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3 Reasons Mobile Apps Are of Great Value To Your Sponsors

It is easy to see what the value is of an app for your event and your attendees. You get a better way to interact with your attendees and they get a better way to interact with your conference/event. But what’s it in for your sponsors? Quite a bit.

More information: http://www.braffordgroup.com/event-technology/mobile-apps-great-value-sponsors/

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Podcast: Is beacon technology the MiniDisc of the events industry?

In this episode of Talking Events, we welcomed backed Co-founder & CEO of Grip, Tim Groot to discuss the subject of beacons and whether it could be a short-lived technology.

Beacons have received an increasing level of hype and coverage in the last couple of years for the way in which they can help to push information to users, with the added ability to create indoor navigation by using multiple beacons within a given area.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.co.uk/event-technology-news/podcast-beacon-technology-minidisc-events-industry-2/

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6 Event Check-in Apps to Seriously Speed Up Registration

Now, more than ever, it is crucial for your event to make the check-in process as fast as possible. After all, this is the first impression participants will have of your event. The last thing you want is to stick them in a line, especially when they’re so eager to get going.

More information: http://blog.socialtables.com/event-technology/event-check-in-apps-registration/

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Top 5 Audio Visual Trends for Events (And How to Implement Them)

Planning events can be stressful, especially when you’re coordinating with a number of suppliers and stakeholders. One main requirement is having a great audio video setup. And if you’re at a loss on the know-hows of getting AV systems, here’s a helpful list of modern audio video trends and the questions you need to ask in order to implement them.

More information: http://blog.socialtables.com/audio-visual/audio-visual-trends-events/

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7 Productivity Apps that Event Planners Use Daily

How many times have you found yourself wishing for 25 hours in a day? How often do you realize you skipped lunch just because you just didn’t have a minute to spare? In the event business, we’re so accustomed to the go-go-go pace of taking appointments, going on-site, and knocking out office tasks.

More information: http://blog.socialtables.com/event-technology/7-productivity-apps-event-planners-use-daily/

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What You Need to Know About Hosting a Virtual Meeting or Hybrid Event

In the corporate sector, organizations are exploring virtual meetings and hybrid events to:

  • address issues involving remote locations on a “just-in-time” basis
  • reduce the time employees spend off the job for meetings
  • trim travel expenses
  • find alternatives in view of currency exchange differentials between some destinations

More information: http://www.eventmobi.com/blog/2016/10/04/need-know-hosting-virtual-meeting-hybrid-event/

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Event Technology Trends That Defined 2016

Every year, new event technologies and trends emerge. It’s easy to identify the apps and innovation that come into view. It’s more difficult to think about how to leverage them to plan better events. As always, 2016 was influenced as much by innovation from outside the event industry as it was by internal pain points from within the event industry.

More information: http://www.smartsourcerentals.com/blog/news-and-tips/event-technology-trends-2016

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2017 Preview: Emerging Event Tech You Should Know About

Various twists on reality—augmented, virtual, mixed—top our roundup of technology products and strategies that will influence face-to-face experiences this year.

More information: http://www.bizbash.com/2017-preview-emerging-event-tech-you-should-know-about/new-york/story/33336/#.WG3zC9J96M8

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3 Ways Event Apps Save You Time and Money

An event app is an investment that delivers real returns. If the previous points in our event app series didn’t have you convinced, then how about this – event apps can save you thousands in dollars and a heap of time!

More information: http://currinda.com/blog/marketing/3-ways-event-apps-save-time-and-money/

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10 Technology Trends You Can Implement Into Your Meeting, Tomorrow

Our very own Phil Hamstra (VP, Strategic Initiatives) led a session at MPI TechCon on adding the latest technology to meetings and events. The objective was not simply to introduce new ideas for meetings and events, but to show that they are possible.

More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/ten-technology-trends-for-meetings