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Quick Guide for Event Check-In & Occupancy Control

After building a successful and fast event registration strategy, it’s time to ensure the same for your event check-in. Plus, as an event organizer you’re also responsible for crowd control and management at your event. In this article, we’ll show you how to manage these event processes at once, in an integrated and innovative way.

As we already mentioned on our blog, you need to be clear about one thing: registrations and check-ins represent the very first impression attendees will perceive about your event, and your goal here is to create a good impression right from the beginning.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/guide-event-check-in-occupancy-control/

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Event Signage: An Effective and Cheap Way to Improve Attendee Experience

Most businesses understand the importance of having signage at events – they help draw attention, convey important information, and position your brand as more professional.

However, even though the purpose is obvious, a lot of conference organizers find that their clients don’t have a thought-out strategy or plan when developing event signage for their brand.

Read more at: https://blog.hubilo.com/event-signage-improve-attendee-experience/

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10 Event Tech Trends for 2018

Though event technology has now been around for a while, newer and newer advancements in the field keep fascinating event profs across the world. The newer technology that is coming up is filled with capabilities of further enhancing attendee-experience and is making the job of event organisers easier by providing a quicker and more efficient virtual alternative for simpler manual jobs.

More information: https://blog.hubilo.com/10-event-tech-trends-for-2018/

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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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TIPS FOR CREATING THE BEST BRAND EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR EVENT APP

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.

More information: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/tips-creating-best-brand-experience-your-event-app

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Cvent to acquire QuickMobile to broaden its mobile event app capabilities

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.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/cvent-to-acquire-quickmobile-to-broaden-its-mobile-event-app-capabilities

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Event Entry Process Goes Digital with XING Events, Boomset, and Choose 2 Rent

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.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-entry-process-goes-digital-with-xing-events-boomset-and-choose-2-rent

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iVvy, The World’s First Real-Time Booking Engine For The Events Industry Arrives In The UK

iVvy, the world’s first real-time booking engine for the events industry will be launching in the UK in June 2018.The software will enable venues to publish live-availability and pricing for their meetings and event spaces, while equipping them with the tools to market and manage their function space, all from the one centralised location.

After launching in Australia in 2009, iVvy now has over 12,000 users across 13 countries and has established corporate partnerships to allow for global distribution of inventory.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/ivvy-the-worlds-first-real-time-booking-engine-for-the-events-industry-arrives-in-the-uk

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Guest Blog: Voting is dead. Discuss

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.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/guest-blogs/guest-blog-voting-is-dead-discuss

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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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Stories: The New Battleground For Event Engagement

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.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/stories-new-battleground-event-engagement

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Face Recognition – The Next Step to Streamline Events

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.

More information: https://www.corbinball.com/article/42-technology-how-to-use-it-better/233-face-recognition-the-next-step-to-streamline-events

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Eventbrite partner with Instagram to turn visual discovery into ticket sales

With more than 200 million daily active Instagrammers visiting a brand profile each day, Instagram is an incredibly powerful visual discovery platform.  And starting today, Eventbrite’s event creators can add a “Get Tickets” button to the profile page of their Instagram business account, making it easier for potential buyers to not only learn more about the shows and events they’re offering but to act on their interest by buying tickets via a simplified checkout process.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/eventbrite-partner-with-instagram-to-turn-visual-discovery-into-ticket-sales

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Guest Blog: Will event professionals benefit from greater transparency in the live bookings industry

Booking live entertainment is a murky world unless you have the experience and networks to negotiate it. However, the added value that exciting entertainment can bring to the private events sector cannot be overstated. It’s time to find a way to make the whole booking process clearer, to the benefit of event organisers and, ultimately, attendees.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/guest-blogs/guest-blog-will-event-professionals-benefit-from-greater-transparency-in-the-live-bookings-industry

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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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How the Most Tech-Savvy Geo Approaches Brand Experience Technology

In our recent brand experience study, one of the interesting findings was that Asia is by far an early adopter of technology for deeper personalization and immersion. When it comes to tapping into sensory interaction as a way to personalize brand experience, 42 percent of Asian marketers use these interactive technologies compared to 28 percent in North America and 13 percent in Western Europe.

More information: http://freemanxp.com/insights/blog/how-the-most-tech-savvy-geo-approaches-brand-experience-technology/

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How Event Technology Increases Attendee Engagement: Insights from GMID Mexico

On April 12th, the world celebrated GMID (Global Meetings Industry Day). I had the opportunity to celebrate the GMID Mexico event in Leon, Guanajuato – the very heart of Mexico. There, I met more than 300 event professionals who came from across Mexico to celebrate together.

Behind every meeting, conference, and incentive trip, there are event organizers making an impact on businesses, economies, and communities.

More information: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/how-event-technology-increases-attendee-engagement-insights-from-gmid-mexico/

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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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8 Event Organization Apps to Save Time and Money

Busy is a feeling event creators know all too well. Whether it’s tackling a long to-do list or stretching a budget as far as it can possibly go, event creators are masters at solving problems — and getting the most out of every dollar (and minute) they invest.

Which is why, as an event creator, there’s so much to love about technology.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/event-organization-apps-ds00/

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The Top 5 Ways Event Creators Save Time with App Automation

If there’s one thing an event creator does not have, it’s spare time. That means you need to save your valuable time for the tasks that really matter.

Automating basic tasks is one of the best ways to streamline your to-do list. In fact, much of the busy work you now take for granted can be automated with the use of apps.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/app-automation-ds0d/

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How Wearable Technology is Shaping the World of Events

Imagine having a pair of shoes that recharges your phone as you walk, a shirt that lets your coworkers know when you’re in a bad mood and contact lenses that project directions straight onto your eyes. This will all happen in the future, at least according to Time Magazine.

This is great news for an industry that is always looking to improve the experience of attendees and organisers alike.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/how-wearable-technology-is-shaping-the-world-of-events/

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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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Attract, Engage & Inform your event attendees with giant smartphones.

Maximise attendee engagement and interaction with our range of unique attention-grabbing, highly intuitive, Giant iPhones and Giant iPads (Android solution also available) – perfect for showcasing any digital or mobile content including Apps.

Trusted by world’s largest corporations and ‘official partners’ once again to Event Tech Live, our Award-Winning Technology delivers a premium user experience and ease of use.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/attract-engage-inform-your-event-attendees-with-giant-smartphones

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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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The Era of Personalization in Event Tech Is Finally Here

Tools are finally emerging that empower event professionals with the insights they need to better understand how attendees operate at events and the value created for sponsors. It’s about time, and these tools will only become more useful over time as event planners learn more about what makes their gatherings successful.

Event technology has helped revolutionize the process of planning a meeting along with the experience for attendees. The space is crowded with competing products and platforms, however, adding an additional layer of complexity for planners.

More information: https://skift.com/2018/03/19/the-era-of-personalization-in-event-tech-is-finally-here/

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TicketCo introduces a new standard for cashless payments to the UK

Having processed over £70 million in event transactions for some of the leading music, sport and leisure events in Norway, TicketCo launched in the UK in January. It’s goal to make event payments quick and easy for both organisers and consumers and thanks to pioneering technology, the company has succeeded in eliminating the superfluous and time-consuming elements of event payments.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/ticketco-introduces-a-new-standard-for-cashless-payments-to-the-uk

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Engage your attendees on and off the conference floor with Eventbase

Your brand’s mobile event strategy is no longer just a stand-in for a paper schedule—it’s an attendee engagement tool that brings your brand’s events to life.

Delivering visually-rich and engaging mobile event apps, Eventbase is the leading mobile event technology platform for premium brands that securely scales across their entire event portfolio, from the largest global conferences to small meetings and events.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology/engage-your-attendees-on-and-off-the-conference-floor-with-eventbase

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What You Need to Know About Session Tracking at Events

One of the many ways to utilize today’s digital badge technology is tracking session traffic at your events. Learn more about how this technology is changing the data game, as well as the benefits it has for both the event planner and the attendee.

Sessions are the building blocks that create a successful and engaging event. They help you attract the best attendees, speakers and sponsors, as well as bring excitement and credibility to your brand.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/session-tracking

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Attendease: A Solid Event Management Platform for Busy Corporate Event Planners [Review]

Attendease: What Is It?

The Attendease event management platform is an all in one tool to manage face-to-face and online events. It provides responsive event websites, event management, registration, attendee management, event marketing and analytics. By providing this functionality within one self-service software it provides a repeatable, scalable event planning and execution process, with the aim to drive efficiency and reduce administration time.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/attendease-review