Theme

Innovation

Background

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth has chapters worldwide representing 15,000 members. ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. ACG Global hosted its first-ever virtual ACG Member Summit on June 23-25, 2020 an event that gathered ACG’s worldwide community of 15,000 for digital business development opportunities.

Challenge

With COVID-19 on the minds of every event professional, ACG Global was trying to determine the best-possible method of providing valuable business interactions, without the benefit of meeting in a physical location. Conference Scheduling Solutions collaborated with ACG Global and leveraged the power of registration data to facilitate connections virtually through our patented scheduling technology.

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When we needed to pivot to ensure those business development needs translated to a virtual setting, CSS worked with us hand in hand for months. We are grateful for the partnership, the guidance, and the expertise CSS offered us and would recommend their services without reservation.

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Solution

ACG kicked off the event with live programming and one-on-one meetings via Conventus. Conventus is unique as it provides a platform to begin the scheduling process as soon as registration begins. In addition, it encompasses the entire scheduling experience – for an in-person or virtual event – as registration data is integrated, seamlessly, into the platform. This allows newly registered attendees to personalize their profiles and maximize their conference or event experience. It is through this enhanced information sharing that the most meaningful connections can be made, and the right meetings are arranged.

Results

The first ever Virtual ACG Global Member Summit was a huge success. During the summit, there were 5,505 accepted meetings and 703 people attended virtual happy hours. Lastly, 1,903 people attended panel sessions.