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5 Reasons Event Planners are Considering Beacon Technology for Events

Planning a successful event is hard.

The country is home to thousands of spectacular events that attract attendees from all over the world, so if you want to have any chance of standing out, you need to keep looking for ways to make your events better and more interesting than everyone else’s. Luckily, advances in technology have completely revolutionized how event planners put together events.

Read more at: https://blog.hubb.me/event-planners-are-considering-beacon-technology-rfid

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Event Tech Trends 2019

The new year has begun, which can only mean one thing – time to round up the biggest event tech trends of 2019! While some trends change over time (virtual reality for one), it’s always surprising how many of trends stay the same, evolving over the years in sometimes very subtle ways. When it comes to technology, the biggest difference in trends is accessibility. As event technology continues to develop and be refined,  it becomes easier to implement, making accessibility better than ever. That’s good news for everyone.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/event-tech-trends-2019

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How can the events industry benefit with beacon technology?

Today, technology has made a mark in our lives. There are apps and software applications for almost everything. The events industry has cashed in on this opportunity and offers a riveting experience to attendees to increase footfall. There has been a significant change in the events industry landscape with the deployment of new technologies.

More information: https://blog.jifflenow.com/how-can-the-events-industry-benefit-with-beacon-technology/

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Event Tech Trends 2019

The new year has begun, which can only mean one thing – time to round up the biggest event tech trends of 2019! While some trends change over time (virtual reality for one), it’s always surprising how many of trends stay the same, evolving over the years in sometimes very subtle ways. When it comes to technology, the biggest difference in trends is accessibility. As event technology continues to develop and be refined,  it becomes easier to implement, making accessibility better than ever. That’s good news for everyone.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/industry/trends/event-tech-trends-2019/

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Boosting attendee networking in your event app with beacons

Event technology has made networking at events easier than ever before. With 82% of event organizers reporting to Event Manager Blog that their attendees’ key goal at an event is to network, it’s critical for event organizers to help attendees do just this.

It can be intimidating for attendees to make the first move and introduce themselves to a stranger, especially at events with thousands of attendees. Attendees might be concerned about meeting people who are relevant to their interests and careers, talking to competitors, or simply finding the time during your event to meet others.

More information: https://www.eventbase.com/blog/boosting-attendee-networking-in-your-event-app-with-beacons

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Top 05 Event technology trends that are here to stay in 2019

Event technology has now been bubbling up around for a while and has fascinated event professionals and event techies across the world due to the latest advancements in the space. Upcoming technologies are filled with capabilities of further enhancing attendee experience and are making the job of event organizers more efficient and simpler by automating tasks.

The industry is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps, and innovations and has been able to find and deliver event technology that is way more profitable and immersive.

More information: https://www.onspon.com/blog/top-05-event-technology-trends-that-are-here-to-stay-in-2019

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What’s Next: Forecasting the Future of Attendee Engagement

With higher importance being put on the overall event experience, there has been a shift in what engages attendees and what attendee engagement really is. In this post, we discuss what the future looks like, and how event tech plays into engagement and the event experience with tips and takeaways for planners.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/forecasting-future-of-attendee-engagement

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Eight Meetings Tech Trends to Watch for 2018

These are exciting times. The rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps and innovations bubbling up to help meeting planners, exhibitors, venues and other meeting participants to do their jobs better and improve the attendee experience.

This annual review covers many of the major events technology trends to watch for this coming year.

More information: https://www.corbinball.com/article/29-futurism/219-eight-meetings-tech-trends-to-watch-for-2018

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Beacons: Finally, The Real Deal

It’s every organizers worst nightmare – an inability to communicate with attendees. With 100 things a minute happening, it is easy to look past a quick message welcoming attendees to lunch or thanking the overall sponsor for the expo hall.

Let your event technology provider take that worry off your plate. Simply adding in a couple of event beacons will both enhance communication and open up numerous sponsorship opportunities…that’s right organizer friends – SPONSORSHIP.

More information: https://www.core-apps.com/blog/event-beacon-technology-finally-the-real-deal/

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15 Coolest Tech You Can Rent for Your Event

This is a sponsored post by Aria AV. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

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

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The Secret to a Successful Expo: How Technology Can Drive Results for You and Your Exhibitors

The consumer shows and expos market is booming in Australia — a recent industry survey revealed that 67% of expo event creators are running new shows in 2018.

Strong growth means increased pressure on your event to succeed. Events that fail to innovate and deliver high value to exhibitors and sponsors will be left in favour of the new kids on the block. To avoid losing market share to new entrants, your event needs to stay ahead of the curve.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/blog/academy/successful-expo-exhibitor-results/

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How to Increase Event Tech Adoption at Events

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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THE BIG TRIBE DEEP DIVE: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO OUR SUITE OF EVENT TECH

You’ve been asking for it, and we’re thrilled to be finally delivering it… For our April event intelligence webinar we’re gave you an up close and personal encounter with our entire suite of event technology AND the people who build it.

See all of the Tribe tools in action, meet the brains behind each of our partner companies and see what your events could be like with the ultimate in event tech connectiveness.

More information: https://www.eventtechtribe.com/blog/2018/4/23/replay-the-big-tribe-deep-dive-an-in-depth-look-into-our-suite-of-event-tech-ekt32

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The Event Metrics You Need To Wow Your Boss

You walk into your Monday meeting to kick off planning for your next event and your boss asks, “How did the last event go?” It isn’t enough to just reply, “It went great!” without any supporting metrics or data to prove the success. You are accountable at this very moment. Event metrics are essential in justifying effective costs on marketing events to the leadership team.

How do you measure your events? Where do you begin?

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-metrics

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Is Proximity Beacon Technology the Missing Piece to Your Event?

Today, it’s not enough to create great content, fill your event with vendors, and feature an expansive venue. Your event attendees expect more. Your event has to be extraordinary, and generate buzz that will explode on social media and have your attendees, sponsors, and vendors raving about their experiences.

The best event organizers understand that integrating innovative technology into your planning is the best way to take your event to the next level.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/proximity-beacon-technology

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AI and IoT open new event networking opportunities with mobile apps

Live events provide an invaluable opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and establish new connections. 68% of event participants cite networking as their primary priority when attending a conference, and participants appreciate technology that makes it easier to connect.

With mobile apps, networking at events traditionally translates into contact requests, in-app messages, and activity feeds.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/ai-and-iot-open-new-event-networking-opportunities-with-mobile-apps

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How to choose technology for your event?

With constant innovations in event technology evolving week after week, it seems almost impossible to know exactly what technology you should be using that’s best for your event. So, we’ve looked into how you can decide what’s most suitable and how you can keep on top of all those trends and discussions happening in the event tech world.

Understanding your event objectives and goals, and your audience, are very important in determining what event tech you should be using. Ask yourself questions like; what do you want to accomplish?

More information: http://www.conference-news.co.uk/blogs/how-choose-technology-your-event

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8 Event Technologies Every Organiser Must Embrace

Technology has made the world a new place. Its penetration has changed our lifestyle in an upside down manner and it is not done transforming the world landscape.

The world is rapidly changing and hence it is of utmost importance for Event Planners to keep updated with the world tech & trends. Event Organizers are now looking for new solutions to ease their lives and also to give their attendees an enriching experience.

More information: https://medium.com/hubilo-officil-blog/8-technologies-all-event-planners-must-embrace-2910b1371ebf

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How Event Tech Innovation is Shaping the Future of Networking

May 24, 2016 – Technology often gets a bad rap for limiting our face-to-face interaction. However, as more and more companies explore its potential to build connections, we see that tech actually has the power to enhance how we communicate with others.

In the technology age, the lines between virtual and physical interactions are becoming ever blurred. While this doesn’t mean you can live your life glued to your smartphone, there are many tools at your disposal that you can use to expand your networks and add to your experiences.

More information: https://www.eventbase.com/blog/how-event-tech-innovation-shaping-future-networking

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Cheat Sheet: 12 Event Tech Terms You Need to Know Now

The glossary of must-know terms for planners has been growing in recent years. The invention of new apps, software, hardware, and technology products—including many that seem like something from a sci-fi movie and were unimaginable just a few years ago—is not only disrupting event design and the attendee experience, it’s also creating a new lexicon for the profession.

More information: https://www.bizbash.com/cheat-sheet-12-event-tech-terms-you-need-to-know-now/los-angeles/story/34466#.WmrhnbyWaM8

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6 New Tech Tools to Use at Your Meetings and Events

Check out the latest apps and software to help planners promote their events, gather data, and improve the attendee experience.

Here’s a roundup of some of the newest technology products to use at meetings, fund-raisers, conference and other types of events.

More information: https://www.bizbash.com/6-new-tech-tools-to-use-at-your-meetings-and-events/los-angeles/story/34580#.WmrhmbyWaM8

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An iBeacon Scavenger Hunt for Your Event?

The scavenger hunt is among the initial baby steps that event producers are taking as they explore how iBeacons can add value to their events. This past week’s MacWorld/iWorld event here in San Francisco is a prime example.

Based on interviews with the major principals involved down at Moscone Center last week, here are some of the elements to keep in mind as you consider doing one of your own:

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/scavenger-hunt-ibeacons

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iBeacon Messaging

Once again Apple has triggered an event-industry innovation streak. Its iBeacon—a small piece of hardware that transmits signals to a smart device—has sparked the imagination of leading mobile app developers, several of whom have announced beacon-enabled features for their existing event apps.

What is iBeacon?

iBeacon is Apple’s implementation of Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) wireless technology to create a different way of providing location-based information and services to iPhones and other iOS devices.

More information: http://www.eventapps.com.au/ibeacon-messaging/

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If You Think Beacons Are All the Same, Read This

There’s a lot of buzz about iBeacons in the event industry, and for good reason. iBeacon’s revolutionary concept is a pioneering option in the industry, however, iBeacons do have limitations and not all devices are created equal. Despite its many strengths, iBeacons communicate in only one direction. In contrast, some digital badges on the market utilize a bi-directional beacon, and the distinction between the two is very distinct.

More information: http://blog.etouches.com/event-tech/if-you-think-beacons-are-all-the-same-read-this/

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Wearable Beacons for Events

Beacon technologies (small, digital “lighthouses” sending out signals that interact with mobile phone apps) are making headway for events. Companies such as DoubleDutch and Eventbase have been using this technology to automate event check-in, for networking, for wayfinding, location-aware polling, generating heat maps of crowd flow and a range of other tasks to improve the event experience for attendees.

More information: http://www.corbinball.com/article/36-mobile-and-wireless-technology/162-wearable-beacons-for-events

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8 Events Innovating with Beacon Technology

Event planners have been using event apps for a while now, but starting with Apple’s WWDC 2013 and its iBeacon, they began noticing a much stronger way to use the technology. Beacons have been around for several years now but they’re starting to be used more frequently with apps to improve guest experience, personalize the event, and add a depth previously unavailable.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/8-events-innovating-with-beacon-technology

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5 New Event Tech Trends [Infographic]

In recent years, technology has reached heights that were once only fathomable in the science fiction realm.

Now we have working hoverboards (even if not yet for public use), electric vehicles, smartphones that are essentially mini-computers in our hands, the possibility of drones delivering our Amazon packages, and we even sent a satellite to the outer limits of our solar system to take pictures of our tiny neighbor, Pluto.

More information: http://blog.capterra.com/5-new-event-tech-trends-infographic/

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The Top 3 Beacon Technology Apps for Event Planners

This weekend I decided to attend ISFLC, one of the biggest libertarian conferences in the world. This was not my first time attending this conference but after skipping the past few years, I felt it would be interesting to see what had changed. I was not disappointed.

More information: http://blog.capterra.com/the-top-3-beacon-technology-apps-for-event-planners/

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The 4 Most Important Event Technology Trends for 2017

Since the early nineties, cell phones, gaming systems, televisions, computers, cars, and even gadgets that were considered science fiction have either come to fruition or have progressed exponentially since their invention. As someone who grew up playing with Furbies and memorizing the lines to Voltron, sometimes the pace of technological development staggers me.

More information: http://blog.capterra.com/the-4-most-important-event-technology-trends-for-2017/

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AroundThen uses leading-edge Bluetooth Beacon technology to help streamline event management.

AroundThen makes business networking easier, enabling real-time event interaction and engagement. Using Bluetooth between mobiles and tablets allows users to view profiles of nearby users, exchange messages and connect.

Users can also check-in to locations and post on LinkedIn and Enterprise Social Networks.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/aroundthen-uses-leading-edge-bluetooth-beacon-technology-to-help-streamline-event-management/