NMBS has launched an app to help delegates make the most of attending its 2018 All-Industry Conference, which starts on Thursday.

The new app is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices and contains event details such as daily itineraries, speaker topics, biogs and times, and a map of the conference venue - the Grand Hotel Dino, Baveno - with the location of specific events and activities clearly marked.

The app's other functionality includes the ability to view delegates' profiles and message them, save their contact details and arrange meetings with them. Delegates can also access documentation, such as speaker handouts, and make notes on them before emailing them as saveable files.

In addition, NMBS will use the app throughout the conference to send out messages and updates, keeping delegates informed of events and developments.

Sam Hunt, events manager at NMBS, said: "NMBS has always had an active commitment to embracing technology to enhance the service we offer to our members and suppliers, and ultimately the success and effectiveness of our operations.

"The development of our new NMBS Conference 2018 app reflects that ethos and also adds to a track record which includes being an early adopter of EDI technology to lower our operating costs and of web based systems such as the NMBS Report Centre to ensure more streamlined methods of working.

"Given the growing attendance and complexity of the NMBS All-Industry Conference, the new app will prove invaluable in helping delegates to make the most of what promises to be another highly valuable and beneficial, business-focused event."

To download the app, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for NMBS Conference 2018.