arena.
www.isa-net.com


Contact: Julio Rodriguez
National Sales Manager
International Systems of America (ISA)
800.430.6013
jrodriguez@isa-net.com


Chance Heads Up New IT Security Sector at Total Security Summit

xavier chance.jpgThe Total Security Summit is launching an IT/Network Security sector as part of the 2016 event program headed by Event Manager and Specialist Xavier Chance.

By adding IP and IT security to the list of areas covered, the Total Security Summit will become a more inclusive event focusing on topics ranging from physical security to IT, including audit security, computer network security, data security and information security management.

“It’s important for us to acknowledge a need within our audience and then tailor it to our events,” says Forum Events CEO Steve Parsloe, “We see that IT security plays a massive part in protecting today’s largest companies, and I’m confident that Xavier will make the latest IT technology and solutions his passion in this year’s program.”

With a background in communications, Chance has experience in numerous industries including human resources, training and development, contact centers, customer service, and physical security. His interest in new technologies and solutions makes him the perfect candidate to drive the latest addition to the Total Security Summit.

“With technology advancing at a fast pace, we need to be prepared for any security threats. By focusing on IT Security, I want to bring in new ideas that can lead to solving the security threats of the present and the future as well,” says Chance of the new expansion.

The Total Security Summit is a complimentary appointment-based event for senior-level executives in the security industry. The Summit hosts one-on-one meetings between solution providers and security executives based on their profile, along with a seminar program and numerous peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

See upcoming dates below and click the link to register. For more information on how you can attend as a solution provider, click here.

Total Security Summit           Hasbrouck Heights, NJ - May 16-17, 2016  Register Here
Total Security Summit    City of Industry, CA - September 26-27, 2016   Register Here

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