January 06, 2011 08:00 ET

VirtualEvents365(SM) Marks Sponsorship of Virtual Edge Summit With Keynote Presentation

CGS VirtualEvents365 Will Participate as a Diamond Sponsor and Keynote Speaker at the 2011 Virtual Edge Summit; The January 12-13 Event in Las Vegas Will Highlight the Latest Thinking and Innovations in Virtual Marketing and Meeting

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 6, 2011) -  Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. (CGS), through its VirtualEvents365 business unit, will participate as a Diamond Sponsor in the January 12-13 Virtual Edge Summit 2011 ( in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual event brings together the most knowledgeable and influential talent from across the country to share the latest thinking and innovations in digital solutions for events, meetings, learning, and marketing. VirtualEvents365 Vice President and virtual events market veteran Tom Wieser will participate in an opening day keynote session to discuss the future of virtual environments and digital engagement.

"Virtual events represent the biggest opportunity in events, meetings and learning in decades," noted Wieser. "We are proud to partner with the Virtual Edge Institute to help advance this rapidly-growing industry. The Virtual Edge Summit is clearly the place to be to learn about and hone your virtual events planning, marketing, production, and measurement skills."

While the MGM Grand will serve as the physical location for the Virtual Edge Summit, industry professionals can also attend the virtual event online from any location. Event, meeting or trade show producers, online learning professionals, publishers, agencies, and other industry professionals will learn from case studies, best practices, and trends presentations from peers and solution providers who are already producing successful virtual events. Education is provided in four knowledge tracks comprising corporate, association/trade show/media, learning, and digital business.

The keynote session entitled "The State and Future of Virtual Events" (Jan 12 at 3:05 PM), will utilize a town hall meeting format to enable attendees to address concerns and issues and explore opportunities to improve virtual event platforms and their own engagements. During the session, Mr. Wieser will address industry best practices and discuss self-service options, new pricing models, and other important industry trends.

As an added bonus for meeting professionals, the Virtual Edge Summit will be co-located with PCMA's annual meeting Convening Leaders running January 9-12.

"The pace of innovation within the virtual events and meetings industry has been phenomenal," stated Michael Doyle, Executive Director of the Virtual Edge Institute, which produces the Virtual Edge Summit. "By bringing together leading solution providers, such as CGS VirtualEvents365, we are providing corporations and associations with the knowledge they need to move their strategies forward on day one."

About CGS VirtualEvents365(SM)
CGS VirtualEvents365 is the global leader in virtual event solutions for corporate events, demand generation marketing events & launches, corporate e-learning, virtual job fairs, virtual conferences and virtual tradeshows. This innovative platform builds on CGS's quarter century of experience developing technology-based solutions for over 3,500 organizations worldwide. For more information please visit

About CGS
For more than twenty-five years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through technology. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become the IT partner of choice for thousands of organizations worldwide. CGS delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party business applications, technology and business services, outsourcing solutions and learning & communications platforms. Headquartered in New York City, CGS maintains a worldwide presence with 20 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information please visit

VirtualEvents365(SM) is a service mark of Computer Generated Solutions Inc.

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