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Event Testimonials: Total Security Summit - Houston, TX

HOUSTON, TX – More than 795 pre-scheduled meetings took place at the Total Security Summit in Houston, Texas this June. Here is what attendees have to say about the event:

Delegate Attendees:

“Very educational and good insight. I was able to talk to vendors about product modifications for possible solutions.” – Amazon Web Services

“You treated us well, thank you.” – CSU

“Pleasantly surprised! Enjoyed the ability to have one-on-one interaction.” – Austin Police Department

“The vendors spending time at your table was very productive.” – Arlington ISD

“The one-on-one meetings are excellent. Gives one an opportunity to discuss more in depth with vendors.” – Greektown Casino

“First time attending – event staff were professional, helpful and accommodating. Appreciated the method of vendors coming to your table and established schedule.” – UT System Police

“I had a very positive experience. Networking was very useful.” – Atlanta Braves

“It was pleasantly surprising. I liked the relaxed atmosphere.” – Fiesta Mart, Inc.

Vendor Attendees:

“Really good run event! Meetings with end users with an active need for our product.” – Detex

This was extremely well done. Enjoyed the format, the pace, the flow. List of delegates was excellent. Avigilon has absolutely added revenue to the pipeline, established new relationships and event bolstered new ones. Will definitely be at the next event.” – Avigilon

“Very helpful staff. Good show!” – Video Insight

“Excellent face-to-face time way more effective than chasing people down at conferences and trade shows.” – SnapTrends 

"Great show!" - ISA Fire & Safety

"Both of my days were full with appointments. All of the discussions were educational and interesting, and many of them could potentially lead to sales... This was my first experience at this type of conference and I am looking forward to attending the next TSS in Chicago!" - Surelock McGill

"Good forum!" - Key Tracer

"[We] enjoyed our first experience with the forum!" - The Enpro Group


Event Testimonials - Facilities Management Summit, Houston, TX

HOUSTON, TX – More than 795 pre-scheduled meetings took place at the Facilities Management Summit in Houston, Texas this June. Here is what attendees have to say about the event:

Delegate Attendees:

“As this has been my third show in which I continue to meet people in the industry, it’s a smaller summit which gives you a better insight of meeting vendors and the industry peers.” – Biscuitville

“Great format! Very productive!” – Oklahoma City Museum of Art

“I enjoyed the discussions and interactions with vendors and other facility managers. The format was perfect!” – Penske Automotive

“I always end up meeting some great vendors to do business with. This is my second Forum in three years, and it did meet my expectations again! I would love the opportunity to attend more conferences like this in the future. The Forum staff are very friendly and helpful. Class act! A+! Thank you for the invite! Rob and Jamie are great hosts!” – ICON Hospital

“I enjoyed the one-on-one with the company reps. This helps better understand what they can do for the needs directly without someone else watering down the information.” – Baker Hughes

“Was very good.” – Friendship West Baptist

“Excellent conference. I met with several groups that shared critical information. This was a great first conference.” – Ace Cash Express

“Informative, focused, needs based, comfortable, useful, much better environment than trade shows! Would attend again! Outstanding facility, great food! Thanks for the invite!” – City of Houston

“Very educational and good insight. I was able to talk to vendors about product modifications for possible solutions.” – Amazon Web Services, Delegate 1

“You treated us well, thank you.” – CSU

“Pleasantly surprised! Enjoyed the ability to have one-on-one interaction.” – Austin Police Department

“The vendors spending time at your table was very productive.” – Arlington ISD

“The one-on-one meetings are excellent. Gives one an opportunity to discuss more in depth with vendors.” – Greektown Casino

“First time attending – event staff were professional, helpful and accommodating. Appreciated the method of vendors coming to your table and established schedule.” – UT System Police

“I had a very positive experience. Networking was very useful.” – Atlanta Braves

“It was pleasantly surprising. I liked the relaxed atmosphere.” – Fiesta Mart, Inc.

 

Vendor Attendees:

“Very good event with great direct staff. Easy to talk with everyone, open to any and all ideas.” – Integrated Building Maintenance

“I enjoyed it – it was a good crowd and a great concept! Will be recommending further participation. Ya’ll did good!” – Quest Construction

“Your staff was amazing, vendors were friendly and buyers were ready to buy!” – MySmartPlans

“Really good run event! Meetings with end users with an active need for our product.” – Detex

“Great first event!” – Super Clean

“Enjoyed our first experience with Forum.” – The Enpro Group

This was extremely well done. Enjoyed the format, the pace, the flow. List of delegates was excellent. Avigilon has absolutely added revenue to the pipeline, established new relationships and event bolstered new ones. Will definitely be at the next event.” – Avigilon

“Very helpful staff. Good show!” – Video Insight

“Excellent face-to-face time way more effective than chasing people down at conferences and trade shows.” – SnapTrends 


795 Meetings Conducted at Facilities Management Summit - Houston, TX

event photo houston.JPGThe Facilities Management Summit dodged flash floods in the Houston Galleria area in the first week of June. As facility directors from the area gathered at the JW Marriott, the skies cleared, setting the scene for the second Facilities Management Summit of 2015.

Delegate attendees, including facility directors from ACE Cash Express, Biscuitville, City of Houston, Cracker Barrel, Enanta Pharmaceuticals, General Electric, HHS, Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., Penske Automotive Group, Race Trac, Speedy Cash Holding and The Apparel Group, met with providers for a total of 795 combined meetings over the day-and-a-half with solution providers including Architectural Graphics, Inc., Axis Communications, Detex, Egan Sign, MySmartPlans, Lightstat, Inc., Veritiv and Service Channel.

“This was extremely well done. Enjoyed the format, the pace, the flow. List of delegates was excellent. Avigilon has absolutely added revenue to the pipeline, established new relationships and even bolstered old ones. Will definitely be at the next event,” says Avigilon, who attends numerous summits, including the most recent in Houston, Texas.

“Informative, focused, needs based, comfortable, useful, much better environment than trade shows! Would attend again! Outstanding facility, great food! Thanks for the invite!” – City of Houston

Delegate attendees made new connections while also learning about new solutions as part of the seminar program at the summit. Biscuitville returned to this summit, saying “As this has been my third show in which I continue to meet people in the industry, it’s a smaller summit which gives you a better insight of meeting vendors and industry peers.”

Following the event, the Forum Team has received feedback from delegate attendees and all have reported they intend to do business with at least one connection they made at the summit. 

 


Attendees Speak Out Following Nashville Event

Executives met for 1,257 combined meetings in Nashville, TN on April 20 & 21, 2015 for the Contact Center Summit, Education Facilities Management Summit, Education & Healthcare Security Summit and Healthcare Facilities Management Forum. Pre-scheduled meetings with solution providers took off promptly on Monday morning in the main ballroom of the grand Gaylord Opryland leading into a day-and-a-half of business meetings, seminars and networking activities – including a lively gala dinner and casino night.

Attendees travelled from across the United States, and some even internationally from India, to experience the appointment-based events. Reviews have been more than stellar, see below:

Delegate Testimonials:

“I found this to be a much better avenue to connect and meet with vendors/providers. You are matched to vendors that are providing services and or products you are looking for. There is absolutely no high pressure sales taking place. It truly is about trying to meet the needs of the end user.” – Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

“You’ve provided: a relaxed forum to engage myself with knowledgeable vendors, learn more, and find business solutions for both of us…. And the price (free) was perfect!” – Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

“From the time I became a delegate to the end of the conference, Forum Events made the event seamless. This approach is far more conducive to building long term business relationships than the average conference. I will be sure to attend future events.” – Purchase College

“Overall an excellent concept. My travel from India was worth the time.” – ITCube

“The venue was fantastic and the sessions were very informative and eye-opening.  But most importantly, the format – which was new to me – really jumped out at me and made me realize that it is THE way to go! I know at traditional trade shows it would seem that there are more opportunities for networking as you “control your own schedule” to a degree, but I found it to be just the opposite.  Having the paired appointments made the introductions easy and the networking fell right into place at a more casual pace.” – VP of IT, Payment Alliance

 “Very useful – no pressure sales! Great location, staff super and Forum Events did a superb job of making everything smooth! Very professional staff!” –MUS

“The Summit was great! I think I share the same sentiment as most of the folks I spoke with that this was a great venue to really spend some quality time with vendors and make some new connections within the industry. The event exceeded my expectations. Outstanding job!” – Union First Market Bank

“Very well organized. Felt relaxed, not pressured about events or vendors.” – St. Thomas Hospital Rutherford

“Great networking tool and a great way to get familiar with new offerings on the market.” – Loyola University

 “Great format, very good use of time and well organized. Staff professional, available to help and get answers.” – Brookhaven Memorial Hospital

“Forum Events offers an excellent forum to meet top representatives of building component manufacturers and to learn about innovative products.” – JRA Architects

 “A very professional event for learning and networking.” – Marshal Medical Center

“I had a wonderful time and it was well worth it.  This is my second venue and I will absolutely come back.” – Riverview Estates

“The conference was very business-like and worth the time of attendance.” – Marshall Medical Center

“The seminars were very good. I have a lot of cool products and tools to take back and share with the team for possible future use.” – Asurion

“I am thankful to have been part of such a productive and innovative event. Very organized!” – MGO

“It was a great event.” – Aramark

“I enjoyed the Summit and the format and will look to take advantage of future ones.” – Fifth Third Bank

“It was really a great experience – thank you for including Archway! The contacts I made will be very helpful as we continue building out our call center technology.” – Archway

“I enjoyed my time there and many of the fruitful discussions…wonderful event!” – Cognosante

“It was a great event. Ample opportunity to network. Very good workshops and the support staff was exceptional!” – IMTAS

"Liked the seminars and one-on-one format. Was able to glean best practices from industry leaders." - CVS/Caremark

"This was a great event and experience." - NTI

"Very productive. Much better than visiting booths at a trade show." - PRICOR

“The event was a success for me personally.  I was able to gain new contacts and learn more information in support of my initiatives.” – AT&T

“We were able to make great contacts.” –ComData

Vendor Testimonials:

“I will take advantage of this one-on-one conference going forward. I can have a couple weeks of quality appointments in two days! Nothing in the market gives us more bang for the buck!” – Video Insight

“Forum Events gives you the opportunity of being in front of the buyer. The networking events open up additional opportunities to meet buyers that you may not have met during the scheduled appointments.” - Hotel Systems Pro

“First class all the way! 90% of the people I met had a true interest!” –Axis Communications

 “More appointments in two days than I could have made in 12 months!” –ISA Fire & Security

 “Great event will attend more!” – School Dude

“Great event and loved the concept!” – Video Insight

“Had a great time. Good event!” – CTI Group

“Really good event and the appointments were with key decision makers.” –Detex

“Good to get quality leads in one building.” – Detex

“First time experience is great. Formal face-to-face meetings are extremely productive. Great program; plenty of support!” - Intelepeer

“The pre-set meetings were excellent and made this show very worthwhile.” – TSI

“Excellent event. Well screened/matured attendees.” – Acuity

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Why Attend an Appointment-Based Event?

Facts About Our Events:
55% of attending Delegates do not attend
any of the major national trade shows. 
96% of attending Vendors say a Forum is a more 
effective way of meeting potential buyers.
95% of Vendors say attending a Forum saves their
company time sourcing and meeting new buyers. 
40% of Vendors attend 4-7 of our events.
62% of all Delegates say they will do business with
1-3 Vendors they met at our event. 

Our niche networking concept develops a pool of potential clients who are qualified and seeking new services. All attendees are senior-level executives with decision-making abilities and sourcing responsibilities. In a traditional setting, a meeting with these clients could take several months to confirm. That’s months of empty calling that may never result in a face-to-face introduction. At a Forum, you meet with up to 30 end users who have indicated they need your service – 62 percent of whom say they plan to do business with 1-3 Vendors they connected with at a Forum! 95 percent of past Vendors report attending an appointment-based event with us saves their company time sourcing and meeting new buyers (consider this cold calling, emailing, travel and maybe – a meeting with a decision maker).
We are able to boost your numbers by generating a pool of hot leads under one roof,
guaranteeing a return on investment! 

Don’t believe us? Here’s what past attendees have to say:

"I received excellent leads; contacts I wouldn't have been able to make were it not for these quality meetings!" -Elkay

"This event was well worth my time and investment." -Kimberley-Clark

"This is an event that provides vendors the chance to really connect with potential clients without the hassle of a trade show booth!" -Detex

"Productive day and a half!" -ISS

"Very effective process in meeting with interested customers!" - Container Store

“Easily the most beneficial summit/conference I have attended. Very well organized and to the point.” –ABM

And You Know What Makes Successful Business Deals? Satisfied Clients…

Here’s What Past Delegates Are Saying:

"I was pleasantly surprised about the number of new or improved products I learned about that I can use. I can think of three suppliers whose products I will begin using immediately!" -Innovative Senior Living

"I was very surprised: This gives you the opportunity to have one-on-one contact with the vendors which allows you to get a better feel for their product unlike conventions where they are talking to several people at one time. I really like the one-on-one experience." - Bolivar Medical Center

“Summit was a success.  Vendor array across many trades and lines.  Thorough, well-presented workshops. Very well organized, productive, fun event. One-on-one sessions timed perfectly.  Food, awesome. ” 
- Burlington Stores

"As a first time participant in this Forum - I sincerely appreciate the pace, schedule and enthusiasm of the team! The event was a tremendous help to my company."
- NFL

"It was a wonderfully organized event and very relevant to our business needs…and yes we also enjoyed ourselves. Thanks!"
- West Coast Security Operations Team, The Walt Disney Company

"I have only high reviews for every aspect of the conference.  I made some outstanding contacts and will likely be partnering with one or more of the attending vendors. The event was nothing less than outstanding.  You guys did a great job!!"
- VP Security and Transportation, Valley View Casino and Hotel




FM Philadelphia Testimonials

Philadelphia, 2014

Delegate Testimonials 

 

“Enjoyed the one-on-one conversations with the vendors.  Almost like interviewing a new employee. I met some extremely knowledgeable people during the couple days.” 
- SEI Investments

“Summit was a success.  Vendor array across many trades and lines.  Thorough, well-presented workshops. Very well organized, productive, fun event. One-on-one sessions timed perfectly.  Food, awesome. ” 
- Burlington Stores

“This summit was the best that I have attended. The attention to details specified by the delegates was spot on and perfect!”
- Victoria Mehmel, Hamilton-Madison House, Inc.

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Chicago Testimonials: Attendees Sound Off

Delegate Testimonials:

“I enjoy the one-on-one meeting format. I can get more information and explain my organization’s needs in more detail in each 30 minute meeting. This is my first Forum experience and I can’t imagine going back to the old crowded, noisy and distracting tradeshows!”
- Chinese American Service League

“This experience was very enlightening… Everything was wonderful.”
- Department of Mental Health 

“This Summit provided an extremely novel way to connect! I loved the approach.”
- DePaul University 

“Very unique format, which allowed for one-on-one time that you don’t get at a normal tradeshow.”
- Forefront Dermatology 

“Very organized event.  Interesting and relevant workshops and excellent accommodations.”
- Jewel- Osco 

“This was a great networking event and the most convenient way to source vendors. It was definitely a personal touch where the vendors could focus on my organizational needs.”
- Lake County Health Department

“Forum events are my favorite conferences of the year.”
- Tech Air Companies 

“Very well organized and planned.  Great team of people!”
- ReVive Center for Housing and Healing 

“The Summit was well organized and beneficial with a good representation of vendors.”
- Wakefern Food Corp 

“Forum Events really has a unique approach to building business partnerships. Thank you Cherissa for such an awesome event!”
- WSI

“This has been a great experience.  Having the opportunity to have one-on-one time with vendors really personalized my sourcing needs.  They were able to assist me based on my organizational needs.”
- Anonymous 

“I really liked the format of this Summit. It was not stressful and you were able to determine if you and the vendor were a fit.”
- Anonymous


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