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THE EVENT TECHNOLOGY LIFECYCLE: YOUR GUIDE TO EVERY STEP

In this post we’ll take a look at how technology can help you drive success at every stage of the event lifecycle: before, during and after events.

Your event strategy, like any marketing campaign, is cyclical.

It’s built on the premise of: build, measure, learn and build again. Each event is an opportunity to improve off of the previous one. To flourish in the hearts and minds of your attendees and to conquer your campaign KPIs.

More information: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-technology-lifecycle

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The New Era of Event Technology

I am not sure if you noticed, but things are changing pretty fast in event technology. Nobody seems to say anything about it. The perfect scenario to drop a very, very long post on you with an analysis of what the hell is happening.

It seems times are mature enough to sit down and look back at the past couple of years and ahead to the next two, to understand what is happening.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/the-new-era-of-event-technology

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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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[INFOGRAPHIC] What Improvement Can Technology Make in Event Management Industry?

Event management is one of the most detail-oriented branches of project management where you need to address any issues that crop up on-the-spot and the luxury of analyzing the issue in detail is not available to you. The live experience of a large-scale event brings its own challenges that one might not anticipate. The policy of “hope for the best and prepare for the worst” appropriately describes the planning process in Event Management industry.

More information: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/infographic-event-tech-improvements/

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Get Rid of Lines at Your Event

There are a lot of terrible things that can go wrong at events. In most cases, the problems can be resolved without attendees ever knowing about them. The one thing that’s definitely noticed? Lines. Otherwise known as bottlenecks. One of the most visible hiccups onsite, lines are the bane of a planner’s existence. Attendees hate waiting and lines can be difficult to break up once they form. How do you fix some of the most common lines from forming onsite?

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/get-rid-of-lines-at-your-event/

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Event Technology Upgrades You’ll Need in 2018

Recent technology trends have completely changed the face of the MICE industry. By adopting these latest event technology upgrades, event organizers can deliver exceptional events and stand out from the crowd.

Here are the top trends you should watch out for in 2018:

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/event-technology-upgrades-youll-need-2018/

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3 Reasons Why Using a Promo Video Will Increase Event App Adoption

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!’?

More information: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/3-reasons-why-using-a-promo-video-will-increase-event-app-adoption/

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Top Event Tech Trends of 2018

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/

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eventcore Brings Advanced Registration to Your Event [Review]

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

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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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Is Projection Mapping the Right Fit for Your Next Event?

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

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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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7 WAYS TO DRIVE BOOTH ENGAGEMENT USING EVENT TECHNOLOGY

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.

More information: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/7-ways-drive-booth-engagement-using-event-technology

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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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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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6 Ways to Use Apps to Get People Networking at Your Event

People don’t register for your B2B event for the chance to hear your speakers. They register for the chance to meet your other attendees. After all, B2B events are about making useful connections for the future — so the more opportunities you can provide for networking, the better.

As a busy event creator, though, you might be wondering how you can provide networking opportunities beyond another sponsored social mixers.

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

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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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Core-apps announces the Badger Event Registration™ Service

Core-apps, the leading technology supplier to the trade show and events industry, has announced a new event registration service designed for mid-tier and small events and conferences.

The Badger Registration Service is designed for organizers looking for a total attendee engagement experience. It will be offered to Core-apps clients and small events that do not need a mobile app.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology/core-apps-announces-the-badger-event-registration-service

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ETL Replay: Ultra HD Events – How to deliver visually engaging content

Event Tech Live is Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology. Boasting a packed educational programme across five sector-specific stages, here you can catch up with content that you may have missed from last year’s event.

From the Brand and Buzz Stage at Event Tech Live, 9th November 2017.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/ein-tv/etl2017-ultra-hd-events-how-to-deliver-visually-engaging-content

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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/