Event Wifi Services

An item that continues to come up when we are working on groups is wifi needs. How much bandwidth is enough and how much-dedicated megs do you guarantee under concessions. I am passing on some great resources to figure out the answer to these questions.

In order for us to help our clients, it is very important for us to identify the following information:

  • How many attendees will be in the meeting space?
  • Will they have multiple devices?
  • Is there a live streaming requirement?
  • Will you be downloading/uploading data for presentations?
  • Are they using a mobile meeting app?

 Once we have this information you can use the PSAV bandwidth calculator to figure out how many megabits of bandwidth is needed for the group. If it is a large group with a lot of attendees you will want to get dedicated wifi that is exclusive for your group. We typically negotiate the bandwidth complimentary as a concession our larger groups and always include the megabyte number.

For more information, please click here.

If you have any questions about wifi or anything else, just give me a call. 

Steven J. Scatino
Partner/Executive Vice President, Sales
HPN Global, LLC
13825 N Northsight Blvd Suite 201,Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Office: 480-998-9770 Ext. 225
Cell: 602-418-4127
Fax: 480-718-8136
Email: sscatino@hpnglobal.com

Harold Batiste Joins HPN Global As Senior Vice President, Sales Operations

Scottsdale, AZ — August 26, 2019 — HPN Global, a worldwide event services company, today made another progressive move in its unending quest to serve its client base, associates and industry partners.

On September 1st, industry veteran Harold Batiste will join the company in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Sales Operations. In this capacity, Batiste will act as the liaison between HPN Global’s 170 associates and our diverse portfolio of Hotel and industry suppliers.

In an ever increasingly challenging market, our associates and partners are faced with a litany of issues from contract language to meeting space and guest-room questions. Regardless of the business environment, Batiste will help manage both ends of the supply chain process to ensure our clients and our associates’ close business with the right hotels at the right rates.

Harold brings to HPN Global a robust background spanning almost 20 years with The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott International, both from a property perspective as well as Marriott’s Global Sales Organization. His ability to build great relationships will be utilized on a daily basis as he strengthens our bonds with industry partners around the world.

“As we grow and evolve our business, having an extremely talented individual like Harold as part of the senior executive team is something we are all very excited about,” said Bill Kilburg, CEO.

“I am thrilled and honored to join HPN Global. Over the past 17 years, I have witnessed HPN grow into a world-renowned meetings and event management organization. I feel my experience, passion and strategic support will help continue their growth trajectory. There is a lot of work to be done ahead, but I see the future as being very bright and could not be happier to be a part of it,” said Harold Batiste.

HPN is a global event management company with a strong foundation built on client and industry relationships.
When we say “Relationships Matter”, we live and breathe it through our commitment to service, transparency and partnerships.

For more information about HPN Global:
hpnglobal.com | 480-998-9770 | info@hpnglobal.com

Stay Safe! Event Planning Risk Management Tips For Your Next Event

John Whitney IV is the CEO of Emergency Concierge International, a company focused on emergency preparedness. We are living in a brave new world, and when you are in the business of bringing people together for meetings, conferences, and events, it is critical that we are always thinking about safety and security.

“Far too often those in the meetings and events industry take emergency planning for granted,” says John Whitney, Emergency Preparedness Expert.  “They assume that the hotel, venue or DMC has it covered.  That is not the case.  Ensuring the safety of your attendees and the reputation of your organization should be a responsibility that you take wholeheartedly.”

Here are a few tips John offers to keep top of mind when attending your next meeting or event.  If you need help creating customized emergency operations plans or need on-site emergency management, contact us for more information.

Maintain Situational Awareness

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep an eye out for items or people that look out of place.
  • If you see something, say something.
  • Locate the nearest Exits everywhere you go (at least two, primary and secondary).

Use the Buddy System

  • Travel in pairs.
  • If not in pairs;
    • Let each other know where you are going and when you get there (especially at night).

Confirm your rideshare driver’s accuracy

  • Name
  • License Plate
  • Vehicle make & model

Stay hydrated

  • Watch for signs of dehydration
    • Lightheadedness
    • Nausea
    • Cramping
    • Excessive sweating (or not sweating at all in extreme cases)
    • Rapid, weak pulse

Commit to a “Warrior Mindset” – People laugh about this but it makes a huge difference!

  • In an emergency, don’t wait for someone to instruct you.
  • Be prepared to react immediately.
  • Commit to survive!

If you’re at #CONNECTMP and need Medical Assistance, please access our Medical Plan for the event, which provides the nearest hospital, urgent care, pharmacy, etc.

Text “SAFE” to 345345 to receive “5 Life Saving Tips You Must Use In An Emergency

HPN Global Helping Seattle Families on Their Journey out of Homelessness at #HPN19

HPN Global is all about relationships and helping give back to communities. We are proud to partner with Mary’s Place as part of our #HPN19 Global Partner Conference in Seattle, WA, by collecting donations to help families who have lost everything.

Mary’s Place gives these families shelter, helps with housing, employment and schooling, provides basic everyday resources and needs, and gives them hope for the future. Help us make a difference and donate today! #HPNGivingBack

We will also be accepting on-site donations during the Networking Reception in Las Vegas.

Learn More Here

You’re Invited! HPN Global Happy Hour

 

We would like to formally invite you to the HPN Global Happy Hour – Connect Marketplace on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Wind down after a long week with us during a fabulous evening from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Tavern on Fourth. Relax, grab a drink (or two), play games and enjoy a night of conversation & fun!

Note: You must wear a conference badge for admittance.

If you’d like to join us, please REGISTER NOW.

​​​​​​​We look forward to seeing you there!

Join our Facebook Event after registering!