APEX - Bandwidth and High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) for Events

Bandwidth and Connectivity for Meetings and Events

Demand for advanced Internet access that accommodates richer media and a higher density of devices leading to increased bandwidth consumption frequently outweighs the demand for more basic connectivity. Planners and suppliers often do not understand the difference between basic and advanced access, which best suits attendee needs and best practices for selecting and managing event bandwidth. Impacts include lost efficiency, cost overruns and a reduced effectiveness 


  1. Whitepaper: Getting up to Speed on Event Bandwidth
    file (2.35 MB)
  2. NEW: APEX Bandwidth Terminology
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  3. Presentation: Conclave 2013 - What Is Bandwidth and Why You Should Care
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  4. Article: Strike up the Bandwidth
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    Copyright (C) 2012, Convention Industry Council

External Resources

Convene: 10 Tips for Containing Wi-Fi Costs

PCMA:  What the Next Generation of WiFi Means For Your Meeting

empowerMINT: "A Candid Discussion of HSIA for Meeting Planners"

Convene: "Why You Should Request Bandwidth Usage Reports from Venues"

PSAV: HSIA Event Timeline

Convene: "Working Smarter, Banding Together"

Convene: "Internet Access 101"

Convene: "Never Feel Lost in a Conversation About Wi-Fi Again"

PCMA: The Intersection Part 4: Bandwidth [video]

MeetingsNet: "The Ultimate Guide to Wi-Fi at Events"

APEX Bandwidth and Connectivity Workgroup 

John Rissi, PSAV (Workgroup Chair) *
MaryAnne Bobrow, Bobrow & Associates *
Marc Cassier, FRH Hotels & Resorts - Americas *
Cathy Clifton, Higher Education Users Group *
Steve Enselein, Hyatt Hotels The Americas
Madelyn Marusa, Allied PRA
Charles Chan Massey, SYNAXIS Meetings & Events
Michael Owen, EventGenuity * 
John Pollard, Sonic Foundry
Stuart Ruff, The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. *
Todd Walton, MGM Resorts * 

* - Indicates Current Workgroup Member