App will empower WMS attendees

Built using the well-known Whova platform, the WMS app will facilitate planning, networking, logistical considerations, and a host of other features that can be accessed via a mobile device or web version.

MISSISSAUGA – WMS 2021 participants can take advantage of a sophisticated mobile and web app to optimize their experience before, during and after the event.  Utilizing the robust Whova platform, the app will facilitate planning, networking, logistical considerations, and  a host of other features that can be accessed via a mobile device or web version.
“This app will elevate the WMS experience for attendees and exhibitors alike,” said Harry Urban, WMS manager.  “It will really streamline networking,” said Urban.  “Now attendees and exhibitors will have an app at their fingertips to ensure they can meet the people and companies they need to meet, schedule their appointments, take in education on-demand, and participate in ‘community’ events like live polling and networking tables. 
According to David Biggs, Director of Digital Strategy for Woodworking Network, part of CCI Canada, which owns the event, “Whova’s reliable and modern event app allows us to extend our events outside of the venue and into your pocket. Our goal is to save you time, instantly connect you to exhibitors and other attendees, and share your experiences with no friction.”
The three most popular features of the Whova app are:
• Agenda: personal schedules, reminders, session search;
• Networking: attendee profiles, messaging, and a meeting scheduling; and
• Community Board: planning social activities and gatherings, job posts, Q&A, lost & found, and more.
Exhibitors can set up virtual booths and interact with the attendees via chat, one-on-one messaging and virtual meetings.  Attendees can request further information via Whova about their products and services and the virtual booth is available 24/7.
Before the conference, participants can actively scan the attendee list to identify people to connect with or to offer recruitment opportunities.
Every attendee can create interesting discussion topics to increase engagement and networking.
In addition, everyone registered for the event can create virtual meetings with Google Meet, Zoom or Whova's internal video chat feature.
The app will be available to WMS registrants and exhibitors in June.  For more information contact Harry Urban, [email protected].  708-373-4344

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.