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Meetings Africa 2011 gets techno savvy
Meetings Africa 2011 has upped the technology stakes by introducing the Poken™ device to this year’s exhibition.
Poised to be the ’next best thing’ in business networking, the Poken™ is a digital business card that shares con-tact details and online social network information between users in a very innovative way.
“Gone are the days of having to keep track of hundreds of business cards,” says Nomasonto Ndlovu, global manager of Business Tourism at South African Tourism. “The Poken™ device stores all details as you make contact with another Poken™ user and updates automatically when new user data is entered. It’s never been quicker and easier to stay in touch with key business networks.”
To stay connected at Meetings Africa 2011, simply press your Poken™ device (available at the registration area) up against the device of another user to instantly share the contact details and other specific information instantly.
“We acknowledge that our visitors, exhibitors and buyers use Meetings Africa as one of their largest net-working events of the year,” continues Ndlovu. “The Poken™ device will speed this up considerably; allowing for more time to do the all important business discussions.”
Debbie Fortmann and Janelle van den Berg, exhibitors from Champagne Sport Resort and Pumula Beach Hotel, also think that the Poken™ was a good tool for marketing themselves. “Brilliant invention. Excellence concept, no paper work. It is easy to use and we already have contact details of about 30 people,” they say.
Visit the Poken™ Registration Area for your device – it’s free of charge to regis-tered buyers, exhibitors and international guests. If you have not pre-registered, assistance is on hand at the desk to ensure you’re up and running with this year’s hottest networking device.
Issued by Thandiwe Mathibela for South African Tourism