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Top Event Technology Trends: 6 Must-Know Innovations for 2022 and Beyond

Knowing event technology trends — and adopting the most valuable ones — gives planners and venues the competitive advantage. Studies show that using event technology can increase attendance by 20 percent and increase productivity by 27 percent.

But with new event technologies emerging constantly, how do you know which ones to consider? From design through debrief, we’ve got you covered with the event technology trends you need to know for success.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-technology/event-technology-trends/

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5 Ways Event Tech Can Reduce Your Marketing Spend

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As an event manager, taking care of finances, keeping close tabs on the marketing spend, and, at the same time, delivering outstanding results can be challenging. To execute a successful virtual event, a lot of planning and strategizing has to go behind it. Be it an online trade show, a webinar, or a product launch event, a great blend of strategy and tech tools runs an event seamlessly. We have put together a list of some excellent tech tools that enable event planners to stay on top of their game, save more, and manage the business and digital marketing budget more efficiently.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/876/5-ways-event-tech-can-reduce-your-marketing-spend

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Event Technology: 4 Innovations to Utilise in 2022

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2021 was a year of change for everyone, due to the pandemic. The event industry was hit particularly hard, as various restrictions forced venues to close their doors to the public. Instead of in-person events, people could attend virtual conferences, book launches, training events, and even concerts online.

Technology has helped us adapt to these changes. Technological innovations have allowed us to connect with loved ones, work and learn remotely, attend doctors appointments without leaving the house, order online, and so much more. The possibilities are endless.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/event-technology-4-innovations-to-utilise-in-2022/news/guestauthor/

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Event Technology Awards launches a new edition celebrating the teams behind the tech

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The Event Technology Awards (ETA) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022 and will mark the occasion with a people-focused offshoot this summer

Hosted at Event Tech Live Las Vegas, Event Technology Awards – The People will celebrate those individuals and teams behind the tech, who take tech to the table, helping to foster solutions, better practice and to highlight new ways around traditional problems.

The categories will honour those who not only front the tech but the important team members who don’t always get the recognition they deserve, amongst others the crowns will go to Best Developer / Engineer, Best Customer Support Team, Woman of the year and Unsung Hero.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology-awards-launches-a-new-edition-celebrating-the-teams-behind-the-tech

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MEETINGS & EVENTS TECHNOLOGY: SIX QUESTIONS WITH ANDREW YEO

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For meetings and events professionals, it’s imperative for technology to be top of mind. After all, its quickly evolving nature paired with our fast-paced industry is enough to keep us on our toes, constantly. To keep us up-to-date with tech happenings and how they can affect our work, we sat down with, Andrew Yeo, BCD M&E’s Director of Technology in Asia Pacific, to further discuss.

Read full story at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/top-meetings-and-events-technology-questions-answered

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WHAT’S HAPPENING: CURRENT MEETINGS AND EVENTS TRENDS

Trend analysis is often created by people with an agenda, selling products or services that they deem “trending”. We’ve researched major industry blogs and publications to filter through the “white noise” and see what’s really being talked about right now in meetings and events trends. In this article, we include what we found.

Among others, genuine current meetings and events trends include making a positive social impact, “festivalization”, sourcing innovative venues, and providing a duty of care to staff and customers.

Read full story at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/current-meetings-and-event-trends

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ETL 21: What to Expect from Event Tech Live London 2021

As the events calendar for fall quickly fills up, it’s essential to make sure you’re getting the most out of the return to in-person experiences. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be exhibiting once more at ETL 21, showcasing the latest and greatest Aventri products and updates.

If you’re wondering what Event Tech Live London is, or what you can expect from the event, you’re in the right place. In this blog, we’ll spill all of the details before you meet us there!

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/what-to-expect-from-event-tech-live-london-2021

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Event AV Costs: How To Get The Best Possible Deal

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Oh, event AV costs. Just when event planners thought they had enough to think about, the question arises. And it’s no secret that when event profs go to sleep, their dreams consist of a series of jumping quotes, venue possibilities, key-note speakers to snatch … So when you have to add event AV costs to the equation, some smoke might start coming out of your head. But while we can’t exactly sugarcoat this for you – because AV costs aren’t linear – we can definitely help you out. And this is why we put together a handy guide to event AV costs!

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/event-av-costs/

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The Event Technology Playbook for 2021

Event technology has played a pivotal role in the spread and adoption of virtual and hybrid events. Whether you’re hosting a virtual lunch and learn session or organizing a large scale expo, you need event technology to streamline the planning and execution process.

In this event technology playbook for 2021, we’ll give you an introduction to event technology and explain how you can build an event tech stack. Along the way, we’ll also share our favorite event technology tools and cover three major trends that will shape event technology in 2021.

Read more at: https://www.hoppier.com/blog/event-technology

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The Pandemic Effect: Corporate Meetings and Event Technology

The beginning of the pandemic produced unprecedented challenges for the events industry. From multi-national companies to local markets, all businesses that relied on in-person meetings were staggered and faced heavy losses. With country-wide lockdowns, there was an obtrusive question in front of every event planner: Is the future of events in danger? However, recent trends in event technology have proven the industry’s adaptability and resilience.

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

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Hybrid Events in 2021: What You Need to Know

To say that the last few months have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. In a matter of days, live events and conferences that had been planned months in advance were suddenly postponed or cancelled. Virtual events became the new normal, and we had to learn how to create effective programs. We navigated through the storm and learned a lot of lessons along the way. One of the most important lessons the event industry learned was that while virtual events certainly have their benefits, live events will always be an important part of any robust event program.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/hybrid-events-what-you-need-know

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The Best Virtual Event Tech for B2B Marketing Events: New Report

As event professionals scramble to source the best tools to support upcoming hybrid events, reports from respected independent sources are a welcome addition to the conversation. The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Events Management Solutions, Q1 2021 Report is the latest in a series of reports from Forrester Research that cover event technology.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/new-research-ranks-best-b2b-event-marketing-tech

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What Role Will Event Tech Play in On-Site Covid Safety?

As vaccine rollouts pick up the pace in many regions and many more begin to open up, some planners are optimistically looking at in-person event programs for the second and third quarters of 2021. However, vaccine efficacy expectations are changing and not all attendees will necessarily be required to get one. Onsite Covid safety is still very much a concern.

Event tech has played an instrumental role in the survival of the event industry throughout the last 13 months, and providers are once again leading the pack to facilitate the return of safe in-person events.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-tech-onsite-covid-safety

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EVENT TECHNOLOGY: THE 2021 GUIDE

Welcome to the 2021 event technology guide. Here you’ll learn how to choose the right event technology for your next event to support your desired event outcomes.

What is Event Technology?

Event technology is any digital tool that helps you plan and produce an event. Some examples are event management software, engagement tools, virtual platforms, streaming services, and mobile event apps.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-technology-guide

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2021 TECH CONFERENCES: THE #1 TECH EVENTS GUIDE

The most comprehensive 2021 tech events directory on the web.

Searching for the top tech events to attend in 2021? Scouring the internet for event information can feel quite overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done all the work for you! This carefully curated conference directory features over 100 tech conferences happening in 2021 from around the world.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/technology-events

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How lead capture tech can help you measure your event ROI?

Your event is over? You did it! But once it takes a lot of time and effort to plan and host, it makes sense to measure your event ROI in order to understand how successful your event has been. We’ll show you how to analyse your event success and demonstrate return on investment.

How to get event data & stats?

Digitizing your event through lead capture technology is the only way to collect reports & analytics in order to measure your event ROI. Old-fashioned testimonials are a thing of the past!

Read more at: https://beamian.com/lead-capture-tech-event-roi/

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Essential Equipment for Planning an Outdoor Event

From battling the elements to challenging technical logistics, planning an outdoor event poses a unique set of challenges for event managers. So, whether you’re hosting a charity fundraiser, sporting event, or music festival, covering all bases when it comes to your event equipment is key to giving vendors and attendees a memorable experience (for all the right reasons).

Read more at: https://pathable.com/essential-equipment-for-planning-an-outdoor-event/

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4 Tips To Enhance Attendee Experience

So much of an event planner’s or event management company’s day is spent brainstorming creative and innovating ideas on how to enhance an event and attendee’s overall experience.

Ensuring your event is engaging for your audience is absolutely imperative, so enhancing their experience where ever possible is key. By introducing creative and original ideas you will avoid any chance of them leaving unimpressed and not wanting to come back for future events.

Read more at: https://pathable.com/4-tips-to-enhance-attendee-experience/

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40 Event Planning Apps to Watch in 2020

We decided to put together all the apps we have reviewed in the last year, to give you a highlight of the technology we see impacting events in 2019.

This is by no means an award, some sort of ranking, or a top ten list.

As we spent a lot of time going through these apps, we analyzed the thinking behind them, talked to the founders, and tried and tested them.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-planning-apps

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4 Virtual Event Ideas

Virtual events are becoming the new normal as event planners are facing the many challenges of COVID-19. Thankfully, the newest solutions in event technology can provide a much-needed alternative to in-person events that can deliver above-and-beyond for your stakeholders.

In this article, we’ll briefly explain how a virtual event can have all the same great features as an in-person event and how virtual events are beneficial.

Read more at: https://gtrnow.com/4-virtual-event-ideas/

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Why The Virtual Event Is Here To Stay (And Why You Should Be Excited)

Only a few months ago we were scrambling to try and protect our business, and help our clients protect theirs.

What we didn’t realise was the virtual event solution we thought would be a temporary band aid is now looking like a potent opportunity

CrowdComms has supported a large number of virtual events over the last few months.  Here’s what we’ve learned about the long-term benefits of virtual events:

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2020/7/22/why-the-virtual-event-is-here-to-stay-and-why-you-should-be-excited

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Virtual Events: Turn Passive Attendees into Active Participants

Getting your attendees engaged and involved with your content is one of the most important obstacles for any event planner. Event tech provides many opportunities for your attendees to more effectively engage with your content. Virtual events require creative techniques to drive remote attendees’ focus and keep them engaged with the event’s content.

Active vs. Passive Attendees

Events with remote attendees require a detailed engagement strategy to ensure that attendees are actively attending your event rather than passively watching.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2020/8/12/virtual-events-turn-passive-attendees-into-active-participants

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Eventtia vs. VR Events: What’s the difference?

Virtual reality or VR is a buzzword that has been on the tips of our tongues for a long time now. Having gained prominence, most notably in gaming and entertainment, it’s starting to make some big moves in the events industry.

Combine this with the rise of virtual events over the past few months, and it’s fair to say that there’s a fair bit of confusion flying around. Does a virtual event have to include VR? What can I do with VR at a virtual event?

Read more at: https://www.eventtia.com/blog/eventtia-vs.-virtual-reality-events-whats-the-difference

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How to Keep Your Virtual Event Secure From Cyber Threats

At this point, we’ve all heard the stories of Zoom webinars being vulnerable to Zoombombing and trolling from unwanted and unexpected guests. Over half of eventprofs have pivoted their events online in the last few months, and with that massive rush online came a widespread lack of regard for digital security and privacy.

As event planners, we are given extremely personal and valuable information on our attendees and stakeholders, and it’s our responsibility to safeguard it and make sure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/virtual-event-security

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How SEO Firm Moz Successfully Reimagined Its Flagship Event as Virtual

SEO software company Moz hosts its in-person convention, MozCon, each July in Seattle. The annual event usually attracts around 1,700 attendees and spans three days of sessions and activities.

This year, like so many other companies, Moz was forced to cancel its live event and find a way to deliver value to attendees online instead. With less than three months to pivot to a virtual platform, the team at Moz set out to create an innovative experience that they could provide virtually.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/moz-virtual-event-case-study

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Keeping Attendees Engaged Is the Biggest Challenge for Virtual Events

There has been a lot of hype around virtual events since the beginning of the pandemic, but not all of it has been borne out by experience. While some eventprofs have enjoyed higher profits and increased attendance rates as compared to live events, many are not finding the format to be a viable solution.

Online events present many challenges to planners, but some are more significant than others.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/attendee-engagement-virtual-events

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5 Emerging Event Trends to Keep on Your Radar

The event industry is in the most precarious position it has ever seen, and the future is shrouded in uncertainty. The outlook for events will depend on a number of factors: resurgences of the virus, medical advances, restrictions on travel, the economy at large…

But the industry will persevere. Event planners are a resourceful breed with a strong sense of community fortified by various networks of support.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/5-takeaways-future-of-the-event-industry

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Hybrid & Virtual Event Production: Elevating The Experience

It’s already been established that virtual and hybrid events will be the industry’s bread and butter for a while. And even though planners have been avidly consuming educational content on the topic, there are still misconceptions going around. For instance, you probably read every article under the sun teaching you about virtual audience engagement, sponsorships, speakers, and more. But how much attention have you actually paid to the virtual event production aspect?

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-event-production/

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CES 2021 Is Going Virtual! Now What?

The annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association known as CES has long been considered the digital stage for innovation. From its Westworld-inspired activations to the exciting technology it presents to its tech-savvy audience, CES has consistently been pushing forward. And yet again, the people behind the show seem to be at the forefront of change. Because it’s recently been announced that CES 2021 will be entirely virtual, keeping up with the latest trend.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/ces-2021-is-going-virtual-now-what/

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A Reference: Virtual / Digital / Collaborative Meetings & Events Platforms

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Many folks have been trading info for the last few weeks and wondering what their options might be for remote platforms that will help us meet, learn and stay connected while we’re trying to get on with some semblance of business during this difficult time.  Our team, and some friends and colleagues, have done a little research, taken a few demos, and come up with a pretty good list of options for every type of online meeting or collaboration.  There’s something for everyone, hopefully!

Read more at: https://meetingpool.net/a-reference-virtual-digital-collaborative-meetings-events-platforms/