As part of its ongoing international expansion, QuickMobile, a Vancouver-based provider of mobile event app solutions, has announced the opening of its London office, which will support customers and partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. To manage the London office, QuickMobile has hired Banks Holcombe as General Manager of EMEA. Holcombe comes to QuickMobile with more than 16 years of international business development and sales management experience, most recently serving as Senior Manager of Emerging Markets, EMEA for The ACTIVE Network. As part of ACTIVE’s EMEA management team, Holcombe was vital in its success as the fastest growing division worldwide. He also oversaw the largest employee recruitment drive and spearheaded the Global Employee Satisfaction Task Force.
Prior to opening the London office, QuickMobile established numerous partner relationships that have allowed the company to expand its reach and customer base around the world. Among its global partners are BI Worldwide, AIMIA, PSAV, Jack Morton, and iBAHN.
“Over the past several years, we have provided mobile event solutions for a large number of associations, conventions and corporate events across EMEA, and now is the right time to establish our presence to further our growth in these regions,” said Patrick Payne, CEO of QuickMobile. “Mobile technology continues to transform meetings and events, and with our new multi-event platform, we can deliver an even more engaging mobile experience for large corporations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”
Payne added, “We are excited to have Banks serving as our point person in EMEA. He has invaluable experience in the technology and events industries around the world, and will be a vital strategic resource for current and prospective customers and partners that are looking to establish or expand their mobile capabilities to include meetings and events.”
“There is tremendous potential for QuickMobile in EMEA as evidenced by the success of several partner relationships that have produced multiple sales opportunities throughout the region,” stated Holcombe. “In terms of mobile event technology, QuickMobile is the pioneer, and has demonstrated that it can serve all types of events, from the single annual convention to the enterprise with thousands of meetings. Our focus is on helping our customers develop a strong, integrated enterprise mobile strategy, and QuickMobile’s event apps play an increasingly more important role in that strategy. We look forward to leading the mobile event app revolution around the world with great partners and customers.”
QuickMobile plans to showcase its technology at The Meetings Show UK July 9-11, 2013 at Olympia, London. To schedule a meeting or product demos during the show, please contact banks.holcombe(at)quickmobile(dot)com and +44 (0) 777 257 2288.