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Meetings Technology Expo
The Meetings Technology Expo was launched in 2005 as the first conference and expo dedicated exclusively to the technology education of meeting and event professionals. Fourteen shows and 9 years later, our event has now helped educate thousands of meeting and event professionals on the technology that enables a faster, more cost-effective and efficient approach to conducting meetings and events.
Our conference provides education across a broad range of technology topics and is geared for the corporate, association, independent and trade show planner. Our CMP and CAE accredited sessions cover everything from registration systems to meetings spend consolidation tools. Our expert speakers give you the insight and guidance needed to make the intelligent decision on which technology solution is right for you. The education continues with tech demonstrations for hands-on learning and luncheon round-table discussions where you can network with and discover new ideas from your peers.
The Exhibit Hall
The exhibit hall allows you to test-drive products and solutions at your leisure, sit in on a scheduled tech demonstration, or you can schedule 1-on-1 appointments for more personal, customized attention. Our acclaimed show directory contains speaker slides, buyer guidelines, vendor profiles, case studies and more! Rest-assured, your one-day commitment to technology education will be well spent at MTE—what you learn here will transform not only your meetings, but also your career.
Our Mission Statement
Our goal is to provide meeting professionals with honest, reliable and accurate technology education through expert-led discussions and a hands-on evaluation of cutting-edge technology products and solutions. For our exhibitors, we strive to create a level-playing field environment in which vendors present their technology solution to the meetings industry via our exhibit hall, 1-on-1 appointments, case studies, technology demonstrations and category listings.
Paul Paone, MTE Founder & Director
Meetings Technology Expo founder and director, Paul Paone, has over 16 years experience in the meetings and event industry. Paul’s career includes a deep blend of tradeshow, publishing and meetings technology sales experience. As trade show sales director for Meetings News, Successful Meetings and Business Travel News’ annual events, Paul not only sold millions of dollars in exhibit sales, but also incorporated new event technologies into the group’s portfolio of shows including: online registration, floor plan mapping, lead retrieval, audience response and other emerging event technologies.
In 2001, Paul left trade shows to start a new career in event technology with companies: b-there.com and seeuthere.com, the leading online registration providers at the time. In 2005, while event sales director at VNU Expositions/Nielson, Paul left the company to found the Meetings Technology Expo. As the industry’s first event dedicated to event technology, the show grew over the next few years from its inaugural event in NYC to other cities including: Washington, D.C., Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA.
With over 10 MTE events completed by 2009, Paul launched a new consumer event, MMA World Expo, at NYC’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. The mixed martial arts conference and expo was a first in NYC history and attended by thousands. In association with Madison Square Garden, MMA World Expo doubled in size in 2010 and was listed by EXPO Magazine as one of the top 25 fast-growth companies of 2010. Now in its 4th year, the event features another new launch, STS Challenge, showcasing professional fighters and up-and-comer amateurs.
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