Feb 14, 2020
Event organizers seeking another digital alternative to printing thousands of program books for conferences and events now have a more cost-effective option. Application and review software platform company OpenWater has unveiled ProgramBook, a mobile app that transforms printed content including abstracts, sessions and author information into a searchable mobile companion available for both Android and iOS devices.  Designed to help organizations organize and manage their annual meetings, conferences and events, the new app allows event organizers and attendees to view all meeting or… more
Jan 30, 2020
Debuted this week at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Haute House, Proxfinity CUE 2.0 gives event attendees an easier way to network through what company officials describe as “professionally identifiable data.” Networking is one of the biggest challenges for many event attendees. It’s not always easy to introduce yourself to a stranger, or identify who the best people are for you to talk to. Sometimes you need an ice-breaker, or a cue, to get those conversations started. Proxfinity’s new smart badge is designed to help event organizers make sparking that first connection easier for attendees… more
Diversity and inclusion
Jan 16, 2020
In Spanish, “cambio” means “change.” And that’s exactly what SaaS-based job match platform Cambio aims to do — revolutionize the way job seekers, hiring managers and recruiters connect. Brokering connections is just the beginning. Diversity (or the lack thereof) remains an ongoing issue for most corporations, and by extension, most event teams. Founder and CEO Neil Patwardhan believes that Cambio, which he describes as a “data-driven global talent matching platform designed to quickly match at scale,” can help by addressing the diversity challenge at the top of the funnel.  “As a job seeker… more
Dec 17, 2019
There’s a whole new component coming to face-to-face events, with “face” being the key factor. Facial recognition for on-site check-in is slowly gaining traction, with more registration suppliers adding the technology to their portfolios. Launched at IAEE’s Expo! Expo! in Las Vegas in Dec. 2019, registration and housing provider Streampoint Solutions’ FaceReg promises to reduce wait times for on-site check-in.  Dharmesh Dayabhai, Streampoint Solutions’ co-founder, says that the time from face detection to badge print is around 3-5 seconds. “The time savings is due to not trying to locate… more
Dec 13, 2019
The trade show floor at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, which took place Dec. 3-5 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, featured plenty of new and innovative event technology and tech partnerships to keep attendees buzzing. While the primary pitch at Expo! Expo! was to exhibition managers, there are also use cases for any corporation that offers exhibits and sponsorships as part of its events. Here are a few event tech providers that generated lots of excitement on-site. CadmiumCD Upgrades Exhibitor and Sponsorship Management Software  CadmiumCD announced the… more
Dec 06, 2019
New in-venue smartphone app APPIX can be used to increase audience engagement — and now helps event organizers make their events safer, too. The app debuted earlier this year targeting a wide range of use cases for immersive live event experiences. From participating in venue-wide displays of phone screen projections to receiving exclusive real-time content, messages and videos throughout an event, APPIX allows everyone in attendance to become part of the live show. At the Nov. 20-22 Event Safety Summit in Pennsylvania, which used APPIX as its official conference mobile app, the technology… more
Nov 21, 2019
The forthcoming expansion of the Wynn Las Vegas convention center, set to be complete in February 2020, is getting more high tech. Cox Business announced this week that it will support the property with increased connectivity. When the expansion is complete, Wynn Las Vegas will have 300,000 new square feet of rentable space, offering a total of 560,000 square feet across four pillar-free ballrooms, 57 meeting rooms, a 20,000-sq.-ft. outdoor pavilion and a 20,000-sq.-ft. adjacent lawn. Cox Business has provided managed Wi-Fi services for the Wynn and Encore meeting and convention space since… more
Nov 06, 2019
Event marketers today are using digital tools to provide better end-to-end experiences. Attendees expect convenience along with accurate, real-time information and crave two-way conversations, says Danielle Puceta, Freeman’s senior vice president of digital. These are the main drivers for Freeman’s new Explore, Luminate and Fluent digital solutions. The offerings are designed to help event marketers increase and enhance attendee engagement. Explore by Freeman Explore is a set of packaged immersive solutions that help brands showcase their products and tell their stories in multisensory,… more
Oct 16, 2019
Trade show organizers and exhibitors now have a simple, easy-to-use tool to help them manage their events and collaborate with their teams – for free. Officially unveiled last month, ExhibitDay is a B2B SaaS event planning and task management tool designed to help organizers and exhibitors manage their trade shows, expo booths, travel plans and budgets, all in one place.  Specifically tailored for small to medium-sized show teams attending approximately 10-100 trade shows per year, ExhibitDay comes in the free or “Lite” version as well as Professional and Premium versions that offer more… more
Oct 07, 2019
Event organizers are taking note, as voice technology allows them to deliver personalized attendee experiences in a scalable way. We spoke with one search-marketing consultant and two event technology providers to learn how. Consider The User’s State Of Mind, and Google’s Goals Trade show marketers can increase the likelihood of showing up in Google by catering to voice searches. Google has recently introduced features such as the “featured snippet” and “people also ask” box as part of its goal to answer user queries directly on its site. Events can increase exposure and site traffic by… more