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Jan 18, 2018

Meet AC has unveiled a new virtual reality experience that allows prospective visitors and event planners to experience everything Atlantic City’s convention scene has to offer – all without having to leave the comfort of their offices.

Created in partnership with YouVisit, an immersive technology company specializing in 360-degree experiences for brands and organizations, the new VR experience is designed to help the Meet AC sales team expand its marketing strategies for the new year, including attracting visitation to the… more

Jan 16, 2018

Event Transportation Systems, a shuttle transportation management company for corporate and association meetings, conferences and conventions, has released its latest web-based versions of the ETS-Next-Shuttle app and ETS-Shuttle-Tracker transportation management software.

These next-generation transportation management and monitoring tools, which use proprietary GPS-enabled technology, were unveiled Jan. 8 at the PCMA’s annual Convening Leaders conference in Nashville.

“We created these technology tools because the modern meeting planner needs instant access to information… more

Jan 12, 2018

The Javits Center has officially launched Jake, a new online portal designed to improve the customer experience by simplifying the ordering process of products and services for upcoming events at the convention center.

Featured on the Center’s redesigned and revamped website, and only available to exhibitors at this time, the new system allows customers to order more than 200 products and services, from electrical and cleaning services to audio equipment and lighting fixtures.

In addition, Jake enables users to:… more

Jan 09, 2018

Visit Seattle has unveiled a new event planner-focused video that takes a unique and artistic approach in showcasing what the Pacific Northwestern destination has to offer.

Using paper cut animation, “Seattle: A City Ready for You,” not only highlights typical events checklist items in Seattle such as walkability, convention centers, hotel supply and airlift, but also the myriad trailblazing collaborators and innovative companies clustered in the city’s bustling downtown.

Created in collaboration with local Seattle creative agency PB&, the video is designed to be a new… more

Jan 04, 2018

Apple has published updated App Store guidelines, adding specific arrangement for exhibition and event mobile applications.

Apple uses the App Store Guidelines to work with app developers, to ensure that the programs offered through the company's App Store are in line with user experience standards.

In June, Apple announced iOS 11 and introduced changes to its App Review Guidelines. Among the changes was a section that had the event industry concerned:

Section 4.2.6: Apps created… more

Jan 02, 2018

More than 70 senior exhibitions industry executives converged on Dec. 6 at Savoy Place in London for Transform Europe, a conference focused on event data, analytics and digital strategy.

Organized by strategy consultancy AMR International, the event provided delegates with critical insights into a range of top-of-mind topics including the commercial benefits and competitive advantage of implementing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); how the “customer-first” mantra needs to apply to data and analytics initiatives for valuable impact; the importance of fostering a culture of… more

Dec 21, 2017

More than 1,000 association and industry professionals converged at ASAE’s 2017 Technology Conference & Expo, held Dec 11-13 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Designed to meet the needs of an increasingly technology-driven community, the event hosted 1,060 CIOs, CEOs and technology and association professionals, who participated in 25 high-level education sessions and walked a sold-out expo hall featuring 132 exhibiting companies.

“The conference content strategy was focused on key elements of effective tech initiatives… more

Dec 19, 2017

Streampoint Solutions, a provider of event management tools for the conference, tradeshow and special events community, recently launched new functionality in the form of Apple Wallet integration.

The new offering, launched Dec. 13 at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)’s annual Expo! Expo! conference and trade show, integrates Apple Wallet with Streampoint’s event registration and housing solutions.

"One of the crucial elements that event planners seek is seamlessness,” said Dharmesh Dayabhai, vice president of sales and marketing at Streampoint… more

Dec 14, 2017

San Francisco-based data technology company, InsightXM, has unveiled a new insights package designed for event planners and marketers seeking powerful, easy-to-access data analytics.

The InsightXM Analytics Essentials package provides a fixed price and quick access-to-data analytics tool tailored to help planners better understand their event audiences, uncover hidden opportunities and identify weaknesses.

With the Essentials platform, users can:

  • Discover trends that span across different events
  • Understand audiences to better design future… more
Dec 12, 2017

Naylor Association Solutions has partnered with TransData to facilitate the integration of EventCart’s event management platform into Naylor’s Association Management Software (AMS) Solution.

As an adaptive, all-in-one event management solution, EventCart includes features, such as CRM and QuickBooks integrations, single sign-on, data syncing, digital promotional marketing strategies, market research and consulting surveys.

Naylor helps associations achieve better member engagement and revenue generation through its… more