When organizing an event, one of the most important factors a conferencing department must keep track of is available space. So how can you make sure that your department is managing rooms and space availability in the best possible way?
In any industry, it is important to periodically take time to network with industry colleagues, share insights and ideas and gain new perspectives to keep your business moving forward. In October 2018, Kinetic organized an experience for our customers to accomplish these very goals by way of a Study Tour in the United Kingdom, connecting conference and events professionals from the United States with three UK universities.
On 7th November we attended the Event Technology Live 2018 Conference hosted at The Old Truman Brewery, once home to London's largest brewery which now holds numerous events from conferences and trade shows, dinners and exhibitions to fashion shows and much more. With over 2,000 attendees and more than 50 educational sessions about the latest event technology, Event Tech Live was a great place to meet like-minded suppliers whilst meeting event managers looking for the latest cutting-edge tech.
In October we opened the doors to the Kinetic User Forum 2018. The 3-day event welcomed over 250 university and event professionals to Warwick Conferences. This year’s event explored a variety of thought provoking sessions from industry leaders covering topics on student accommodation, health, well-being and mindset, and the impact of the commercial sector.
In 2018, our focus was to 'give customers control'. We wanted you to have the ability and independence to tailor your Kx experience by offering more access and enable you to take full ownership of reporting and templates. With the latest version of Kx, this is exactly what we’ve done!
Kinetic were recently selected to represent ‘Technology in Higher Education’ at the Parliamentary Review. Our Managing Director, Rob Turner, had the opportunity to describe the impact and opportunities from three key developments within the higher education industry to senior MPs, namely the increasing focus on the entire student experience, the demand for strategic revenue generation tactics for commercial operations within higher education institutions (HEIs) and the continued influence of private property providers.
Only two weeks left till C3X conference hosted by National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) in Orlando. The C3X is hosted annually with the aim to bring together over 700 higher education institutions and nearly 200 NACAS business partners to share their experience on how the modern auxiliary services enrich the campus lives. This event promises to be especially extraordinary as NACAS are celebrating their 50th anniversary!
Based on our own research, repeat business bookings for summer conferences typically range between 70-80% from year to year. With many conference departments operating as self-sustaining, that figure represents a significant amount of annual revenue on which the department is dependent. Therefore, it is paramount to monitor rebooking activity year on year.
Find out more about the financial integrations with Kx systems in our free ebook.
The finance department is a huge part of every university (and every business for that matter). Rarely do they just report numbers but often are a key stakeholder in any decision-making process. However, we know that the finance team can often get bogged down with the time-consuming admin work which impacts their ability to really add value to the business and help drive overall growth.
To find out more about the software integrations with Kx sytems download our free ebook.
Universities are constantly facing decisions over whether to invest into new technologies. On average, companies use 7 to 10 applications for various business purposes. The usual path would be buying several cheaper licences from various software companies as it seems like you are spending less of that precious budget. And there is nothing wrong with this strategy, short term. However, long term, your company will get to the point where you have various pieces of software that are not even necessarily talking to each other.