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March 24, 2015

This month, Incentive's sister publication, Successful Meetings, published the results of its "2015 Meeting Technology Trends Survey," a good deal of which is relevant to incentive event planners.

Which technologies play a role in your live meetings or events?
- Facebook: 78%
- Twitter: 66%
- LinkedIn: 62%
- Webcasts: 61%
- Instagram: 23%
- Pinterest: 20%

If you use these technologies at your events, what role do they play in engaging your attendees?
- Twitter: 70%
- Facebook: 57%
- LinkedIn: 42%
- Pinterest: 50%
- Instagram: 62%
- Webcasts: 48%

Which types of technology do you usually have difficulty with at your meetings?
 - Wi-Fi: 71%
- Audio/Visual: 44%
- Meeting Apps: 30%
- Registration: 15%
- Room Block Management: 12%

On which devices do you currently use apps specifically designed for meeting planning?
- Do not use smartphone or tablet apps specifically designed for meeting planning: 58%
- Smartphone: 26%
- IPad or tablet: 16%

What meeting planning functions do you currently use apps to help either partially or completely manage?
- Planning tools (meeting space calculators, room layouts, etc.): 59%
- Facility search: 38%
- Manage educational content: 25%
- Contracts, BEOs, RFPs, etc.: 25%
- Manage room blocks: 20%

This survey was sent out in January to Successful Meetings' readership. It attracted 79 responses.