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NO CASH, NO PROBLEM: HOW CASHLESS PAYMENTS TRANSFORMED THE ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE

If you are anything like me, you barely carry cash anymore. Credit and debit cards have become the main method of payment these days so cash isn’t necessary. Other advances in technology, such as PayPal and Apple Pay, have proven this to be true, too.

With cashless payments gaining momentum and technology being developed to cater to this trend, it’s time that the event industry catch-up.

More information: http://www.tsnn.com/blog/no-cash-no-problem-how-cashless-payments-transformed-attendee-experience

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CES 2018: NEW TECHNOLOGY TO TAKE YOUR EVENT TO ANOTHER LEVEL

CES is the world’s largest technology show, if not the largest trade show across the globe. More than 170,000 industry professionals attended this year’s CES in Las Vegas for the annual unveiling of all the latest tech products, from voice-controlled smart homes to transparent trucks. They toss around fancy words like “futurism” and “pioneering thinkers” to describe world-changing innovations. Did we mention the Sony robot dog?

More information: http://www.tsnn.com/blog/ces-2018-new-technology-take-your-event-another-level

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HOW TO GET YOUR SPONSORS TO PAY FOR YOUR EVENT APP

Quite often event organizers struggle with tight budgets and see getting an event app as a luxury they cannot afford. “This year we can’t make it, our budget has been approved and closed” or “We don’t have the budget for it this year” or “Maybe next year.”

Any of those sound familiar? If you’re an event organizer, you probably have said those things more than once in your life and indeed those are perfectly understandable statements.

More information: http://www.tsnn.com/blog/how-get-your-sponsors-pay-your-event-app

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VIRTUAL REALITY IN EVENT PLANNING – A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FOR VENUES

We work with a host of clients, helping them bring sometimes massive spaces at a single location or distributed over the globe into the digital world. The technology enables them to give anyone, located anywhere in the world, the ability to explore their space in virtual reality. Tens to hundreds of thousands of square feet – at your fingertips.

More information: http://www.tsnn.com/blog/virtual-reality-event-planning-%E2%80%93-competitive-advantage-venues

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6 EVENT MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2018

Whether it’s making a list and checking it twice or end-of-year recaps and wrap-ups, winter is the season of lists. At Derse, much like when it comes to events, we’re all about preparation. So, we’ve scoured the internet for opinions and predictions on event marketing trends for the coming year.

These predictions from Chief Marketer, Entrepreneur, Forbes and more, combined with our knowledge from the past year and our expertise in aiding companies with events, exhibits and experiences led to our own list.

More information: http://www.tsnn.com/blog/6-event-marketing-trends-2018

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ALEXA, WILL EVENT CHATBOTS BE THE FUTURE OF EVENTS?

Event organizers know that balancing tech trends with the realities of business and budgets is a challenge.

Roll something out too early, or to an audience that doesn’t fit, and it can easily fail. Hold back on new tech and your event can feel dated.

So how do you make sense of “bots” and voice-activated technology like Amazon Alexa? Well, the first place to start is understanding the difference between a new trend and a new technology.

More information: http://www.tsnn.com/blog/alexa-will-event-chatbots-be-future-events