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Mr. Javed

Naseem Javed

Founder, ABC Namebank International

A world-renowned authority on corporate nomenclature, author of two major books, Naseem is featured in over 100 articles worldwide, annually. Today, Naseem is invited to speak all over the world. His talks are always very insightful, provocative and serious and at times outrageously hilarious. He advises CEOs of Fortune 500 and other leading corporations on all matters of complex global naming in the e-commerce. Following are some key issues, which Naseem has been credited and critically acclaimed for. 1979 - Rendered some 25,000 opinions on the availability, suitability and registrability of business names as part of training by the Federal Government Trademark Office. 1980 - Published a 400-page reference manual entitled "How to Name a Business or a New Product", which became a point of reference for major corporations in the industry. 1985 - Setting up procedures at IBM HQ, to handle global naming which were then more than 1000 new products and services announcements annually. 1990 - Forecasting major corporate naming trends and introducing The Rules of Modern Corporate Nomenclature, which received global attention, awareness and a worldwide appetite for graphic design companies to venture into naming. 1995 - Writing "Naming for Power", and also "Domain Wars", which correctly predicted the domain bubble, cyber-branding and dot.com epidemic, this now has become a major chapter in the history of corporate naming. 2000 - Introducing the concept of "Corporate Domainization". Where Corporate Identity may be invisible and colourless, yet accessible to millions in cyber space in over 200 countries around the world, round the clock and in full motion. Twenty-one years ago, Naseem founded ABC Namebank International, in New York and Toronto, to solely concentrate on corporate nomenclature. Now, ABC Namebank is an excellent source for global naming solutions, and over two decades has acquired world-class reputation and know-how on corporate naming and global domain issues. This level of specialization is unmatched by any other agency in the world. From its inception, ABC operates from a sophisticated, custom built, multi-million dollar facility north of Toronto, with a branch office in New York.

Mr. Javed can be contacted at 212-697-7700 or nj@njabc.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.