With the dust finally settling on this year’s Event Production Show at London Olympia, we reflect on the topics raised during the insightful panel “RFID & Cashless – Should we embrace it?” led by Nicola MacDonalds, reporter of UK’s leading event magazine, Access All Areas. Intellitix’s Head Pilot, Serge Grimaux, discusses the role RFID plays in the current events industry.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is making waves in the global festival, live event and brand experience markets. This secure electronic chip embedded into a wristband, card or lanyard is widely used in live events for Access Control, Cashless Payment, and Brand Amplification deployments. Events with integrated RFID solutions benefit from improved operational efficiencies, increased on-site revenue and an enhanced patron experience.
More information: https://intellitix.com/en/top-ten-myths-busted-for-festivals-events/
Are you tired of event emails going ignored? Are your reps calling because they can’t remember their booth assignment? How can you adequately prep your team for events, and provide them with the latest updates in real time?
All signs point to mobile apps – and you can now easily create one for your next event without hiring a developer or breaking your budget.
Event apps are changing the way we communicate at our events. Suddenly there are a wealth of vendors and features to choose from, which means it isn’t getting any easier to narrow down and make a final decision. It’s time to make the number of apps available to you a benefit rather than a burden.
More information: https://guidebook.com/mobile-guides/how-to-evaluate-an-event-app/
As you may already be aware, no two event registration software platforms are alike, and each person and organization has specific requirements regarding the features and functions you need to properly collect event registrations online.
To this end, we have provided below a complete checklist for comparing online event registration software tools.
Most revenue-generating events rely on registration and ticket sales to generate anywhere from 50% to 100% of total event revenues. And online event registration is an already large and still growing source of sales for most events. Case in point … in 2014, Google said 71% of all ticket buying happens online, and online registration has only grown since then.
I have a vivid memory of walking into a Tweetup about four years ago at an MPI conference and seeing every single person with their heads down, immersed in whatever was happening on their smartphone. Having been connected to these people in the virtual world for months and even years, I was excited to finally get some face-to-face interaction. Sadly, people couldn’t break away.
So, you have decided to join the over 1 million apps out there, and develop a new app for your event. Great, but how do you get started? Here are a few things to consider when you are developing your app.
What are you trying to solve?
The app you develop should actually solve something your mobile website cannot. Whether it is having up-to-date agenda info, push notifications on relevant information, or quickly being able to connect attendees with each other or conference materials, the app should provide a solution to an issue in your event.
More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/mobile/3-things-consider-app-development/
Kick off meetings should be exciting and inspiring, not dull and boring. This is your chance to get everyone together in one room to bounce around ideas, get valuable feedback, and really set the tone for the rest of the year.
Twitter, Instagram and now social walls have exploded in popularity at a wide range of events, especially over the past couple years. This trendy tech takes digital signage and integrates it with social media, adding a layer of interactive participation. But is social media what events are really about?