Where are all the iPads? That’s what Robert Sieger, SVP, technology services, at Creative Group, wondered when he first joined the meetings industry from the startup world. We were wondering that, too. So we tracked down some meeting planners with tablets who use a lot of apps. Our favorite summary of the power of apps comes from Olga Navarro of Barcelona-based ITB dmc: “During operations, one is never calmly sitting at a desktop computer! We’re always multitasking to the limit, and quick and simple procedures translate into higher efficiency and fewer mistakes.”

She and eight others are about to introduce you to the “quick and simple” apps that have made their working lives easier, less stressful, and more productive. Click the name of each app below to learn more about how planners put these tools to work.

Dahlton A. Bennington, CMP, CMM

Senior Meeting Planner
A-Plus Meetings & Incentives
Coral Gables, Fla.

Robin Preston, CEM
Assistant Executive Director
Conference, Meetings &
Database Management

National School Boards Association
iAnnotate/PDF Reader Pro

Robert Sieger
Senior Vice President, Technology Services
Creative Group
Meeting Grid

Stormi Boyd, CMP, CMM
Director, Professional Services
Red Velvet Events
Austin, Texas

Deborah Brice, CMP
Senior Meetings Manager
The Optical Society, Washington, D.C.
Super Planner

Kelli Kahn
Vice President, Events
New York, N.Y.

Social Tables

Olga Navarro
Sales and Executive Director
ITB dmc
Barcelona, Spain


Liz King
Liz King Events
New York, N.Y.

Trello/Skype/Call Recorder/Flipboard

Charlene DeCesare
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Boardroom Events
Marathon, Fla.
Voxer/Google Drive/Evernote/JotNot

MeetingsNet Editors
Our Big List of Apps: 62 meeting, travel, productivity, and fun tools to check out.