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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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Facilitate Networking With Technology

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.

More information: https://www.bizbash.com/facilitate-networking-with-technology/toronto/story/35714#.WxL1HTSFOM8

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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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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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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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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

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Attendee Networking Via The Event App

Over the past several years we have undoubtedly read any number of blog posts, news articles and perhaps even a book or two on the POWER of networking; I may have even written some of these!

Whether on Inc.com, LinkedIn or a blog, most everything we read surely includes some combination of the 10 buzzwords all us self-proclaimed experts use – power, connection, growth and so many more! After which each article goes on to explain the importance of these connections, and emphasize the potential of eye-to-eye meetings.

More information: https://www.core-apps.com/blog/attendee-networking-via-event-app/

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Reliance Life – 270 Degree Projection Mapping

Ever since our inception, Knownsense studios has been doing 3D projection mapping for large multi nationals across the country and has expanded to doing global projects as well. The biggest of the lot has to be the Reliance Life insurance event held in Mumbai. When the event firm, The Moving Heads approached us they laid down very simple terms for us: A visual spectacle that gives the viewers as well as their corporate partners an immersive feel that makes the audience go ‘Wow!’

More information: http://knownsensestudios.com/blog/?p=239

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The 2018 Event Trends You Need on Your Radar

With the new year fast approaching, now’s the time to make sure you’re up-to-date on the latest event trends. Fall behind now, and your attendees will simply pass you by.

To stay relevant in a saturated market, you need to constantly up-level your attendee experience, reach new audiences, and best your competition. Here are the 2018 event trends you need on your radar to do just that.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/2018-event-trends-you-need-ds00/

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How Attendee Persona Mapping Should Shape Your Event Tech

What do you need for a truly successful event? There are obvious factors: the venue, cutting-edge audiovisual equipment and an agenda packed with interesting speakers and presentations. But even the latest technology and a high-profile keynote address won’t make much of an impact if you’re missing one critical element: engaged attendees.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/how-attendee-persona-mapping-should-shape-your-event-tech/

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Streamline Your Event Check-In Process With The Latest Technology

When guests arrive at an event you planned, what creates a lasting impression first? Is it the opening speaker? Is it the social media wall or informative digital signage?

Look even earlier – it’s the check-in process.

Though event registration typically doesn’t take much time, this interaction can play an influential role in setting the tone for the rest of the experience.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/streamline-your-event-check-in-process-with-the-latest-technology/

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF IPHONE 8 HIGHLIGHTS FUTURE OF AR TECHNOLOGY

On Sept. 22, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the latest iterations of Apple’s iconic smartphone, went on sale around the world.

“iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are a new generation of iPhone that improves on everything we love about iPhone,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. “iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have new glass and aluminum designs, new Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic – the smartest chip ever in a smartphone.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/announcement-of-iphone-8-highlights-future-of-ar-technology/

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Top Four Technologies Used To Inform And Engage Attendees At #INBOUND17

This year’s annual HubSpot conference, INBOUND, took place September 26th – 28th in Boston, MA.  The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) played host to over 21,000 marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable, from all corners of the globe.  Attendees looked for inspiration, education, and creating connections to transform growth in their respective businesses over the three-day conference.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/top-four-technologies-used-to-inform-and-engage-attendees-at-inbound17/

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AUDIENCE RESPONSE SYSTEMS – GET MORE FROM YOUR MEETINGS

During meetings and events, some of your audience’s attention will inevitably wander. The key to a successful conference is managing that attention and responding to it.

For many years, industry experts have regarded audience response systems as one of the most effective methods of gathering data on attendees and participants as well as retaining engagement. Whether you’re running a small-scale meeting or filling an entire conference centre, audience response systems can be tailored to provide the highest impact and give precise and timely feedback to conference organisers.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/audience-response-systems-get-more-from-your-meetings/

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The Best in Business Meeting Technology

Any business expert knows that consultation is vital when it comes to effective communication within a company. To that end, it pays to organize and accommodate business meetings that are efficient. In order to do this, it can sometimes come down to the execution. In this day and age, both hardware and software can play a key role in getting one’s point across during an executive conference. So, what are some things to utilize when making your strategic presentation to clients?

More information: https://www.hostdime.com/blog/what-technology-to-use-in-business-meetings/

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Top 4 Meeting Technology Trends of 2017

Drones, holograms, wearables, geo-positioning and beacon technology are no longer figments of “Back to the Future” fiction. Tools like these are becoming commonplace at meetings and gatherings worldwide and creating exciting possibilities for 2017.

Next year’s interactive meeting technology is all about enhancing the experience of being there, adding dimension, enhancing capabilities, and delivering measurable results.

More information: http://blog.educationalmeasures.com/top-4-interactive-meeting-technology-trends-of-2017

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Tips for a Great Business Meeting

Whether you’re meeting with a potential client, a current client, a colleague or even your staff, sometimes, those meetings go off the rails and leave you scratching your head as to what the purpose of that meeting really was. So, to improve the productivity and ultimately, the success of your business meetings, I have looked to the CarolRoth.com contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to provide their best tips. Their answers are presented below in no particular order.

More information: http://www.carolroth.com/blog/tips-for-a-great-business-meeting/