NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Express Meetings & Events today announced that it is working with NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, a leading global provider of webcasting and other multimedia technologies, to provide meetings stakeholders with virtual and hybrid solutions that are designed to improve the quality and engagement of their meetings programs worldwide.
American Express Meetings & Events Multimedia Solutions powered by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions (Multimedia Solutions) will connect virtual and physical events by distributing live meeting content for companies worldwide. The solution offers customers a seamless meetings and events experience for both their in-person and virtual meeting attendees, including content creation and delivery. American Express Meetings & Events' global team of experts will fully manage the complete solution on behalf of its clients, to make planning and executing meetings easier for organizers and attendees.
"By combining American Express' keen understanding of how and when to employ virtual elements with NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions' leading multimedia solutions, meetings owners, presenters and attendees, both virtual and physical can improve the overall effectiveness of meetings worldwide," said Issa Jouaneh, Vice President and General Manager, American Express Meetings & Events. "Meetings organizers are challenged to reach critical audiences who do not attend in person. The creation of a virtual meetings strategy supported by policy can help companies identify the right opportunities to deploy such tools to drive engagement, reach a wider audience, capture content and achieve the greatest return on investment and experience."
As identified in the upcoming American Express 2014 Meetings & Events Forecast, previewed at IMEX Americas on October 15, 2013, 46 percent of meetings professionals surveyed were unaware of their company's policies and strategies to integrate hybrid technologies into meetings and events programs. American Express' consultative experts are able to address these concerns by establishing a virtual meetings strategy that identifies opportunities to incorporate technology solutions that allow clients to create a more robust experience for both in-person and virtual attendees.
"We are proud to be working with American Express Meetings & Events to help their clients reach and engage online audiences," said Shaun McIver, Vice President and Global Head of Multimedia Solutions, NASDAQ OMX. "Our integrated webcasting and video communications services for the enterprise support customers in over 60 countries. This new endeavor is an ideal fit as we look to support American Express Meetings & Events' wide range of customer online communications programs around the world."
The value of the Multimedia Solutions is derived from a fully managed process where clients and meetings owners benefit from expert resources to support their strategic meetings program. The solution's full range of capabilities include: managed webcasts and webinars, online video content management, venue and location services, planning and logistics management, virtual meetings executions, online meetings catalogues and production coordination.
Please visit the following webpage to request a copy of the American Express 2014 Meetings & Events Forecast: https://businesstravel.americanexpress.com/meetingsforecast2014/
About American Express Meetings and Events
American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel, offers longstanding experience, expertise and leading capabilities spanning program implementation to budget optimization to deliver powerful meetings and events experiences for clients. The global team is focused on meetings and events sourcing, planning, contract negotiations, budgeting, expense management, reporting and benchmarking, combined with strategic counsel and integration of leading technology. This end-to-end approach focuses on creating visibility, driving savings and enabling effective meeting experiences.
With more than 40 years in the industry and a presence in over 50 countries, American Express Meetings & Events is uniquely positioned to manage meetings and events locally, regionally, internationally and across the globe. American Express Meetings & Events works with local leaders to enhance its offering to clients. To learn more about the services offered by American Express Meetings & Events, visit https://businesstravel.americanexpress.com/meetings-and-events/
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