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Mr. Reaney

Randy Reaney

Founder, CEO, Impervio Technologies Inc.

Randy Reaney is the Founder, CEO of Impervio Technologies Inc. www.impervio.com, a dynamic new software company based in Toronto, Canada specializing in impenetrable Cyber Security Automation and which is comprised of some of the world's brightest and most sought-after security, software and technology experts. He has over twenty-five years of global business experience with organizations in the software, banking, real estate, media, sales and marketing fields. During his career Mr. Reaney has been involved in numerous successful start-ups with very a successful track record in marketing and sales and rapid business growth. Randy has successfully launched, and built various companies in different market sectors. He was Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Nuva Technologies Inc. from 2004-2011. Nuva Technologies Inc. (www.nuvatech.com) is a Toronto-based global, total solution provider for the Digital Media Industry and marketer of the World's # 1 Rated Digital Signage Software Platform and high-quality, state-of-the-art, patent pending AVITAR software - viewer recognition, tracking and reporting technology. Mr. Reaney was also Co-Founder, President and CEO of a Bankcard and Merchant Services company that specialized in the private label bank POS terminal industry. He was directly involved in the company's infrastructure, organization, and corporate financing. Mr. Reaney was instrumental in negotiating a joint venture partnership with Scotiabank, one of Canada's major banks, which allowed the company to quickly become the industry leader in the bank POS market within the first few months of operation of the company.

Mr. Reaney can be contacted at 416-628-9447 or Randy@imperviotech.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.