NETWORKING

 

The AHC App

The AHC app will enhance your networking opportunities and allow you to access the most up-to-date information about the event. With this app, you will be able to optimize your networking opportunities by having real-time visibility of who is at the event and what they do. You will simply shake your phone to share contact information more completely and efficiently than ever before. 

The app is available to all registered delegates. 

Download Instructions

  1. Download the free app here from your mobile device, or search Questex Hospitality Group in the App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Sign up and setup your app profile – you can easily use information from your social accounts by logging into these when prompted
  3. Select Annual Hotel Conference 2019 from the Upcoming Events tab
  4. Join using the passphrase which can be found in your booking confirmation email or subsequent App Launch email

If you already have the Questex Hospitality Group app, simply follow steps 3 & 4 above, and make sure you filter your ‘connections’ if you only wish to network with those attending this year’s event.  

 

App Set-Up

Update your profile picture: No profile is complete without your photograph. Click here to view instructions on how to upload this.

Add and edit profile accounts: Once you have a profile set up, it's a good idea to add accounts from different platforms to your app profile. This area of your profile can act as a digital business card to swap with other users once you have connected, and enhances your networking capability significantly. Click here for instructions on how to get started!

Reset your password: It happens to everyone at one point or another - no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to remember that password. Follow these steps to reset your password. 

 

Networking
 

Filter your connections: The ‘Connections’ section of your app will show all of your connections for all historical Questex events. if you only wish to network with those attending this year’s event, select the ‘filter’ icon in the top left corner, and select the current event only.

Shake & connect with others: Connecting with other delegates is as easy as a handshake. Here's how to do it. Once you make a connection with others from the Shake feature, you will have access to their full profile. You will be able to message each other, schedule meetings, takes notes, bookmark your favourite connections, export connections to your phone and more. 

Accept connection requests: Expand your network by accepting requests to connect, allowing you to chat, schedule meetings, exchange digital business cards, and more. Here's how.
 
Export connections: One of the goals of an event is to create meaningful new relationships and you can now take these relationships beyond the event by exporting contact info into your mobile device. Click here to learn how to do so. Please note that you will only be able to view information that your connection has chosen to share. 

Message delegates: There are a few ways to message someone:

  • If you haven't connected with someone yet, you can find them in the ‘Networkers’ section and the click ‘Contact
  • If you have connected with someone already, head to their profile and select ‘Message’
  • Click the ‘Chat’ icon in the bottom row of the app to start or continue a conversation

Schedule a meeting with a connection: Do you want to set up a time to meet with someone? Head to their profile then select ‘Meet’. You can change the meeting name and set the duration, start time, and location (These could include our new Networking Hub on 1st floor, Networking Lounge & meeting spaces on 2nd floor & AHC Connect in the hotel lobby). Then send the meeting proposal to your connection by clicking ‘Propose’ in the top right corner. If someone sends you a meeting request, you'll get a notification and can accept or reject the proposal.

 

App Features

  • Agenda: View the entire event agenda and create your own personal agenda
  • Speakers: Get details on the event’s speakers
  • Q&A & Polls: Interact and voice your questions and opinions in real-time at the event
  • Networkers: See who else is coming to the event, connect & network with them (see instructions above)
  • Sponsors: / Partners Learn more about the event’s incredible sponsors & partners
  • Local Restaurants: See details of a number of fantastic local restaurants providing deals to delegates of The AHC 
  • Maps: Check-out the floor plans to find all the rooms and locations you may need at the venue. This includes our new Networking Hub on 1st floor, Networking Lounge & meeting spaces on 2nd floor, AHC Connect in the hotel lobby, and The Hotel Tech Hub’s new location in the ground floor restaurant
  • Follow Us: Follow us on our various social media with a single click
  • Charity Partner: Learn more about WaterAid, our charity partner, and consider donating to their mission to deliver clean water around the globe to those who need it most
  • Announcements: You'll be notified when we send out announcements about conference sessions, networking events etc, but you can view all past announcements here

 

AHC App Challenge

New for 2019: Join our AHC Challenge to compete with other delegates to see who can earn the most points. Unlock codes by joining conference sessions, networking activities, visiting exhibitors and completing tasks, then enter codes to earn points. The delegate with the most points at the end of the event will be crowned the ‘AHC Challenge Champion’ and will be in with a chance of winning our great prize: 25,000 Choice Privileges Points to redeem against hotel nights, gift cards or partner discounts

 

Useful Information

Build Your Personal Agenda: Tap the ‘Agenda’ feature to see all sessions. Select the date, tap the session for more details and if it sounds good to you, you can tap the + button to its right to save it to your agenda. From the main Agenda screen, you can tap ‘My Agenda’ to see just your chosen sessions.

Search: Find what you're looking for quickly with the search functionality. Just select the magnifying glass from the home screen, then start typing in the search bar near the top of the screen to find items listed in the following sections of the app: Networkers, Speakers, Sponsors, Documents.

Star: Want to mark something of note? You can star several items throughout the app including: Connections; Sponsors; & Speakers. Navigate to its feature, then the specific person or item. Then just tap the star icon near the top right corner to mark it. It will turn then solid, and a star will appear next to them in their respective list for visibility.

Take notes: You can take notes on several items throughout the event including: Connections; Agenda sessions; Sponsors; & Speakers. If you navigate to a specific one, just tap the notes icon to write and save your thoughts. You can also export your notes by selecting the download icon in the top right corner of each note.

Contact: For any queries, please contact rscahill@questex.com or support@socio.events 
 

download the ahc app from your mobile device here Group