New York – Yasmo Live announced today its appointment to provide a tailored onsite social networking service at the New York Forum, an invitation-only event that brings together global thought leaders to find solutions to the many pressing issues faced by the world economy today.
Yasmo Live has customised its mobile application for the New York Forum, which is organised by Richard Attias & Associates. The app presents new features that further enhance Yasmo’s existing mobile networking service which allows attendees to interact with each other and with speakers in real time during conferences. The new app is entirely branded in the New York Forum’s colours and allows live streaming of all conference sessions for delegates to view on their smartphones and iPads. The app is also fully integrated with Twitter, allowing people at the Forum to tweet and follow conversations about the forum directly.
Yasmo Live will cater to the New York Forum’s 700+ delegates, mainly chief executives, policy makers, thought leaders and academics, with speakers including John Turley, CEO of Ernst and Young; Tom Glocer, CEO of Thomson Reuters; Denis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare and Cecilia Attias, whose Foundation for Women presents a key panel at the forum.
As a complement to the onsite networking app, Yasmo also powers a section of the New York Forum’s website which allows delegates to view each other’s profiles and set up meetings ahead of the event and to maintain contact afterwards.
Richard Attias, Founder of the New York Forum, commented: “Yasmo Live offers an innovative way for our delegates to increase the density and quality of their interactions as they meet this year to find solutions to one of the most pressing economic challenges of our era: creating and sustaining growth. Yasmo’s unique analytical tools help us measure the efficiency of these exchanges in real time.”
Areti Kampyli, CEO of Yasmo Live, said: “We are proud to have worked with one of the world’s most influential leaders’ forums to create an entirely customised version of our app with enhanced social networking features. Our appointment for the New York Forum consolidates our presence in the high-end conference space in the US.”
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About the New York Forum
The New York Forum will bring together business leaders, sovereign fund managers, policymakers and Nobel prize-winning economists to craft innovative ideas addressing current challenges facing the global economy.
CEOs, investors, and policy makers will participate in intensive taskforces led by The Boston Consulting Group to explore the tangible challenges and opportunities associated with specific trends in the current environment.
The Forum aims to create an environment in which leaders from different sectors can collaborate with industry experts to begin the process of reinventing business and creating a new paradigm for growth.
About Yasmo Live
Yasmo Live is a mobile social networking service designed for the conference industry. It allows event participants to network more effectively thanks to a smartphone app that enables them to browse the profiles of fellow participants and interact with them in real time. It serves as the ‘missing link’ or ‘mutual friend’ event attendees wished they had to help them meet the right people.
Yasmo Live allows delegates to stay in touch with their contacts even after a conference is over, without the fear of losing important business cards. By accessing their profile on the Yasmo Live website, users can manage their conference agenda easily, and recommend events they will attend to their contacts.
Yasmo Live is preparing a series A investment round by year-end 2011.
The company is headquartered in London.
About Richard Attias & Associates
Richard Attias & Associates is a strategic communications firm that provides private consultancy, idea initiatives and live experiences. Our mission is to help leaders, corporations and nations build their global influence, catalyze innovation and lead the global exchange of ideas.
Richard Attias is the world’s top community builder for the “thinking elite”. Over the last two decades, he has built a matchless reputation for helping nations, organizations and corporations catalyze the global exchange of ideas.
This talent for anticipating the most pressing issues of our time, activating global networks of thought leaders, and inspiring innovation is based on his unique experience developing some of the most influential gatherings of global leaders in the last 20 years including the World Economic Forum in Davos; the Clinton Global Initiative; the Middle East Peace Summit in Jordan; the Dalian Economic Summit in China; and the signature of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Marrakech.
He is also the Chairman of Columbia University’s Center on Capitalism and Society; formed in 2002 to study the workings of well-functioning modern economies, understand how these economies got their dynamism, and how this dynamism impacts employment, among other topics.
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