Did you miss out on the 2014 annual ICHRIE summer conference for hospitality & tourism educators or the 74th annual meeting of the Academy of Management? Or did you go, but never got around to visit the exhibitor hall and sample our tasty Finnish chocolates? Don't worry - we have you covered here with a recap of what we got up to, the products we had on display, and the best way to get in touch with us to learn more. Below, you will find a short summary of our experience at the conferences. Enjoy, and hope to meet you next year!
ICHRIE Conference, 30 July - 1 Aug, 2014
(hospitality & tourism)
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina provided an excellent location for our very first appearance at the annual ICHRIE summer conference between 30 July and 1 August, 2014. A short but busy exhibitor hall presence gave us a chance to meet hospitality & tourism educators from around the world, and peak their interest in our Cesim Hospitality restaurant and hotel management simulation game. It was exciting to be the newcomer at the event and we were even more delighted to witness a genuine interest in active learning solutions by the attendees. To top off an already excellent experience at ICHRIE, we put one of our famous kuksa cups up for a silent auction on the first day (congratulations again to the winner, Sam Kohli).
Academy of Management Conference, 1 - 4 Aug, 2014 (management, strategy, international business)
Year after year, the annual meeting of the Academy of Management is the place to be for both management educators and those who wish to meet them, including book publishers, universities and business simulations providers like ourselves. It wasn't any different this year, so we had the chance to meet many of our existing customers as well as educators looking to evaluate new learning tools. Being the biggest event in management education that attracts thousands of professors of varying disciplines, we had our entire Cesim Business Simulations product portfolio on display for visitors to explore and try out.
As part of our new initiative at AOM to expand the ways in which we engage with attendees, our Managing Director, Veijo Kyösti, was one of the presenters at the Exploring Innovative Ways of Teaching Strategy Professional Development Workshop held on 1 Aug.
We want to thank everyone again who visited us during the exhibition hours, as well as the organizers for providing us with such a fantastic opportunity to meet our customers face to face. Until next year!
If you missed the chance to come and speak with us during the exhibition hours, don't hesitate to drop us a line and tell us about your course or training program.
Which conferences are you planning to go to next year? Let us know!