The foundation of MeetingHand Congress Management System dates back to 2006 with the launch of applications to manage registrations and bookings. Ten years ago almost all the congress organisers managed their events by emails and spreadsheets. It is incredible how much time and money were spent to address processes and procedures that might have been better carried out by software.
That’s why we came up with the idea to cooperate with IT experts to develop an integrated system that would have supported our business, but, when we started to look for a solution to the numerous problems we were facing as PCO, we soon understood that the same problems were shared by all the other professionals operating in the MICE world.
We developed our software solutions; a registration, abstract submission and online payment system for our own use between 2007 and 2008 and immediately started to collect the feedback and suggestions of friends and colleagues. Our software solutions were immediately successful, but from the very beginning one point was clear: there were thousands of MICE professionals that had never used such software before. Our IT experts had to focus on designing and developing a system that would have been as much as possible completed, user friendly and close to the real needs of the MICE industry.
In the following years, basing on the suggestions of customers and colleagues, our IT experts worked hard in order to create an integrated platform that would have been as much as possible completed, user friendly and close to the real needs of the MICE industry and, in 2011, they managed to launch MeetingHand Congress Management System.