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The problem with mobile event apps

A survey conducted by the IMEX Group and QuickMobile in 2014 showed that 60% of planners had used a mobile app for a show at least once in the last two years. This is fairly robust research and among the tech savvy delegates at Tech Fest in London we recorded only a slight increase with 64% of our attendees responding similarly. That’s an interesting figure that explains in part the boom in the number of mobile app providers.

More information: http://www.gallusevents.co.uk/2014/12/problem-mobile-event-apps/

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Tech savvy planners on registration platforms

Trying to manage an event without an online registration system is like trying to run a car without any petrol: you will probably still get from A to B but it will be a lot more work.

The one bit of event tech a planner needs is a registration platform

More information: http://www.gallusevents.co.uk/2015/01/tech-savvy-planners-registration-platforms/

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Make the most of your event app

One of the common complaints we hear from event planners to event tech companies is that event planners “struggle to make the most of your event app”. The event app isn’t being used enough on the day. This is of course a major concern for both parties. A considerable amount of work and money will have been spent on a mobile event app. So it is in everyone’s best interest to ensure as high a take-up as possible. And if you have “sold” the use of the app to sponsors and exhibitors the need is even greater.

More information: http://www.gallusevents.co.uk/2015/04/make-the-most-of-your-event-app/

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The 6 Mobile Event Apps No #Eventprof Should Live Without

Over two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone. A study by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers found that the average user checks their phone nearer to 150 times per day. Apps are your most direct vessel to building your meeting and event attendees’ attention and engagement.  As a moving piece in the world of hospitality, it’s finally time to exhale and let these mobile event apps take the wheel for a bit.

More information: http://blog.socialtables.com/event-technology/mobile-event-apps/

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Could Beacons Be A Short-Lived Event 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,” writes Adam Parry of Event Industry News. Listen to this podcast episode of Talking Events to hear the Cofounder and CEO of Grip, Tim Groot, address that question.

– See more at: http://www.eventtechbrief.com/page.cfm/action=library/libID=4/libEntryID=203/listID=1#sthash.FfrIvFum.dpuf

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New beacon enhances event analytics technology

New beacon technology brings affordable, practical tools to event analytics, helping managers organise booths and stages, set prices, and measure success.

Events are much more than just a series of booths or networking opportunities. Planners must begin by considering the physical layout of a venue, optimising space, pricing, and rental of different areas.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.co.uk/event-technology-news/new-beacon-enhances-event-analytics-technology/

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Intelligent Phones Will Change The Event Industry

A phone that can think, see, feel and interact with the outside world may be closer than we think. Here we attempt to look into the mind-blowing possibilities this presents for event professionals.

Read more at http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/intelligent-phones-will-change-the-event-industry#ZDw0bAm10sF7sxHt.99

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Event Security: How Technology can Help Event Professionals Plan Smarter and Manage Risk

Given the increasing vulnerability of event venues and events that involve large gatherings, it is only a matter of time before corporate event planners will have to grapple with issues of safety and security. How can corporate event organizers go about planning and managing event security?

More information: http://www.eventmobi.com/blog/2016/10/18/event-security-technology-can-help-event-professionals-plan-smarter-manage-risk/

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Not Ready To Rip Off The Band-Aid And Go Paperless? Try A Phased Event-App Adoption For Your Next Few Events

Let’s talk about some of the major reasons why your organization may not be running toward paperless, but maybe just sort of like walking towards it and window-shopping or just waiting for a reason to absolutely have to do it. There are lots of reasons why you may be hesitant to go paperless at events, despite the many benefits—it’s green, it’s efficient, and, in many cases, it can save you money.

More information: http://www.eventmobi.com/blog/2016/10/20/not-ready-rip-off-band-aid-go-paperless-try-phased-event-app-adoption-next-events/