MingleStick changes networking at conferences

21st July 2009

<p>New conference technology is being used in the US this week which may change the way attendees network at events.</p><p>The Mingle360 software sees all conference guests given a keychain, called the MingleStick, which allows them to connect with each other.</p><p>This information is then connected to the internet, meaning that after the conference, people can log on to their account and access information about who they met and view profile pictures of them.</p><p>It will be used at the TS2 tradeshow which is currently running in Chicago, with attendees also able to print out the business cards for later deals.</p><p>Shauna Peters, marketing manager for TS2, said: "I think the MingleStick represents the future of data sharing for our attendees, including exhibit and event marketing professionals in addition to exhibition managers."</p><p>The MingleStick has already been used at the Women in Technology event with many guests praising it.<img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-19274971-ADNFCR" src="http://feeds.directnews.co.uk/feedtrack/justcopyright.gif?feedid=1753&itemid=19274971" /></p>