DC Convention Center Introduces Mobile Food Ordering for Exhibitors

Events DC, the official convention marketing organization for the District of Columbia, has partnered with on-demand mobile ordering platform Dasdak to offer food and beverage delivery to exhibitors at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, it announced yesterday.

The convention center is the first in the nation to offer the service, which allows exhibitors to order food from concessionaires using their mobile device, then have it delivered straight to their booth.

"Technology trends in events continue to be a strategy to strengthen and enrich attendee engagement. By partnering with Dasdak as a mobile ordering solution partner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Events DC continues to find opportunities to reinvent the client and attendee experience -- while remaining an innovative leader across the hospitality industry," Gregory A. O'Dell, president and CEO of Events DC, said in a statement. "Building on the convention center's innovative capabilities, Dasdak will be an important tool to better serve our clients and generate additional revenue streams."

Added Swaptak Das, founder and CEO of Dasdak, "Dasdak enables our client, Events DC, to offer new mobile services and generate significant additional revenue, while improving service and the customer experience at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. At Dasdak, we solve a problem in busy venues, where often the lines are too long or there are not enough concession stands to supply the demand for food and beverage, forcing attendees to wait in long lines and ultimately decrease their experience. We are also able to capture revenue that would have been missed sales opportunities for exhibitors who can't get away."


For a recap of recent top stories, check out MeetingNews Minute: