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GET TECH SAVVY- WHAT TECHNOLOGY SERVICES TO BOOK FOR YOUR NEXT CONFERENCE

Working out what technology you need to book for your next conference can be daunting. With so many options to choose from you, as the conference planner, want to ensure you are booking event technology that adds value to your conference event and helps to achieve the targets and goals you have set out to make your conference a success.

Did you know that 90% of event marketers believe that technology can have a major positive impact on the success of their events, therefore booking the right technology for your conference is a surefire way of improving your overall event for both attendees and organisers.

Read more at: https://www.juliacharleseventmanagement.co.uk/technology-services-to-book-for-conferences/

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Your Guide to the Best Virtual Event Platforms in 2022

Your next virtual event deserves to be more exciting and immersive than a standard Zoom call. Virtual event platforms can help. These useful tools allow you to transform a lifeless webcam environment into an amazing digital space where your guests can explore and interact.

In this guide, we’ll introduce you to the valuable role that virtual events platforms can play in digital and hybrid events.

Read more at: https://www.hoppier.com/blog/best-virtual-event-platforms-and-tools

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15 Technology Upgrades Your Convention Center Needs Now

I think the way that we learn is changing now, said Samuel J. Smith, managing director of Minneapolis-based, Interactive Meeting Technology. We have this need for more collaborative environments and spaces, and that’s where conference centers can really set themselves apart from other meeting venues.

Smith hit the nail right on the head. With an increasing demand for speed and high-quality graphics, this is a factor that can make or break booking an event if the technology requirements are more than your venue can offer.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-technology/convention-center-upgrade/

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Meeting Spaces Evolve to Accommodate Hybrid Work Demands

As the line between business and leisure continues to blur, meetings adapt. In-person attendees want to add time onto the beginning or end of the trips to have some fun with colleagues they only know from the shoulders up.

In a world where the word pivot took on new meaning two years ago, the concept of hybrid meetings has also evolved. Preferences and meeting sizes are all over the map, so venues invest in new technology and flexible spaces.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/meeting-spaces-for-hybrid-work/

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Meta Struggles to Gain Traction With Its Own Metaverse Meetings

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It’s been a rough few months for Meta, which recently announced it was laying off 11,000 employees. CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to consider the company’s long-term vision for the metaverse a high priority growth area. As he commits to continuing the investment in this area, Meta is far from cashing in on its bold bet that virtual reality (VR) will morph smoothly and profitably from gaming to a serious enterprise application.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/meta-struggles-to-gain-traction-with-its-own-metaverse-meetings/

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The State of Event Tech

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This is a special episode of the podcast focused on an update of the sector, inspired by Skift Meetings editor-in-chief Miguel Neves’ visit to the Event Tech Live 2022 trade show. Some of the themes covered in this episode are also featured in this sector analysis story.

Some of the themes covered are:

  • The size of the event tech market after the Covid bubble
  • Who was at the show and who was missing
  • How education and event tech work well together

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/the-state-of-event-tech/

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Why Event Planners Need Humane Event Tech

Nick Borelli, an event technologist and educator, has been working in the tech space since he was 14. Over the years Borelli’s tech and hospitality experiences continued to merge as he worked in freelance web design for the bridal market. This led to him recognizing the overlap between the online and in-person event spaces in regards to both the community and design elements.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/why-event-planners-need-humane-event-tech/

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The real state of event tech

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Virtual events have suffered a blow since the reopening of markets across the world.

But those stories don’t give the full picture about the ongoing digital transformation of our industry.

That’s why this week we’ve seen XLIVE put event tech in the spotlight for a deeper dive into what’s really been going on in our industry.

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/event-technology/week-in-events-20220822/

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Event tech should be ‘intrinsic’ to exhibition improvement

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Event tech should be an “intrinsic” part of improving exhibitions and increasing their value for participants, according to an industry expert.

Havina Sirohia, from Informa Markets, believes these tools can be transformative in developing tradeshows as more information is made available to organisers through them.

The digital operations and event technology project manager told ExpoPlatform that she sees a future where it is no longer a nice-to-have feature, but a central component of exhibitions.

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/event-technology/havina-sirohia/

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Event tech trends outlined at IMEX America

The rise of event technology was outlined at IMEX America as thousands of industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas.

ExpoPlatform was at the event to showcase our solutions, learn from colleagues and gain new insights about the future of live shows.

We found a number of key trends around digital tools which will emerge in 2023.

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/event-technology/week-in-events-20221017/

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How event tech can give tradeshows a hosted buyer experience

Paul Miller, CEO of Questex, told ExpoPlatform how a VIP concierge program of meetings often has triple the NPS of their exhibitions.

Now he believes organisers can learn lessons to bring that type of experience to the showfloor by using digital insights, particularly content consumption habits.

He said: “We’re finding NPS scores are triple the tradeshow scores and they’re also ahead of the conference scores.

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/blog/hosted-buyer/paul-miller/

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Ultimate Webinar Checklist for 2023

Planning and hosting webinars can be overwhelming. It involves several steps; forgetting even one can significantly impact the overall event’s success. From the tiniest of details (like finalizing the date and time) to preparing the slides and marketing material, things can quickly go off-track without the right help. 

To bring a method to this madness, we have prepared a webinar checklist that ensures you incorporate all the essential elements.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/webinar-checklist

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How to Make Webinars Engaging in 2022

Webinars are a fantastic way to connect with your target audience. As with all events, they offer a real opportunity to get under the skin of your audience and create a long-lasting connection between your brand and your audience in a way many other marketing channels struggle to achieve.

Webinar technology has come a long way, and now offers a wealth of ways for those running them to present and those participating to interact.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/engaging-webinars

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Virtual Meetings Guide: Tips, Ideas & Tools

Many of us now attend virtual meetings every day – sometimes a lot more than we would like. Virtual meetings are often blocked out into our schedules a week in advance or are thrown onto that one free block of time on our calendars an hour before they begin. During COVID-19, individuals have spent more than 5.5 billion minutes in virtual meetings, according to Entrepreneur.

For some of us, virtual meetings aren’t new. Here at Cvent, we have thousands of employees based remotely or at other office locations outside of our headquarters, which made virtual meetings an integral part of our communication pattern.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-meetings

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6 Ways Event Technology Can Help You Combat Inflation

As in-person events return in full force, the industry has undergone a dramatic shift. Meeting and event budgets are being impacted by rising costs, inflation, staffing shortages, increasing meeting volume shorter lead times, and competition for event space.

As you begin to re-strategize your events program, it’s important to find ways to control costs and combat inflation.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/6-ways-event-technology-can-help-you-combat-inflation

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Post-Pandemic Meetings: 6 Must-Haves for Your In-Person Events

After stressful lockdowns, failed business plans, and endless video conferencing, it seems like the world of business is going back to normal. In-person events are finally taking place. But let’s face it: after COVID-19, things will never be the same again. Although social distancing is no longer a requirement imposed by authorities, we still don’t want the virus being spread among the attendees. In this post-pandemic world, we rely on each other’s responsibility.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/in-person-event-must-haves.html

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Guidance for securing video conferencing

During the time period covered by Covid-19, video conferencing became more commonplace. Every institution, from universities to corporations, has gone online. The widespread use of video conferencing and virtual meetings, however, has led to an increase in the number of bugs and security leaks. As a result, the most pressing issue is how to safeguard video conferences. This post serves as a comprehensive approach to protecting your next video conference.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/guidance-for-securing-video-conferencing.html

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10 Best Live Streaming Encoders in 2023

Streaming encoders are essential to live streaming. They help bring the best quality audio and video experience to your audience by compressing your audiovisual content in real-time. Your video quality can excite your audience or ruin their experience. Shaky audio and lagging video will distract the message you’re trying to share. It is for this reason that you require a live-streaming encoder.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/10-best-live-streaming-encoders.html

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How to do a test stream on InEvent

Now that you have your InEvent subscription set up, you can go ahead to start your live streams. But first, you want to ensure everything is in good working order. In this post, we will demonstrate exactly how to conduct a test stream on the InEvent platform.

One of the most critical aspects of streaming is the video’s sharpness. You don’t want your audience struggling to see or hear the content you’re streaming. You need great video and sound quality.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/how-to-do-a-test-stream-on-inevent.html

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Designing With Empathy: The Key to Event Personalization

When Event Experience Leaders consider individual needs and preferences, attendees have a better time, and the event sticks with them longer. Event personalization helps build trust between planners and participants and helps ensure attendees leave satisfied.

During The Key to Event Personalizationa webinar we hosted with Naomi Clare-Crellin of Storycraft Lab and Megan Henshall of the Google Experience Institute (Xi), we dove into the philosophy behind event personalization and offered techniques for implementation.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/the-key-to-event-personalization/

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19 Brand Activation Ideas To Connect With Your Target Audience

Want to grow awareness for your company and reach more of the consumers who matter? These brand activation ideas will help you connect with your target audience in authentic ways that move the needle for your organization.

As a business owner or marketing professional, you always want to reach more people with your brand’s message, products, and services. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an easy thing to do. With so much noise on the internet, a flood of webinars, and competitors fighting for market share, how can your company ever break through? It sounds like you need to invest in a brand activation strategy.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/brand-activation-ideas/

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Infographic: The State of In-person Events

After a successful — albeit begrudging — era in which virtual events reigned supreme, event professionals are increasingly planning and executing in-person events once again.

Case in point? A Bizzabo survey conducted in June and July 2022 revealed that 83% of event organizers plan to host at least three in-person events in 2022, with 24% planning to host at least 10. Looking ahead to 2023, 85% of event organizers plan to host at least three in-person events, with 35% planning to host at least 10.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/state-of-in-person-events-infographic/

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12 Events That Deliver Unforgettable Attendee Experiences Every Year

If your goal is to create incredible events that dazzle attendees, look no further. This list of events from leading brands like MozCon, Adobe, and SXSW are all prime examples of how to plan a memorable attendee experience.

Today, it’s not enough to wow your attendees. You have to ensure that they don’t forget your event from event to event and touchpoint to touchpoint. In this article, we’ll explore the attendee experience, why your events must create satisfying attendee experiences, and event marketing examples you can learn from to improve the attendee experience at each event.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/attendee-experience-event-examples/

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3 Tips for Extending the Value of Events in the Hybrid Era

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How can you extend the value of events in the hybrid era? In a roundtable event, we posed this question to three of today’s top event leaders:

  • Sarah Reed, Senior Director of Global Strategic Events at Zendesk, told us about her experimentation with event types. By installing event guardrails, she honed in on a handful of optimal formats.
  • Jessica Vogol, Vice President of Marketing at Movable Ink, revealed how leading organizations break out hybrid budgets into two distinct events—in-person and virtual.
  • David Moricca, Founder and CEO at Socialive and our co-host for the event, unpacked what it takes to convert an event’s worth of content into usable long-term marketing assets.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/extending-the-value-of-events-in-the-hybrid-era/

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A Guide to Event Ticket Pricing Strategies for In-person, Virtual, and Hybrid Events

Ticket prices can have a profound effect on the success of your events. When you strike the perfect balance between pricing and event content, you increase the chances your event is packed with eager attendees excited to learn new things and network with like-minded people. On the other hand, when you price tickets too high or too low, you risk alienating would-be attendees or missing out on an opportunity to generate revenue.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/event-ticket-pricing-strategies/

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Tech Conferences: The Best Tech Events Guide for 2023

Searching for the top tech events to attend in 2023? We’ve done all the work for you! This carefully curated conference directory features more than 100 tech conferences happening worldwide in 2023.

The Tech Events featured in this list take place throughout the year and cover a wide range of different industries — from SaaS and FinTech to startup events and more. To better navigate this list, let’s briefly review the different events you’ll see.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/technology-events/

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Event Technology: The Ultimate Guide for 2023

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Welcome to the 2023 event technology guide! Not sure you need event technology? According to Gartner’s 2022 Technology Marketing Benchmark Survey, tech and service providers allocate 26.9% of their marketing program budget to hosted and sponsored events.

Like most businesses, you’re probably seeing an increased budget allocation for events, so you need event technology that can run all of your events — no matter the format, size, or type — more easily.

Read more at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/event-technology-guide/

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Making virtual and hybrid events more accessible

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The growing popularity of working from home, and the surge in the globalization of businesses, has boosted the popularity of virtual events.

During the pandemic, businesses across the globe increased using digital channels to communicate. Investments in technology and products for remote meetings virtual events have increased and resulted in easier-to-use products. Virtual and hybrid events are now an integral part of many organizations’ event strategies.

Read more at: https://www.eventact.com/blog/accessible-event

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Essential Hybrid Events Software Features

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Hybrid events to attract additional participants that could not join the event in person. What is the cost, and what are the risks? How to upgrade an in-person event to a hybrid event, and what are the vital feature to look for in a hybrid event platform?

Why Hybrid Events ?

Hybrid events enable remote participants to join an event when they cannot travel to the event venue or commit the time required to participate in person.

Read more at: https://www.eventact.com/blog/hybrid-events

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Improving online event registration forms

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Registration forms are more than just a formality. In fact, they are critical in establishing trust in the event organizers.

As event organizers, after investing resources in getting potential attendees to register, we want abandonment rates to be as low as possible – once they clicked ‘Register’, we want them to complete the registration.

The way you as an event organizer design and build your event registration form will significantly affect your form’s success rate. So, let’s see what we can do to improve it!

Read more at: https://www.eventact.com/blog/event-registration

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