This was BAM Marketing Congress 2017

For the third year in a row, the Belgian Association of Marketing (BAM) partnered up with Of”Cores to manage their annual Marketing Congress. The 36th edition of this top-notch event took place on December 7-8 in Brussels Expo. BAM unites all marketing minded professionals with a common mission: create added value and relationships with your customers in a sustainable way.

This annual meet-up with passionate marketing, sales & communication professionals is the flagship event of the year for BAM. The two-days congress included an inspiring programme with international keynotes, a Marketing and Startup Village, the Belgium’s New Brand of the Year Award ceremony, a series of Lunch & Learn sessions and a networking party.

WHAT THE SPONSORS AND PARTNERS SAID


3D VIRTUAL VISIT

BAM MARKETING CONGRESS KEY FACTS

1250 attendees
  69 sponsors and exhibitors
  Non-stop Volvo shuttles
  25 keynote speakers
  10 Lunch & Learn
  687 Marketing Congress App downloads

OF”CORES’ ADDED VALUE

Of”Cores teamed up with BAM on the 2017 Congress organisation and provided a thorough support that contributed to the success of the event:

Project management

Creation of an overall strategy, project plan, timeline and action plan
Guarantee the necessary integration of technology, innovation and creativity                      
Registration management: platform set-up, manage registrations, invoicing, administration, communication
Venue management and logistics of the overall event
Creation of the floorplan, exhibition concept and meeting points
Print and digital signage
Creation of the event script & briefing of all involved parties

Event communications

 Congress Marketing & Communication Strategy
Event website development & daily updates
Mobile marketing, such as event app setup and management
Event mailings, as well the campaign mailings as practical details communication
Social media management & re-targeting
Creative design: identity, campaign and operational integration
Video creation including video interviews with partners
Direct mail & printed ads
Copywriting

Sponsorships

Strategy, creation of opportunities & collaterals
Pro-active search for partners, dealing with requests
Negotiations, contracting and integration of sponsors
Day-to-day management of sponsors
Deliver the promised visibility & return

…and much more!

 

 

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Case study EDAA Summit 2017 in London

AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT THE RENAISSANCE ST PANCRAS HOTEL

For many European associations & organisations, their annual event is a crucial highlight of the year. It is very powerful aspect of their marketing strategy, a perfect opportunity to reinforce the association’s value proposition. These projects are not only labor-intensive, they also require various skills.

The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA, teamed up with Of”Cores to set up a second successful edition of their EDAA Summit, after a positive collaboration on the inaugural summit the year before. This event took place on the 28th of November at the Renaissance St Pancras Hotel in London.

The EDAA is a Brussels-based organisation that acts as a central licensing body for Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA). The 2017 EDAA Summit gathered advertisers, policy makers, advertising agencies, as well as representatives from the direct marketing and the media sector.

Check out the event movie by our partner Emove:

EDAA SUMMIT IN NUMBERS

2nd edition
150 participants
15 speakers

OF”CORES’ ADDED VALUE

Our team supported the EDAA to organise the second edition of their Summit. We managed to create the most suitable setup to ensure the success of the conference. We provided:

Event Marketing & Communication:

Creative identity of the event
Digital marketing: conference website, satisfaction survey
Video production: event movie and interviews with key speakers and stakeholders
Event collateral and branding
All delegate communications
Goodies

Event Management:

Supplier negotiation, selection and management
Hotel room management
Registration
Venue management and logistics of the overall event
Creation of the event script, floor plan & briefing of all involved parties

Project Management:

Budget creation and follow-up
Timeline creation and follow-up
Consultancy, advice and best-practices
Survey, report and statistics

Are you looking for a company managing your event and working in close collaboration with your organisation? We will quickly understand your needs and act as an extension to your team!

Learn more about what we can do for you

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10 reasons to hire Of”Cores as your corporate event planner

Save time

Organising events is time consuming, especially if you’re not a specialist. Let Of”Cores secure the right venue and manage all different suppliers. You will not only save time, but also save costs, eliminate risks and get your event on the rails efficiently. While we focus on building a successful event that matches your needs, you can focus on your core business.

Forget about stress

No need to worry about the pre-production, event logistics and last-minute requests. In case you underestimate it, keep in mind that event management was ranked n° 5 most stressful job by Forbes! Our flexibility remains one of our strengths and our event managers will take care of every single detail before, during and after your event.

A trustful 24/7 partner

Our event managers guarantee a smooth and top-notch event experience. If questions or problems arise, you can be sure that our event team will handle the situation immediately and with the right discretion. During the event, our team is available at all time for clients, attendees, partners and suppliers.

Event service from A to Z

Not only the planning, monitoring, supplier negotiation but also sponsorship management, decoration and online registration are part of our job. And yes, you can call us whether you need support to create a full event experience or only to manage one specific aspect of your event.

Promote your event

Your event needs to be part of your marketing mix. Our experts help you to create strategies applied to your event by activating the suitable marketing touch points in order to generate measurable business results.

Meet your budget expectations

Wondering how you can actually save money by hiring an event manager? Over the years, Of”Cores has build a broad network of the best suppliers and partners worldwide. We know where to get the best value for money for each aspect. Thanks to our long-term relationships with them, we help you to keep additional costs to the strict minimum.

Bring out creativity & innovation

We follow the latest trends in all aspects related to events to make the most out of the most recent innovative ideas. Your event will be the first to play with the latest trends. Our team loves to brainstorm on finding the right creative concept, so please challenge us!

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. We do both for you.

It’s all about technology

Technology is an ongoing process and evolves rapidly. On one hand, we invest in technology to work faster and more efficiently. On the other hand, technology can improve and facilitate certain requirements such as networking, brand awareness, lead generation, ROI measurement, etc.

International network

We plan and organise international events on a daily basis. Of”Cores has built a large network of partners, which makes it easier to find the best suppliers almost anywhere in the world. We invest time to stay informed on different hotspots worldwide and have connections to make the unthinkable possible.

Sit back, relax & enjoy

A fun team of professionals covers your project. You will not only exceed expectations, on top of that you will enjoy and have fun in your project. We might suffer a bit, but that’s what we love – we are passionate about events!

Need some support to set up a top-notch event? Get in touch with the team today!

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Create the buzz before, during and after your event with Pictawall

Events are the perfect moment to activate fans. During events, people like to share their experience on social media. Event organisers can benefit from the momentum to get worldwide exposure and deliver their message. It is then an opportunity for events to analyse and understand the trending topics that are resonating within their audience in order to better understand their expectations. Consider Pictawall to create buzz before, during and after your event.


WHAT PICTAWALL VISUAL MARKETING PLATFORM CAN DO FOR YOUR EVENT

Pictawall helps event organisers to collect the best pictures and videos shared by their attendees on social media with #yourhashtag and publish them live on their event screens. As everyone wants to have their minute of fame, participants simply can’t stop sharing once they have appeared on the pictawalls.

Pictawall tweetwall event

To keep the buzz going after the event, Pictawall publishes all these visual recommendations from happy attendees into the event website and Facebook page, turning it into a highly social destination. To drive engagement, Pictawall also organises photo contests by asking online visitors to vote for their favourite snaps.

And the best part is that it can help you generate extra revenues from your sponsors. The social media walls are indeed natural eye-catchers, you can monetise them by integrating your sponsors’ logos and promotional videos and get a real return on investment on your social media activation.

Looking for an innovative approach to boost your event and get extra revenues from your sponsors? Look no further. Get in touch with us before May 15th and get 10% discount on your activation.

Pictawall tweet media wall event conference

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Case study EDAA Summit 2016 in Brussels

AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN A 5* BRUSSELS HOTEL

Managing the first edition of an event is a challenging milestone for many European associations & organisations. The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, EDAA, teamed up with Of”Cores to endeavor to a successful launch of their inaugural EDAA Summit. This event took place on the 1st of March at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel in Brussels.

The EDAA is a Brussels-based organisation that acts as a central licensing body for Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA). The 2016 EDAA Summit announced the launch of new Mobile Principles and confirmed the application of the existing principles of transparency and control to mobile web-browsing. This conference gathered advertisers, policy makers, advertising agencies, as well as representatives from the direct marketing and the media sector.


EDAA SUMMIT IN NUMBERS

1st edition
120 participants
3 policy keynotes, 5 panel discussions
23 speakers
7 sponsors & partners
8 video interviews
#EDAASummit top trending topic in Belgium on Twitter


OF”CORES’ ADDED VALUE

Our team supported the EDAA to organise the first edition of their Summit. We managed to create the most suitable setup to ensure the success of the conference. We provided:

Event Marketing & Communication:

Creative identity of the event
Digital marketing: conference website, save the date, email campaigns, reminders, satisfaction survey
Video production: event movie, video interviews with key speakers and stakeholders
Event collateral and branding
All delegate communications
Goodies

Event Management:

Supplier negotiation, selection and management
Sponsors logistics
Hotel room management
Registration, invoicing, administration and online payment
Venue management and logistics of the overall event
Creation of the event script, floor plan & briefing of all involved parties

Project Management:

Budget creation and follow-up
Timeline creation and follow-up
Consultancy, advice and best-practices
Survey, report and statistics

Check out the event movie to get a 4-minutes overview of the event:

Are you facing difficulties when it comes to managing your event activities? Working in close collaboration with your organisation, we quickly understand your needs and act as an extension to your team.

Learn more about what we can do for you, contact us at info@of-cores.com.