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2018 Spring Boston HR & TD Summit Testimonials

Some more great testimonials are rolling in from our HR & Employee Benefits Summit and Training & Development Summits in Boston! Here is a sample of what our attendees and solution providers had to say:

Delegate Attendees:

“Forum Events provided great resources and amenities to facilitate business opportunities.  Would highly recommend.” - Legendary Entertainment
“I enjoyed the seminars.  Talking with the vendors was interesting; learning about the products saves time later.” - Brookstone
“This format was a lot more interesting and informative than a trade show could ever be, so don't change this format because it really does work. Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s great.” - Hub Folding Box
“This was amazing.  I can’t wait to follow up with some of these vendors.” - Educational Service Unit 2
“This was a much better use of my time than a trade show format --- Thank you.” - Alliance Healthcare Services
“Great event.  This is actually better than visiting 1000 booths.” - Aetna Integrated Services/Atalian Global Services
“A wonderful format with one-on-one focus with pre-qualified potential partners.” - BG Buildingworks

Solution Providers:

“An outstanding summit. I love the environment and opportunity to meet with companies 1 on 1. Great for networking and lead generation. Overall, a fun experience. We will be back!” - Mango Languages
“The staff is so helpful and fun to work with! You can tell that they put effort into making sure their delegates and sponsors are both taken care of. Thank you for a great event!!!” - Paradigm Shift Leadership

2018 Spring Boston Contact Center & Customer Service Summit Testimonials

We were delighted with the positive experience our delegate attendees and solution providers had in Boston at our Spring Contact Center & Customer Service Summit! Here is a sample of the great feedback they provided:

Delegate Attendees:

“The Summit was great! It surpassed our expectations. Laura was great to partner with from start, to finish. The event was very well run, organized, fun and informative. Having a personalized schedule, based on our needs and feedback, was key! I would highly recommend the Summit and I look forward to participating in the future.” - Cambridge Savings Bank
“I like the size of the event. It gave me an opportunity to get to know people” - CH2M/Jacobs
“Loved the setup – Best Summit I have ever attended!” - Citra Health Solutions
“Greatly enjoyed Lisa Rueth’s presentations. Worth the entire trip!” - City of Hope
“This was a great way to save time in finding solutions for our organization – A great networking opportunity and a lot of fun in between!” - Epilepsy Foundation Donation Center
“This is a great way to conduct a conference.” - LUMEDX
“Very informative – appreciated that we were able to choose vendors ahead of time. Got our brains thinking of ways we can enhance our call center.” - Meridian Health
“The event was excellent and helped me source vendors for two potential initiatives. The event was well run, I loved the venue, made a ton of new contacts and [at the] event bumped into a colleague from almost 15 years ago! Thank you for a wonderful event!” - Right Management
“Great event! Innovative approach to create win/wins. Very cost-effective approach. The team is very welcoming, professionally dressed and assisted delegates to their specific table (nice touch).” - SCAN Health Plan

Solution Providers:

“We are very pleased with the white-glove approach your team took to ensure this was a productive use of time, money, and that it was a positive experience. The level of attention to detail was exceptional, as well.” - Intelegencia

Spring Chicago Event Recap: Trends for 2018 and Beyond

We had a great event in the Windy City for our Healthcare Facilities Management Forum, Education & Healthcare Security Forum, and Education Facilities Management Forum. The co-located events took place April 23rd-24th, 2018 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, in Chicago, IL.

Facility and security executives from leading hospitals and educational institutions joined us for a day and a half of one-on-one meetings, learning-based workshops, and business networking.

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A sample of attending hospitals and institutions included:

  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Whitestone Healthcare
  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Jackson Park Hospital
  • East Aurora School District 131
  • Harry S Truman College
  • Faith Regional Health Services
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • University of Findlay
  • New London Public Schools
  • Malcolm X College

Overall, the feedback from our attendees was overwhelmingly positive on the effectiveness of the face-to-face appointments, with 9 out of 10 attendees agreeing that this type of setup was a much more effective way to source new vendors.

“This event was a great way to quickly meet a variety of vendors and network with colleagues.”

“Very helpful and the 1:1 contact with the vendors was great to be able to ask questions.”

“It was a new and interesting way to meet and speak with potential vendors. I also enjoyed meeting with and speaking to other facility directors.”

“This was my first time attending this event, and already look forward to the next. I thoroughly appreciated having the opportunity to meet with vendors one on one and have ample time to discuss my district's needs, and how they could help me. The workshops were also beneficial, because they did not just focus on selling a product, but provided great information as well.”

Workshop Sessions in Chicago

The learning-based workshops in Chicago covered a range of important trends in FM and Security. Brad Hunter of SchoolDude covered 5 education operations management trends to know for 2018, while Kevin Hendershot covered construction and security trends that will affect us in the coming year and beyond. Rob Donlon of Scranton Products kept us up-to-date on the latest sustainable materials available for restrooms, locker rooms and other applications. We also covered dashboard interfaces, repair and renovation contracts, exit devices and alarms, and a host of other critical topics – a total of 10 workshop sessions in all.

Casino Night in Chicago

We also found time to network during Casino Night, a tradition that both solution providers and delegate attendees (as well as the Forum Staff!) always enjoy. We closed the event on Tuesday excited to start planning for our next upcoming events in Plano, TX and City of Industry, CA.

Want to join us, or know someone who'd be a great fit for this event? Reach out and let us know! You can drop us a line at media@forumevents.com or request more information here.


Spring Boston Event Recap: Getting Motivated & Achieving Success

Wow! What a great event we had last week in Boston, MA. We're still catching up and feeling motivated after an action-packed day and a half.

This year's spring event took place from April 23rd-24th, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Quincy. We hosted delegate executives from leading companies across the country including Cheer Pack North America, Samsung SRA, Liberty Mutual, The Cheesecake Factory, Autodesk, Inc., Wells Fargo, and more.

We lead off with a powerful keynote from Randy Fox, who motivated us all with the secret to winning: motivating and lifting up others.

 

We then kicked off with our one-on-one meetings, the heart of our Forum Events program. Thirty-four solution providers met with executives face-to-face about the latest technology and services to drive business success. They were overwhelmingly a success, with a flood of positive testimonials. Here is just a small sample:

“Forum Events provided great resources and amenities to facilitate business opportunities.  Would highly recommend.” - Legendary Entertainment (HR & Employee Benefits Summit Delegate)

“Great event.  This is actually better than visiting 1,000 booths.” - Aetna Integrated Services/Atalian Global Services (Training & Development Summit Delegate)

“Very informative – appreciated that we were able to choose vendors ahead of time. Got our brains thinking of ways we can enhance our call center.” - Meridian Health (Contact Center & Customer Service Summit Delegate)

“An outstanding summit.  I love the environment and opportunity to meet with companies 1 on 1.  Great for networking and lead generation.  Overall, a fun experience.  We will be back!” - Mango Languages (Training & Development Summit Solution Provider)

“The staff is so helpful and fun to work with!  You can tell that they put effort into making sure their delegates and sponsors are both taken care of.  Thank you for a great event!!!” -  Paradigm Shift Leadership (Training & Development Summit Solution Provider)

“We are very pleased with the white-glove approach [the Forum] team took to ensure this was a productive use of time, money, and that it was a positive experience.  The level of attention to detail was exceptional, as well.” – Intelegencia (Contact Center & Customer Service Summit)

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Our workshop sessions also provided many learning opportunities throughout the event. During our HR & Employee Benefits Summit and Training & Development Summits, we learned how to build an engaged workforce from speaker Taura Prosek, how to make our corporate communication more effective during sessions from Merrick Rosenberg and Pete Smith. All-in-all, we held 8 fantastic workshops.

Our Contact Center & Customer Service Summit was also jam-packed with amazing sessions. We learned about onboarding and great hiring strategies from speaker John Stock, the brain science behind emails that persuade with Nancy Harhut, and all about agile performance management and how to turn managers into leaders with Lisa Rueth. “Greatly enjoyed Lisa Rueth’s presentations. Worth the entire trip!” remarked a Customer Service & Contact Center Summit attendee from City of Hope.

We also made time for networking during our networking reception, meals, and gala dinner. Some of our attendees and solution providers walked away with Marriott gift cards after walking away with the most chips at our popular Casino Night! (See all the photos here).

Casino Night Winners

Above shows our 1st through 3rd prize Casino Night winners from our Spring Boston Forum event! Tatiana from Merrimicak Valley YMCA, Amber from Paradigm Shift Leadership, and Yoel from CallVU.

Finally, we closed our event with lunch and a prize drawing – attendees walked away with some great items, courtesy of our generous solution providers!

Lunch Winners

>Apple Airpods from Purchasing Power won by Citra Health
>Ladies Designer Sunglasses from VSP Vision Care won by Alliance Health
>Amazon Echo Spot from Aspect Software won by BG Buildingworks
>$200 Gift Certificate for Fresh Nova Scotia Lobster from Blue Ocean Contact Centers won by MeridianHealth
>Pacsafe Backpack from NRI Relocation won by Centier Bank
>Ticket for Annual 2-Day Signature Event ($1,495 value) from McLean & Company won by FreshDirect
>Seiko Ladies watch from SEIKO WATCH won by Central Mutual Insurance Company
>Seiko Mens watch from SEIKO WATCH won by Victaulic Company
>Krups Espresso Cappuchino Machine from Summit Recognition Solutions won by MAXIMUS
>Champagne from Pipkins, Inc. won by GMCS, inc.
>Chocolate from Pipkins, Inc. won by Alpla
>2 Days Free Consulting from Intelegencia won by Publicis Health

Did you miss the event, or are you just looking to recommend it to a colleague? Good news. We’re hosting the HR & Employee Benefits Summit, Training & Development Summit, and Contact Center & Customer Service Summit again this fall, November 12 & 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World! Register for our fall events here:

HR & Employee Benefits Summit

Training & Development Summit

Contact Center & Customer Service Summit

Marketing Summit

Questions about any of the above events? Please reach out to media@forumevents.com for more information or complete the form here.


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