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The 2019 event technology trends forecast – Incorporate the latest trends into your event

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As 2018 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that this year was full of innovation and ingenuity in the event industry. Are you excited to discover what the best event technology trends are going to be in 2019? Read on for a forecast of the latest event tech trends and what we can expect to see gain momentum in 2019.

Unique Social Activations

The social media market is heavily saturated, with the push for user-generated content at events often resulting in forced posts that are quickly deleted after. Event technology companies have caught onto this. We can expect to see unique and engaging social activation tech becoming commonplace in the events industry in 2019.

More information: https://www.nutickets.com/blog/updates/2019-event-tech-forecast

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The Future of Event Tech, According to Jim Spellos

Jim Spellos, president of Meeting U., is a technology guru when it comes to what’s new, trending and obsolete. He is also a great resource for conference attendees, as he delivers more than 150 seminars annually to share his expertise. He will be speaking at Connect in Salt Lake City, Aug,. 23-25.

As technology continues to push the envelope of what is capable in the meetings and events industry (hello, chatbots) it is important that planners stay in the loop, being innovators or early adopters as Spellos calls them, to new technology developments.

More information: https://www.connectyourmeetings.com/feature/the-future-of-event-tech-according-to-jim-spellos/

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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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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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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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Facebook is changing – and your social media strategy should too

Critics are heralding the latest major tweak to Facebook’s algorithm, regarding the reorganisation of its newsfeed, as the biggest change to Facebook’s user experience in years – and they’re probably right. In short, Facebook has taken the decision to start delivering more content from friends and family in the newsfeed, which may come at the expense of branded and media content.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/facebook-is-changing-and-your-social-media-strategy-should-too

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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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Which Social Media Live Stream Is Right for Your Event?

Live streaming has gone mainstream and everyone finally has the technology to do it themselves. Three popular options are available to incorporate into your event strategy today but which one fits the unique goals of your event?

In the past two years, social media has embraced live streaming as its future. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has said that he is “obsessed” with live streaming and thinks that Facebook will be mostly videos in the next four years.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/social-media-live-stream-event

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6 EVENT MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2018

Whether it’s making a list and checking it twice or end-of-year recaps and wrap-ups, winter is the season of lists. At Derse, much like when it comes to events, we’re all about preparation. So, we’ve scoured the internet for opinions and predictions on event marketing trends for the coming year.

These predictions from Chief Marketer, Entrepreneur, Forbes and more, combined with our knowledge from the past year and our expertise in aiding companies with events, exhibits and experiences led to our own list.

More information: http://www.tsnn.com/blog/6-event-marketing-trends-2018

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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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How To Market Your Event Using Facebook’s Latest Features

Eventprofs have been using Facebook to promote events for over a decade. Since its inception in 2004, Facebook has constantly upped the ante, adding several new useful features every year. 2017 was no different and as such has seen many new products and features added to Facebook’s arsenal, tweaks made and even a few good features dropped.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/market-event-using-facebook