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The Influence of Private Property Providers

By Ksenia Molodych | 29th October 2018

Kinetic were recently selected to represent ‘Technology in Higher Education’ at the Parliamentary Review. Our Managing Director, Rob Turner, had the opportunity to describe the impact and opportunities from three key developments within the higher education industry to senior MPs, namely the increasing focus on the entire student experience, the demand for strategic revenue generation…

See you in Orlando!

By Emily Wright | 12th October 2018

Only two weeks left till C3X conference hosted by National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) in Orlando. The C3X is hosted annually with the aim to bring together over 700 higher education institutions and nearly 200 NACAS business partners to share their experience on how the modern auxiliary services enrich the campus lives. This…

Is Repeat Business Always Good Business For University Conferencing Departments?

By Laura Lafferty | 21st August 2018

Part of the Kx eBook: The One Simple Task Every Conference Department Should Do To Increase Revenue (& Why You Should Start Doing It Right Now)  Based on our own research, repeat business bookings for summer conferences typically range between 70-80% from year to year. With many conference departments operating as self-sustaining, that figure represents a…

How to increase your efficiency with financial system integrations

By Emily Wright | 16th August 2018

Find out more about the financial integrations with Kx systems in our free ebook. The finance department is a huge part of every university (and every business for that matter). Rarely do they just report numbers but often are a key stakeholder in any decision-making process. However, we know that the finance team can often…

Benefits of software integrations

By Emily Wright | 16th August 2018

To find out more about the software integrations with Kx sytems download our free ebook. Universities are constantly facing decisions over whether to invest into new technologies. On average, companies use 7 to 10 applications for various business purposes. The usual path would be buying several cheaper licences from various software companies as it seems…

How Conferencing Departments Can Retain Customers and Influence Change

By Laura Lafferty | 6th August 2018

Part of the Kx eBook: The One Simple Task Every Conference Department Should Do To Increase Revenue (& Why You Should Start Doing It Right Now)  We all know that conference operations play a large role in both helping to fund the academic programme of a university and, importantly, introducing potential new students to the…

How Conferencing Departments Can Easily Recover Lost Opportunities

By Laura Lafferty | 30th July 2018

Part of the Kx eBook: The One Simple Task Every Conference Department Should Do To Increase Revenue (& Why You Should Start Doing It Right Now)  Increasing Conferencing Revenue Most conference operations are looking for ways to increase their revenue. Offering new services, or raising rates tend to be the most common means of growing…

Are you prepared for GDPR?

By Laura Lafferty | 1st May 2018

The clock is ticking and May 25th is now less than a month away…are you GDPR ready? If you read my blog post last year about GDPR, then you should already be familiar with this new legislation. But have you prepared? The two-year grace period is almost over, and with steep penalties for compliance, if…

Trade Show Tips and To Dos: Part 2 – The During and After

By Emily Wright | 5th February 2018

In our last post, we looked at what should be happening before you attend your next trade show. Now, let’s look at what you should focus on during and after the show.

Trade Show Tips and To Dos: Part 1 – The Before

By Emily Wright | 15th January 2018

It’s that time of year. Time to gear up for trade shows. Some of the best time to showcase who you are and what you can offer.

Let the Numbers Justify Your Purchase

By Emily Wright | 4th December 2017

Let’s face it. Many times, those of us in conference services find ourselves fighting for any number of items: additional staff, software, access to buildings, the right to exist on campus.   There is a way to make your case in an effective way, but what are some tools you can use to justify your purchases?

11 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Software

By Emily Wright | 24th October 2017

A software purchase is a big decision. And when it comes to finding one to handle all the pieces of event management, it can become even more complicated. Looking beyond the priorities and features specific to the system, here are 11 questions to consider when making a new software purchase.

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