To put it simply, 2020 was a rough year for just about everyone, including those in the hospitality and events industry. Many event planning conferences were canceled or postponed, and most of those that weren’t took place virtually. While 2021 may still look a little different than normal, expect to see many conferences back and ready to help industry professionals navigate the massive changes in the way they do business.
2020 was a really hard year for everyone — including those in the hospitality and events industries — and many businesses are just beginning to emerge with thoughts of “normalcy” in 2021. While many of 2020’s conferences and trade shows were canceled or postponed, 2021 is looking like it might be a bit more normal. While conferences may still look different (with lots of virtual and hybrid programming), expect to see many conferences back and ready to help hospitality professionals navigate the changing world of hospitality and tourism.
The most comprehensive 2021 tech events directory on the web.
Searching for the top tech events to attend in 2021? Scouring the internet for event information can feel quite overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done all the work for you! This carefully curated conference directory features over 100 tech conferences happening in 2021 from around the world.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/technology-events
Virtual events require a lot of effort and time to produce and involve as much, if not more work than an in-person event. When things start to go wrong, attendees don’t have to walk half a mile to report it. Problems are immediate and people expect solutions a whole lot faster. This makes it all the more important that you have the right people to prevent and handle these issue when they occur. You want a dream team.
Having worked at EventMobi for close to two years, I’ve had hundreds of strategy conversations with my clients on how best to utilize their event technology to engage and connect with their audiences, specifically when it comes to event app adoption. On these calls I like to start by asking my client, “What are the event goals for your app this year? What quantifiable thing would you like to measure in order to say, ‘This was a success!’?
Even as the event management industry has been growing exponentially, the event technology space has taken several leaps and bounds in the past few years. As event technology becomes an indispensable part of event organization, it can be interesting to see what wonders it could showcase this year. Here are some tech-trends to watch out for in 2018:
More information: http://www.explara.com/blog/top-event-tech-trends-of-2018/
eventcore is a solid event registration tool for corporate events. Here is our review.
Let’s start this review by saying that eventcore has been around for 34 years. It is a company that you may know of if you’ve worked on very demanding events that require sophisticated registration tools.
eventcore has been growing quite fast in the last few years, making the news on February 22nd, when it raised $4M.
More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/eventcore-advanced-registration
Technology moves fast. Today’s latest and greatest is tomorrow’s old news, and keeping up with what’s hot can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Plus, new gear is expensive! Have no fear, we’ve compiled a list of the 15 coolest tech items that you can rent, so you can have your cake and eat it too, all without breaking the bank.
More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/tech-you-can-rent
Meetings and events are designed around learning from your peers. Whether you are attending an internal meeting or you’re joining a global conference, you’re in attendance to become educated on a topic. Along with that comes networking; everyone there may not be speaking publicly, but there is still something to learn from them.
In that case, event and meeting professionals need to get creative with environments that breed both natural and planned networking.
The best events transcend engaging the audience – they make the subject matter and entire experience come alive. An increasingly popular method is projection mapping, a technique that upends all our memories of flat-screen home movie projections and creates 3D experiences like those at the Courtyard by Marriott Super Bowl Sleepover in New York City.
More information: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/projection-mapping-right-fit-your-next-event
This is the third in a series of articles by Core-apps about Event Tech Trends
Event organizers know the event app landscape continues to evolve. From changes in the Apple App Store to a continuous flood of startups, products and services penetrating the marketplace. Event organizers have no shortage of options to get an app out there, but one element of event app creation that should be consistent regardless of the platform is the user experience and the creative execution.
There’s nearly an endless (and ever-growing!) supply of technology you can utilize at trade shows and events. However, having the latest and greatest tech doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have a more successful event or get more leads at the show. In order to be truly great, event technology should be aligned with your event goals and used in a way that promotes engagement and interaction. It needs to compliment your brand vision instead of draw attention away from it.
ATLANTA, March 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MoZeus Worldwide has announced the development of a new experiential marketing tool that allows users to replace or manipulate the background in any photo – similar to that of green screen technology – without the requirement of a physical green screen.
Utilizing iOS TrueDepth camera capabilities, Augmented Reality Backgrounds measure depth data via the dual cameras to apply different backgrounds, filters or effects to any layer of a photo.
Acquisition will expand Cvent’s industry-leading portfolio of mobile event technologies to enhance the attendee experience, generate meaningful sponsorship opportunities, and drive increased event ROI.
Cvent, a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, has announced its intent to acquire QuickMobile, a pioneer of mobile event apps, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
How do I ensure a smooth and fast entry process for my attendees? How can I make sure that data can quickly be changed on-site at the event without causing delays?
XING Events, Boomset along and Choose 2 Rent have announced a new partnership. The aim of this partnership is to offer organisers a smooth and fully automated entry process with state-of-the-art technologies.
Mobile event apps have stormed onto the scene over the last few years. The rise of the smartphone has led to the almost universally held belief that they can supplant dedicated devices completely and will be better on all levels. Literally, hundreds of providers appeared in the market and they are all hungry for your business.
In some respects they are right. There are undoubtedly many more things you can do with a smartphone than you can do with an electronic voting keypad.
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have told me a faster horse.” — Henry Ford
Things that once seemed futuristic are now mainstream: personal assistants in your phone or transcontinental video chat, for example. At some point, everything we now think of as normal seemed cutting edge.
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/event-technology-ds00/
Stories are becoming increasingly popular amongst social media users as a quick and easy way to share important moments as they happen. Where events are concerned, stories are the perfect tool for creating FOMO (fear of missing out). How can eventprofs make the most of stories and encourage attendees to share the load?
Little did Snapchat’s founders, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy know, when they created Snapchat in 2012, they created more than a photo app.
Face recognition (FR) is rapidly becoming part of our everyday lives.iPhone X users open their phone using FR as their passwords. Airlines andTSA are starting to use FR as a faster and more secure way of check-in and boarding flights. Apple, Facebook, Google and Snapchat have made recent significant investments to build their FR capabilities. It is likely, in the next few years, that FR will help to eliminate passwords and provide easier and more secure ways of protecting our online identities and data.
Technology has the potential to transform audience engagement at your event, but just because it’s available doesn’t necessarily mean your audience will use it.
Securing participant buy-in requires strategic pre-planning and is vital if you wish to maximise the return on your investment. We asked the designers of seven leading event tech tools for their advice on increasing adoption…
More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/event-tech-adoption-at-events-ds00/
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