18th EIDQ Association meeting focuses on 'Directory Assistance in a Web World'
The 18th EIDQ Association plenary meeting took place in Riga (29-31 October 2007), focussing on the theme of 'Directory Assistance in a Web World', and drawing more than 90 delegates from across Europe and the US.
'DA in a Web World' session, led by Mr. Hans Van den Outenaar, product marketing manager KPN, was the key session of the plenary with a unique gathering of expert speakers. These included, Mr. Dominic Blackburn, new technology director, 192.com; Mr. Matt Booth, senior vice president and program director, The Kelsey Group; Mr. Antonio Cortijo, head of directories, Schober Information Group; and Mr. Toon Lowette, founder of Grid Electronric Publishing Consultancy.
Another highlight of the plenary meeting was the session, "Mobile Search: a view of the future". This session was lead by Mr. Dave Shaw, chairperson of the EIDQ Business Strategy Working Group. On the third day of the plenary, André Michotte, marketing director, Belgacom Directory Services, presented the approved EIDQ position paper on mobile listings. With its first ever fully supported position paper, the EIDQ Association wants to support innovative services that will enable customers to reach non-listed mobile subscribers whilst still respecting the privacy of mobile subscribers.
The next plenary meeting will take place in Dubrovnik (28-30 April 2008) kindly hosted by Softmethod GmbH. Web: www.eidq.org