ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday the launch of the “NACDS Events” mobile application, its latest resource for meeting and conference attendees.
The app offers navigational tools and resources to enhance the attendee and exhibitor experience at NACDS meetings and conferences, including the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting.
The 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting will take place April 25 to 28 in Palm Beach, Fla. The meeting offers an opportunity for more than 2,000 of today’s retail executives from drug, food and mass merchandising and their supplier partners to share insights, and build relationships that extend far beyond the four-day meeting.
The 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting dashboard within the mobile app provides attendees the tools to create a personalized schedule for the meeting, browse speakers and bookmark sessions of interest, search for exhibitors, reference resources in the local area, and access social media to keep up with updates and the “buzz” surrounding the meeting.
There’s also an interactive floor plan, which will enable Annual Meeting attendees to search the locations of companies they may wish to meet with during the meeting.
This “NACDS Events” mobile app can be downloaded on a number of mobile platforms, or with any device with a camera or by scanning a QR Code. Once the mobile app is downloaded, subscribers are directed to download the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting dashboard.
“NACDS continues to utilize technology to enhance the experience for meeting attendees. This mobile resource will provide attendees practical tools to assist in advanced planning and onsite implementation - right at their fingertips,” stated NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “Innovations in technology enable NACDS to bring cutting-edge efficiencies to its member programs and services.”
Another tool to help attendees plan for the NACDS Annual Meeting is the Know Before You Go video. Found on the Annual Meeting website, this NACDS-TV educational video delivers tips and insights designed to aid attendees in final preparations before heading to the meeting.