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Ms. Arisandi

Fifi Arisandi

General Marketing Manager, Smart Walkie Talkie, Pte, Ltd.

Fifi Arisandi is the General Marketing Manager of the award-winning telecommunication startup, Smart Walkie Talkie, Pte. Ltd., where she oversees the whole gamut of activities related to the leads generation for the company's products. Smart Walkie focuses on building communication apps, which are specificly designed for professional use. One of the apps is VoicePing, which is a walkie-talkie app that works on both Android and iOS. It also has a Desktop version which makes it even more suitable for use in industries that require instant communication continuously between the in-office and on-field staffs.

Before her current position, Ms. Arisandi worked as a marketing professional in various industries for seven years, during which time she gained a vast experience in product/brand management as well as strategic marketing. After some time working in office jobs, she made a major move in her career by working remotely for tech companies. Working in a different industry and on varied platforms has challenged her to get out of her comfort zone. Thus, she committed to learning new subjects, such as online marketing and programming to upgrade her skills and knowledge outside her previous marketing experiences. Moreover, Ms. Arisandi always looks for ways to do things differently and is constantly on the lookout for new things to explore and learn.

Her philosophy is, “When your heart is willing, you will find a thousand ways. When your heart is unwilling, you will find a thousand excuses.” Please visit http://www.voicepingapp.com/ for more information on the project she is currently involved in. 

Please visit http://www.smartwalkietalkie.com for more information.

Ms. Arisandi can be contacted at 656-708-9391 or fifi@smartwalkietalkie.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.