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The State of Event Tech

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This is a special episode of the podcast focused on an update of the sector, inspired by Skift Meetings editor-in-chief Miguel Neves’ visit to the Event Tech Live 2022 trade show. Some of the themes covered in this episode are also featured in this sector analysis story.

Some of the themes covered are:

  • The size of the event tech market after the Covid bubble
  • Who was at the show and who was missing
  • How education and event tech work well together

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/the-state-of-event-tech/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/

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Why Event Planners Need Humane Event Tech

Nick Borelli, an event technologist and educator, has been working in the tech space since he was 14. Over the years Borelli’s tech and hospitality experiences continued to merge as he worked in freelance web design for the bridal market. This led to him recognizing the overlap between the online and in-person event spaces in regards to both the community and design elements.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/why-event-planners-need-humane-event-tech/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/

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Event tech should be ‘intrinsic’ to exhibition improvement

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Event tech should be an “intrinsic” part of improving exhibitions and increasing their value for participants, according to an industry expert.

Havina Sirohia, from Informa Markets, believes these tools can be transformative in developing tradeshows as more information is made available to organisers through them.

The digital operations and event technology project manager told ExpoPlatform that she sees a future where it is no longer a nice-to-have feature, but a central component of exhibitions.

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/event-technology/havina-sirohia/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/

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Drone Light Shows Bring Next Level of Branding to Corporate Events

Drones are taking the event industry to new heights, especially as environmental concerns related to fireworks increase. According to Atmospheric Environment’s journal, fireworks release high levels of pollution into the air, and as a result, many global cities are replacing conventional fireworks displays with drone shows.

“Drones are representative of new technology and showcase a new, innovative solution to the communities where they occur,” said Martin Codd, COO, Pixis Drones.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/drone-light-shows-bring-next-level-of-branding-to-corporate-events/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/camera-drone-news/

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Event Tech Leaders Look Past Troubles, Go All In

Event tech leaders are naturally optimistic about the sector. They have to be. It’s their job. While they agree that the future is bountiful, each sees different ways to navigate the journey ahead.

Recent headlines of layoffs at HopinBizzabo, and Hubilo exemplify an inevitable market correction. Although some challenges are common, they each focus on particular features to promote themselves because they see different market opportunities.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/event-tech-leaders-look-past-troubles-go-all-in/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/office-equipment-news/

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Seven ways events and tech work Better Together

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The return of live events has been met with more tech than ever before.

Despite this an increasingly digital world, real-life remains the best way to engage prospects – and combining the two makes them Better Together.

Smart Event gives visitors and exhibitors personalized AI recommendations as well as tools to discover, connect and extend the lifecycle of your offerings.

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/blog/smart-events/better-together-smart-events/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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9 Emerging Event Industry Trends (2022-2024)

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The coronavirus accelerated changes that would have taken years to catch on.

And much of the industry is still catching up.

The $1.5 trillion worldwide event industry isn’t expected to fully return to normal until at least 2023.

There will continue to be major (and permanent) shifts in the industry for years to come.

Read more at: https://explodingtopics.com/blog/event-industry-trends

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/virtual-meetings-news/

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What You Need to Know About Event Apps in 2020 & Beyond

Alongside several other event trends that are shaping the industry, the mobile event app will continue to have much influence over events throughout this year and beyond.

Developments in-app capabilities, as well as new guidelines introduced by Apple, have both propelled event app providers to evolve and innovate at a faster-than-expected pace. Luckily, this is good news for event organizers.

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

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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How Event Technology Created Incredible Spaces at CEMA 2018

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Held over three exciting days in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, CORT Events assisted in inspiring, designing, and executing the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) annual conference, CEMA Summit 2018. The conference, held by an industry organization filled with more than 800 active senior-level event marketers and industry professionals, presented an opportunity to the CORT Events team.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-technology/cort-seminar-planning/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/

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5 Event App Case Studies that Show the Power of Event Tech

Technology is the glue that holds a good event together.

Whether you’re planning an in-person conference, a virtual summit, or a hybrid event that combines the best of both worlds, the event app you use will have a huge impact on your success.

If you’ve never used an event app before, you may not understand how transformative it can be. In this article, we’ll show you how EventMobi’s powerful event app helped 5 different organizations build standout events.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/5-event-app-case-studies-that-show-the-power-of-event-tech/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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EVENT PLANNING AND THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW

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As the event-planning industry starts to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic, one thing is for sure: there is no going back to the way things were. And that’s a good thing. A bevy of new technologies, along with new best practices learned in the wake of serving both in-person and at-home audiences, offers event planners a world of new opportunity—if they know how to access it.

In part one of this blog series, we looked at the new technologies that are now available and why bigger budgets are needed in order to serve multiple audiences. In part two, we’re exploring how to use tech in a meaningful way and how to start planning for your upcoming event.

Read more at: https://www.stagedge.com/blog/event-planning-and-the-future-of-technology-what-you-need-to-know-right-now-part-2

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/audience-response-news/

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The 2022 Event Trends Report

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At the end of last year, we surveyed more than 4,500 event organizers to get a sense of the latest trends in event planning and what their COVID event risk assessments looked like for the months and years ahead. Their answers show distinct improvements in the outlook for live events (though after the last two years, was there any way to go but up?) as people are looking forward to gathering again after imposed isolation and restrictions.

Event creators have marveled at the resilience of their teams and the event industry overall. This has led to ever-growing optimism about what lies ahead for live and virtual events and how to make events even more inclusive.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/academy/event-trends-report/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/

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Why you need an enterprise-grade event tech solution

During the last couple of years, people relied on event platforms as a way to get “outside” of their four walls. The shift to virtual events made event tech incredibly important, because without an event platform, there was no event. This will only continue as events move to a hybrid format. An event platform is no longer just technology to level up your virtual, in-person and hybrid events; it’s a fundamental element of modern event planning.

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/benefits-enterprise-grade-event-tech

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/virtual-meetings-news/

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Lighting Installation with Industrial Charm: Cameo at Live Music Hall in Cologne

More than 30 years ago, a multi-purpose event location with a party and concert hall was set up in a former industrial estate in Cologne-Ehrenfeld – the long-established Live Music Hall. The Live Music Hall hosts a wide range of events, from sweaty dance nights to high-calibre concerts, and can accommodate up to 1200 people. The popular location was recently equipped with new lighting technology that is consistent with the architectural style of the building.

Read more at: https://blog.adamhall.com/en/2022/05/25/lighting-installation-with-industrial-charm-cameo-at-live-music-hall-in-cologne/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/light-solutions-news/

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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/

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/interpretation-equipment-news/

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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

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/virtual-meetings-news/

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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

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/

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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

Read similar stories at: https://eventtechnology.org/category/technology-news/virtual-reality-news/

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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/